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November 24, 2012

Church notes

Spaghetti Supper at Union Church today

A Spaghetti Supper will be served today, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury (across from Alliance Park). Spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. All you can eat for $7. Family, $24. Take-out available for $8. Ample parking. Handicapped accessible.

Hanging of the Greens tomorrow

Hanging of the Greens will take place tomorrow 25 at 11 a.m. at Merrimacport United Methodist Church. The public is invited to join for a time of meaningful worship the worship space is decorated for Christmas and learn about some of the symbols behind the decorations. The church is located at 39 High St, (corner of River Road) in Merrimac. For more information, call 978-346-8989 or go to

Building bridges with Muslims

Tomorrow at The First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport, Dr. Mohamed Lazzouni will present a sermon, “Building Bridges: A Path Toward Interfaith Relations and Understanding with Muslims,” to explore the state of interfaith discourse in relation to Islam and Muslims. Lazzouni will present several success stories about how well interfaith discourse can work and at the same time he will provide some lessons learned in areas where interfaith relations with Muslims continue to suffer setbacks. From these stories and lessons, he will share insights that should enhance mutual understanding. Finally, he will offer general recommendations and strategies focused on how to improve the overall interfaith situation.

Author to speak in Amesbury Monday

An evening with Terry Farish, author of “The Good Braider,” will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, at the parish house at Main St., Congregational Church, 145 Main St., Amesbury. The author will discuss his book.

Central Congregational Christmas Fair Dec. 1

Central Church’s Christmas Fair will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s fair features homemade foods of many types including a “Souper Lunch” with numerous types of soups and the renowned Central Church Fish Chowder, treats at the Bake Table and Candy Table and the Cookie Walk, where shoppers can fill a container with a variety of cookies. All sorts of gifts including knitted items, hand made jewelry, teddy bears with accoutrements, will provide many choices for shoppers looking for gifts for family, teachers and friends. Fresh wreaths, door swags and ornaments will provide home décor for the Christmas season.

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