Your Religion News: March 12, 2022

  • Quilt raffle to benefit local Afghan refugees, an 85x103 inch Log Cabin Quilt, is on display at The Textile Company on Power Square. Staff Photo/Paul Franz

Published: 3/11/2022 3:07:25 PM
Quilt raffle to benefit Afghan refugees living in the area

REGION — A quilt and bee basket raffle organized by Second Congregational Church in Greenfield will benefit the families of our local Afghan refugees. Tickets are available at The Textile Co., Power Square, Greenfield; the store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ticket prices are $2 each or three for $5, or six for $10 or 12 for $20.

Tickets can also be purchased from Lloyd or Dottie Parrill, 413-498-5505, who will provide free delivery of a purchase of 12 or more tickets.

Drawing will be Saturday, March 19, at noon.

Sunday at First United Methodist

GREENFIELD — Mutual Ministry Team member will give the meditation, “Gathering in the Chicks,” and will focus on the themes of a covenant with God and God’s care for us all. Join in at First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St., Greenfield for 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, March 13, the second Sunday in Lent.

Unitarian service with Rev. Steve Wilson

BERNARDSTON — Rev. Steve Wilson will lead the Bernardston Unitarian Zoom Service this Sunday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. The topic, “Misunderstandings: What Jesus Gets Wrong and We All Get Wrong About Him,” re-examines Jesus and his statements 2000 years later with the little asked question of what he actually gets wrong and right. Come for a funny, heretical, informative, and fresh look at Jesus.

Text 413-330-0807 with your name and email to obtain a Zoom invitation and link.

Information about the church and church calendar are at

Sunday at First Parish

NORTHFIELD — On March 13 at First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian, we will remember from whence we come, celebrate the fact of our interdependence, and consider again what this truth might mean for the way we live our lives, with the Rev. Melissa Carvill Ziemer. Our service is being created with people of all ages in mind. You are warmly invited to join us in person at the church on the corner of Main Street and Parker Avenue in Northfield or online by Zoom at 10 a.m. this Sunday. Send a message to to receive the Zoom link for the service.

News from Sunderland Congregational

SUNDERLAND — The monthly Country Breakfast put on by Sunderland Congregational Church will be held today from 7 to 10 a.m. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Worship service on Sunday begins at 11 a.m. and will be accepting medical supplies for the people of Ukraine.

The church is part of the Lenten Discussion Series of several local churches. This Wednesday’s talk will take place at the Conway Grammar School beginning at 7 p.m. The presenter is Rev. David Jones, pastor of the Ashfield Congregational Church. This event is both in person and online. If you would like the Zoom login, please email

The Board of Deacons will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Sunday at All Souls: ‘Deep listening’

GREENFIELD — “A Chalice Circle for Deep Listening” is the topic for All Souls Church virtual services on Sunday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m., to be led by Sandra Boston and Carlyn Saltman. “A Chalice Circle for Deep Listening shares how we find home in the midst of spiritual and political turmoil.” Email for information.

Sunday at First Congregational Church

MONTAGUE CENTER — Worship at First Congregational Church of Montague UCC will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Rev. Dr. Christine Fontaine will the guest minister. Her sermon title is “Between Grief and Hope.”

Coffee hour will follow. The LBS is collecting items for Hygiene Kits and monetary donations for Church World Service, Ukraine Emergency Response Fund. The Wednesday Lenten Series continues; this week it will be in Conway with the Rev. David Jones. The services is also available through Zoom.

Tuesday: Learn how to sew or knit

GREENFIELD — St. Andrew’s Guild is reopening: Are you interested in learning how to sew or knit for free? Starting March 15, every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon, St. Andrew’s Guild will resume their weekly drop-in lessons to learn how to sew or knit. St. Andrew’s Guild is reopening in a beautiful new space, the Whiteman Room, at Saints James and Andrew, located at 8 Church St. in Greenfield. Questions? Contact or

Wednesday: 25th annual Lenten discussion series continues

CONWAY — On Wednesday, March 16, the Rev. David Jones, pastor of the Ashfield Congregational Church, UCC, will present “Climbing (Up and Down) the Sycamore Tree Today” at the Conway Elementary School at 7 p.m. This week’s session, the third in the series of Lenten discussions titled “Anchors in the Storm: Getting Through Difficult Times,” is hosted by the Conway Congregational Church.

Monthly teaching sermon series

GREENFIELD — You are invited to the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew for the next installment in their monthly teaching sermon series. This month’s topic will be eucharistic beliefs and practices. If you are curious about the ritual of holy eucharist and what it means, join them on Sunday, March 13, at 10 a.m. For more information on the teaching series, or to view the livestream visit: Located at 8 Church St., Greenfield.

UCC Conway Church update

CONWAY — The United Congregational Church of Conway reports: “The building continues to move forward with lots of activity onsite, the search for a pastor continues as well. To accommodate changes in our worship, we will be moving our service from 10 a.m. to 9 a.m., starting on March 6. We will continue to meet via Zoom with the hope of moving back soon to the grammar school until the church building is complete.”

Learn about Jesus’s last 11 days

GREENFIELD — The Rev. David Levandusky, pastor at Living Waters Assembly of God, writes, “This is the season for people to learn more of Jesus’s last 11 days. One-third of all the Gospels deal with just those last 11 days. There is no book on the market as accurate in the chronological and harmonized account of Jesus last 11 days as ‘The Last Eleven Days of Jesus: Countdown to Passover, Crucifixion and Resurrection.’ It is highly endorsed by educators, authors, pastors, and the general public.” The book is available locally and on

Lenten Meditation Walk

GREENFIELD — You are invited to the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, located at 8 Church St., for a special Lenten Meditation Walk. The walk consists of a set of 10 pieces of contemporary iconography, mounted on the walls of the sanctuary, that prompt viewers to reflect on our corporate brokenness as a society and as the church, particularly with regard to systemic racism and the climate crisis.

The church is open daily for folks to stop by and take an intentional meditative walk around our church sanctuary. We hope the walk will inspire prayer and reflection, much like the Stations of the Cross have done.

Learn more:

March 19: Petersham dinner

PETERSHAM — Petersham Congregational Church will be holding its annual Corned Beef Dinner on March 19. All dinners are takeout only, will cost $15, and include corned beef, cabbage, potato, carrots, turnips and a dessert. Pickup time starts at 5:30 p.m. at 21 North Main St. No early arrivals, please. Call Janice at 978-724-3362 to place orders.


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