Your Religion News: Feb. 15, 2020

Published: 2/14/2020 12:47:55 PM
Modified: 2/14/2020 12:47:43 PM
Today: Fan the Flame Revival Services

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Valley Life Assembly of God (VLAG) will be hosting Fan the Flame Revival Services at Frontier Regional School, 113 North Main St. Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. VLAG looks forward to guest speakers Rev. Tim Trafford and his wife, Kathy, of Restoration Ministries. Services will include a time of worship, a message from Pastor Trafford, and extended time of seeking the Lord at the altar in prayer and for healing. All are invited.

Sunday: ‘Is a New War Coming to the Middle East?’

BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, Feb. 16, 11:30 a.m., guest speaker and Middle East authority the Rev. Ted Thornton of Northfield will lecture and lead a discussion at the Bernardston Unitarian Meetinghouse, on the topic, “Is a New War Coming to the Middle East?” The meetinghouse is at 49 Church St.

Rev. Thornton holds advanced degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Divinity School. He also studied at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem and the American University in Cairo.

For more information: www.bernardstonunitarian.org

Sunday: ‘Becoming Who We Are, Who We Will Be’

GREENFIELD — Julie Payne Britton will speak about what it means to be the church today and what the future of the church may look like at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 10:30 a.m. Her sermon is “Becoming Who We Are, Who We Will Be (All Souls Through the Ages).” Keith Rollinson and the All Souls Choir will provide music. Coffee hour to follow. The church is on the corner of Main and Hope streets.

Sunday: Earth Day Every Day

NORTHFIELD — How can we make every day Earth Day? Judy Wagner will lead reflection and discussion on this question in a Chalice Circle service this Sunday at First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian. All are welcome to the 10 a.m. service held in the historic sanctuary on the corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street in Northfield.

In the religious education program, First Parish young people will carry nutritious foodstuffs that they have gathered with the help of the parish to the Northfield Food Pantry. They invite additional donations of nonperishable items for this project.

Thursdays: Divorce support group

GREENFIELD — A special 14-week Divorce Care and Divorce Care 4 Kids Support Group is now meeting Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at Living Waters Assembly of God Church, 450 Davis St. The series seeks to bring hope, healing and help for their future to those hurt by separation or divorce. The 14-week sessions continue through May 7. For more information, call 413-774-4032.

Feb. 20: ‘Loving Our Neighbors:
Spiritual Practices’

GREENFIELD — The Interfaith Council of Franklin County presents “Loving Our Neighbors: Spiritual Practices,” Thursday, Feb. 20, at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 399 Main St. How does your spiritual practice assist you in loving your human and non-human neighbors? The program starts with a potluck meal at 5:30 p.m. The interactive program begins at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Feb. 22: ‘Interspiritual Practice Circle’ at Second Congregational Church

GREENFIELD — A program of centering prayer/meditation, chanting, lectio divina/midrash and embodied prayer will be presented Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square. The “Interspiritual Practice Circle” includes chanting led by Joe Torrito with Charlene Golanka facilitating; 20 minutes of silent prayer, body prayer, a teaching on lectio divina and group sharing. All people and all spiritual practices are welcome. There is parking in the new municipal parking garage with an entrance on Olive Street.

Feb. 22: Soup and Song

ORANGE — On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Central Congregational Church of Orange, 93 South Main St., invites all to a Soup and Song supper at 5:30 p.m., with musical entertainment. The price is reasonable and reservations may be made by calling 978-544-6895.

Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday simple supper

ORANGE — The Central Congregational Church of Orange, 93 South Main St., invites all to join them for a simple supper and worship service on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26. Soup and bread will be served at 6:30 p.m., with a service to follow at 7 p.m. If you would like to receive ashes but are unable to attend, please let Dr. Rev. Megan Leary know. Information may be obtained by calling 978-544-6895 or orangecongregationalchurch@gmail.com.

Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday service

MONTAGUE CENTER — All are invited to join at the Montague Center First Congregational Church at 4 North St. for a church service at 7 p.m.

Feb. 26: Ash Wednesday observance

GREENFIELD — You are invited to begin an observance of a holy Lent with Ash Wednesday services at the Epipscopal Church of Saints James and Andrew on Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. in All Saints Chapel and 7 p.m. in the Winter Sanctuary (Parish Hall). Or receive “Ashes to Go” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m near the corner of Church and Federal streets and downtown.

You are invited to wear your ashes, to claim repentance, grace and deep relationship with God for the challenges of your daily life. The church is at 8 Church St. To learn more: saintsjamesandandrew.org

March 4: Lenten Discussion Series begins

CONWAY — The 23rd annual Lenten Discussion Series begins Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. at the Conway Grammar School. The Rev. Mick Comstock’s sermon is titled, “Asking What God Thinks.” Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. In case of inclement weather, please contact your pastor for information about a possible cancellation.

March 11: Lenten Discussion Series continues

MONTAGUE CENTER — The 23rd annual Lenten Discussion Series continues Wednesday, March 11, at 7 p.m., at the Montague Center Congregational Church at 4 North St. The Rev. Dr. Candice Ashenden’s sermon is titled, “Micah Makes It Simple.” Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. In case of inclement weather, please contact your pastor for information about a possible cancellation.

March 18: Lenten Discussion Series continues

WHATELY — The 23rd annual Lenten Discussion Series continues Wednesday, march 18, at 7 p.m., at the Whately Congregational Church, 177 Chestnut Plain Road. The Rev. Randy Calvo’s sermon is titled, “History as Prophet is a Son of a Gun.” Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. In case of inclement weather, please contact your pastor for information about a possible cancellation.

March 22 Special performance: ‘My Hiding Place’

GREENFIELD — Living Waters Assembly of God will host a special performance, “My Hiding Place,” by City on a Hill Arts and Stagelife Theater, on Sunday, March 22 at 10 a.m. The Church is at 450 Davis St. The performance portrays recollections from Corrie ten Boom, and is billed as a story of love and forgiveness at any cost. Free admission; donations accepted. For more information: 413-773-9506 or email assemblyofGod01301@yahoo.com.

March 25: Lenten Discussion Series continues

HATFIELD — The 23rd annual Lenten Discussion Series continues Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., at the Hatfield Congregational Church, 41 Main St. The Rev. Sherril Willis’s sermon is titled, “Is Loyalty Underrated?” Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. In case of inclement weather, please contact your pastor for information about a possible cancellation.

April 1: Lenten Discussion Series concludes

SUNDERLAND — The 23rd annual Lenten Discussion Series concludes Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m., at the Sunderland Congregational Church, 91 South Main St. The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Harrington’s sermon is titled, “Mary of Magdala: Prostitute, Priestess or Prophet.” Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. In case of inclement weather, please contact your pastor for information about a possible cancellation.




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