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November 24, 2012

Church notes


The Silent Auction has been enhanced with advanced bidding available online now at Online bidding will end at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30. The auction will continue at the fair and bidders. Only checks and cash can be accepted.

Central Congregational Church UCC is located at the corner of Pleasant and Titcomb streets, Newburyport and is accessible to all.

Italian Dinner at Salisbury church

Rosanna’s Italian Gravy prepared by the Tantaro Family of Newburyport will be serving pasta with meatballs at the East Parish United Methodist Church in Salisbury on Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The price for adults is $8 and children, $5. Also being served will be homemade ricotta pie and brownie a la mode for dessert.

‘A Different Kind

of Christmas’

in Merrimac

“A Different Kind of Christmas” sermon series begins on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 11a.m. at Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St. (corner of River Road) in Merrimac. Pastor is the Rev. Gwyneth Arrison. For more information, call 978-346-8989 or go to

Talk on prayer at library Dec. 4

Can healing prayer be scientific and bring a consistent, reliable result? Kevin Graunke, a full-time prayer-based healer using the Christian Science system of healing, will explain how prayer itself can in fact be a certain, effective healing method in a talk titled: “Christian Science Healing: Praying with Certainty.” This one-hour talk will take place at the Newburyport Public Library on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.

Nepalese couple to tell their story

The next meeting of Immigration Matters Study Group will be on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the lower level classrooms of the First Religious Society, Unitarian-Universalist, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport. The guest speakers are Narab Adhikari, former secretary-general of the Bhutan National Congress, a political party in Bhutan, and his wife, Dhan.

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