Your Religion News: April 7, 2018


  • A Jewish Torah Scroll, a German Bible and a Koran in the Boyden Library at the Deerfield campus. March 28 2018 Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Thursday, April 05, 2018
Elisabeth Von Trapp in concert: Saturday night at 7

TURNERS FALLS — From the family that inspired “The Sound of Music,” Elisabeth von Trapp will be in concert at Our Lady of Peace Church, 90 7th St., on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested. The proceeds from the concert will benefit Montague Catholic Social Ministries.

Born and raised in Vermont, Elisabeth von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp. Singing professionally since childhood, she has enthralled audiences from European cathedrals to Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center. Inspired by her father Werner von Trapp’s guitar playing and singing, Elisabeth has carried on the legacy of the internationally known Trapp Family Singers.

Jim Scott and Dan Tinen at First Parish Unitarian Sunday

NORTHFIELD — First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian will welcome Dan Tinen to speak on Sunday, April 8. Mr. Tinen will be joined by the singer/songwriter Jim Scott for a special service that will alternate Easter/Passover stories with Mr. Scott’s songs. Religions education will be available. All are welcome to the 10 a.m. service in the historic sanctuary on the corner of Parker Avenue and Main Street.

Rev. Laurie Bilyeu at Bernardston Unitarian Church Sunday

BERNARDSTON — Rev. Laurie Bilyeu presides over the 11:30 a.m. serivce at Bernardston Unitarian Church Sunday. Her sermon topic is “Blooms.” Music with Lynne Walker and Sarah Cole. Coffee hour starts at 11 a.m. The church is on Church Street.

Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman at All Souls Unitarian Sunday

GREENFIELD — Rev. Dr. Adele Smith-Penniman will preach “From Silence to Speech to Tikkun” Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at All Souls Church on the corner of Main and Hope streets. New members will be officially welcomed. Music by Stephen Page. A friendship luncheon will follow. If you can, bring a dish to share. All are welcome to eat.

Divine Mercy Celebration set for Sunday

GREENFIELD — The Franklin County Deanery will sponsor a Divine Mercy Celebration at Blessed Sacrament Church (221 Federal St.) on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m. The service will include Benediction, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Novena Prayer. Monsignor Ronald Yargeau will be the celebrant and the Rev. Philippe Roux will preach. Confessions will be available from 1:45 to 3 p.m.

Eventide Singers: 10th Anniversary Concert is Sunday

GREENFIELD — Eventide Singers will celebrate their 10th anniversary with a special concert of songs of hope and comfort on Sunday, April 8 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational Church of Greenfield, 43 silver St. Suggested donation: $12 to $15.

All-day workshop: ‘Communities supporting veterans’ set for Wednesday

WHATELY — The First Congregational Church of Whately will host “Got Your Back: Communities supporting veterans,” from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11 at the church (177 Chestnut Plain Road). This one-day training provides individuals and organizations with the background and resources they need to create effective outreach to veterans in our communities. Anyone who wants to know more about how to support veterans and active duty military as they return from deployment is encouraged to attend. Cost: $15. Register by today at www.CareForTheTroops-MA.org.

Sacred texts on display April 15

DEERFIELD — On Sunday, April 15, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Deerfield Academy will display three sacred texts together for the first time at the Frank L. Boyden Library at Deerfield Academy: The Domazlice Torah Scroll, the German Lutheran Bible and His Majesty King Abdullah II bin al-Hussien’s Qur’an. The texts will be on display through the end of April, but their presence in our community will be timeless, as God intended.

New sermon series beginning April 15

NORTHFIELD — The Community Bible Church, meeting at Camp Northfield (96 Wanamaker Road) starts a new sermon series, “Turn up the music: Enthralled by the Surpassing Worth of Christ,” on Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bob Emberley’s eight-week series is a study of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Philippians.

Acappellooza! concert set for April 22 in Northfield

NORTHFIELD — Trinitarian Congregational Church (147 Main St.) will host Acappellooza!, at 2 p.m., on Sunday, April 22. The concert will showcase a cappella music by vocal groups from area high schools including Mahar, Stoneleigh Burnham, Recemption Christian Academy and Brattleboro Union High School. Donations at the door will benefit the Northfield Council on Aging Summer Music series. For more information, call 413-498-2710.