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East Parish United Methodist

East Parish United Methodist Church, 8 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, offers a worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, with a guest pastor, the Rev. Wesley Palmer.

Palmer, a resident of Berwick, Maine, is executive director of the Preachers’ Aid Society of New England.

The church’s pastor, the Rev. Charlotte Hendee, usually make visits as needed Wednesdays until 2 or 3 p.m. Her drop-in hour is Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Pat’s Diner in Salisbury. For those interested in joining, the choir has resumed rehearsals every Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m.

The church serves a turkey dinner Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults, $10; ages 12 and under, $5; free for ages 2 and under.

Advent Bible study, “Three Gifts, One Christ,” begins Dec. 1 and continues each Sunday through the Dec. 22.

Each month, the church collects items for The Pettengill House food pantry and community members can participate. Lunch snacks, school supplies and socks are being collected this month. The program is open to community members who wish to participate.

Dates available for renting the Rose Room. For details and more information on the church, call 978-465-8940. Office is open by appointment only. All messages left on the answering machine are responded to within 24 hours. The church is online at and on Facebook at Email:

First Religious Society

The First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist, Newburyport, led by the Rev. Rebecca Bryan, offers a Sunday service Nov. 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Bryan speaks on “In Honor” as part of the church’s annual Veterans Day service. The church bells will ring, and veterans will be honored. The public is welcome to participate.

Candlelight Chorale rehearsals, open to area choral singers, are Sundays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Parish and continue until the candlelight service Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7:15 pm.

The church’s fall rummage sale continues Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is organized around “the circular economy”: Recycle +Reuse+ Reduce=Rummage.

Buddhist meditation continues at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays. Enter from the church’s parking lot side. First timers should come at 6 p.m.

For more information, go to or call 978-465-0602.

Trinity United

Trinity United Church, 103 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, led by the Rev. Joseph Woodbury, offers Sunday worship for all ages at 11 a.m.

The service is followed by fellowship and coffee hour with refreshments. Adult Bible study, led by the pastor, is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish House, corner of Route 1 and Folly Mill Road.

The annual Yule Fair is Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish House. Vendors still needed; call Sandy at 603-474-7900.

Monday blood drives, from 1 to 6 p.m., are scheduled at the Parish House for Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.

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

Old South First Presbyterian

Old South First Presbyterian Church, 29 Federal St., Newburyport, is led by the Rev. Sara Singleton and will present a Sunday service Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. with fellowship hour at 11 a.m.

The sermon series, “Thy Kingdom Come,” continues with the sermon “Living as Christian Citizens” by Singleton. Nursery care for children under 12.

The church works with Habitat for Humanity on a local project Saturday, Nov. 16. Contact the church to volunteer and help in more ways than just construction.

Soup and sandwiches served to neighbors in need at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Prayer ACTS meetings continue on Thursdays at 11 a.m. All are invited to pray. Men’s fellowship is offered the second and fourth Wednesdays.

For more information, visit the Facebook page, or contact or 978-465-9666.

Merrimacport United Methodist

Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St., Merrimac, holds its Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. under the leadership of the Rev. Matt Willis-Goode.

Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. The free, monthly Second Sunday Lunch is Nov. 10 and includes homemade soup and bread, with support going to the Greater Lawrence Health Center Mobile Unit and its services to help the homeless.

St. James Episcopal, Amesbury

St. James Episcopal Church, 120 Main St., Amesbury, offers Sunday services at 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite I, and 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II, with choir and Christian education classes at 9:45 a.m.

The Fellowship Group for those who would like to meet new people and enjoy conservation and other activities meets in the Parish Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more details, contact: Karen O’Malley at or 603-382-7044 or Arthur Yarranton at or 978-918-3232.

Cherub Chapel, a playful worship time for infants and preschoolers accompanied by an adult, is offered the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. at the Parish Hall. The program, led by Christian Education Coordinator Linda Davis Siess, includes games, and simple, fun prayers.

For more information on the church and updates, visit or Facebook at St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury, Massachusetts. For more information, to contact the church, call 978-388-0030 or email The office is open Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Belleville Congregational

The Rev. Ross Varney of Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, leads worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. in the chapel.

