Happenings June 1, 2022
Berkshire Pride
Sat. June 4
The Sheffield Pride team will particpate in the parade, let us know if you would like to be part of our contingent. We can help you arrange carpooling, just let us know!

Sheffield Pride Shirts

Get your 2022 shirt at the Stone Soup booth at the Farmers' Market or after worship on Sundays.

Sheffield Pride
Friday, June 24 beginning at the Farmers' Market with Drag Story Time with Rev. Yolanda, then after the market, free food, variety show and dancing until 8:00.

Farmers' Market
Join us on Fridays for our
22nd Season!

Berkshire Children's Chorus Concert

The chorus will present their first in-person performance since the pandemic, “How Can I Keep From Singing” on June 12th at 4:00 pm at Old Parish Church.

The concert will feature special musical guests Stockbridge Sinfonia and a world premiere orchestration of O Colored Earth, by Steve Heitzeg.

Admission is free, donations are gladly accepted at the door. Space is limited so please reserve your seat.

Walking Tour Concert
The Massachusetts Walking Tour will hold its 11th annual trek, performing 10 free community concerts and public hikes along the Appalachian Trail.

Old Parish Church will host the Sheffield concert, which is on Friday, June 17 at 6pm. It will feature the walk organizers playing a set of songs centered around community, perserverance and walking, along with performances by local musicians. The concert is supported by the Sheffield Cultural Council.

Details for this concert and others, as well as for all
of the hiking tours, can be found at:

Sign Up for the
Appalachian Trail Ministry

Our Appalachian Trail ministry begins on Monday, June 20 and runs through August 13. We are there on Mondays-Wednesdays-Fridays.

Last year members of our church, Christ Trinity Church, plus volunteers and clergy from churches statewide, served over 500 hikers at the Appalachian Trail tent. Let us serve just as many hikers, or more, this year.
Berkshire Association Spring Gathering
All in our congregation are invited to attend. It will be at the new Canaan Congregational Church.
2:00 PM on Sunday, June 5.

Celebrate John & Joan Hotaling's 60th Anniversary

You are invited to celebrate the Hotaling's diamond wedding anniversary on Sat., June 11 from 12-3pm.
The open house party will be at Bogies Restaurant in Gt. Barrington. It will be an outdoor casual event, no gifts please.

Please RSVP by May 30 to:
jeh41@verizon.net or 413-229-8575
Be the Light!
Thank you for supporting the ministries of our church!
Checks are welcome by mail:
First Congregational Church of Sheffield
PO Box 387
Sheffield, MA 01257
Donate at our website:
Let gratitude and generosity lead.
We are the church together.

Lighting the Steeple

For the month of June, the steeple will be lit by Julie & Steve Hannum in memory of Julie's aunt and uncle, Betty & Jim Collingwood. June 14th is the 70th anniversary of their marriage that took place at Old Parish Church.
Opportunities are available for July-October & December. If you would like to sponsor the Lighting of the Steeple in the coming months please reply to this email with your desired wording and drop off or mail your contribution to the church.
It is a touching way to honor someone in your life!

Dates to Keep in Mind:

  • Sheffield Food Assistance Program - Monday mornings.
  • Weekly Wednesday Zoom Social Hour at 5:00pm.
  • SBRSD Family Food Distribution - Thursdays at 11:30am.
  • Sheffield Farmers' Market, Fridays 3-6pm.
  • Berkshire Pride, Pittsfield. Sat. June 4–Sheffield Pride team will participate.
  • John & Joan Hotaling's Anniversary Party, Sat., June 11 from 12-3pm, Bogies Restaurant.
  • Berkshire Children's Chorus Spring Concert, Sun., June 12 at 4pm
  • Massachusetts Walking Tour Concert - Fri., June 17 at 6pm
  • 2022 Sheffield Pride – Fri. June 24 beginning at the Farmers' Market with Drag Story Time with Rev. Yolanda, then after the market, free food, variety show and dancing until 8:00.

125 Main Street
PO Box 387
Sheffield MA 01257


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We are an Open and Affirming Congregation
of The United Church of Christ