To see a complete listing of local religion notes, go to To have religion notes listed on Friday for the weekend, please email them to by Wednesday.

Seventh-day Adventist

Seventh-day Adventist Church, 171 Main St., Amesbury, led by the Rev. Brian Gonzalez, offers a worship service via Zoom on Saturday at 11 a.m.

The Rev. Jeanne Mogusu will be speak live from Nairobi, Kenya, on “How to Endure to the End?” Mogusu also speaks Friday at 7 p.m. on “What is Eternal Life Anyway?” and Saturday at 7 p.m. on “Where is Victory?”

To join the Zoom meetings, call George Odell at 978-255-2838. Leave a message if no immediate answer.

Saturday (Sabbath) services: 9:30 a.m., Sabbath School — children’s lessons and classes. Separate Zoom rooms for adult discussion of “How to Study the Bible: Text, Context and Pretext.” No prior study necessary. Tuesdays: Prayer and study, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

For more on the church: 978-388-3352 or

St. Paul’s Episcopal

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St., will host an online Sunday service at 9 a.m. via YouTube Live.

Go to the following link about five minutes prior to the start of the service: The service will be posted on the church’s YouTube channel to see whenever one wishes. The service can be seen on TV on Tuesday at 9 a.m. on Channel 12 in Newburyport/Amesbury and Channel 18 in Salisbury.

Because of changes in technology, no phone-in access will be possible Sunday, May 17. It is hoped the phone-in service will be available next week.

Anyone who has a prayer request for the service should e-mail Doug Peck at by Friday. Peck will read the prayers.

Old South Presbyterian

Old South Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St., Newburyport, will not hold services in the building for the next several weeks but will worship via online at

On Sunday, May 17, at 10 a.m., the sermon series, “Living the Lazarus Life,” continues with the sermon “Hearing My Name” by the Rev. Jim Singleton.

To balance health and safety precautions with the mission of caring for the community, members will distribute sandwiches outside the church on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Go to the School Street entrance.

For more about the church:

Insight Meditation

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer a free, online drop-in class for beginners and ongoing students Wednesday, May 20, from 9 to 10 a.m.

This class is appropriate for those with little or no meditation experience, and is designed for anyone interested in learning Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago.

For further information and registration, go to

FRS Unitarian Universalist

The First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, led by the Rev. Rebecca Bryan, is only offering worship services and programs online, including a livestreamed Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

The service for May 17 is “Create” and will feature guest speaker and longtime FRS member Bettina Turner.

The livestream link for viewing the service is the church’s website: The service can also be seen on YouTube:

Many online programs are offered throughout the week. Visit the church’s website for the most recent list of programming published in the latest edition of the FRS UU newsletter, Journeying Together. To join the newsletter distribution list, email

For more information about the church, email, go to or call 978-465-0602.

People’s United Methodist Church

People’s United Methodist, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport, led by Pastor Matt Willis-Goode, will offer Sunday worship on Zoom at 11 a.m.

Members may contact Willis-Goode for suggestions on how to prepare for the church’s first online Holy Communion on Sunday, May 24.

Check the church’s Facebook page at for the link or see the pastor’s message on the page. To listen to the service by phone, call Willis-Goode at 978-308-9841 or Barbara at 978-462-4647 for directions.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all activities at the church have been postponed until further notice. The Angel Gabriel weathervane and steeple is being lighted in May in memory of Richard MacBurnie.

For more about the church, if you need prayer or need to talk to someone, contact Willis-Goode or Barbara.

Belleville Congregational

Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Ross Varney, will offer Sunday worship via Zoom at 10 a.m.

There will be music, scripture readings and a sermon. To join the service: To call by phone, dial

+1 646-558-8656, add meeting ID: 875 4428 1058, followed by # when prompted.

The thrift shop will be closed until further notice. All meetings and classes have been postponed.

For more information, call 978-465-7734 or visit or on Facebook.

First Church of Christ, Scientist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Newburyport, 22 Inn St., invites everyone to listen to the service from the mother church in Boston at on Sunday at 10 a.m.

This is available for replay at any time. This week’s lesson-sermon consists of texts from the Old and New Testaments and from the textbook “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.”

A testimony meeting from the mother church is also on the same website Wednesday at 2 p.m. with replay until 8 a.m. on Friday. After readings from the Bible and Science and Health, participants from around the world share accounts of healing they have experienced through their study of Christian Science.

