Your Religion News: May 22, 2021

Published: 5/21/2021 2:46:44 PM

Today: Church tag sale in WhatelyWHATELY — The Whately Congregational Church will be holding a giant tag sale and silent auction at the church on Saturday, May 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be furniture, glassware, kitchen items, vintage specialties and much more including a large selection of flowering plants. The church is at 177 Chestnut Plain Road, just south of the Whately Inn. Come for fantastic bargains and some special items.

Today: Church tag sale at Montague Center church

MONTAGUE CENTER — First Congregational Church of Montague, 4 North St., is holding a tag sale on the front lawn of the church today, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lots of household items, furniture, books, baskets.

Sunday, May 23, is Pentecost; wear red to show your spirit. There will be a gathering after the service for those interested in joining the church. Please feel free to attend.

Sunday: Trinitarian Church of Northfield to hold in-person service

NORTHFIELD — Trinitarian Congregational Church, Northfield will hold its first in-person outdoor worship service this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the lower parking lot. Wear red for Pentecost. State and federal guidelines will continue to be observed for the well-being of all in attendance. For more information, contact the church office at 413-498-5839.

Sunday: UUs present Julie Payne Britton

Join All Souls and Franklin County UUs this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. In her last regularly scheduled service, worship leader Julie Payne Britton will explore the fullness of this passing time and the task that always and still lies before us.

Finally there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel — at least in this country. At least in this state. At least in this community. And tempting as it may be to put this long, hard 14 months in the rearview mirror, doing so would make us miss something important — the chance to learn and grow and draw nearer to the Source of All. People are invited to bring a candle to light during our chalice lighting and there will be a Body Prayer for All Ages.

Britton is a local psychotherapist, seminarian, and Member in Discernment in the United Church of Christ tradition.

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Shelburne church news

SHELBURNE — The First Congregational Church of Shelburne will observe Pentecost this Sunday with an in-person worship service at 10 a.m. Safety protocols for mandatory masks and spacing of 6-foot distance will be followed. Reservations are required by contacting our church clerk, Diantha Wholey, at 413-625-6592 or by email at

May 30: Interfaith Memorial Day service

PETERSHAM — An Interfaith Memorial Day Worship Service will be held at the Orthodox Congregational Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 30, at 21 South Main St., Petersham. Orthodox Congregational Pastor Tim Sweeney and The Rev. Inanna Arthen from the First Congregational Parish Unitarian Petersham will preside over the service. Bob Lemoine will play the organ and direct the choir.

A Raising of the Flag ceremony is scheduled at 10:15 a.m. on the front lawn.

Trinity Church to hold in-person services starting June 6

SHELBURNE FALLS — Pastor Marguerite Sheehan said, “Trinity Church in Shelburne Falls is re-opening our church building for in-person Sunday worship on June 6, at 10 a.m. Face coverings are required only for people who choose to not, or for any reason cannot, be vaccinated. We look forward to being together in person.” For more information, call 413-625-2341







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