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10 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 MARCH 1, 2018 Gray a pivotal player for Westfield State PHOTO | WESTFIELD STATE ATHLETICS Melissa Gray has emerged as a key piece to the Westfield State system. By Harold Rivera WESTFIELD -- It’s not that often that a high school athlete can make a successful transition to the college game right away, especially when joining a team that’s at the top of its game with a proven record of success. 2017 Peabody High graduate Melissa Gray has proven to be the exception to the rule. The former Peabody High basketball and volleyball standout has had no trouble making the jump in basketball to the college level this winter for the Westfield State Owls. In her freshman season, Gray has emerged as a key piece to an Owls’ formula that has seen Westfield continue the recent success it has earned under head coach Andrea Bertini, a Salem native in her 13th year at the helm of the program. On Feb. 24, the top-seeded Owls won their third straight Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference title to punch its ticket to the NCAA Division III tournament for the third year in a row and sixth time in program history. Not too shabby for a Peabody kid who modestly downplays her accomplishments, yet will be taking the court Friday for the biggest game of her career, a first round faceoff in the NCAA tournament against host Tufts University (23-4), ranked No. 12 in the nation, at Cousens Gymnasium. “Coming into Westfield State, it’s been a big adjustment,” Gray, a two-sport captain at Peabody, said. “I’ve gotten used to it now. It’s grown on me and I’ve made the adjustments. In high school, you always get to play with a couple of good players. In college, you’re always going against really good players and that makes it fun for me.” Gray, a forward, has started 15 of 26 games and posted averages of 16.8 minutes, 10.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest. She’s shooting 36 percent from the floor and 68 percent from the charity stripe. In the conference championship game against Framingham State, won by Westfield, 90-75 at Westfield’s Woodward Center, Gray scored eight points, hauled down nine boards with an assist and a steal in 18 minutes of action. The day before, in a 105-80 semifinal win over Worcester State, Gray scored a team-high (tie) 18 Girls basketball finishes out of the running points in 21 minutes. Gray didn’t waste any time showing she belonged. On January 29, she was named MASCAC Rookie of the Week. She repeated as conference rookie of the week the week, while also bringing home New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Week honors. “I was thrilled about winning rookie of the week,” Gray, who played four years of varsity basketball at Peabody, said. “It’s such an honor. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and my coaches. They’re always pushing me to get better and better. I’m very thankful for them. “I’ve been blessed with the amount of minutes I’ve gotten this year,” Gray added. “I wasn’t expecting that. What makes it easier for me is the great teammates that I have. They’re all very supportive on and off the court. They encourage me to keep shooting.” Part of the reason Westfield’s off to another strong start is the team’s efficiency on both ends of the floor. The Owls currently lead the nation in Division III scoring with 88.5 points per game, steals (20.1 per game) and turnover margin at +16.6. “I think our biggest strength has been our ability to move the ball up the court fast,” Gray said. “Coach Bertini loves to push the ball up the court and we love to get a shot up as quickly as we can. We love to run the ball up the floor and we’ve done a good job at making the right passes.” Gray noted that another key to Westfield’s success this winter has been its ability to click as a unit. Although it took time for the Owls to get there, the team has made proper adjustments throughout the season and the results are showing. “I have to say that it was tough at first, all playing together and getting used to our system and style of play,” Gray said. “I think we all have it down now and we’re working great together. The intensity on our bench really helps us and it gets us riled up. We’re always encouraging one another and getting each other pumped up.” Should Westfield prevail against Tufts Friday, the Owls will play the winner of the March 2 contest between Ithaca (20-7) and SUNY Geneseo (25-2) on Saturday for a spot in the Sweet 16 (TBD). By Anne Marie Tobin WOBURN -- Sometimes, it just isn’t meant to be. That was the case for the Peabody High girls basketball team, which concluded this year’s season with a 51-29 loss to Chelmsford in