|What:||A new GriefShare Group starts Tuesday, October 3rd, in our cozy East Forest Park neighborhood church. We are conveniently located on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Arvilla Street in Springfield. GriefShare is here to help and encourage all grieving people find hope and healing after suffering the loss of a loved one or friend. Those interested in attending these faith-based sessions may come any time during the 13-week cycle, since each session is "self-contained". Attenders are welcome to sit in on any missed weekly meetings during our next cycle in January. To register please call the church office.|
|When:||2017-10-03 through 2017-12-19|
|Where:||Wachogue Congregational Church|
80 Arvilla Street
|What:||Locations all around New England are ready to receive your gift -filled shoe box for a hurting child somewhere in the world. Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Locations are found on the website: www.Samaritanpurse.org/OCC/Drop-Off. National Collection Week is this Monday, November 13 thru Monday November 20. It is time to pack a shoe box for a girl or boy ages 3-5 or 6-9 or 10-14 with hygiene items, school supplies and something special. Give thanks with a special shoe box for a child devastated by life's misfortunes. Show them they are loved and not forgotten. THANK YOU!|
|When:||2017-11-13 through 2017-11-20|
See website for locations and
|Where:||See website for locations and times|
Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Locat
|What:||All welcome to Central Baptist Church Free Pancake Breakfast. Please Join in Hays Hall for breakfast and fellowship.|
9:00am - 10:00am
|Where:||Central Baptist Church|
115 Elm Street
|What:||On November 18th, 2017 Bryann Trejo of Kingdom Muzic will be coming to New London, Connecticut to spread the LOVE of Jesus Christ. In an effort to help make this event possible we would love to partner with you! My wife and I had were drawn to Bryann Trejo through his testimony and the messages in his music, but mostly because of his heart for revival. Devoted husband and father of beautiful children, Bryann admits his first ministry is his family. (Our goal would be to bring his entire family here with him, if we are able to raise the funds.) He’s a man who walks his talk and who we believe, carries a timely message for the body of Christ. This is why we want to do what we can to support the work Bryann Trejo and Kingdom Muzic are doing. New London, CT needs to know that they are not without hope. It’s time to wake up, New England … we believe that God has given us a vision for this region and your donation will help us in our endeavor to bring hope to this region. This isn’t just entertainment.|
Meet Bryann Trejo... Bryann “Kingdom Minded” Trejo’s story is one not only one of God’s overcoming power but also of His redeeming grace. Born in Corpus Cristi, TX, Bryann had a troubled childhood, to say the least. To say he made some bad choices would be an understatement. This troubled path reached it’s tipping point when Bryann was charged with 2 counts of attempted murder. It was during this very dark time in Bryann’s life, while awaiting trial, when he made the choice to give his life over to God . What was to be a 30 year prison sentence was reduced to 7 years plus time served. Bryann was then released on good behavior after serving only 4 years in prison. Shortly after Bryann was released from prison, came another traumatic blow. Bryann got word that his identical twin brother, Ryan Trejo (also a Christian Rapper), was murdered. Bryann came face to face with the truest testing of his faith and found himself challenged as thoughts of revenge clenched his mind in his excruciating pain. But, with God’s help, Bryann overcame this and instead of seeking revenge, he chose to love the murderers of his brother. This is where Bryann’s choice to press into God for comfort, healing and forgiveness resulted in the catapulting of what we now know as Kingdom Muzic.
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|Where:||Hope City Church|
931 Bank Street
New London, CT
|What:||This month our Coffee with a Cop will be an introduction to the Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run. We will have guests on hand to tell you all about this awesome orginization, as well as athletes and their medals.|
9am - 12pm
501 Memorial Drive
Chicopee , MA
|What:||Join us for the biggest Thanksgiving parade in America's Hometown! This parade has some great floats, as well as great historical re-enactors along with some great musical acts including yours truly!|
11am - 2pm
|What:||FREE Children's Event. Gene Cordova and his cast of characters will lead you through a Gospel Adventure full of fun and laughter to deliver the life changing good news of Jesus Christ.|
Adults and children are captivated by the dynamic and hilarious perspectives that Gene Cordova brings to favorite Bible characters and stories. Through ventriloquism, illusions, comedy, colorful balloon twisting, audience participation and high-energy antics, everyone shares in this exciting adventure.
