Your Religion News: Nov. 25, 2017

Friday, November 24, 2017
Labyrinth Walk to honor veterans is Sunday at 4

GREENFIELD — Honoring our veterans and expressing gratitude for them is the theme of our labyrinth walk on Sunday, Nov. 26 from 4 to 5 p.m. It is also a time to express our gratitude for the many blessings in our lives.

Please join us for the walk at 4 p.m. in the Parish Hall of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St.

Program of lessons and carols: Dec. 3

TURNERS FALLS — Celebrating its 35th season, Schola Nova opens its 2017-2018 season with “Still, still, still,” a winter holiday program drawing on the tradition of lessons and carols begun in the 19th century at King’s College, Cambridge and now practiced by choirs all over the world. The program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 Seventh St. Music will include pieces by composers from the Renaissance to modern times. Free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be gladly accepted.

Blue Christmas Service: Dec. 6 at 7

SHELBURNE FALLS — Join us for the second annual Blue Christmas Service at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., “Hope in Hard Times.” Ecumenical Communion Service at the start of Advent and the Christmas season. Lighting candles for hope, meditative flute and piano, candles and comfort for all. Co-sponsored by Trinity Church and St. John’s Episcopal, Ashfield. Call 413-625-2341 for more information. All are welcome.

Building Inclusive Communities Symposium: Friday, Dec. 8 in Holyoke

HOLYOKE — Critical Connections and the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding will host the second annual Building Inclusive Communities Symposium set for Friday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Avenue.

The symposium will bring together local multifaith leaders, including Rev. Corey Sanderson of Second Congregational Church in Greenfield, to reflect and share best practices around inclusion and empathy, and develop strategies to serve our diverse community. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 413-834-1760.

Free Christmas Carol Sing and Concert set for Dec. 9

GREENFIELD — You are cordially invited to a Christmas Carol Sing & Concert at the Greenfield High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Last year, we had about 500 people attend who enjoyed a great time of singing carols as well as music from the 4D1G Gospel Quartet, Valley Revival Choir, and several other talented singers and musicians. Free admission.

Community Holiday Concert set for Dec. 9 in Montague

MONTAGUE CENTER — All are invited to a Community Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Montague Congregational Church, 4 North St. Steve Ciechomski and Tom Kostek will perform. There will be a free will offering to benefit The Salvation Army. There is a potluck following the concert; please bring a dish to share. For more information: 413-367-2812.

Service of Lessons and Carols: Dec. 10

DEERFIELD — A Community Service of Lessons and Carols is planned for Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St. The service will include readings, choral and instrumental music and Christmas carols sung by all. Choirs from The Bement School, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School and The First Church of Deerfield will participate.