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The Recorder – Your Religion News: July 16, 2022

Sunday: Barry Deitz is a speaker

BERNARDSTON — On Sunday, July 17, Bernardston Unitarians meet at the 1739 Unitarian Church on Church Street. Barry Deitz leads the service at 11:30 a.m. To attend via Zoom, send your name and email to 413-330-0807. Lynne Walker will provide our music.

Our next summer service, August 7, welcomes Reverend Steve Wilson back with “In the Garden.” Topics and other updates at

Sunday at First United Methodist

GREENFIELD – Join us at First United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 17. The focus will be on the story of Martha and Mary and the priority given to Jesus, so that we are more authentic in accomplishing the many other tasks we need to work on. during the day. We are located at 25 Church Street, at the corner of Franklin and Church Streets.

Sunday at Sunderland Congregational

SUNDERLAND – The worship service on Sunday July 17 will start at 11am. The title of the Sunday sermon is titled “Oh, what a dropper”. We are an open and assertive United Church of Christ congregation, which means we welcome you, whoever and wherever you are on your spiritual journey. If you would like to join us online, please email

Robbins Memorial Church News

GREENFIELD — Robbins Memorial Congregational Church, located at 55 Munson Street, meets for worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. Currently, worship is led by lay leaders.

On Sunday, July 17, the worship leader will be Janet Keyes.

On Sunday, July 24, a hymn will be sung instead of the usual worship service.

On Sunday, July 31, Maxine Sumner will be the worship leader. Everyone is welcome. Disabled access to the shrine is available via the slip ramp to the right of the Munson Street entrance.

First Parish begins a summer break

NORTHFIELD – Northfield First Parish, Unitary, has begun its annual summer break and expects regular church services to resume on Sunday, September 11.

July 18: The Singing Lesters in concert

GREENFIELD – Enjoy The Singing Lesters in concert, Monday evening, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Living Waters Assembly of God, 450 Davis St., Greenfield. The Lesters are nationally known and part of their fourth generation of family gospel concert music nationwide. The concert is free to all who attend.

July 21: Afghan family visit to Ashfield

ASHFIELD – St. John’s Episcopal and the First Congregational Church (UCC) of Ashfield will host a picnic on Thursday, July 21 for the displaced Afghan family sponsored by Ashfield resident Dr. Carter J. Carter. The potluck picnic will begin at 5:00 p.m. and will take place in the township of Ashfield and in the tent in St. John’s. Rain or shine. Dr Carter said: “The only dietary restriction is that Ahmadis don’t eat pork. Otherwise, no restrictions. Reverend David Jones, pastor of First Congregational, said, “We will have soccer balls and goals, s’mores and other toys for children who want to meet and play with the three Ahmadi children. It will be like an old fashioned summer church picnic. Annie Cheatham added: “We try to reduce our waste and recyclables, so we would like everyone to bring their own plate and cutlery. This will significantly reduce the amount of waste generated. We will provide lemonade and water. RSVP to”

July 22-23: Gospel Tent Revival Meetings

GREENFIELD – “Called Out of Darkness Presents: the Marvelous Light Revival Tent Meeting.” Experience powerful nights of healing July 22 and 23 at 6:30 p.m. each evening at the spacious outdoor property of Living Waters Assembly of God at 450 Davis St. in Greenfield. Bring a chair if desired for the event. It is free for the public to attend.

News from Montague Center, UCC

MONTAGUE CENTER — Pastor James Koyama will lead the 10 a.m. Sunday service, which will be in person only. Leslie Brown is deacon for the month. The Church Council will meet after the weekly coffee hour in Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday night concert

Our Wednesday night concert series continues with Steve Ciechomski and Tom Pelsky performing at 6 p.m. Concerts are held outdoors, weather permitting. please bring a chair.

Leiden United Methodist

LEYDEN — Sunday service at Leiden United Methodist Church is at 9 a.m. Services will be led by Kurt Pearson on an ongoing basis. Everyone is welcome. Contact information: 413-336-6248. Facebook Page: Leiden United Methodist Church

July 31: End-of-Life Ritual Teaching Sermon Series

GREENFIELD – You are invited to the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St., for the next installment in his series of monthly teaching sermons. This month’s topic will be the end of life and burial. If you’re curious about end-of-life rituals, please join us on Sunday, July 31 at 10 a.m. For more information on our teaching series or to watch the live stream, visit:

July 31: Ring the bell for remembrance

GREENFIELD – You are invited to join The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew on the last Sunday of every month for Ringing for Remembrance, which we see as a small step in responding to the public health crisis of gun violence. On the last Sunday of the month, our worship will begin at 10 a.m. with clergy sharing the number of people who have died from gun violence in the past month as the church bell rings in remembrance of all who have died. We invite other congregations to join this initiative and ring your bells with us.

Vacation Bible School

ATHOL – The Athol Orange Baptist Church. 260 Walnut St., Athol, will hold a Vacation Bible School Aug. 1-5 from 8:45 a.m. to noon each day. Theme: Kookaburra Coast. Ages: 4 – 6th grade. Pre-register at or register at the door.

August 11: The bells will ring

GREENFIELD – On Thursday, August 11 and every 11 days of each month, All Souls UU Church will ring the steeple bell at 11 a.m. out of concern for the environment. For 11 minutes, we intervene to consider our role in changing direction after an environmental catastrophe.

August 14: Marian celebration

The Franklin County Deanery will host a Marian celebration in honor of the Feast of the Assumption, Sunday, August 14, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 221 Federal St., Greenfield. The Deanery Choir will provide music conducted by Kathleen Galluzzo

Confessions begin at 1 p.m., with 10 priests available. The party starts at 2 p.m.

Reflection of Father Michael Pierz. Eucharistic procession of the Rosary outside around the Church property. Coronation of Mary inside the church. For questions, call Deacon John Leary at 413-219-2734.

August 14: Daily Office and Daily Prayer

GREENFIELD – You are invited to the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew for the next installment in our monthly teaching sermon series. The subject of this month will be the daily office and the daily prayer. If you are curious about prayer practices, please join us on Sunday, August 14 at 10 a.m. For more information on our teaching series or to watch the live stream, visit: