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Your Religion News: Dec. 1, 2018

  • The 4D1G Gospel Quartet and Valley Revival Choir. Contributed photo


Friday, November 30, 2018
Get a double dose of blues music tonight at 7 p.m.

GREENFIELD — Join us for the second in our music series on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. for a double dose of blues music. Misty Blue and Born IV Blues will be performing at First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. A $10 suggested donation is appreciated.

Christmas Carol Sing & Concert set for tonight at 6 p.m.

GREENFIELD — There will be a Christmas Carol Sing & Concert at the Greenfield High School on Saturday, December 1st at 6 p.m. The 4D1G Gospel Quartet, Valley Revival Choir, Dennis Ainsworth and others will be participating. For more information visit 4D1G.org.

Fulton to speak at Bernardston UU

BERNARDSTON — Documentary film maker Rawn Fulton will speak on the topic of immigration this Sunday at Bernardston Unitarian Church, 49 Church St., at 11:30 a.m. Coffee starts at 11 a.m. First, Fulton will show his 28-min. film, “Sustainable Lives, Attainable Dreams,” on world population growth and resource consumption and then present more recent analysis of these issues.

Tinen on seasonal stories of change Sunday in Northfield

NORTHFIELD — Speaker Dan Tinen will share his thoughts about a few holiday stories in “Seasonal Stories of change,” Sunday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at First Parish Unitarian, corner of Main Street and Parker Avenue.

All Souls UU to celebrate Festival of Light Sunday

GREENFIELD — This Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m., All Souls UU Church will celebrate the beginning of the festival of light. Join us as Christine Bates and Kirsten Levitt unfold the mysteries of Chanukah. The church is at 399 Main St.

Pioneer Valley Brass Holiday Concert set for Sunday, Dec. 2

MONTAGUE CENTER — Enjoy the Pioneer Valley Brass Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 4 p.m., at the First Congregational Church of Montague, 4 North St. Supported by the Quabbin Foundation. Free admission.

Advent Penance Service, Sunday, Dec. 2

GREENFIELD — An Advent Penance Service for the Greenfield Catholic Community, the parishes of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Trinity, will take place at Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main St., on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Many priests will be available to hear confessions. It is a wondrous opportunity to see the forgiveness of sins and enter into the true spirit of the Christmas season.

Free film showing: ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus,’ Dec. 5

SHELBURNE FALLS — There will be a free showing of the film, “Mary, the Mother of Jesus,” at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 413-625-2341.

Observance of Human Rights Shabbat Friday, Dec. 7

GREENFIELD — Temple Israel at 27 Pierce St., invites people of all faiths to a Shabbat dinner and observance of Human Rights Shabbat on Friday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. Human Rights Shabbat is observed on the Shabbat closest to International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, which is the anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Potluck contributions welcome.

Hearts and Praise band to perform Friday, Dec. 7

GREENFIELD — Join us on Friday, Dec. 7 for our own Hearts & Praise band with some guest performances. 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 25 Church St. A $10 suggested donation is appreciated.

Taise Advent Service set for Dec. 8

SHELBURNE FALLS — Taise Advent Service: A time for quiet and songs of comfort and strength to increase light and love in our lives and in the world in this time of waiting. All are welcome, come as you are: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St.

Join an Impromptu Christmas Pageant: Sunday, Dec. 9

GREENFIELD — Join this Impromptu Christmas Pageant telling the story of Jesus’ birth on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Second Congregational Church on Bank Row. All are welcome to have a role or to be in the audience. One rehearsal at 3 p.m., followed by the Pageant (with costumes) at 4 p.m. Then stay for a mac ‘n’ cheese dinner for everyone right after the pageant.

Christmas in Colrain: Sunday, Dec. 9

COLRAIN — Enjoy “Christmas in Colrain” at the first Baptist Church, 81 Foundry Village Road, on Sunday, Dec. 90 at 2 p.m. Refreshments provided.

Church Christmas Tree Lighting set for Dec. 9

SHUTESBURY — Shutesbury Community Church will hold a Christmas tree lighting and visit by Santa Claus on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. in front of the church at 6 Town Common Road. The event will include the singing of carols, light of the tree and arrival of Santa by fire truck. Country recording artist Caylin Lee will perform. Afterward, the church will provide cider, doughnuts and hot chocolate in its fellowship hall while children meet with Santa. Parents are advised to bring their cameras. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Ellis at shutesburychurch@gmail.com or 413-349-8444.

A Community Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 9

DEERFIELD — The First Church of Deerfield at 71 Old Main St., will host a Community Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. The service will include 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.

Hanukkah Celebration set for Dec. 9

GREENFIELD — All are welcome to Light the Night and celebrate Hanukkah with Temple Israel and Hawks & Reed on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St. Join us for candle making and lighting, music and dancing with the Wholesale Klezmer Band and delicious latkes with all the fixings. $10 adults/$5 children. Tickets available online or by calling Temple Israel at 413-773-5884. Latkes sold separately. Candlelighting at 5:30 p.m.; bring your menorahs!

Blue Christmas Service set for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.

GREENFIELD — Second Congregational Church, on Bank Row, will host a Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. This is a special service for those seeking wholeness and peace during a season of festivity. Our Blue Christmas service give the opportunity to feel the hope, love and peace of the advent season in a subdued and reflective setting.

‘Caroling on the Green’ set for Saturday, Dec. 15

SHELBURNE FALLS — Trinity Church will sponsor a “Caroling on the Green,” on the corner of Water and Main streets on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 4 p.m. For more information, call 413-625-2341.

Yule celebration marks Winter Solstice, set for Dec. 16

FLORENCE — Join us as we gather to wait through the longest night and welcome the light’s return, Sunday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Florence Civic Center, 90 Park St., at the corner of North Main and Park streets. Please bring a donation of dry goods like rice, beans, pastor or ground coffee for the Springfield Survival Center. Also: used winter ware in good condition. Contribution for admission: $7 to $10 on a sliding scale. Families and children are welcome. www.earthspirit.com.