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Inaugural sermon at Gloucester UU
This Sunday morning, Sept. 15, Rev. Jenny Rankin, the newly installed interim minister at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, will take the pulpit at 10 a.m. to deliver her inaugural sermon. Rev. Rankin — a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and scholar of Emerson and Thoreau — comes to Gloucester from Babson College where she served as Ecumenical Chaplain, following fifteen years at First Parish Church in Concord. Rev. Rankin says she finds her “joy in ... preaching and leading worship that helps us feel inspired to go out and be a blessing and a light in a broken world that needs each one of us ...” All are welcome to welcome Rev. Rankin at the church, which is handicap accessible and located at the corner of Middle & Church Streets. For more information, visit: www.gloucesteruu.org.
‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., wraps up its 2013 season with Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy,” starring Johnny Lee Davenport, Lindsay Crouse and Robert Pemberton and directed by Benny Sato Ambush. Show runs Wednesdays-Sundays, now through Sept. 22. Limited amount of discount tickets ($20) available to year-round Cape Ann residents for all Wednesday and Thursday performances. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Residents must identify themselves when making a reservation, and proof of residency must be presented at box office. Building is air-conditioned and handicapped-accessible. Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and students. For reservations, call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.