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The Recorder – Your Religion News: October 8, 2022

Sunderland Congregational Church

SUNDERLAND — Our monthly Country Breakfast will take place today from 7am to 10am.

Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. If you would like to join us online, please email to login.

The online Bible study group will meet on Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. To participate, send an e-mail to the above address.

Sunday: Blessing of the Animals

GREENFIELD – You are invited to bring your beloved creature, stuffed animal or photo of your pet to Saints James and Andrew’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, October 9 at 10 a.m. to receive a special blessing. Located at 8 Church Street, Greenfield. To learn more, visit

Trinitarian Congregational Church News

NORTHFIELD – Worship services are held every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Northfield. We are an open and assertive congregation of the United Church of Christ.

Mondays: ‘Food for your mind’

NORTHFIELD — Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church will offer “Food for Your Spirit” on Mondays at 10 a.m. The church is located at 147 Main Street.

Oct. 10: A decidedly unscholarly look at a Psalm and the music related to it (bring your instrument if you want to share)

October 24: As above, but passage from the New Testament instead of a psalm

Oct. 31: Debate around the book. The October book is “When Spiritual But Not Religious Isn’t Enough” by Lillian Daniel

Hosted by Michele Lawler (

Sunday: Heart-Centered Kirtan

NORTHFIELD – Join us in person or via Zoom as we rejoice and resonate with some heart-centered Kirtan in First Parish’s stunning acoustic sanctuary, Unitarian, in historic Northfield. Service begins at 10 a.m. Come let the music clear your mind and soothe your heart.

For the Zoom link and password, email before 9 a.m. on Sunday.

Sunday: Reverend Steve Wilson at Bernardston UU

BERNARDSTON – The Reverend Steve Wilson leads the service this Sunday, October 9 at the Bernardston Unit Meeting Hall at 49 Church Street at 11:30 a.m. Reverend Wilson’s subject: “Pass the Cranberries, NOW! The Doctrine of Discovery and Manifest Destiny.

On Monday mornings, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Reverend Wilson leads a writing workshop on Zoom. To get a Zoom invitation to join Sunday Service or the Monday Morning Writing Workshop, send your name and email to 413-330-0807. More info at www/

Leyden United Methodist Church Hosts Craft Fair

LEYDEN — The Leyden United Methodist Church will not hold a Sunday church service this week. We organize the Hills Are Alive In Leyden craft fair. The Fair will be held in the outdoor common area and at City Hall, today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A hot meal will be served, as well as a bake sale and raffle.

First Congregational Church Hosts Fall Festival

MONTAGUE — Join us today to celebrate fall with our Montague Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lots of activities going on, cars, quilts, music, dancing, try your luck, paint a pumpkin, fried dough, corn chowder, chili.

10 a.m. Sunday worship, Ann Cenzano, organist/choir director. The deacons hold a blessing of the animals on the lawn after coffee time. Bring your pet or a photo.

Sunday to All Saints

GREENFIELD — Reverend Betsy Simmons’ sermon is “Be, Belong, Become,” at All Souls Church, 399 Main Street, at 10:30 a.m.

Julia Bady will provide music and Kate Mason will host. Masks are mandatory.

Sunday at First United Methodist Church

GREENFIELD – Join us Sunday, October 9, 10 a.m. for worship as we look at the book of Luke, chapter 17. The focus will be on praising and thanking God, a diversity of people and cultures. The First United Methodist Church is located at 25 Church Street (at the corner of Franklin and Church Streets).

Sunday at Robbins Memorial Congregational Church

GREENFIELD – Robbins Memorial Congregational Church, 55 Munson Street in Greenfield, meets for worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. Currently, worship is led by lay leaders, who all follow the lectionary readings common to most Christian churches.

On Sunday, October 10, Janet Keyes will lead the worship, on the theme of faith and healing. Special music will include Sing of Colors (De Colores).

Universal access to the sanctuary is available via the connecting ramp to the right of the Munson Street entrance.

October 15: Takeout Stuffed Pork Loin Dinner

NORTHFIELD – St. Patrick’s Church will be hosting a Stuffed Pork Loin Take-Out Dinner on Saturday, October 15. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, October 11 by calling Kelly at 413-824-6123. On the menu, stuffed port loin, roast potatoes, squash, apple compote and dessert. Pickup is from 3-5 p.m. on October 15. $14 / dinner. The church is at 80 Main Street, Northfield.

October 15: Blessing of Pets

TURNERS FALLS – The annual Blessing of Pets, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of the environment and animals, will take place on Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m. in the Peace Garden at Our Lady of Peace. Church, 90 Seventh St. in Turners Falls. There will be refreshments for everyone. For information, call Marguerite at 413-863-5397.

Oct. 15: Braised Beef Supper

ATHOL — South Athol United Methodist Church (65 Morgan Ave.) invites you to join them for their Oct. 15 dinner. This month’s menu is braised beef with their popular homemade pies for dessert.

Reservations are required and tickets are $14 each for the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. settings, and are available by calling 978-249-9212.

Oct. 30: Brick Church piano/violin concert

DEERFIELD — “The Brick Church” musical series is pleased to announce its second concert of the season featuring Sirena Huang, violinist, and Pi-Hsun Shih, pianist, on Sunday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at Deerfield’s First Church.

We will once again welcome on the “stage” BCMS Sirena Huang, a prodigy of the violin. Formerly a fellow at Hartt College of Music in Hartford, she is now an international soloist and winner of competitions around the world. She will be joined by Pi-Hsun Shih, Doctor of Musical Arts, who is pursuing a career as a soloist, collaborating pianist and piano teacher at the Community Division of the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

This concert is a fundraiser for the church with a donation of $10 to $20 at the door. Disabled parking is behind the church. Masks will be optional. For more information, please contact Jean Pitman Turner, Artistic Director, 413-774-2657.

The second Saturday roast beef dinners will be back on November 12

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston United Church will resume its famous second Saturday roast beef supper, the first of which will be Saturday, November 12, with seating at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. freshly mashed earth, gravy, vegetables and rolls, with a freshly baked pie for dessert is only $15. Location: Bernardston United Church, 58 Church Street (Route 10), Bernardston. Call 413-648-9306 to book your preferred time or to order takeout.

October 30: Educational Sermon Series

GREENFIELD — You are invited to the Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew on Sunday, October 16 at 10 a.m. for the next installment in our monthly teaching sermon series. The topic will focus on understanding what constitutes the Christian Scriptures, what we often call the New Testament. Located at 8 Church Street, Greenfield. For more information on our teaching series or to watch the live stream, visit:

November 5: Miller’s Wood Ladies’ Christmas Fair

ATHOL – The annual Miller’s Wood Ladies Christmas Fair returns Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Miller’s Woods/Riverbend Clubhouse at 739 Daniel Shays Hwy., Athol. Highlights include themed baskets, cooking table, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, gift certificate raffle, homemade Christmas gifts from our craft table, high roller raffle , a quilt raffle and the free welcome raffle. Our snack bar will be operated by the students and the Athol High School Counselor.

For more information, call 978-830-4430.