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Your Religion News: Dec. 8, 2018

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


Friday, December 07, 2018
Taise Advent Service set for tonight

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. 9, at 2 p.m. Refreshments provided.

Benefit Concert for family of Alana Gadreault: Sunday

NORTHFIELD — First Parish Unitarian church, Northfield (corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street) will hold a benefit concert for the family of Alana Gadreault on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. The concert will feature the musical talents of Fire Pond (Eveline MacDougall and Douglas Reid), Terry McKeon, Stephanie Ciccarello, Andrew Vernon, Chris Worth, Ann Linge, Lynne Walker, Dan Tinen, Ferne Bork, Bruce Kahn and Jim McRae. Donations at the door or sent to Alana Gadreault’s Children’s Fund, Greenfield Co-op Bank, P.O. Box 1345, Greenfield MA 01301.

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 (“the Brick Church”) at 71 Old Main St., will host a Community Service of Lessons and Carols, Sunday, Dec. 9, from 4 to 5 p.m. The service will include readings, choral and instrumental music and carols sung by all. Featuring choirs from The Bement School, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School and The First Church of Deerfield.

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.