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March 3, 2012

Church notes

Events at Congregation Ahavas Achim

The following are planned at Congregation Ahavas Achim, corner of Washington and Olive streets, Newburyport:

Visit: www.ahavas-achim.org for more information or call 978-462-2461.

Today, 9/10 a.m., services led by Rabbi Avi Poupko/Youth Shabbat.

Wednesday, 6 p.m., Purim extravaganza! All-you-can-eat kosher Chinese food buffet, costume contest — prize for winning is an IPAD2, Zach Fields Drum Studio with a special Purim performance, balloon making insanity, Megillah reading and more. Adults, $18, and kids, $12.

Saturday, March 10, 9 a.m., Junior Congregation

Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m., Services led by Rabbi Avi Poupko

Friday, March 23, 6 p.m., Community Friday Night Dinner

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m., Services led by Rabbi Avi Poupko

'Resurrection' at IC today

"Resurrection," a cantata by Bryan Jeffrey Leech, is the inspirational story of Simon Peter and the forgiveness of Jesus Christ. The performance leads the audience on an unforgettable spiritual journey as St. Peter, facing his own martyrdom, recalls his and the disciples' experience with Christ. In moving song, Peter shows the anguish for his denial of Christ and the joy that comes with the Resurrection and Christ's forgiveness. Secure with the love of the Resurrected Christ, Peter and the cast come to the realization that there is nothing that cannot be faced. The cantata will be today at 7:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Newburyport. All are welcome. Admission is free, although a free-will offering will be taken up at the end of the performance.

Merrimacport church back home

The Merrimacport United Methodist Church is again worshiping at the church building after being at the Senior Center for the winter months. Worship is Sundays at 11 a.m. The church is located at 39 High St., the corner of High Street and River Road in Merrimac. FMI www.merrimacportumc.org or 978-346-8818.

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