Your Religion News: April 10, 2021

Published: 4/9/2021 5:11:17 PM

Sunday: Bishop Byrne will preach in GreenfieldGREENFIELD — The Franklin County Deanery will sponsor a Divine Mercy Celebration at Blessed Sacrament Church in Greenfield on Sunday, April 11. Bishop William Byrne will be the Celebrant and will preach. Confessions will be available from 2 to 3 p.m. The celebration will begin at 3 p.m.

First Congregational Church of Montague news

MONTAGUE CENTER — Pastor James Koyama welcomes all to the 10 a.m. in-house worship service. Health safety guidelines will be followed. The service is also available by Zoom. The link is sent out on Saturday. Please contact Ann Fisk (413-367-2812) if you would like the link.

The annual meeting will be held following the service, all are urged to attend. Meeting will be held in the Sanctuary and on Zoom.

April 17: Spring Fling Ham Supper

There will be a Take Out Spring Fling Ham Supper on Saturday, April 17. We will have a drive-thru set up in front of the church between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There are a limited number of dinners available so please call ahead. 413-367-2652.

Sunday: ‘Service as Prayer’ at All Souls and First Parish Unitarians

On Sunday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Alison Cornish will lead the online worship service for Greenfield’s All Souls Church and First Parish of Northfield, Unitarian. Titled “Service as Prayer,” the sermon will be the third in a series exploring First Parish of Northfield’s Declaration of Fellowship. What do Unitarian Universalists view as ‘service? Is service the same as giving charity? As working for justice?

Also as part of this service, we will honor Yom Ha’shoah, the annual commemoration of the remembrance of the Holocaust, and tell the story of the founding of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. To obtain Internet connection information for the service, email fpnorthfieldma@gmail.com.

Shelburne Congregational Church news

SHELBURNE — The First Congregational Church of Shelburne continues this Second Sunday of Easter with a written worship resource and video. The service is centered on the image of the Good Shepherd. Worship resources are accessible via our church website @ (shelburnechurch.org).

May 1: Walk the labyrinth

GREENFIELD — May 1 is World Labyrinth Day. The Community Labyrinth Coalition invites the community to celebrate this day and learn more by walking the labyrinth on the Federal Street lawn of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and James at 1 p.m. That’s when, across the globe, people will set an intention for peace, a rolling wave of energy that blesses the world. We would love to be part of the worldwide movement and would invite people to come walk anytime that afternoon. We are also hoping to partner with the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and other local groups advocating for more peaceful relations on our Earth around this event.

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