Your Religion News: Dec. 14, 2019

Published: 12/13/2019 10:01:25 PM
Modified: 12/13/2019 10:01:12 PM
Sunday: Carol service and potluck

NORTHFIELD — Worship service at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., will include a presentation by DIAL/SELF, a carol sing and sanctuary tree decorating. Special music by Harpist Piper Pichette. A potluck luncheon follows in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday: ‘Embracing the Dark’ at All Souls UU

GREENFIELD — Julie Payne Britton will speak on finding meaning in times of darkness. This sermon, “Embracing the Dark,” is part of the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church service on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Payne Britton is a student at Chicago Theological Seminary, taking the long road toward a Masters in Divinity. Keith Rollinson and the All Souls Choir will provide music. Coffee hour to follow the service. The church is on corner of Main and Hope streets.

Sunday: ‘Celebrating the Dark and the Light’

NORTHFIELD — On Sunday, Dec. 15, at First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian, the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer will speak on the winter solstice with a sermon titled “Celebrating the Dark and the Light.” The service will be multigenerational; children of all ages are invited. The service begins at 10 a.m. All are welcome at the historic First Parish sanctuary on the corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street.

Sunday: Barry Deitz on holiday traditions and music

BERNARDSTON — Bernardston Unitarians meet Sunday with Barry Deitz speaking on holiday traditions and music. Coffee starts at 11 a.m. and the service, with Lynne Walker, pianist, starts at 11:30 a.m. Artwork for sale to benefit the Meetinghouse. Karen Evans and Mary Glabach Field landscapes, and other works by Meetinghouse Artists.

Sunday: ‘Christmas in Colrain’ concert

COLRAIN — “Christmas in Colrain” is a free concert at the First Baptist Church on Foundry Village Road, Sunday. Concert starts at 2 p.m. and includes free refreshments.

Sunday: Living nativity at 3 p.m.

WHATELY — On Sunday, Dec. 15, from 3 to 3:30 p.m., a Living nativity will be presented with carol singing and animals in the carriage shed behind the Whately Congregational Church at 177 Chestnut Plain Road. Refreshments will follow. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday: Holiday sing at 4 p.m.

LEYDEN — The Leyden United Methodist Church, 15 West Leyden Road, invites you to a holiday sing, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. 413-774-6441.

Sunday: Caroling around town at 4 p.m.

ASHFIELD — The First Congregational Church invites you to join them in caroling around town, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. Meet at the church, 429 Main St.

Sunday: ‘Service of Lessons and Carols’

DEERFIELD — “A Community Service of Lessons and Carols,” 4 p.m., at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St. Readings, choral and instrumental music and carols sung by all. Choirs from The Bement School, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook School and the First Church of Deerfield will participate.

Sunday: EarthSpirit celebration

NORTHAMPTON — The EarthSpirit Community’s annual Yule Celebration is Sunday, Dec. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Northeast American School of Dance (above Fitzwilly’s), 25 Main St., Suite 444.

Tuesday: Immigration film, speaker Josh Rubin

NORTHAMPTON — The subject of the new film, “Witness at Tornillo,” Josh Rubin will visit the valley Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley St., for a film showing and talkback. Activist Rubin sparked a national movement around immigration justice for teen migrants imprisoned by the US. Co-sponsored by the Refugee Support Project of Temple Israel, Greenfield. Voluntary donation.

Wednesday: Solstice spirit circle

LAKE PLEASANT — Rev. Joe Giannini, president of The National Spiritual Alliance (TNSA), will conduct a solstice spirit circleWednesday, Dec. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the TNSA Thompson Memorial Temple, a Spiritualist church, located at 2 Montague Ave in Lake Pleasant. Gary Robusto, founder of the Tri-City NY Paranormal Society, will also be in attendance. There is a $20 circle fee. Seating is limited to 20 and reservations are required. Make your reservation on Eventbrite.

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