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Faith Matters: How to still the muddy waters of overthinking: Clarity, peace and God can be found in the quiet spaces
04-12-2024 10:43 AM

By THE REV. CINDY LAJOY

Have you ever walked through a season of your life where, no matter how hard you tried, you were unable to see your way through to the “other side?” Maybe you have been anxious for months about a major decision you need to make, but despite your...

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Faith Matters: ‘God’s Eye is on the Sparrow’: Unlike the fleeting nature of our troubles, God’s love is everlasting
07-12-2024 1:05 PM

By THE REV. DR. MEGAN E. LEARY

For my birthday last year my husband and sons gave me a bird feeder with a camera attached.The camera has a motion sensor that is activated when birds land to feed and then captures video of them eating. I have become enchanted with watching the...


Faith Matters: Coming out can feel like a miracle
05-24-2024 11:22 AM

By THE REV. VICKI IX

I have added my coming out to the list of miracles in my life — the glimpses of the resurrection I have been granted in this life. I count this moment as a blessing and pray for those who have not yet been able to say the words out loud.More...


Faith Matters: We are all in the same boat: Finding God and our common humanity in ‘the between’
05-17-2024 12:30 PM

By BEN TOUSLEY, M.DIV.

Years ago, I stood with some family members and a large crowd of strangers on a whale watch boat anxiously anticipating the appearance of the first whale. When the mighty leviathan breached the water quite close to one side of our boat, all let out a...


Walk for Peace in Gaza set for Saturday in Leverett
05-16-2024 2:47 PM

By SCOTT MERZBACH

LEVERETT — A Walk for Peace in Gaza, bringing participants from Town Hall to the New England Peace Pagoda, takes place Saturday, an event that organizers view as a way to stand with those experiencing loss and grief.Sponsored by the Village of Light...


Faith Matters: ‘Glimmer moments’ can be found everywhere: The importance of finding and sharing moments of joy, peace and safety
05-10-2024 3:12 PM

By THE REV. LINDA M. RHINEHART NEAS

Have you heard of “glimmer moments?” I thought this was something cutesy that someone made up, but after doing research, I learned that it is actually a scientific term.The phrase “glimmer moments” was created by psychotherapist Deb Dana in an attempt...


Faith Matters: Recommended for ages birth to resurrection: God’s love in inclusive of all
03-22-2024 10:06 AM

By STEVE DAMON

‘I’d like to invite the young and the young-at-heart to come on up,” I bellow as I skip, jog, crawl, roll, saunter, or … whatever … up to the United Church of Bernardston alter, every Sunday morning at approximately 10:50 in the morning, 9:50 during...


Faith Matters: All are welcome at Open Table: One effort to nurture respectful conversation among those who may see the world differently
03-09-2024 7:00 AM

By JAN FLASKA

I often ask the students I teach to tell me which fruit was forbidden by God in the Garden of Eden. A quick, abrupt answer is speculative: “Apple!” A thoughtful answer obligates us to read the source, which states that it is not specified. Now the...


Faith Matters: Covenant as an art: How caring for others puts us in touch with God’s love
03-01-2024 11:34 AM

By THE REV. JAMES KOYAMA

I’d like to share a recent experience with you and what it says to me about being part of the church in our world. Quite recently, one of our members passed away. He was a man beloved by many, who I came to know near the end of his life.When we...


Finding God everywhere: Pastor Peter Stilla of the First Congregational Church in Hadley pens new book about Christian Universalism
02-23-2024 1:50 PM

By TINKY WEISBLAT

Peter Stilla of Deerfield has had multiple careers. For much of his life, he was a journalist. This work included stints doing editorial work at the Greenfield Recorder and its sister paper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette.In 2000, he decided to attend...


Faith Matters: Celebrate love by sharing love: Loving one another means everyone, not just one special person
02-09-2024 12:53 PM

By THE REV. LINDA M. RHINEHART NEAS

In a few days, people around the world will spend billions of dollars on cards, candy, jewelry, flowers, and a night on the town to prove their love and affection to a special someone. I may be wrong, but I think St. Valentine is rolling over in his...


Faith Matters: God is not Google: God’s gifts require patience in an often impatient world
02-02-2024 12:03 PM

By THE REV. CINDY LAJOY

Have you ever wondered why God sometimes leads us on what seems like a long and winding road, just to end up mere steps from where you started? Have you ever asked God to answer your prayers in a hurry, only to find yourself waiting for a response for...


Leverett’s New England Peace Pagoda marks 38 years of inspiring peace, unity
10-13-2023 10:15 AM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

As the New England Peace Pagoda in Leverett celebrated its 38th anniversary this month, late Wampanoag medicine man Slow Turtle, as well as the intercultural peace he advocated for, were on the minds and hearts of those who visited the spiritual...

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