Children experience a mixture of worship with family and classroom time. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

Bible exploration is Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in the parlor. The adult choir rehearses Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. The youth choir rehearses after Sunday morning worship. The thrift shop is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Christmas Room is now open.

The Board of Stewardship & Finance meets Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30pm

For more on the church, call 978-465-7734, visit or go to the Facebook page.

Groveland Congregational

Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland, offers a Sunday service at 10 a.m.

The church hosts its Snowflake Fair on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair features baked goods, candies, preserves, the Cookie Walk, handmade crafts, vintage jewelry and holiday decorations.

For more information, call the church at 978-372-3463 or go to

St. Paul’s Episcopal

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, presents a service of Holy Eucharist on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8 and 10:15 a.m.

The adult forum is 9 a.m. in the library. Nursery care and church school at 10 a.m. An evening prayer service, Rite 1, is every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in St. Anna’s Chapel. Contemplative prayer will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. in the church library.

The Fall Fair and Silent Auction is Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring items to buy and bin on. Breakfast is 8:30 to 10:30 p.m., lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and silent bidding is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event benefits the church’s ministries.

Visit and facebook@StPaulsNBPT for the full church calendar.

Rand Memorial

Rand Memorial Congregational Church, 134 S. Main St., Seabrook, offers a ham and bean supper Saturday, Sept. 14.

The supper is from 4.30 to 6 p.m. Cost: adults, $9; children, $5; free for children 5 and under. There will be a bake sale to benefit the church’s missions.

People’s United Methodist Church

People’s United Methodist, 64 Purchase St., Newburyport, offers music and worship for adults and children Sundays at 9 a.m. led by Pastor Matt Willis-Goode.

Food and fellowship follows the service at Hartson Hall. Community hatha yoga classes on Sundays at 4 p.m. with Catherine Ross. Contact Barbara at for more information.

Tuesdays at 9 a.m. is Seniors Coffee Group. Contact Joan McPhee for more information. The Angel Gabriel Quilters and Knitters meet Tuesdays at 1 p.m. The all church council meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Contact Jim for more info.

Bishop Devadhar’s Day in the Tri-State District is Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Portsmouth, 129 Miller Ave., Portsmouth, N.H. For more information, contact Willis-Goode.

Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. is an 11th step meditation meeting, 7 to 8 p.m. is an Emotions Anonymous meeting. EA helps people learn to live at peace despite difficulties in their daily lives. Contact Duncan at 978-223-3102 for more information.

Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon is a free jazz jam session. Anyone interested in playing (instruments are available) or listening to jazz is welcome. Contact for more information.

Peoples Café is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free refreshments, WiFi and restrooms available. The Angel Gabriel weathervane and steeple is being lighted in November in memory of Harry Trout.

For more information about the church, contact Barbara at 978-465-5145 or Willis-Goode at 978-308-9841. The church is on Facebook and at

First Church of Christ, Scientist

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 22 Inn St., Newburyport, presents its weekly Bible lesson, “Adam and Fallen Man,” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m.

The lesson will consist of texts from the Old and New testaments with related passages from the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. Child care is available for babies and toddlers. Sunday School for children and teens is held at the same hour. Younger students learn Bible stories, the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, while those in more advanced classes build on these early lessons and discuss how they are applicable to their own lives.

Wednesday meetings are from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., with members and visitors sharing their gratitude for healings they received through Christian Science. The Christian Science Reading Room, also at 22 Inn St., is a bookstore offering Bibles, Bible translations and reference books, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” and other works by Mary Baker Eddy, and magazines with examples of contemporary spiritual healing. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 978-255-1031 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or visit or

Main Street Congregational

Main Street Congregational Church, 145 Main St., Amesbury, is led by the Rev. Joan MacPherson and offers a Sunday worship service at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 978-388-0982 or email

First Parish Church

First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road, is led by the Rev. G. Jeffrey MacDonald and offers a Sunday service at 10 a.m.

