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December 8, 2012

Church Notes

‘Together at Christmas’ in Amesbury

The music ministry of Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, 145 Main St., Amesbury, will present “Together at Christmas,” with special guests Voices of Distinction, tomorrow at 4 p.m. Danny Smith, the church’s minister of music since 2004, will direct.

Tickets are $10. For advance tickets or more information, call 978-388-0982.

Menorah in Market Square marks Hanukkah

The City of Newburyport will have its first menorah displayed in Market Square this Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday often called the Festival of Lights.

Starting today at 5:30 p.m., Rabbi Avi Poupko of Congregation Ahavas Achim in Newburyport and his family will light the 6-foot-tall, electric menorah for eight nights, through Dec. 15. All are welcome to join them in the nightly lightings.

Additionally, a special Hanukkah program will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, when members of the local Jewish community, local dignitaries and the children of the Hebrew School will gather in Market Square for the second annual “Chanukah Charoling” program, followed by the menorah lighting at 5:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to join the festivities.

Tomorrow, a Hanukkah breakfast will be held at 10 a.m. at Congregation Ahavas Achim, 531/2 Washington St., Newburyport. For info and tickets, visit

Shabbat services are held every Saturday morning at 9 at Congregation Ahavas Achim.

Spaghetti supper, pizza benefit at

Union Church

Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St. on Amesbury’s Point Shore, is holding a fundraiser at The Flatbread Co. at 5 Market Square in downtown Amesbury on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. Flatbread will donate to the church $3.50 for each large pizza and $1.75 for each small pizza sold during the evening, both dine-in and take-out orders. Call Flatbread at 978-834-9800 for more.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, Union Congregational is holding an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu will include spaghetti with homemade sauce, meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Tickets are $7 per person, $24 for families. Take-out meals are available for $8.

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