Your Religion News: Feb. 17, 2018



Friday, February 16, 2018
Shelburne church exceeds Souper Bowl goal

SHELBURNE — The First Congregational Church of Shelburne exceeded its goal to raise 100 yards of food on Souper Bowl Sunday by collecting over 130 yards of food. The food will be donated to the Hilltown Food Pantry. This Sunday, Feb. 18, Lynn Samaan will be guest preacher. Services are held at Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m.

Sunday: Sarah Pirtle at Trinity Church

SHELBURNE FALLS — Join us for “Songs Across the Hills — Linking Generations” with music and song, with singer/songwriter Sarah Pirtle, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 11:30 a.m., at Trinity Church (after Church and Coffee Hour). Free. Sponsored by the Mass. Cultural Council. The church is at 17 Severance St.

Lenten Penance Service Sunday at 2

GREENFIELD — To prepare for the Lenten season and for Easter, the Greenfield Catholic Community, the parishes of Blessed Sacrament and Holy Trinity, welcome you to a Lenten Penance Service Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church. Many visiting priests will gather with us and be available for confessions.

Dan Tinen on ‘Power vs. Empathy,’ Sunday at All Souls

GREENFIELD — Dan Tinen will share ideas about “Power Vs. Empathy:” Why do people with great power seem to disregard the feelings of others? Sunday, Feb. 18, at 10:30 a.m. at All Souls UU, Greenfield, on the corner of Main and Hope streets.

Sunday at 2: Syrian Refugees: A Talk

GREENFIELD — “Syrian Refugees: Women and Children in Lebanon,” is the subject of a talk by Patricia Hynes of the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice, Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., at Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square. Sponsored by The Interfaith Council of Franklin County.

Composer Jim Scott at Bernardston UU Sunday

BERNARDSTON — Jim Scott, composer of many popular UU hymns, will bring us spirit through song. Come sing along and find comfort in practicing Unitarian Universalist inclusion and action. Sunday at 11:30 a.m.; coffee at 11. 49 Church St.

Eveline MacDougall at First Parish Sunday

NORTHFIELD — First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian will welcome Eveline MacDougall on Sunday, Feb. 18. She and Douglas Reid (FirePond) will also lead the congregation in songs of social justice and peace. 10 a.m., in the historic sanctuary on the corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street.

Ecumenical Lenten Series: Four visions of repentance, starts Wednesday

“Four Visions of Repentance” is the theme of the 21st annual Ecumenical Lenten Discussion Series for 2018. Refreshments will be served after each gathering by the host parish. All are welcome.

Feb. 21

SOUTH DEERFIELD — The first session of the 21st annual Ecumenical Lenten Discussion Series will be offered by the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Crosson-Harrington at Holy Name of Jesus National Catholic Church on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. Session title: “Repentance: Burden or Blessing?” The church is at 15 Thayer St.

Feb. 28

MONTAGUE — The second session will be offered by Rev. Randy Calvo at the Montague Congregational Church on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Session title: “Repent and believe in the good news.” The church is at 4 North St.

March 7

HATFIELD — The third session will be offered by Fr. Robert Koerber at the Hatfield Congregational Church on March 7 at 7 p.m. Session title: “The Purpose of Repentance.” The church is at 41 Main St.

March 14

WHATELY — The fourth session will be offered by the Rev. Allen M. Comstock at the Whately Congregational Church on March 14 at 7 p.m. Session title: “Prophetic Repentance: The Repentance of Jesus.” The church is at 177 Chestnut Plain Road.

Friday Family Concert with Sarah Pirtle: Feb. 23

SHELBURNE FALLS — Join us for a family concert with singer/songwriter Sarah Pirtle, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Shelburne falls, Friday, Feb. 23, at Trinity Church, 17 Severance St., at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Free. Sponsored by the Mass. Cultural Council.

Monthly Labyrinth Walk: Feb. 25

GREENFIELD — Often, walking with intention clears the mind and opens the door to new perspectives. Our monthly labyrinth walks are silent except for soft music and are held at St. James and Andrew’s Episcopal church’s parish hall. Join us Sunday, Feb. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. All are welcome. The church is at the corner of Main and Church streets.

The #MeToo Movement and Minority Voices: Feb. 27

NORTHAMPTON — “The #MeToo Movement and Minority Voices: A Conversation with Shaheen Pasha,” is set for Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Northampton Friends Meeting Room, 43 Center St., second floor. This is a chance to discuss the #MeToo movement from the underrepresented perspective of minority women and how we can move society to address our entrenched misogyny, with UMass professor of International Journalism Shaheen Pasha. Free and open to the public. RSVP: leif.maynard@gmail.com.

Renowned young organist to play in Deerfield: March 4

DEERFIELD — “The Brick Church” Music Series at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., will present Monica Czausz, organist, on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 to $20 at the door, a fundraiser for the church. There will be a reception following the concert in the E.H. Williams House at Deerfield Academy.

Recognized as one of the top 20 organists under 30 in the country. Ms. Czausz is currently at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. A native of Chicopee, she has won many organ competitions and is in demand as a soloist throughout the USA and Canada.

For more information, call Jean Pitman Turner, artistic director, at 413-774-2657.