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May 18, 2013

Church notes

Memorial Day outdoor worship service

All are welcome to join St. James Episcopal Church, Groveland, and All Saints Episcopal Church, West Newbury, to celebrate Eucharist and Memorial Day on Mill Pond in West Newbury (Route 113) on Sunday, May 26, at 9:30 a.m. Bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and desire to rub shoulders with the apostles, saints, martyrs and reformers of all ages, the company of the angels and archangels, and all the company of heaven, to worship with loved ones who have gone before. Contact St. James Episcopal Church office at 978-373-1270 for more information.

Memorial Day Mass at IC

The annual Memorial Day Mass will be held on Monday, May 27, in St. Mary’s Cemetery at 9 a.m. In the event of rain, the Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church. Please note there will be no 7:15 a.m. Mass that day.

Starting the weekend of June 1 and 2, the summer Mass schedule will be as follows:

Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.

Sunday, 7:15 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5:30 p.m. This will remain in effect through Labor Day weekend.

‘Peacemaking after Deadly Conflict’ June 1

On Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m., the Peace Center of Amesbury Friends Meeting (Quakers) and Amesbury for Africa will present a program called “Peacemaking after Deadly Conflict.” The program will be presented by David Zarembka, a Quaker who has lived and worked for 45 years in Africa, focusing on healing and reconciliation between enemies.

His work has helped to create peace after the genocides in Rwanda and Burundi and in prevention of election violence in Kenya. He is author of “A Peace of Africa: Reflections on Life in the Great Lakes Region.” Zarembka will also discuss related programs that are used worldwide, including in the U.S., to help people in conflict create peace.

A discussion and questions from the audience will follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. See the website www.amesburyfriendspeacecenter.org for more information. For directions, go to www.amesburyquaker.org.

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