Your Religion News: March 10, 2018


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Friday, March 09, 2018
Dan Kennedy in concert tonight

ORANGE — The Coffee House Series of the First Universalist Church of Orange presents Dan Kennedy, pianist, composer and recording artist, in concert on Saturday, March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Kennedy will entertain you with a mix of classical, jazz and contemporary music, including his original award-winning compositions. Kennedy is one of the top 300 contemporary solo pianists in the world. Coffeehouse-style evening with complimentary coffee. Suggested donation: $8. Refreshments for sale. The church is at 31 North Main St.

‘Last Supper to Gethsemane’ drama is tonight at 7

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Living Waters Assembly of God and Valley Life Church will present “The Last Supper to Gethesmane” drama at Frontier Regional School, 113 North Main St., tonight, March 10, at 7 p.m. There is no charge.

The four gospel accounts from the afternoon until Jesus’ arrest in Gethsemane have been blended together and will be acted out in period costumes by members of both churches. Songs will be led by a joint worship team, including solos by Duken Brown, Liena Churchill and Joe Zuraw. Communion will be offered to those who would like to partake.

For more information, call Pastor Peggy Belanger (413-397-3797) or Pastor David Levandusky (413-773-9506).

West County Mid-Lenten Soup and Service: Tuesday

SHELBURNE FALLS — Trinity Church (17 Severance St.) will host “Living an Alternative Life,” a mid-Lenten event on Tuesday, March 13. Silent prayer and meditation at 6 p.m.; soup and bread from 6:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a program from 7 to 8 p.m., to celebrate the ways that we are connected, even in our diversity. All are welcome. Call 413-625-2341 with questions.

Ecumenical Lenten Series concludes Wednesday in Whately

WHATELY — The fourth and final session of the ecumenical Lenten discussion series, “Visions of Repentance,” will be offered by the Rev. Allen M. Comstock at the Whately Congregational Church on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Session title: “Prophetic Repentance: The Repentance of Jesus.” Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The church is at 177 Chestnut Plain Road.

Conference: ‘The Power of an Equitable Community.’ March 17 at All Souls

GREENFIELD — All Souls Church, in collaboration with regional UU Social Action groups, is offering a full day conference on “The Power of an Equitable Community.” Chuck Collins will present “The Transformative Power of Equality,” followed by a panel discussion related to health care, climate concerns and relevant legislation. After a lunch at Stone Soup, there will be workshops related to the above as well as Immigration, Deportation and Sanctuary Churches. Join us to learn, work on strategies and even sing! $10 admission requested. The church is at Main and Hope streets.

Celtic Service and Carnival is Sunday, March 18

GREENFIELD — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual Celtic service followed by a carnival and potluck on Sunday, March 18 at 23 Long Avenue. Ragged Blue will play Celtic music for a special Celtic liturgy. Afterwards, there will be hot dogs, cotton candy, helium-filled balloons, snow cones, face painting and an entertainer. This is a great Sunday to invite friends of all ages. The Celtic Music Service begins at 10:30 a.m. and is followed by the Carnival.

‘Shroud Encounter’ set for March 18

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Holy Family Catholic Church, 29 Sugarloaf St., is hosting the “Shroud Encounter” on Sunday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A museum-quality, life-size replica of the Shroud of Turin will be on display. International expert Russ Breault will present over 200 images and commentary covering all aspects of Shroud research.

Lenten Yoga Workshop is March 18

SUNDERLAND — Attend a Lenten Yoga Workshop on Sunday, March 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the First Congregational church of Sunderland UCC, 91 South Main St. The workshop will be taught by Sam Wilde. Sam engages the tools of her 33-year yoga practice, 20-year teaching practice and 20-year ministry to create transformation. Come for a time of contemplative deep breathing and gentle stretching. Be guided through simple, restful and accessible yoga practice with meditation on Lenten scriptures. This workshop is free and open to all, even if you have never practiced yoga. Call 413-367-9645 to sign up or for more information.

GCC Chorus: ‘Think Spring!’ concert is April 6

GREENFIELD — The GCC Chorus “Think Spring!” program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St. The program features sacred and secular choral music from the Renaissance to the present and is conducted by Margery Heins, with Marilyn Berthelette as accompanist. GCC Chorus concerts are free and are held in accessible venues.

Divine Mercy Celebration set for April 8

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Deanery will sponsor a Divine Mercy Celebration at Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal St.) on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. The service will include Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Novena Prayer. Msgr. Ronald Yargeau will be the celebrant and Fr. Philippe Roux will preach. Confessions will be available from 1:45 to 3 p.m.