Your Religion News: Nov.11, 2017

Published: 11/10/2017 2:50:35 PM

Elemental Shabbat at Temple Israel: Today

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 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.

‘Open and affirming’ speakers coming to Trinitarian Church Sunday

NORTHFIELD — Trinitarian Congregational Church, UCC, of Northfield will host speakers Pat James and Karin McGowan this Sunday, Nov. 12, at its 10 a.m. service. The married couple will be speaking about their experience in churches that rejected them in the past and how attending and joining an Open and Affirming Church has nourished them as a couple and in making a contribution to church life. All are welcome to attend. The church is at 147 Main St. Coffee hour follows.

Dan Tinen to speak on, ‘Does God exist?’ Sunday

BERNARDSTON and NORTHFIELD — Lay preacher Daniel Tinen will discuss “Does God exist?” based on the book, “God, Revised,” by Rev. De. Galen Guengerich, the UU minister of All Souls Church in New York City.

Tinen will Sunday, Nov. 12, speak in Northfield at First Parish Church at 10 a.m. and in Bernaredston at Bernardston Unitarian Church at 11:30 a.m. (coffee at 11 a.m.)

Death and Dying series continues Sunday at All Souls

GREENFIELD — All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church continues its four-part series on Death and Dying, Sunday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m., with “What to do with the body: Cremation, bury or donate.” This third program will cover “What to do with the body.” Join Carol Coan and Joan Pillsbury for tea, cake and conversation in small groups. Use the Hope Street entrance. Voluntary donations will cover use of the building and refreshments. For more information:

Veterans Recognition Service: Sunday at Church of Saints James and Andrew

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

The Stookeys to present multifaith program Sunday

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. Tickets are $20 or $50 for Meet and Greet Reception, available at World Eye Bookshop in Greenfield.

Help for ‘Surviving the Holidays’ set for Tuesday at Living Waters

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.

North County Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service in Leyden on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

LEYDEN — The North County Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will take place at Leyden United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. (Note time change from previous years.)

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