First Church Congregational, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen: People interested in becoming a member can attend an informal meeting Jan. 13 after the 10 a.m. service. New members will be received on Jan. 20.
Merrimack College, 319 Turnpike St., North Andover: “Jews, Christians and Muslims: Together in Prayer,” Feb. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. in Cascia Hall.
New England Bible, 60 Chandler Road, Andover: A Bible study for women on the Book of Ruth begins Jan. 8 and a second Bible study on Nehemiah starts Jan. 10. Both meet at 10 a.m.
North Parish, 190 Academy Road, North Andover: The film “Tapped” will be shown tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., followed by a discussion. Pulitzer Prize finalist Martin Espada speaks Jan. 13 at the 9 and 11 a.m. Espada will read poems and speak about immigration drawing on his experience representing Latin American immigrants. Espada will read some of his poetry today at 3 p.m. The Book and Movie Group watches the movie “Visitor,” Jan. 10 followed by discussion. The Rev. Lee Bluemel and the Membership Committee lead “Exploring Unitarian Universalism,” Sundays, Jan. 27, Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Reservations can be by sending an email to MembershipCoordinator@northparish.org.
Presentation of Mary Academy, East St., Methuen: A 10-week retreat based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius and in the spirit of Blessed Ann Marie Rivier begins Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ste. Claire Residence on the school campus. To register, call Sister Nora at 978-685-2852.
Sacred Hearts, Bradford: The parish hosts a holy hour of life Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction.
St. Anne, 26 Emerson Ave., Hampstead: “The Crippled Lamb” by Max Lucado will be the basis for the Christmas pageant performed and narrated by children, tomorrow at 4 p.m.
St. John the Evangelist, 110 Lincoln Ave., Haverhill: All the choirs of St. John and St. James parishes celebrate a holiday concert tonight after the 4 p.m. Mass.