the consolation round of the Woburn Tournament Feb. 21. The Tanners (8-12) hung with the Lions early, but were doomed by too many turnovers and missed free throws, and a subpar effort at both ends of the court. Toss in the loss of center Liz Zaiter, who suffered a knee injury in the Tanners’ opening round 62-31 loss to Woburn Feb. 20, and it added up to a disappointing outcome. The good news for the Tanners was they received outstanding efforts from the Tanner seniors (captains Jordan Muse and Serena Laro) in their final game donning Peabody blue. “We missed nine free throws in the first half, and even though we couldn’t break the trap and turned the ball over too much and were down 12 at the half, had we made our free throws it would have been an entirely different game,” said Peabody coach Stan McKeen. “It was an extremely frustrating game, but our two seniors played their hearts out. They knew it was their last two games and played like they wanted it.” Both teams got off to slow starts. The game’s first points were scored by Catherine Manning (10 points) about two minutes in. After the Lions’ Hannah Polce (20 points) hit a jumper to make it 2-2, senior captain Jordan Muse (6 points) drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give Peabody the lead, 5-2. A steal and free throw by Kate Krueger closed the gap to 5-3, then a pair of free throws by Manning after a big offensive rebound by Jonalyn Carpenter gave the Tanners what turned out to be their largest lead of the game, 7-3 with 4:15 left in the quarter. Peabody turned the ball on five of its final six possessions in the quarter, which ended with the score tied, 7-7. Laro (10 rebounds) kept the Tanners in the game over that stretch with some strong play off the boards at both ends of the court. Peabody turned the ball over on its first two possession of the second quarter, opening the door for Chelmsford, which closed out the half with a 12-5 run to go into halftime leading, 24-12. “We definitely got off to a slow start in the first quarter,” said Chelmsford coach Kevin Branco. “But we picked it up in the second quarter. We did a much better job fronting their No. 3 (Manning). We also opened up the floor and had pressure off our zone trap and forced a lot of turnovers, especially in the first half. Defensively, we really stepped it up, then got right back to it in the second half.” That’s putting it mildly as the Lions served notice right away on the Tanners’ opening possession. They forced a turnover with a triple team on Manning, then didn’t skip a beat after Muse knocked down her second 3-pointer of the game, going on a 21-5 run to close out the quarter and take a 41-20 lead into the final quarter. Peabody got the lead to under 20, 41-22, on a Kristina Rossignoll (8 points) jumper with 6:38 to play, but that was as close as the Tanners came. Branco said there were a couple of factors that keyed the win, one being the absence of Zaiter, and getting to the free throw line. The same was not true for Peabody. “We have been making our free throws all year long, but at the end of this year we just weren’t getting to the line, and even when we did we weren’t making them,” said McKeen. “Not having Liz (who was on crutches) was a big factor, we missed her. She is a big offensive weapon and absolutely a factor on defense as well, but she just wasn’t right the rest of the way yesterday after getting hurt. She got banged under the basket and came down hard on her knee, and really she just could not go today.” Muse was also playing injured, still suffering the after effects of a broken nose suffered last week, but McKeen said he was proud of the way she and Laro performed in their final game. “Serena played very well off the boards tonight. She’s a senior, it was her last game and she really wanted it and so did Jordan,” he said. “She’s playing with a fractured nose, she gets into foul trouble, yet gives you 200 percent on the court all the time. She has been playing with it for more than a week and is having surgery on it tomorrow, yet she still gave us 200 percent all the time.”

