Your Religion News: June 2, 2018


Friday, June 01, 2018

Moores Corner Church announces
summer hours

LEVERETT — Sunday morning worship at Moores Corner Church is at 10:30 a.m. starting June 3. Wednesday Bible Study/Prayer Time is 5:30 p.m. Visit their website at moorescornerchurch.com.

March for Jesus Rally set for today

GREENFIELD — Participants from many area churches are expected to take part in the March for Jesus Rally Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m., starting from the Greenfield Middle School on Federal Street and proceeding to the Energy Park on Miles Street. Churches are encouraged to bring a banner representing their church or other Christian emphasis. Free hot dogs and refreshments will be served at the Energy Park following the March. For more information, contact Verne Sund at 413-325-6501.

Rev. Dr. Downes to lead worship

SHELBURNE — The Rev. Dr. Ken Downes will be worship leader this Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Shelburne. The Rev. Dr. Downes is a resident of Shelburne Falls and has served many churches in the area as an interim minister. He will also lead worship on June 17, 24 and July 1. The sermon this week is “Do This in Remembrance of Me.” The service is at 10 a.m.

Honor firefighters and first responders

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, June 3, the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew will celebrate Firefighters’ Sunday and honor first responders for their service, which is vital to our community. At both services, we will give thanks and ask a blessing on all firefighters. Firefighters are cordially invited to join us. The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew is at the corner of Church and Federal streets. Open Daily, Rest - Pray - Be.

Dietz on Sloth: Sunday

BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, June 3, speaker Barry Dietz will continue his Seven Deadly Sins Series with “What Is So Sinful About Sloth?” at Bernardston Unitarian Church. Service starts at 11:30 a.m., with coffee at 11, Lynne Walker, music. For more information: Annette Mackin, 413-330-0807.

Daphne Bye at All Souls Sunday

GREENFIELD — Daphne Bye will speak at All Souls Unitarian Church this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. “Listening to the Body to Life: The importance of Body Awareness in Spiritual Practice, in Trauma Resolution, and in Peace and Reconciliation.”

We will have Religious Education this Sunday as will as a Potluck Luncheon after the service. All are welcome (even if you don't bring food to share)!

Interfaith Concert set for Sunday in South Deerfield

SOUTH DEERFIELD — Mak’hela: The Jewish Chorus of Western Mass. will conclude its 15th season with its first-ever concert in the Holy Family Roman Catholic church of South Deerfield. The “Building Bridges Through Music: An Interfaith Concert,” will take place Sunday, June 3, at 3 p.m. and will celebrate both diversity and shared values.

The concert will feature sacred and secular music from the repertoires of Mak’hela and the St. Cececlia’s Choir, concluding with the glorious setting of Psalm 150 by the 19th-century Jewish composer Louis Lewandowski.

The concert is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the concert. The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Adult study series on managing transitions starts Monday

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Congregational Church will be offering a free, two-part adult series, “Managing Personal Transitions,” led by Rev. Kenneth Downes, a local expert in personal and organization change. His work has helped people understand and cope with the emotional, psychological and spiritual process of adjusting to difficult change. Part One will be held on Monday, June 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will explore our relationship with difficult change(s). Part Two will be Monday, June 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will focus on solutions and strategies. Participants must attend Part One to be eligible to also attend Part Two. Both sessions will be held at the Fellowship Hall, 17 Little Mohawk Road, Shelburne. For more information, call 413-625-8480.

Cantabile presents ‘10 Centuries of Music by Women Composers,’ June 10

NORTHFIELD — The Trinitarian Congregational Church will sponsor a concert by Cantabile, “10 Centuries of Music by Women Composers,” from medieval chant to jazz standards, with guests Nina Worgaft, Laurie Rabut and Meg Pash. Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. The church is at 147 Main St. Free admission; donations will be shared with NELCWIT (New England Center for Women in Transition).

Free intergenerational drumming program starts June 20

SHELBURNE — The Shelburne Congregational Church will offer a free intergenerational drumming program as part of their celebration of the town’s 250th anniversary. Led by master drummer, Ellen Clegg, the group will first meet on Wednesday evening, June 20 to create two original compositions that will then be performed on Sunday, June 24 as part of the congregation’s morning service. The program is limited to the number of drums available, which is 20, and registration is required. Priority will be given to church members but is open to others in the community as space is available. Please register to hold your spot by calling Marion Taylor at 413-625-6306.

Old time church picnic set for June 24

GILL — On Sunday, June 24, the Gill Church will host an old-fashioned church picnic on the church property and Town Common.

The event will begin with a church service from 10 to 11 a.m. that will include the Agape Baptist Church (Moldovan) youth choir.

The picnic will begin at noon with the ringing of the church bell, followed by an outdoor presentation by the choir which will include gospel, spirituals, patriotic and American folk tunes. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. It is a bring’your’own lunch event. The community is invited to participate by bringing picnic baskets and a blanket or lawn chair. The church will supply water, lemonade and watermelon. The Friends of Gill plan to serve strawberry shortcake. Following lunch, there will be more music and singing. There will also be activities and games for the children.