Your Religion News: Feb. 9, 2019

  • ATLANTIC BRASS QUINTET

  • The fourth annual Love and Chocolate concert at the Trinitarian Congregational Church is set for Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in Northfield.

Published: 2/8/2019 1:59:48 PM
Atlantic Brass Quintet coming to Deerfield church Sunday

DEERFIELD — “The Brick Church” Music Series at The First Church of Deerfield will be presenting the renowned Atlantic Brass Quintet in concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. The quintet specializes in repertoire spanning five centuries and a broad spectrum of styles from Bach to the Balkans. A suggested donation at the door is $10 to $20, with a reception following the concert in the Caswell Library at Deerfield Academy. For further information, contact Artistic Director Jean Pitman Turner at 413-774-2657.

Barry Deitz to speak on Faith, Sunday

BERNARDSTON — Speaker Barry Deitz will talk about “Faith in the 21st Century,” Sunday, Feb. 10, at 11:30 a.m. at Bernardston Unitarian Church. Coffee and refreshments at 11 a.m. Lynne Walker will provide music. The church is at 49 Church St. Full program at www.bernardstonunitarian.org

Nina Gross to speak at All Souls Sunday

GREENFIELD — This Sunday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m., at All Souls UU Church, you are invited to join speaker Nina Gross, musician, writer and mother of two who moved to the valley two years ago from Atlanta, Ga. Her sermon is “To the Wide White World.” The musician this week is Mixashawn Rozie, wave artist, jazz performer, composer and educator. The church is at 399 Main St. (corner of Hope and Main).

Non-human neighbors considered Feb. 13 in Turners Falls

TURNERS FALLS — A community forum on Wednesday, Feb. 13, will invite Franklin County residents to explore and reflect on the needs of diverse species we live amongst in a time of environmental peril and how we can take action in response. Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Franklin County, the forum will take place at the Discovery Center in Turners Falls, 2 Avenue A, beginning with a potluck at 5:30 p.m. and program from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Guest presenters will include naturalist Ted Watt, plant specialists Jeff and Cynthia Boettner, plant spirit medicine healer Clare Pearson, and Tom Sullivan, a pollinator habitat specialist. The program, part of the Interfaith Council’s “Who Is My Neighbor?” series, will seek to invite not only our human voices but the perspectives of long-existing species who cannot speak.

The event is free and open to the public.

Modern Shabbat service set for Friday

GREENFIELD — All are welcome to join on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m., for a modern, song-filled, participatory approach to the traditional Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv service, led by Justin Sundell-Thomas, at Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St. Vegetarian potluck meal to follow; please bring something to share if you are able. RSVP: office@templeisraelgreenfield.org or call 413-773-5884.

Shutesbury church announces chili cook-off

SHUTESBURY — Shutesbury Community church will sponsor the First Maybe Annual Shutesbury Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m., at the Shutesbury Athletic Club, 282 Wendell Road. It will be followed by a concert at 8 p.m. by Shutesbury’s own country music star Caylin Lee. Diners will vote for the best chili in the house and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate, donated by Chili’s Grill and Bar in Hadley.

Everyone is invited to enter and there is no entry fee. Sign up at Shutesbury Athletic Club or email Pastor Mark Ellis at shutesburychurch@gmail.com. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Besides chili, dinner will feature pulled chicken, salad, breads and desserts.

All proceeds will go to the church’s handicap accessibility fund to help pay for a wheelchair lift to the second-floor sanctuary. Donations may also be sent to Shutesbury Community Church, 6 Town Common Road, Shutesbury, MA 01072.

‘Love and Chocolate’ concert set for Saturday, Feb. 23

NORTHFIELD — Love and chocolate are the twin inspirations for a sweet concert on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield. Enjoy the dulcet tones of “On That Note” a cappella singers directed by Jeff Olmsted, plus guest vocalists Patter Field and Ted Thornton, Joe Bedard, Grace Olmsted and the Rev. Julie Olmsted. The concert will be followed by a reception with delectable chocolate creations and treats. Suggested donation: $12. The church is fully accessible with ample parking. For questions, call 413-834-2469.


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