MARCH 1, 2018 WEEKLYNEWS.NET - 978-532-5880 11 Religious Notes All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore allsaintseposcopalnorthshore.org All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, formerly St. Paul’s in Peabody and Calvary in Danvers, now worshiping together as one at 46 Cherry St., Danvers, across from the Danvers Town Hall. Service of Holy Communion and Homily every Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Summers one service at 9 a.m. You’ll be welcome here. For more information call the church office at 978-774-1150. Calvary Baptist 4 Coolidge Road, Peabody 978-531-0914, Pastor Caleb Ingersoll and Pastor Andy Katzmire Sunday worship at 10 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Nursery care and activities for young children provided during worship. During the school year, Kids Connection meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Youth Group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m. Calvary Christian Church 47 Grove St., Lynnfield 781-592-4722 - www.lynnfield-ccc.org Senior Pastor Timothy Schmidt would like to invite you to join us for one of our Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Children’s Ministry (ages 0-11) offered in all Sunday morning services. Hispanic Service: Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Prayer Chapel. Celebrate Recovery: Monday at 6:30 p.m. Young Adult Ministry: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ages 18-30’s. Youth Ministry: Friday at 6:30 p.m. ages 12-18. Weekly Prayer Meetings: Monday - Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 6 p.m. Church office hours are Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information contact our church office at 781-592-4722, office@lynnfield-ccc.org or visit our website www.lynnfield-ccc.org. Centre Congregational Church An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ 5 Summer St. (corner of Summer and Main), Lynnfield, 781-334-3050 or www.centre-church.org Pastor: Nancy Rottman Director of Faith Formation: Larainne Wilson Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at Centre Congregational Church! Located at 5 Summer Street, Centre Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. Our worship services are held at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. We strive to provide inspiring, down-to-earth messages that are applicable to everyday life. We are committed to providing children a warm, safe, and inclusive environment with vibrant and engaging Children’s Programming (Godly Play, Whole People of God, and Brick-by-Brick) and trained and consistent staff, incorporating opportunities for stories, music, and service. Free nursery care is available for children up to age 4, with a new transition class beginning in January for 3- and 4-year olds. We also have a Young Families Group that offers fellowship opportunities for parents and children together. We have ample parking in a large lot behind the church and the facility is handicap accessible.. Please find us on Facebook at facebook.com/CentreChurchUCC or visit www. Centre-Church.org for updated information about our ministries and activities. Please feel free to contact the church office if you would like more information about any of these activities. (781-334-3050 or office@centre-church.org) Office Hours at the church are 9 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday. Tower Day School is located at Centre Congregational Church and Director, Leah O’Brien may be reached at towerdayschool@gmail.com or 781-334-5576. Carmelite Chapel Northshore Mall, Peabody 978-531-6145 Mass schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and noon; Sunday Vigil, 4 and 5:30 p.m. Confessions: Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-noon and 2:30-3 p.m., Saturday, 10:45-11:45 a.m. and 2:45-3:45 p.m. or by appointment. Chabad of Peabody 682 Lowell St., Peabody 978-977-9111, jewishpeabody.com Chabad of Peabody holds services weekly. Call or e-mail Rabbi Schusterman at rabbi@jewishpeabody.com. For event times and dates visit the website. Chabad runs a Hebrew School for children on Wednesday, and has an informal weekly drop-in class on Kabbalah and other holiday events. Hebrew School registration is now open. Call Raizel at the number above or email her at raizel@jewishpeabody.com. Community Covenant Church 33 Lake St., West Peabody 978-535-5321, Rev. Joel Anderle communitycovenantlive.org. Community Covenant is a warm and inviting church in the Evangelical, Protestant tradition. All are welcome. The Reverend Joel Anderle, our Senior Pastor, officiates worship services every Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. September through June. For more information please contact the church office. Our Church is handicap accessible. Congregation Sons of Israel Corner of Park and Spring Streets Peabody 978-532-1624, peabodyshul.org Also on Facebook Friday Sabbath services are the first Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. Congregation Tifereth Israel 8 Pierpont St., Peabody. Services once a month. For further information contact president Elliot Hershoff at 978-531-7309. First United Methodist 24 Washington St., Peabody 978-531-0095, Pastor Seok-Cheol Shin Bible-centered praise and worship service, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion every Sunday. All are welcome. Pastor hours: Mon., Tues. and Thurs., 1-5 p.m. There is a nursery room. The church is handicap accessible. Additional information: info@ctipeabody.org or 978-531-8135. Lynnfield Community Church 735 Salem St., Lynnfield (781) 599-4421 LynnfieldCommunityChurch.org. Lynnfield Community Church welcomes you to Sunday worship at 10-11 a.m. Following our service, join us for coffee and fellowship in Marshall Hall. Parking is behind the church and there are entrances in front and on the side of the building. Please visit soon. Messiah Lutheran 708 Lowell St., Lynnfield 781-334-4111 for Church; 781-334-6591 for Pre-school. A personal and traditional approach allows Messiah to care for people and share God’s Word. Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Mens’ Ministry, Christian Education, Financial Peace University, Community Service, and other opportunities to grow in your faith. Served by Rev. Dr. Jeremy Pekari and Rev. David Brezina. mlcspirit.org. New Destiny Christian Spring Hill Suites, Peabody 978-373-4340 Pastors are David and Mary Jane Wing. A full Gospel/Prophetic church. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. North Shore Baptist 706 Lowell St., Peabody 978-535-6186 Sunday: Adult Sunday School begins at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship time. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Monday: Men’s Group Study at 7 p.m., Thursday: Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. Visit our website for more information or to leave a prayer request. NorthShoreBaptistChurch.org Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Maria Goretti The Lynnfield Catholic Collaborative, comprised of Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Salem and Grove Streets, and Saint Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield, may be reached by calling 781-598-4313 or by email: jsano@ola-smg.org or by visiting the website: lynnfieldcatholic.org. The Pastoral Leadership Team: The Pastor is Rev. Paul E. Ritt, the Parochial Vicar is Rev. Anthony Luongo and the Deacons are Thomas O’Shea and Ed Elibero. Donna Delahanty is Director of Parish Ministries. Office hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., closed for holidays. Go to: www.lynnfieldcatholic.org St. Maria Goretti (112 Chestnut Street, Lynnfield) Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. Our Lady of Fatima 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody 978-532-0272, Fr. Christopher Gomes Choir Dir.: Noreen Galopim; Organist: Audrey Sullivan. Office hours: Monday to Friday, 1-5 p.m. Mass schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. (Portuguese); Friday at 6 p.m. (Portuguese); Saturday at 9 a.m. (Portuguese) (and Vigil at 5 p.m. English); Sunday 9 a.m. (English); 11:30 a.m. (Portuguese); 6 p.m. (Portuguese). Confessions: Saturday, 4-4:45 p.m.; Baptisms, 2nd and 4th Sundays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, every Friday, 5-6 p.m. Religious Education Classes for Grades 1-6 at 8 a.m. and Grades 7-10 at 10 a.m. on Sundays. St. Adelaide 708 Lowell St., Peabody 978-535-1985 Team Ministry: Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell, and Rev. David C. Lewis. Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m., Sunday, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses: 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Latin Mass: 1 p.m. Sunday. Confessions: Saturday, 3-3:30 p.m.; Baptisms: first Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m.; Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: first Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m.- noon and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. AA Meetings: Thursdays, 7 p.m. Religious Education classes (grades 1-10) are held in the church hall on Sunday and Thursday. St. Ann’s Parish 136 Lynn St., Peabody 978-531-1480 Rev. Charles Stanley; Richard W. Cordeau, Deacon 978-531-1480; M. Ellen Fitzgerald, Pastoral Associate 978-531-9625. Office of Religious Education: 140 Lynn St., M. Ellen Fitzgerald, Religious Education Dir., 978-531-5791; Leanne Amirault, Preschool Dir., 978-532-3329 or 978- 531-9521. Daily Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: 9 a.m. St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Community (non-Roman) Rev. Mike Otero-Otero, O.S.F. Located at and with courtesy by St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church 32 Ellsworth Road at King St., Peabody Saturday Vigil Mass at 3 p.m. We offer valid seven sacraments - Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick. Please call 978-804-2250. St. John Lutheran Ellsworth Rd. at King St., Peabody 978-531-1731, stjohnpeabody.org The Rev. Charles N. Stevenson, pastor. St. John is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. with nursery care