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October 5, 2011

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CHURCHES

Halloween Concert: Trinity Episcopal Church at 26 White St. will hold its second annual Halloween Concert for Children Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Renee Waligora and Robin Dinda will present "Dinosauria," an organ concert with a prehistoric theme. Children are invited to wear their costumes. Refreshments follow.

Reformation conference: The First Church of Christ Bradford will host a Reformation weekend conference Oct. 28 and 29. A coalition of four area churches is partnering with White Horse Inn to present Dr. Mike Horton and Dr. Gordon Isaac in "Putting Amazing Back Into Grace: Returning to the Roots of Treasuring Christ." Horton will lead three sessions taking up the root, rejection and recovery of the Gospel. Isaac will take participants on a journey though a survey of New England church history. Local pastors will join Horton and Isaac for a panel discussion. Registration is $25. Children 17 and under are admitted free. For more information or register visit www.fccbradford.org or www.whitehorseinn.org/amazing or call 978-912-0682.

Women's workshop: The Unitarian-Universalist (UU) Church of Haverhill will once again run the free women's workshop series: "Cakes for the Queen of Heaven." Cakes is a well-established UU curriculum that explores the ancient goddess tradition. Topics by week include: body image, money, mother-daughter relationship, power, and peace. This workshop will be held at the UU church at 15 Kenoza Ave., on five Thursday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dates are Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3. Please send an email to info@nhgoddess.com to register. Open to women only.

Weekly prayer group: First Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Signup sheet posted in church. 346 Broadway, Haverhill.

Merrimac Valley Mission School opening: The new Merrimack Valley Mission School provides Christ-centered, Bible-based, practical and affordable teachings and consists a joint ministry of three churches: the Market Street Baptist Church (MSBC), 37 Market St., Amesbury, the Ward Hill Church of Christ (WHC), 34 M St., Haverhill and the West Newbury Congregational Church (WNCC), 308 Main St.,West Newbury. The program consists of 12 four-week sessions of full-time study. Thirty-six courses are offered over a three-year period and new students may enroll at any stage in that time. Registration Fee is $30 per course, $75 for three. Make check payable to Merrimack Valley School of Missions and mail to: Merrimack Valley School of Missions, c/o MSBC 37 Market St., Amesbury, MA 01913. Contact Pastor, Michael John at 978-388-0930 for more information or mejohn@verizon.net.

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