|Where:||Bethany Assembly of God|
580 Main Street
|What:||Unplanned pregnancy? You are not alone. Join an embrace grace group! |
-Make new friends in similar circumstances
-Receive baby shower with baby items
-Be inspired & hope filled through an awesome support system
Tuesdays this fall. (November 21st, 28th, December 5th)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
|Where:||Calvary Presbyterian Church|
1518 King Street
|What:||Fellow alumni, come out to the 3rd Annual Chicopee Comp Alumni Football game! It will be fun for the whole family, and a time to catch up with new and old friends. Game time is 6 PM at the Chicopee Comp Football Field. For more information, please contact John Griffin.|
|Where:||Chicopee Comp Football Field|
617 Montgomery Street
|What:||The Spirit of Springfield is looking for a few hundred volunteers to carefully guide the balloons down Main Street and around lamp poles, traffic signals and trees. |
Balloon wranglers are the key to the success of the parade and the spectators' smiles.
The first two hundred to report on parade day receive a
limited-edition souvenir Parade of the Big Balloons scarf
Check-in: November 24 at 9AM
Must be at least 16 years old * Must weigh no less than 90 pounds.
Register on-line at spiritofspringfield.org
Deadline is November 20, 2017
If you have friends who do not meet the requirements of Balloon Wranglers and want to be a part of the parade, we need 40 banner carriers.
Contact staff@spiritofspringfield for more information.
|Where:||Spirit of Springfield|
1350 Main Street
|What:||After stuffing yourself with lots of food on Thanksgiving, burn those pounds off at Longmeadow High School with Bootcamp trainer Lindsey!|
60 Min Outdoor Bootcamp - $8
9:30am - 10:30am
|Where:||Longmeadow High School|
95 Grassy Gutter Rd
|What:||Sit. Stay. Pose. Professional holiday pet photos by Moments in Time Photography.|
See ticket link below to schedule your appointment.
Photos are $5.00/sitting and include (1) free digital download. Photo print & package options will be provided at the time of sitting. $5 sitting fee is CASH ONLY and will be collected the days of the event.
Please book 1 appointment for each sitting. If you would like separate photos for multiple pets, please book appointments for each ($5.00 fee per sitting will apply). You will receive (1) free digital download per $5.00 sitting.
|When:||2017-11-25 through 2017-11-26|
74 West Rd.
|What:||Come join us to decorate Central Baptist Church for the coming of Christ. Following the decorating there will be a free pot luck. Please join us for fun and fellowship.|
|Where:||Central Baptist Church|
115 Elm Street
|What:||After five incidents of violence at churches across the country since the end of October, the Council of Churches of Western Mass has decided to meet to talk about security.|
Clergy and law enforcement will get together on November 27th at the CCNJ Church on Sumner Avenue to address the growing security concern at houses of worship following deadly violence, most recently in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Archbishop Timothy Paul is the President of the Council of Churches. He told 22News they will explore the idea of having armed security guards at churches.
|Where:||CCNJ - Christian Center Nation of Jesus|
124 Sumner Avenue
|What:||A friendly and comfortable environment. Every women's first visit starts with a free pregnancy test. If you are at least 6 weeks pregnant and are not already receiving prenatal care, we can offer a free limited ultrasound.|
We will take the time to find out your needs and provide personalized assistance. We offer a pregnancy decision aid tool to sort through your feelings and gain perspective. All our services are free and confidential.
Every Thursday starting November 30th, weather permitting.
|Where:||Enfield Food Shelf|
96 Alden Avenue
|What:||The Boston Tea Party comes alive in December! Taking place at Boston’s Old South Meeting House and the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, the 244th Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment offers the public to experience one of America's most iconic public protests at one of the largest moving historical reenactments in the U.S. More than 100 reenactors tell the story of The Boston Tea Party and theatrically recreate the evening of December 16, 1773 which sparked the American Revolution. It begins with a fiery tea tax debate at Old South Meeting House, the historic hall where the colonists gathered 244 years ago. Then, the public joins a procession led by fife & drummers to the waterfront and witnesses the Sons of Liberty destroy actual loose [expired] tea from London’s East India Company! NEW IN 2017: Inviting one and all to send loose tea to be thrown into Boston Harbor as part of this year’s reenactment.|
|Where:||Old South Meeting House|