provided and coffee and fellowship following; Sunday School at 11 a.m.; Bible Study, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion is celebrated the first and third Sunday of each month and on certain festivals. St. John the Baptist 17 Chestnut St., Peabody 978-531-0002 stjohnspeabody.com Pastor: Very Rev. John E. MacInnis, VF; Parochial Vicar: Rev. Mario Guarino, FDP and Rev. Paul G.M. McManus; Deacon: Leo A. Martin; Mass: Monday-Saturday, 6:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. (on Saturday); Sunday at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish) and 5 p.m. St. John’s Thrift Shop, 19 Chestnut Street, Peabody (behind City Hall) will be closed for summer break starting July 2. The Shop will reopen on July 21. Food Pantry on the last Sunday of the month from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Pastoral Center basement. St. John, the Baptist School is now accepting applications. Programs available for 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-olds and grades 1-8. Extended day available for all students. Visit: stjohns-peabody. com or call 978-531-0444, ext. 340. St. Paul’s Episcopal 127 Summer St., Lynnfield (781) 334-4594, stpaulslynnfield.org. Rev. Robert Bacon, rector On Sundays in February, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 127 Summer Street, Lynnfield, offers a said service with Holy Eucharist (Rite I) at 8:30am. At 10am, we offer Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with music and choir; child care is offered for younger children and Godly Play classes for those K-7. This service is followed by coffee hour and fellowship. Lenten gatherings begin on February 13 with Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5:30-6:30. Two services will be offered on February 14, Ash Wednesday: one at noon and another at 7pm. Lenten study begins Sunday, February 18, after the 10am service. Students in grades 8-12 meet at 10am February 11 & 25 (2nd & 4th Sundays of the month) for discussion, learning, sharing, socializing, volunteering. During the February 2-4 weekend, they will be joining other diocesan high schoolers at Barbara C. Harris Camp in NH. All are welcome; contact Jilleen @ jilleen@stpaulslynnfield.org for more details. The Youth Group also participates in the local, ecumenical Giv2, which offers area teens opportunities to live their faith through serving. On Mondays, at 6pm, St. Paul’s parishioners and friends gather for Centering Prayer. On February 5th, Centering Prayer will be followed by the last discussion and future planning for the next series on World Religions. On Wednesdays, join us for Holy Eucharist at 9am. During Lent we will be using the 1892 Book of Common Prayer followed by Bible study at 10am. All are welcome to one or both gatherings. Open Choir Rehearsal begins at 7pm on Thursdays. All who enjoy singing are welcome. As St. Paul’s Episcopal Church begins its 100th year in the community, we are re-uniting with our brothers and sisters at Emmanuel Church, Wakefield, and Church of the Good Shepherd, Reading, who were instrumental in helping us get established back in 1918. We have planned Wednesday evening Lenten Journey gatherings together: March 7 at Good Shepherd, Reading; March 14 at St. Paul’s, Lynnfield, March 21 at Good Shepherd, Reading, Taizé service. Welcome all for a soup supper at 6:30pm, followed by program with teaching, and discussion from 7:00-8:0 p.m0. The Rev. Rob Bacon serves as rector. See our website for the Sunday gospel and sermon. For more information visit www. stpaulslynnfield.org; call the church office: 781- 334-4594; like us on Facebook https://www. facebook.com/stpaulslynnfield/; or send an email to office@stpaulslynnfield.org St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church 781-599-4220 About St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church: St. Stephen’s is an open and affirming Christian church worshiping in the Angelican tradition. Crossing lines of color, class, culture and generation we seek transformation of our lives and our community through Christ’s Gospel of love, compassion, and justice. To learn more please vistis www.ststephenslynn.org. St. Thomas the Apostle 3 Margin St., Peabody, MA 01960 978-531-0224, Office Hours: M-F 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fax: 978-531-6517. Pastor: Very Rev. John MacInnis, VF. Parochial Vicar: Rev. Steven Clemence. Pastoral Associate/Coordinator of Youth Ministry: Dawn Alves. Coordinator of Religious Education: Lisa Trainor. Director of Music Ministry: Dr. Holly Zagaria. Website: www.stthomaspeabody.org. Winter Mass Schedule: Saturday 4 p.m. (English) ~ Sunday 10 a.m .