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January 23, 2013

Annual Souper Bowl of Caring Lunch set for Sunday


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — First Church of Christ in Bradford will hold its eighth annual Souper Bowl of Caring Lunch Sunday at 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The cost of $10 per person includes a take-home ceramic bowl. Cost is $5 for children under 12 or for a disposable bowl. All proceeds go directly to fighting hunger in the local community. Sample from a smorgasbord of soups, chowders, stews and chili. Included with the meal are bread and butter, dessert and beverages. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted.

First Church of Christ has participated in Haverhill Community Meals since its inception and supports the Sacred Hearts Food Pantry and Homeless Breakfast at Haverhill Community Church, among other organizations. The church is next to Bradford Common. More information is available by calling 978-374-1114 or online at www.fccbradford.org.

Church to host candlelight meditative service

GROVELAND — Groveland Congregational Church will hold an ecumenical candlelight meditation service Sunday at 7 p.m.

The public is invited. This service is modeled after those held at the Taize community in France and consists of scripture, simple song refrains, prayer, petitions and an extended period of silence. The service will be held in the church’s candlelit sanctuary and will last about a half-hour.

More information is avaiable online at www.grovelanducc.org, by emailing the church at gccucc@verizon.net or calling 978-372-3463. The church is at 4 King St.

Goldman Scholarship offered

Community Action Inc. is offering a $1,000 Goldman Scholarship to an area resident who is enrolled in a full-time college or other post secondary program.

College students from Haverhill, Amesbury, Newburyport, Salisbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Boxford, Rowley, Newbury, West Newbury and Merrimac are eligible. The scholarship is named after the late Gerald Goldman, former executive director of Community Action Inc. Applications are available at Community Action Inc., 145 Essex St. Completed applications are due by March 1.

The selection of the scholarship winner will be decided by Goldman’s children and announced in April. Applications are also available online at www.communityactioninc.org. More information is available from Marge Hooper at 978-373-1971.

Students invited to study origami

GROVELAND — The Langley-Adams Library invites students in grades six to 12 to learn origami with local author and origami artist Michael LaFosse Friday at 3:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.

More information is available by calling 978-372-1732 or by visiting online at www.langleyadamslib.org.

Hill View plans enrollment information session

Hill View Montessori Charter Public School will hold an enrollment information session for prospective parents and caregivers Saturday at 10 a.m.

The school is at 75 Foundation Ave. in the Ward Hill Business Park. A public lottery for available seats will be held Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. Hill View is a public, tuition-free school that offers a public Montessori educational option to the Haverhill community. The school opened in 2004 and has 306 students in kindergarten to grade eight.

Social and emotional development, as well as academic excellence, is emphasized in multi-age classrooms where teachers deliver instruction primarily in small groups. The school offers full-day kindergarten, an extended school day and child care. For more information, or if you are in need of translation services, contact the school at 978-521-2616.

School plans open house Sunday

St. Joseph School of All Saints Parish will hold an open house Sunday.

Breakfast is at 10:30 a.m. and the open house is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. An open house will also be held Jan. 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The school offers students from nursery to grade eight challenging academics in a supportive, caring environment, a new technology center, diverse activities for all interests, and before- and after-school care. More information is available by calling 978-521-4256 or online at www.sjshav.com.

Church offers DivorceCare seminar/support group

A new session of DivorceCare, a weekly seminar lasting 12 weeks, and support group for people who are separated or divorced begins Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at West Congregational Church, 767 Broadway.

Seminar session topics include Facing My Anger, Facing my Loneliness, Depression, New Relationships, Forgiveness, and Moving On. A $15 registration fee covers materials. To register, contact Deb Berlin at debberlin@juno.org or for more information visit online at divorcecare.org.