Your Religion News: June 30, 2018


Friday, June 29, 2018
Leyden church welcomes new pastor

LEYDEN — The Leyden United Methodist Church welcomes their new pastor, Rev. Lawrence Lake of North Adams, this Sunday, July 1, at 9 a.m. This is Communion Sunday.

Rev. Dr. Ken Downes to lead Shelburne service at First Congregational Church

SHELBURNE — The First Congregational Church of Shelburne Sunday Service will be led by the Rev. Dr. Ken Downes. His sermon topic will be “SCC: Membership has its Privileges.” Communion will be served.

Following worship there will be a discussion during coffee hour at Fellowship Hall to bring the congregation up to date about the plans for the Fall.

Halifax Union Society summer season continues Sunday

HALIFAX, Vt. — The Halifax Union Society continues its 2018 season this Sunday, June 30, at 6 p.m., in the church at 44 Stowe Mountain Road, at the crossroads in Halifax Center. An in-gathering potluck picnic starting at 4:30 p.m. on the lawn in front of the church will precede the service.

The Rev. Dr. Marcia Dorey is pastor and Merrillyn Courser is organist. Members, friends and guests will unite for non-denominational worship, prayer, discussion and music on Sunday evenings through Sept. 2. All are welcome to attend.

Open for meditation

ORANGE — Do you ever feel as if life is just rushing on by? Do you need a minute to catch your breath and realign yourself? We can help! The sanctuary of the First Universalist Church of Orange, 31 North Main St., will be open every Sunday for silent meditation from 10 to 11 a.m.

Four summer gatherings at All Souls UU

GREENFIELD — All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (corner of Main and Hope streets) will have four opportunities to gather for connection, worship and exploration over the summer months. Join them in the Parish Hall at All Souls UU at 10:30 a.m. on the following Sundays:

July 8: “Talking about the man in the mirror. Taking justice, equity and compassion into the world,” by Christophre Wood

July 22: Summer Celebration, led by Jennifer Bennett

Aug. 5: Moving on; Story telling, led by Kate Mason

Aug. 19: Singing the Living Tradition, led by Dan Tinen

C.S. Lewis Summer Literature Seminar Series starts Tuesday

NORTHFIELD — English teacher David Dowdy will present four plays on four Tuesdays in July at 7 p.m. at the C.S. Lewis Study Center, 199 Main St. In order: T.S. Eliot’s “Murder in the Cathedral; Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons,” George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” and Graham Greene’s “The Potting Shed.” Each session is self-contained. Reading ahead is recommended. Free; donations accepted. For more information, visit www.greenpasturesstudycenter.org or email May Key at mkey@greenpasturesstudycenter.org.

Join ‘Summer Cross Talks’: Wednesdays, July 18 and 25, at Cameron’s Winery

NORTHFIELD — What does it take to succeed as a Community of God? How do we live as whole human beings in a world that often disregards the dignity of “the other”? Rev. Julie Olmsted of the Trinitarian Congregational Church leads this journey, with the Book of James as guide. Wednesdays, July 18 and 25 at 10 a.m. in “the Upper Room” at Cameron’s, 105 Main St. Coffee and tea provided. Low-cost house-made pastries.

New Mass schedules start July 7, 8

GREENFIELD — Effective the weekend of July 7 and 8, the new Mass schedule will be as follows:

Blessed Sacrament Church: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Holy Trinity Church: Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

Summer hours at Trinitarian Congregational Church start July 1

NORTHFIELD — The Trinitarian Congregational Church will meet for worship at 9:30 a.m. on Summer Sundays in July and August (except for Riverside Sunday in August).

Summer schedule at Bernardston Unitarian Church

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Unitarian Church will resume a full month of services in July, as follows:

Sunday, July 1: We will welcome Rev. Steve Wilson back from California with a pancake breakfast at the meetinghouse at 10:30 a.m. $5 per person donation. Then Rev. Wilson will conduct the regular service at 11:30 a.m. Sermon topic: Margaret Fuller, who set the stage for the suffragists.

Sunday: July 8: Dan Tinen. 11 a.m. coffee; 11:30 a.m. service

Sunday, July 15, Rev. Wilson. 11 a.m., coffee; 11:30 a.m., service. After the service, we will car pool to the Bridge of Flowers for lunch and possibly bowling in Shelburne Falls.

Sunday, July 22: Singer, songwriter and Unitarian Universalist hymn composer Jim Scott. 11 a.m. coffee; 11:30 a.m. service.

Sunday, July 29: Barry Dietz. 11 a.m. coffee; 11:30 a.m. service.