(English) 11:30 a.m. (Brazilian). Thrift Shop: Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Join Us! St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church 5 Paleologos St., Peabody 978-531-0777, stvasilios.org Pastor: Rev. Christopher Foustoukos; Pastor Emeritus: Andrew Demotses; Pastoral Assistant: Deacon Robert Fadel; Worship schedule: Sunday - Matins at 8 a.m., Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m., Church School at 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; Weekly feast days as announced: Matins at 8 a.m., Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. Second Congregational 12 Maple St., Peabody 978-210-4976, Rev. Alison Gerber Worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. The church is wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available during worship service for children through age five. Children’s Church during service, ages 6-12. Sunday School, ages two through adult from 9:15-10:15 a.m. For Bible study and Book Group schedules, call the office. South Congregational 60 Prospect St., Peabody 978-531-1964, southchurch.net Sr. Pastor: Grant Hoofnagle. Sunday service is at 10 a.m. Communion service is the first Sunday of each month. Children pre-K through 12th grade programs during the worship service. Our Sunday worship service blends both traditional hymns and contemporary praise. Teen Youth Groups meet on Sunday evenings at the church. Several small groups for Bible Study meeting weekly – if interested in attending one, call church office for info. Monthly Fellowship Dinner is the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6 p.m. in fellowship hall - Prayer Meeting follows at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Sovereign Grace Community Church 6 Bourbon St., Peabody 978-210-7413 sovG.us, info@sovG.us sovG is a family friendly church offering a contemporary Sunday Morning Worship Service at 10 a.m. Sunday School is offered during worship for kids through 5th grade. There is a full staffed nursery. For students in 7th-12th grades, our Youth Group meets Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. Email Youth Director Will Coley at will@sovG.us for information about Youth Group. Michael Williams, Lead Pastor. Visit: facebook. com/michaelwillyamz. Helping people connect with God, each other and the needs in our community. Temple Tiferet Shalom 489 Lowell St., Peabody 978-535-2100, templetiferetshalom.org The Temple Shabbat Services are Fridays at 7:30 p.m. The Temple offers Preschool, Religious School, Bar and Bat Mitzvah instruction, Confirmation classes, Chai Club and youth groups. Social action and adult education programs are an integral component of the temple. Temple Emmanuel 120 Chestnut St., Wakefield Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. We offer a contemporary approach to Judaism while maintaining a respect for traditional Jewish values. We are a caring and inclusive community through learning and community activities. Besides Shabbat and Festival services, there is a Sisterhood and Temple Reads Book Club, Shabbat dinners, concerts and other programs. Consult the temple website and Facebook page for updated information. Temple Emmanuel’s mission is to be an inclusive and welcoming Jewish Reconstructionist Community devoted to learning, spirituality, and caring for each individual. At Temple Emmanuel we are building a vibrant future in honor of our past, utilizing ancient traditions to provide meaning and sustenance in our contemporary lives. There is a chairlift to the second floor social hall. Visitors are encouraged to come to services and events that interest them. Shabbat services, led by Rabbi Greg Hersh are held most Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Second Saturday morning is a Tot Shabbat at 10 p.m. and a Jewish Meditation Circle is on the third Friday evening at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 Jewish Mysticism with Rabbi Greg Hersh. Focus this month on Isaac Luria and Shabbetai Zevi. No charge, all interested are invited. Visit www.WakefieldTemple.org for complete schedule of services, family events, and Continuing Education programs. The Temple website (www.WakefieldTemple. org) has the complete list of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. Seats may be reserved by calling Phil 617-688-0870. Temple Ner Tamid 368 Lowell St., Peabody 978-532-1293, templenertamid.org, Email templenertamid@verizon.net. Rabbi Richard Perlman, Cantor Steve Abramowitz, Beth K. Hoffman, Synagogue Administrator. Service Schedule: Evening minyans held Sunday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday morning Minyans at 9 a.m. Friday Evening Services at 8 p.m. (unless a special service), Saturday morning service at 9:30 a.m. Active Temple including Religious School, Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Social Action and Adult Education. Pilates on Sunday mornings, 10:30 a.m., Zumba on Monday evenings, 6:15 p.m., Israeli Dance Group Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. Temple welcomes Interfaith Families. Please contact the office for more information at 978-532-1293. