Your Religion News: May 5, 2018


Friday, May 04, 2018
Saturday service in Montague, today

MONTAGUE CENTER — The weekly worship service of the First Congregational Church of Montague (4 North St.) has been moved to Saturday (today) at 4 p.m. Pastor Allen “Mick” Comstock will preach. Guest organist is Duane Nyman.

On Sunday, there will be a Bible Study and Prayer Session in the Chapel at 9 a.m., led by Pastor “Mick.”

All are welcomed to attend both services.

Anti-Racism Film Festival set for Sunday at All Souls

GREENFIELD — All Souls UU Church at Hope and Main streets will be offering the 16th annual Anti-Racism Film Festival on Sunday and evening, May 6. Admission is free. Films begin at 1:30, 4:15 and 7 p.m., in the Parish Hall, with entrance on Hope Street. Facilitated discussion will follow each film and there will be free child care. Stone Soup Café will serve a tasty, nourishing supper at 6:30 p.m. with vegan and gluten-free options (free-will offering welcomed). This is a free program so come for one film or all. For more information: Call 413-773-5018 or 772-0003.

Charlemont Federated Church Annual Meeting: Sunday

CHARLEMONT — On Sunday, May 6, following the 9:30 a.m. service, Charlemont Federated Church will hold its annual meeting. Pie will be served.

Prayer and Health: Explore the Connection on Tuesday

GREENFIELD — Everyone is welcome to attend a lecture, “Finding God, Finding Health,” on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m., in the Greenfield Community Television building at 393 Main St. The talk is sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Greenfield, and will be given by Michelle Nanouche, a Christian Science practitioner, teacher and lecturer based in Paris, France. She will speak about how a constantly growing understanding of God is a reliable way to maintain health and bring joy and fullness to one’s life. There will be a Q&A time afterward. For more information, call 413-522-6058. Please join us!

Kate Stevens: ‘The Road Home’ at the Conversation Café, Tuesday at 5:30

SHELBURNE FALLS — Kate Stevens, retired pastor at the Ashfield Congregational Church, will share “The Road Home: A Spiritual Pilgrimage to the South” at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, at the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls, 7 Main St. Come share in a conversation about a history that is both devastating and inspiring. Free soup, bread and dessert will be served, followed by Stevens’ presentation.

This event is free and is sponsored by the Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne Councils of Aging. Call 413-625-2502 for more information.

The Master’s Chorale: Wednesday at the Moody Auditorium

NORTHFIELD — The Community Bible Church of Northfield presents The Master’s University Chorale on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Moody Auditorium (36 Winchester Road).

The Master’s Chorale is a 63-member auditioned choir under the direction of Dr. Paul Plew, from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, Calif. The Chorale represents students from across the United States and around the world. They have performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NYC and will return to Carnegie Hall on May 13.

Admission is free; donations are appreciated. The historic auditorium seats 2,000. For more information, contact Bob Emberley at 413-498-4404 or email rwemberley@gmail.com.

Music and Verse in a Sacred Space: May 13 in Old Deerfield

OLD DEERFIELD — The First Church of Deerfield (“The Brick Church”) will host “Music and Verse in a Sacred Space” by Amy Gordon on Sunday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Dr. Thomas Pousont will be directing choirs from Deerfield Academy and The First Church of Deerfield, accompanied by strings, winds, tympani and organ. The music will include works of Bach, Faure and Handel. This is a benefit concert for “Enlace de Familias” of Holyoke, a resource a triage center for people displaced from Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. There is no admission fee. People may donate to the charity “Enlace de Familias.”

Pentecost & Spring Festival Sunday: May 20

GREENFIELD — On May 20, the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew will have a combined service at 9 a.m. to celebrate Pentecost. There will be a procession from the Town Common at 8:55 a.m. A special coffee hour will follow the service, honoring the choir and the choral leadership of Parish Musicians Quentin and Mary Murrell Faulkner. Located at 8 Church St. For more information: 413-773-3925 or visit www.saintsjamesandandrew.org.