Your Religion News: Nov. 4, 2017

Friday, November 03, 2017

Don White at St. James Coffeehouse: tonight

GREENFIELD — On Saturday, Nov. 4, Don White will be appearing at St. James Coffeehouse at 8 Church St. Doors open at 7 p.m. The opening performer(s), to be announced, will start at 7:15 p.m. and White will start at 8. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Advance tickets will be available at the World Eye Bookshop. For more information, call 413-772-2213.

‘Science and Religion’ topic at First Parish Sunday

NORTHFIELD — First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian will welcome Rev. Christine Fontaine on Nov. 5. Her topic will be “Science and Religion.” Religious 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.

‘The Beaver Moon’ topic at Bernardston Unitarian

BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, Nov. 5, at Bernardston Unitarian Church, at 11:30 a.m., Rev. Jean Wahlstrom will speak on “The Beaver Moon and the Power Grid.” Coffee at 11. All welcome.

Elemental Shabbat at Temple Israel: Nov. 11

GREENFIELD — Temple Israel is hosting a Shabbat Morning Service on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and a discussion on the Jewish roots of Western esotericism. Rabbi Rabbi Andrea Cohen-Kiener will start the conversation by sharing the role of Judaism in the transmission of esoteric traditions from east to west. Come for services and stay for lunch, or come at 2 p.m. for this discussion.

Death and Dying continues Sunday

GREENFIELD — All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church continues its four-part series on Death and Dying, Sunday, Nov. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., with “Death with Dignity & How to Support It.” This second program will cover information on hospice and legislation about medical aid in dying. Join Randee Laikind and Kate Mason for tea, cake and conversation in small groups. Use the Hope Street entrance. Voluntary donations will cover use of the building and refreshments. You are invited to attend one or all of the sessions. For more information: katelagrezemason@gmail.com.

Choral Evensong: Sunday at 4 p.m.

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, Nov. 5 at 4 p.m., the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew will offer evening music for contemplation and reflection with a Choral Evensong in the Octave of All Saints. All are invited. Located at 8 Church St. www.saintsjamesandandrew.org

‘Lost Art of Good Conversation’ starts Sunday

BUCKLAND — In a world of iPhones and connectivity, we are all in constant connection with one another. Then why are so many people feeling burned out, distant from colleagues and abandoned by family and friends? In this new book, “The Lost Art of Good Conversation,” by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, readers will learn to listen and speak more mindfully with loved ones, co-workers, strangers and even ourselves.

The class will meet Sundays, from 10 a.m. to noon, starting Nov. 5 at the Shelburne Falls Shambhala Center, 71 Ashfield St., Buckland.

The class is free; the book will cost less than $15.

Please register so we can have enough books available. Email: shelburnefallsshambhala@gmail.com. Donations are welcome.

Veterans Recognition Service: Nov. 12

GREENFIELD — On Sunday, Nov. 12 at 9 and 10 a.m., the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew will invite and recognize veterans who have served our country in our armed forces, asking God’s blessing on them and on their service. All are invited.

Located at 8 Church St. www.saintsjames

Stookeys to present multifaith program Nov. 12

GREENFIELD — “One Light, Many Candles” is a multi-faith concert in word and song presented by Rev. Betty Stookey and Noel Paul Stookey on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Second Congregational Church on the Common in Greenfield. Rev. Stookey spent eight years as chaplain of Northfield Mount Hermon School and Noel Paul Stookey is the singer/songwriter in the folk trio of Peter, Paul and Mary.

Help for ‘Surviving the Holidays’ set for Nov. 14

GREENFIELD — “Know someone who is grieving? Are you grieving? Do you dread facing the holidays?” asks Living Waters Assembly of God, which is presenting “Surviving the Holidays” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 450 Davis St., corner of Harrison Avenue. Find help, hope and healing at GriefShare’s special evening event.

Blessing of the Pets: Nov. 19 in Northfield

NORTHFIELD — Bring your pets, or pet photos or stuffed animals for a Blessing of the Pets by Rev. Julie Olmsted, Sunday, Nov. 19, at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St.