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 400 Essex St., Lynnfield lds.org - Sunday services and classes are from 9 a.m. to noon; 9-10:10 a.m. Sacrament Meeting; 10:20-11 a.m. Sunday School; 11:10-noon, Primary and Youth Classes; Youth Night and Boy/Cub Scouts: Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; Bishop: Matthew Romano, 781-334-5586. Family History Center (open to the public) Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please check before coming due to weather or for summer hours). Wakefield Lynnfield United Methodist Church 273 Vernon St., Wakefield with Pastor: Glenn M. Mortimer Hello from the Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church! Here is a little bit about our welcoming Methodist Church Community. Each Sunday, Worship Service starts at 10:30am during which we offer Sunday School for infants/ toddlers through high Schoolers. Following the service, we enjoy Fellowship at our Coffee & Conversation time. There are also many ways to serve the community here through volunteer opportunities, social groups and committees like Ecumenical Youth Group, Choir, Book Club, Sunday School, Bible Study, United Methodist Women, Ministry Leadership Team, Card Care Club, Craft Fair Committee, just to name a few. We offer our building to many local groups like Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Wakefield Arts & Crafts Society, Music Together- Preschool Music, Kids Curtain Call Drama for Middle Schoolers, Wakefield Toy Swap, just to name a few! We are also a Project Linus Blanket Drop-off spot! We even have musicians “In the House” as our Pastor, Rev. Glenn Mortimer, and his wife Elizabeth are trained musicians which they incorporate into special church services for all to enjoy! For more information about our church, please call the church office at (781) 245-1359 or email us at our new email WLUMC273@gmail.com. Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/methodistchurchwakefield We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday! This Weeks Activities: Thursday March 1 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 4:30- 5:15 p.m .Adult/Child Music Class 10:30 a.m. Prayer and Pastry 1:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal 2:30 p.m. Kids Curtain Call Friday March 2 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Adult/ Child Music Class 3 p.m. Girl Scouts Saturday March 3 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Adult/Child Music Class 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Girl Scout Project Linus Day Sunday March 4 - 9:15 a.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal 10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship, Sunday School and Nursery Care Monday March 5 - 2:30 p.m. Kids Curtain Call Tuesday March 6 - 9 a.m. Wakefield Arts and Crafts Society 9:30 a.m. Adult/Child Music Class Wednesday March 7 - 7 p.m. Lenten Bible Study Thursday March 8 - 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 4:30- 5:15 p.m. Adult/Child Music Class 2:30 p.m. Kids Curtain Call West Church 27 Johnson St., Peabody Associate Pastor: Rick McDonnell Office Phone: 978-535-4112 Office Email: office@westchurchpeabody.org Website: www.westchurchpeabody.org No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome at West Church! We love the Lord Jesus and we care deeply about meeting the needs of those God sends to us. At West Church you will share in a worship service centered on the majesty and holiness of God rather than on ourselves. We have a number of program offerings, special events, small groups, and opportunities to serve that may well encourage you to feel at home in our fellowship. Every Sunday at West Church, people of all ages come together to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ, and to share in fellowship as a community. Each service includes singing praise, prayer, and preaching from God’s word. We invite you to come and join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. Kingdom Kids, our Worship Service program for children nursery through 4th grade, is available during Worship service. Sunday School is available for children, youth and adults from 9–10 a.m. For more information about our programs throughout the week visit our website: www. westchurchpeabody.org. Summer Sundays at West Church Church Prayer Time at 8:30 a.m. Worship Service and Kingdom Kids at 9:30 a.m. Punch Fellowship Following the Service.