St. James Parish

Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 15 at 2:15 p.m. in the upper church beginning with the procession and blessing of the Holy Image. There will be an opportunity for confession at 3:15 and 3:45 p.m. in the lower church. St. Faustina's Way of the Cross ending with the 5 p.m. Mass in honor of the Divine Mercy.

Marriage encounter: A program for couples who believe they have a good marriage but desire a deeper understanding and more spirituality in their marriage. Upcoming dates: Weekend of April 27. For more information, call 800-367-0343 or visit

Trinity Episcopal Church

Altar flowers: There are open dates on the flower calendar for those that would like to give the altar flowers on a Sunday in memory of loved ones or as a thanksgiving. To sign up, call Joan Brawley, 978-374-7773.

Project Bread's Walk for hunger through Boston and surrounding communities on May 6. Pledges will support 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks and food salvage programs in 135 communities across the state. For more information, call 617-723-5000 or visit

Women's Corporate Communion Breakfast will be held on April 29 at 8:45 a.m. Women are treated to a delicious breakfast cooked and served by men. The Women of the Year awards will be announced. All women in the parish are invited.

Riverside Memorial United Church of Christ

Coffee hour: Diaconte on April 15; Esther Baker and Martha Low on April 22; Janet Odenwelder on April 29.

For more information, call Trudy Noyes at 978-521-0594.

Universalist Unitarian Church

Coffee hour: Colleen McKenna and Tim Clough on April 15; Maureen Schofield and Jody Donaghy on April 22.

Rose Tea on April 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $10 per ticket, includes coffee/tea, tea sandwiches, assorted baked goods and one raffle ticket. For more information, call Pat Feller at 978-372-3622.

Haverhill Alliance Church

Sunday services are at 9 a.m.

AWANA meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Temple Emanu-El

Spring Gala on May 6 at 3 p.m. There will be a buffet reception honoring Milton Issenberg at Cascia Hall, Merrimack College, North Andover. Tickets are $100. To reserve tickets or place an ad in the program book, call 978-372-4140 or email Deadline for inclusion in the program book is April 11.

Mitzvah Day: Help the Merrimack Valley communities by helping to repair a home for someone in need or making items for shelter and assisted living residents on April 29. Registration and breakfast for volunteers from 9 to 10 a.m., Mitzvah project begins at 9:30 a.m. Donations are sought for canned food, nonperishable snacks and paper goods. For more information, call the Temple office at 978-373-3861 or Janet Kopel at 978-372-7386.

Welcome Home gala celebrating the Temple's 70th anniversary to be held at the Haverhill Country Club on Sept. 29. More details to follow.

Terrific Tuesdays with Tami: Join teacher Tami Cronin and pre-kindergarten/kindergarten students for exciting programs on: May 1, 10 to 11 a.m., Mother Goose joins for nursery rhymes and games; June 5, 10 to 11 a.m., a special visit from Curious Creatures. To reserve a spot, call 978-372-4140.

Tots And Parents Together introduces children ages 3 and 4 to Jewish learning in the company of parents and grandparents. The program utilizes songs and fun activities enabling adults and children to experience the celebration of Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. Tots and Parents Together is held on the following Sundays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with Temple members and nonmembers welcome. Schedule: May 6. Tuition is $185. To register, call 978-373-3861.

Temple memberships: Temple Emanu-El of Haverhill, a reform congregation with a thriving religious school for children age 3 through high school, and a highly reputable youth program, is now offering free memberships for one year, for any single, couple or family not previously affiliated with Temple Emanu-El. For information or to register, contact or call 978-373-3861, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Healing ministry: New Creation Healing Center, a nondenominational Christian healing ministry at 148 Plaistow Road (Route 125) in Plaistow, N.H., holds 30-minute appointments for prayer ministry on the third Thursday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. For appointments or information, call 603-382-7391.

Parenting: The Church at Monument Square offers LaLeche League, a free program that provides mother-to-mother support, education on breast-feeding, information and encouragement. LaLeche League meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:45 a.m. Drop-ins welcome; donations appreciated.

Bible study: First Church of Christ, Bradford: The Rev. Bill Dunlap offers Bible study, dealing with the Gospel according to Mark, on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m.

Meditation group: The Buddhist meditation group at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 15 Kenoza Ave., meets the first and third Sunday of each month, 5 to 6 p.m. Peg Travers, a certified instructor with Buddha Heart International, Taiwan, and a church member, facilitates. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or cushion to sit on. For information, call 978-363-2910.

Sunday school rides: Life Line Baptist Church, 590 Primrose St., offers transportation to and from its Sunday school program for city children in need of a ride. Sunday school is at 10 a.m., with morning church service at 11. For information, call 978-372-8046.

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