Your Religion News: April 14, 2018




Friday, April 13, 2018
Sacred texts on display Sunday in Deerfield

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 Sunday

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.

‘Joyful Resistance’ to be celebrated at All Souls

GREENFIELD — Eveline MacDougall will celebrate lessons from Wally and Juanita Nelson in “Joyful Resistance,” Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m., at All Souls Church, with exuberant music by Fire Pond. All Souls is at the corner of Main and Hope streets.

‘Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto’ topic of online course

GREENFIELD — Temple Israel’s Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener co-leads an online course on the teachings of Reb Kalanymous Kalman Shapira, who was the “Rebbe of the Warsaw Ghetto,” as well as a major spiritual leader before the war. The wisdom he shares is multi-faceted and stunningly contemporary. Classes are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., starting April 19, and will be taught online using Zoom. For more information: www.templeisraelgreenfield.org. Or email office@templeisrael.greenfield.org or call 413-773-5884.

Gospel Hymn Sing and Concert set for April 21 in Turners

TURNERS FALLS — The 4D1G Gospel Ministries will hold a Hymn Sing and Concert on Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m., at the Congregation of Grace Church at 148 L St. The 4D1G Gospel Quartet will be joined by the Valley Revival choir and other performers for a time of celebration, worship and singing.

The Green Sisters, April 21 in Orange

ORANGE — The First Universalist Church of Orange invites you to enjoy the Green Sisters on Saturday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., as they entertain you with a great blend of their harmonies of voice and acoustical instrumental music from the 1950s, barbershop, folk Celtic and today’s originals. Coffeehouse-style evening with complimentary coffee. Suggested donation: $8 at door. Refreshments for sale. The Church is at 31 North Main St.

Acappellooza! 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.

Combatants for Peace program set for April 22 in W. Springfield

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Critical Connections and the Karuna Center are excited to host Combatants for Peace, a group of former combatants both Israeli and Palestinian who have laid down their weapons and taken up the fight for societal reconciliation and binational peace. Traveling members of the organization will talk about their story and engage the audience in discussion around building the environment for peaceful resolution of one of history’s greatest conflicts.

The event will take place on April 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Islamic Society of Western Mass., 377 Amostown Road, West Springfield. It is free and open to the public. For questions, email leif.maynard@gmail.com or call 413-834-1760.