Your Religion News: Dec. 30, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017
Rev. Steve Wilson is back in the pulpit

BERNARDSTON — Rev. Steve Wilson is back in the pulpit at Bernardston Unitarian Church (49 Church St.), Sunday, Dec. 31, at 11:30 a.m., with the sermon, “Things (Don’t) Happen for a Reason?” The service will be followed by a reunion luncheon. Coffee and refreshments at 11 a.m.

All Souls Fellowship Gathering Sunday at 10:30

GREENFIELD — There will be a Fellowship Gathering Sunday, Dec. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at All Souls Unitarian Church, corner of Main and Hope streets, with an opportunity to discuss “Being Resolute: What is that?” led by Kirsten Levitt. Meet us in Parish Hall for this friendly, informal gathering on New Year’s Eve morning.

Coming Jan. 5: Shabbat Dinner for Young Families at Temple Israel

GREENFIELD — Join Temple Israel, 27 Pierce St., for a special Shabbat dinner for families with preschool and elementary-age children on Friday, Jan. 5. We will learn and sing songs about Shabbat, make challah and share a delicious, healthy dinner. Main course and soup provided; side dishes and beverages welcome. Family program starts at 5 p.m.; all are welcome for dinner at 6. Advance registration is appreciated but not required: office@templeisraelgreenfield.org or call 413-773-5884.

Study group forming for January: Taking action to help heal racism

GREENFIELD — Join a study group to read “Stamped from the Beginning,” by Ibram X Kendi. Learn how deeply embedded racism is, about inner and outer racism and taking action to help heal.

The first meeting is set for Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. at 5 Park St., Greenfield, to discuss the first section of the book — Part I: Cotton Mather. Please feel free to come, even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet. Copies are available through inter-library loan.

Hosted by the Bahai’s of Wendell, Orange and Amherst. Contact Shay Whitman Cooper at 978-500-7073 for more information.

God and the Problem of Evil: Wednesdays in January in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — “God and the Problem of Evil” will be presented Wednesdays in January beginning Jan. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at College Church, 58 Pomeroy Terrace in Northampton. Presenters are Cameron Gibbs, Ph.D. student in philosophy at UMass., and Bill Hodgeman, senior pastor, College Church.