The Christian Science Reading Room (bookstore) is moving to 1 Merrimac St., #9, and invites people to explore resources online. The Christian Science Monitor provides free articles on the coronavirus at

At, there are free articles for those who want to find healing ideas about many different issues, including COVID-19.

For more information: call 978-255-1031 or visit the church at or on

Hope Community

Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Pete Balentine, offers a livestreamed service on its Facebook page ( Sunday at 10 a.m.

This video will remain on the Facebook page after the stream so it can be watched at a later time. The church also will post an audio recording of the sermon to the website,, after it is completed.

First Parish Church

First Parish Church, 20 High Road, Newbury, will hold a live worship service online Sunday at 10 a.m. instead of gathering in person due to coronavirus precautions. All services will be online until further notice with fellowship time before and after worship.

Services are online at Bible study: Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Email for the link. The food pantry is open Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. for those in need. Guests stay in their vehicles. Volunteers observe social distancing guidelines while bringing bundles out to vehicles.

To donate to the food pantry: Send check payable to First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road, Newbury, MA 01951 and put “food pantry” in the memo.

Byfield Parish

Byfield Parish Church, 132 Jackman St., Georgetown, led by the Rev. Brent Fugate, will stream the Sunday worship service on YouTube and Facebook Live.

For Facebook Live, go to the church Facebook page. To access on YouTube, go to, search for “Byfield Parish,” then click on that day’s service. A link to the YouTube service will also be posted in the church Facebook group and sent by email.

Since not everyone has access to a computer, those who don’t can listen to the worship service through a conference call. Call 712-775-7031, when prompted, type in meeting number 372041#. This is being done on a trial basis. When calling, please put the phone on mute.

For more information: 978-352-2022.

Holy Redeemer, Immaculate Conception

The Collaborative Catholic Parishes of Holy Redeemer and Immaculate Conception: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 42 Green St., Newburyport; Church of the Nativity, 4 Green St., Merrimac; St. Ann Catholic Church, 300 Main St., West Newbury.

All Masses have been canceled until further notice. Join the online live Mass broadcasts through the church’s Facebook page,, at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. on Sundays.

For updates and more information, Facebook: Holy Redeemer — Immaculate Conception Collaborative parishes. Website: Twitter: @HRICCatholic. Instagram: HRICCatholic.

Market Street Baptist Church

Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., Amesbury, is streaming its Sunday worship services on

For more information: 978-388-0930 or

Annunciation Greek Orthodox

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Costin Popescu, is worshipping as directed by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America by praying from home.

All are invited to participate in services through internet broadcasts and multimedia. Information on livestreaming services can be found at Check the church’s website at for details on services and interactive discussions.

To reach the office: 978-465-5757, the building is closed; or More information: and on Facebook, @AnnunciationNewburyport.

Central Congregational

Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Christopher Ney, will offer a Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook Live at Scroll down for the live service.

A grab-and-go breakfast will be offered Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. using social distancing protocols.

For about the church, call the office at 978-465-0533 or email

Rock Church North Shore

Rock Church North Shore is broadcasting live with worship to begin Sunday at 9 a.m.

The service is available to watch at any time during the week. For more information:

Congregation Ahavas Achim

While all in-person activities remain suspended, Congregation Ahavas Achim will host virtual services via Zoom.

The service will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Links to join the synagogue’s services will be available on the CAA website: Contact congregational leader Alex Matthews with any questions at

Main Street Congregational

Main Street Congregational, 145 Main St., Amesbury, will be streaming worship on Facebook Live. People can access it on the church Facebook page. There will also be a Zoom broadcast. Anyone interested can email the church for the meeting link.

Rev. Joan MacPherson, 978-388-0982. Online:

East Parish United Methodist

East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, has suspended services until further notice due to coronavirus concerns.

Anyone who wants to speak with the Rev. Charlotte Hendee can call the office at 978-465-8940, leave a message and she will get back to you. Messages will be checked twice daily.

St. James Episcopal

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St., Amesbury, is canceling all services, classes, meetings, and events until further notice in response to coronavirus concerns.

Visit on Facebook or for updates and information. To contact the Rev. John Satula or the office, call 978-388-0030 or email

Trinity United

Trinity United Church, 103 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, led by the Rev. Joseph Woodbury, is holding monthly blood drives on Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m.

Blood drives are scheduled for the following dates: June 8, July 6, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.

For more information about the church: 603-474-7900 or

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