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November 16, 2012

Bishop William McNaughton to speak on Vatican II

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Hampstead Old Meeting House, 24 Emerson Ave., The Hampstead Historic District Commission hosts a Thanksgiving service Sunday at 4 p.m. The service features music, readings and prayers. Donations accepted for the Hampstead Area Ecumenical Food Pantry.

Londonderry: Londonderry United Methodist, 258 Mammoth Road: The Londonderry Clergy Association sponsors the service Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring canned goods for a local food pantry and donations will be taken for the Sonshine Soup Kitchen.

Georgetown: First Congregational, 7 Andover St., Ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer service with clergy from Georgetown and Haverhill area, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

North Andover: Trinitarian Congregational, 72 Elm St., members of the North Andover Clergy Association lead the services tomorrow at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Karekin Bedourian of St. Gregory Armenian Church preaching. A chorus made up of clergy will sing as well as musicians and singers from area churches.

North Parish Unitarian Universalist, 190 Academy Road, Rev. Lee Bluemel leads an intergenerational Thanksgiving service with the adult vocal and children’s choirs performing Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m.

Pelham: New England Pentecostal Church, 327 Gage Hill Road, the church hosts an ecumenical Thanksgiving service with members of St. Patrick Catholic and Pelham Congregational, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Windham, Sisters of Mercy, Searles Road, Members of St. Matthew parish celebrate Mass with the Sisters at Ward Center.

Forest Street Church hosts recital

METHUEN — John Skelton performs an organ recital on the newly renovated 1898 organ at Forest Street Union Church, 15 Forest St., tomorrow at 4 p.m. The organ was repaired after a leather nut had broken and all others were deteriorating and needed to be fixed. The Festival of Trees Preservation grant gave Forest Street Union a $19,950 for the renovations. Skelton received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the New England Conservatory of Music. He also studied in Vienna. He was director of music at Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers for 25 years before he retired. He taught organ at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Skelton is a trustee of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall .

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