Refreshments served downstairs after worship. The choir rehearses on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 7 p.m., including Nov. 13. New singers welcome. The pickup choir sings Sunday, Nov. 17, with a brief rehearsal at 9 a.m. and singing at the service.

Bible study is on the second and fourth Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the downstairs hall, including Nov. 10. Newcomers welcome, no background expected.

The food pantry is open Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m. for anyone in need. Help needed to unload food pantry supplies Thursday, Nov. 21, at 8:45 a.m.

For more about the church:

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 Catholic Church, 4 Green St., Merrimac; St. Ann Catholic Church, 300 Main St., West Newbury.

The Mass schedule is as follows: Saturday: 4 p.m., IC, Newburyport; 4 p.m., St. Ann/Nativity (alternates every six weeks. Check website for dates); Sunday: 7:15 a.m., IC, Newburyport; 8 a.m., Nativity, Merrimac; 9 a.m., IC, Newburyport; 10:15 a.m., St. Ann, West Newbury; 11:30 a.m., IC, Newburyport.

Immaculate Conception presents its annual Christmas fair on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school gym, featuring crafts and food. Interested crafters can contact Melinda at for information to sign up as a crafter at the fair.

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

Annunciation Greek Orthodox

The Rev. Costin Popescu of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, will lead the Sunday service with Orthros at 9 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m.

Fellowship in Nicholson Hall after the service. To learn more about the Orthodox faith, contact Popescu at the church or drop in on Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.

St. Basil’s Ministries’ community lunch is served Mondays at 11 a.m. to anyone needing food or company. St. Basil’s Kitchen is looking for volunteers to help on Mondays.

The Greek Ladies Aid Society hosts a Greek harvest dinner, and pastry and rummage sale Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with lunch beginning at noon.

Information about Nicholson Hall, St. Basil’s Hall or conference room reservation is available on the Nicholson Hall Facebook page or church website,

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

Central Congregational

Central Congregational Church, 14 Titcomb St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Christopher Ney, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Nursery care available. Children attend worship with their families and move to Sunday school after the children’s sermon.

The church offers a free community breakfast on Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. The chancel choir rehearses on Sundays at 9 a.m. The middle school youth group meets monthly. Prayer Shawl Knitters meet on the first Monday at 7 p.m. and the fourth Monday at 1:30 p.m.

The Christmas Fair & Basket Raffle is Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the raffle ticket sales and preview night on Friday, Dec. 6.

For more information, call 978-465-0533, email or go to

Hope Community

Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St., Newburyport, led by the Rev. Pete Balentine, holds worship services Sundays at 9 and 10:45 a.m. The sermon series is “Family Matters!”

Children’s programs (infants through Grade 5) are held simultaneous to each service as well as several adult classes. A middle school program is held at 10:45 a.m.

The high school youth group (grades 9-12) meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. and the middle school youth group (grades 6-8) meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Community groups meet during the week in homes throughout the region for study and spiritual growth.

For more about the church, visit or call the office at 978-463-HOPE.

Market Street Baptist

Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market St., Amesbury, led by the Rev. Michael John, offers worship services at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

Child care available for up to age 4. Junior Church for ages 5 to 9 during worship. Coffee hour follows worship.

Worship services can be seen on cable TV 22 at 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays and heard on WSEW 88.7 FM at 9 a.m. on Sundays.

Men’s Bible study is offered at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays while women’s Bible study is 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Everyone meets Fridays at 9 a.m. A youth group for ages 10 to 17 meets Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Church office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church at 978-388-0930 or go to or the Facebook page.

Congregation Ahavas Achim

Congregation Ahavas Achim, 53½ Washington St., Newburyport, offers Shabbat services every Saturday at 9 a.m.

Alex Matthews is the new congregation leader and can be reached at

For more information on services and programs, visit

Pilgrim Congregational

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 27 Church St., Merrimac, led by the Rev. Gary Greene, holds weekly worship services every Sunday at 10 a.m.

There will be a holiday craft fair and silent auction Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A continental breakfast featuring scones and muffins will be served from 8 to 10 p.m. A full lunch menu follows at 11 a.m. Free coffee for veterans,

For more information about the church or to order pies, call 978-346-8400.

