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March 24, 2012

Church notes

Schaeffer presents sermon tomorrow

Tomorrow, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Frank Schaeffer will present the sermon on "Saving Faith from Politicized and Poisonous Religion." Schaeffer's talk will inquire into how someone born into a leading evangelical religious family could find a new and deeper faith by embracing mystery, paradox and grandchildren.

Schaeffer is a best-selling author who frequently appears on MSCNBC and NPR and is a leading blogger for the Huffington Post. He attends the Greek Orthodox church in Newburyport, where he has been a member since 1990.

Interfaith service celebrates spring

ChIME, the Chaplaincy of Maine, is offering an interfaith service at the Amesbury Quaker Meeting House, 120 Friend St., tomorrow at 3 p.m. As the Earth wakes from its winter slumbers, we consider how our creative energies, too, are part of the seasonal round.

The group celebrates the arrival of spring with readings, ritual, song and spiritual reflection. Service leaders are ChIME students Andrea Zucker, Mary Gelfand and Arline Saturdayborn.

For more information, call the Rev. Katie Moody at 603-566-1900.

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 a.m., Services led by Rabbi Avi Poupko

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Adult Education with Rabbi Avi

Friday, March 30, 10 a.m., Charoset Making at the Synagogue. The congregation is having a Charoset Making (it's a traditional and delicious Passover dish) at the synagogue in preparation for the Seder. All who would like to participate in this are more than welcome to come at that time.

Sunday, April 1, 4 p.m., Interfaith Passover Seder at Congregation. The Seder will include a sharing of rituals, teachings, and prayers. Easter and Passover offers an opportunity for diverse religious communities to come together in shared celebration and worship. The Seder will be taking place at the Synagogue on the corner of Washington and Olive Streets.

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