announcement

Rev. Averill Moved to 1/27

Rev. Averill will now be appearing a week from tomorrow– Thursday, January 27th–on the Bill Newman Show. Rabbi Riqi Kosovske will be on tomorrow. Sorry for any confusion this last minute change might cause!

The Rev and the Rabbi

Rev. Averill will be a guest on The Rev and the Rabbi on The Bill Newman Show this Thursday (1/20) at 9:35 AM. Tune in to WHMP 101.5 / 1240 & 1400. The Podcast of the Show will be posted on the blog later in the week.

Church Cancelled 1/9

Church has been cancelled tomorrow, January 9th, due to the expected freezing rain. We will be open once again the following week. God Bless!

Christmas Eve 2021

Join us Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24th) at 4 p.m. at Florence Congregational Church for Christmas Eve Service! There will be lessons, carols, and the lighting of the Christ Candle. All are Welcome! Please Note that We Are Still Under Northampton’s Mask Mandate. Thank you.

Dreaming a Jewish Christmas

“Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas”: Film & Panel DiscussionSaturday, December 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m.“DREAMING OF A JEWISH CHRISTMAS” film night followed by an upbeat and humorous clergy panel discussion led by Rabbi Riqi Kosovske, Rev. Averill Blackburn of FCC, and local multi-faith clergy.  We will start with havdalah to end Shabbat. Held indoors in the BA sanctuary, with masks, ages 12+ must be vaccinated. All ages welcome! About the film: Directed by Oscar-nominated director, Larry Weinstein, “Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas” is…

Searching for a New Organist

Starting June 2021, Florence Congregational Church is searching for a New Organist!! If you play the organ or know someone who does and are interested, please contact Diane Barrett at the Florence Congregational Church. Office Number: (413) 584-1325

Yemen Blues Concert on June 11

Yemen Blues June 11, 2021 New Culture Music blending Yemenite, West African, Latin & Jazz Ravid Kahalani’s Yemen Blues project begins and ends with the singer’s rhapsodic voice and a Yemeni accent acquired from childhood religious singing — but everything in the middle is global, funky, and outrageous. Kahalani is part Prince, part James Brown, and his music reaches into Moroccan gnawa, Nigerian afrobeat, ecstatic jazz, and global soul. Traditional folkways and devotional song intersect effortlessly with heavy grooves and…

Announcement & Mini Sermon #57

Mini Sermon #57 Sermon Reading: Romans 8:22-27 (NRSV)Alternate New Testament Reading: Acts 2:1-21 (NRSV)Psalm: Psalm 104:24-34 (NRSV) Quick Note The subject of our “Mini Sermon,” Romans 8:22-27, will serve as the First Lesson at Florence Congregational this Sunday.  Hope to see you there! Preamble We move to Paul’s Letter to the Romans, which is perhaps the most well-known of his letters.  Paul is writing to Christians in diaspora—or Christians who live outside of Israel.  We know, just by looking at…

Concert this Friday @ 130 Pine Street

Friday, May 21st – Sophia Rei. Check out her Tiny Desk performance. She’s delightful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKSjxfYbxzcTickets and more info at: https://thirdrow.live/events/sofia-rei/ DESCRIPTION: Folk-futurist and award-winning vocalist, songwriter and producer, Sofía Rei weaves a deft and complicated tapestry of musical styles — a self-described pond-hopper when it comes to genre — whose training as an opera singer, fascination with Argentine folk traditions, and profound immersion in the multi-cultural mecca of New York City have all contributed to the music she plays today. Her collaborations are wide-ranging and studded with…