Your Religion News: Oct. 13, 2018

  • Wendalis Burgos is the gift basket winner. Contributed photo

Published: 10/12/2018 3:28:29 PM
Today in South Deerfield: Public Square Rosary Crusade at noon

SOUTH DEERFIELD — All are invited to join the 2018 Public Square Rosary Crusade, today, Oct. 13, at noon on the South Deerfield Town Common, at the corner of North Main and Sugarloaf streets. This will be one of 23,000 rallies held across the country, “to ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother,” say organizers. For more information, call Paul and Patti Pierce at 413-362-9709 or visit

Sunday: Learn about funeral options and compare prices

NORTHAMPTON — On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m., Funeral Consumers Alliance will hold their annual meeting at Rockridge Retirement Community, 25 Coles Meadow Road, Northampton. Their brand new Funeral Home Price Comparison Chart will be available as well as information about Green burial options, casket purchasing choices and other relevant information. Refreshments and a brief business meeting will precede the 2:30 p.m. program. Free.

Sunday: Author Sandra Haynes on ‘Rounding Connections’

BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, Oct. 14, Sandra Haynes will read her award-winning story, “Rounding Connections,” and will lead a discussion on some of the issues and research being done on Universal Baasic Income. 11 a.m., coffee; 11:30 a.m. program.

Sunday: Celebrating Indigenous People at All Souls church

GREENFIELD — This Sunday, Oct. 14, at All Souls UU Church, will be a celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. David Brule will talk about his tri-racial heritage in “Looking for Judah.” Brule is a teacher, author, historian and is active in land preservation. He is president of Nolumbeka Project Inc., an officer of the Nehantic Indian Tribe and coordinator of the Peskeompskut Battlefield grant project. Music will be provided by Rev. Sarah Pirtle, UU and Interfaith Minister, with five books and nine recordings. The service starts at 10:30 a.m., with coffee hour to follow. The church is at the corner of hope and Main streets.

Oct. 20: Join a Women’s Devotional Forest Walk

WENDELL — Women are invited to enjoy a time for prayer and meditation on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the forest home of Shay and Charles Cooper, 71 Kentfield Road, Wendell Depot. At 10:30 a.m., is a gathering for guidance, followed, at 11 a.m., by a silent walking meditation to an interfaith prayer circle, including a sacred mushroom walk offered by Elisha. If weather doesn’t permit, there will be a devotional inside centered on “The Healing Code.” A potluck brunch will follow the walk. Sponsored by the Baha’i Group of Wendell. For directions and more information, call 978-500-7073.

Moody Center hosts Big Daddy Weave concert on Oct. 20

NORTHFIELD — The Moody Center will host the “Jesus I Believe Tour: Big Daddy Weave with special guest Brandon Heath,” Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Moody Center Auditorium, 58 Winchester Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets ($16 in advance) available at As one of Christian music’s biggest headlining acts, ministry is at the forefront of every Big Daddy Weave concert.

Build your own home Shabbat Ritual practice: Oct. 21

GREENFIELD — Temple Israel invites the community to a workshop on building your own home Shabbat ritual practice, Sunday, Oct. 21, led by Justin Sundell-Thomas. Join the conversation about these restful rituals and make your own candles to light at home. Bagels and schmoozing at 10:30 a.m.; workshop starts at 11 a.m. Open to all; childcare provided. $15/class; free to Temple Israel members. 27 Pierce St.

Church of Christ announces
raffle gift basket winner

GREENFIELD — Wendalis Burgos is the winner of the Church of Christ gift basket. The organizers wish to thank all the local merchants and members of the church for their contributions.


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