Holy Family Parish, Star of the Sea

Holy Family Parish, 9 Sparhawk St., Amesbury, and Star of the Sea Parish, 18 Beach Road, Salisbury, are led by the Rev. Scott Euvrard.

The fall, winter and spring weekend schedule is now in effect through May 17. Masses at Holy Family are Saturday at 4 p.m. (confessions before) and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (confessions before).

Masses at Star of the Sea are Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. (confessions before) and 11 a.m.

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West Newbury Congregational

The Rev. David Forsythe leads worship Sunday at 10 a.m. at West Newbury Congregational Church, 308 Main St., West Newbury.

For more information about the church: 978-363-2673, and The church is also on Facebook.

Unity on the River

The Sunday service will be led by the Rev. Ogun Holder at 10 a.m. at Unity on the River, 58 Macy St., Amesbury.

Music and celebration of all paths to God are welcome. The Sunday service on livestream:

For more about the church,

Amesbury Quakers

Amesbury Quakers (Friends) meet every Sunday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Amesbury Friends Meeting House, 120 Friend St., in an unprogrammed meeting for worship. There is no officiant.

The service consists of contemplative silence with occasional spoken ministry. Child care is available. After the service ends, the group gathers for refreshments and conversation as well as planned discussions. Monthly potluck dinners are held the third Friday of every month.

For more information, call 978-378-0553 or go to

All Saints Anglican

All Saints Anglican Cathedral, 69 Friend St., Amesbury, offers a worship service Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

There is a nursery for ages up to 4 years old and a children’s program for ages 3 to 10. Christian formation starts at 11:15 a.m.

For more information and to connect with the church, call the office at 978-388-0009 or visit

Newburyport Pentecostal

Newburyport Pentecostal Assembly of God, 13 Hale St., Newburyport, offers a worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Children’s programs and adult Bible study are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 978-462-9833 or go to

Grace Reformed Baptist Church

Grace Reformed Baptist Church, 98 Kimball Road, Amesbury, holds regular worship services each Sunday.

Bible study for all ages begins at 10 a.m., morning worship is at 11 and afternoon worship is at 2. For further information, go to or call 978-518-2308.

Rock Church North Shore

Rock Church has merged to become Rock Church North Shore and meets for worship at 146 Main St., Amesbury, on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

A nursery is available for both regular services. Sunday morning breakfast and lifegroups available at 9:30 a.m. The NextGen children’s program begins at 10:30 a.m. Dinner Church is every Thursday at 6 p.m. For more information, go to

First Congregational Church of Rowley

First Congregational Church, 175 Main St., Rowley, offers Sunday services at 10 a.m.

For more information about the church: 978-948-3993.

Union Congregational

Union Congregational Church, 350 Main St., Point Shore, Amesbury, led by the Rev. Lucy Blood, offers a Sunday service at 10 a.m. Coffee hour is at 11 a.m.

A Communion service is the first Sunday of the month. Open jam sessions are the first Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. Musicians and the public are welcome. No admission charge, but donations welcome. For more details, contact Carol Finn at 978-388-6591. Office hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Spaghetti suppers are usually the fourth Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost: $8. Call to inquire about the hall rental policy or lighting the steeple in memory or honor of loved ones. For more information, call 978-388-0631 or go to

Buddhist Study & Meditation

The Buddhist Study and Meditation Group of Newburyport meets on the first and third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Yoga Center of Newburyport, 12 Maple St.

This is a peer-led group that educates its members and local residents about Buddhist ideas and practices.

For more information, go to, email, or call or text David Gibbs at 978-821-9504.

First Congregational, Kensington

The Rev. Pam Spain leads worship at First Congregational Church of Kensington, 108 Amesbury Road, on Sundays at 10 a.m.

The music is led by Ken Clark. There is a coffee hour and fellowship following the worship service.

For more on the church: go to, email or call the office at 603-772-5821.

Armenian Apostolic

Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe, 1280 Boston Road (Route 125), Haverhill.

Morning service, 9 a.m., divine liturgy at 10 a.m. Fellowship hour follows church services. For more information: 978-372-9227 or

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