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April 6, 2013

Geneticist to speak at St. Augustine about God and evolution

ANDOVER — Dr. Gerard M. Verschuuren author of “God and Evolution?” speaks April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Augustine Church Hall, 43 Essex St.

A human geneticist, Verschuuren was born and educated in the Netherlands. He has taught biology, genetics, human genetics, statistics, philosophy, philosophy of biology, logic and programming in the Netherlands as well as Merrimack College in North Andover and Boston College.

He is the author of “Darwin’s Philosophical Legacy – The Good and the Not-So-Good,” “ Of All That Is, Seen and Unseen – Life-Saving Answers to Life-Size Questions,” “God and Evolution? – Science Meets Faith,” and “What Makes You Tick? – A New Paradigm for Neuroscience.”

Religion listings

:Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury Road, Andover: The Rev. Andre Patenaude better known as “Father Pat” performs in concert April 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. For tickets call Fran at 978-851-2186.

Atkinson Congregational, 101 Main St., Atkinson: Cathy Dionne discusses our faith journeys during an adult Bible study, April 28 at 8:45 a.m.

Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover: International artist Douglas Major performs an organ recital April 28 at 4 p.m. The parish is hosting an introduction to “Cathechesis of the Good Shepherd” children’s formation program, May 4, 9 :30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register, email chughescuozzo@christchurchandover.org.

Corpus Christi at Holy Rosary Church, 35 Essex St., Lawrence: Divine Mercy Sunday is celebrated tomorrow beginning at 2:45 p.m. with Eucharistic adoration, recitation of the Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy and veneration of the Divine Mercy image. Novena to St. Anthony begins April 16 at 7 p.m. and continues on Tuesdays for nine weeks.

:Faith Lutheran, 360 S. Main St., Andover: Pastor Marsha Heydenreich leads a Bible study group on “The Old Testament in Matthew,” Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

:Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover: “Night Words — A Midrash on the Holocaust” by David Roskies will be presented tomorrow from 2 to 4:30 p.m. in Cascia Hall. “Night Words” is a dramatic reading by 36 participants who bring together the boldest writings from rabbinic, medieval, and modern literary sources, dialogue, voices, questioning, and even orchestrated rage at the height of the Holocaust.

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