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2017 St. Patrick’s Day Sober Dance

by Erin Murphy

A huge thank you to Darlene Berryman, Pam Garrett, Mary Rentz, Sue and Art Kaufman, Joyce Brown, the Networking Committee and the Mission Board for organizing a very successful St. Patrick’s Day Sober Dance. The food was delicious and the band, License to Groove, was great! Everyone had a wonderful time. Our pantry at South Church continues to grow as more people […]

2017 Lenten & Holy Week Services

by Erin Murphy

Join us for Lenten and Holy Week services as we look forward to Easter on April 16. South Church Seder/Meal of Remembrance Sunday, April 2, following worship — Barrett Hall Our Seder celebration helps us to remember the spiritual roots of Holy Week. Using a shortened haggadah, we partake of karpas, matzah, marror, pesah, harosat, and hard boiled eggs […]

Giant Tag Sale, Spring 2017

by Erin Murphy

Lord & Tailor’s GIANT TAG SALE Saturday, March 11th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Barrett Hall Donations of items to sell and volunteers to set up and work at the sale are needed. Speak with Nancy deForest if you need additional details. Thank you.

2017 Lenten Study

by Erin Murphy

The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life As a response to the times we are living through, Rev. Joel is beginning to plan a Lenten Study.  We will be exploring Henri Nouwen’s spiritual classic “Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life”. The three movements are from Loneliness to Solitude, Hostility to Hospitality, and […]

Habitat for Humanity Work Day, 2017

by Erin Murphy

March 18, 2017 from 8am – 3pm (approx) We’ll be teaming up with volunteers from First Church to work at Hall Place. Tasks will include hanging drywall, painting, and carpentry.  If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity, see Will Garrison, or call him at 443-0164.

Worshipful Thoughts for Sunday, February 26 – Transfiguration Sunday 

by Erin Murphy

This Sunday we read remarkable passages about encounters with the divine from Matthew 17:1-9 and Exodus 24:12-18. In the Gospel Jesus is transformed into shining light in the Presence of the love of God as the disciples tremble in fear. In Exodus Moses is transformed as he hikes up the mountain of God where glory […]

The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life — a Lenten Study

by Erin Murphy

As a response to the times we are living through, Rev. Joel is beginning to plan a Lenten Study. We will be exploring Henri Nouwen’s spiritual classic “Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Spiritual Life.” The three movements are from Loneliness to Solitude, Hostility to Hospitality, and Illusion to Prayer. We live in a […]

Bread & Roses Coffee House, February 2017

by Erin Murphy

Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 at 7 pm In the Parlor at South Congregational Church To benefit Redfield House, a supportive residence for young single parents in Pittsfield  Each David Grover and Linda Worster concert is different from the others they’ve given. These two friends have hundreds of songs in their repertoire — both originals and […]

Souper Bowl of Caring, February 2017

by Erin Murphy

During the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” children and youth across the nation work to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities.  This event takes place each year around the time of the annual Super Bowl Football Game. This year on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5th, our young people will once again participate by taking […]

Worshipful Thoughts for Sunday, February 5, 2017

by Erin Murphy

This week our passages are about how faith can become distorted and unrecognizable to the eyes of love. In Isaiah 58:1-9 the prophet castigates Israel for offering up prayers, rituals, and sacrifices while engaging in behavior that ignores the cries of the oppressed, hungry, and vulnerable. In Matthew 5:13-20 Jesus calls his disciples to be […]

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