Congregational Church of South Dartmouth: Minister of music, Gerry Dyck's last Sunday worship service and leading of the choir 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. Immediately following worship, the congregation will host a celebration reception honoring him and his wife Helga. Call 508-993-6676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Unitarian Church: 309 N. Main St., Fall River, will welcome the return of Rev. Richard Fewkes for a 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, Sept. 17. The topic, Right Relations, is a term used in congregations to build and maintain positive relationships between individuals and groups within the congregation.
Grace Episcopal Church: corner of County and School Streets, services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, will feature Children’s Eucharist with the blessing of the backpacks. All are welcome.
Blessing of the Pets: at the Acushnet Farmers Market on Leonard Street, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. Rev. Kathy Macedo from the Acushnet-Wesley United Methodist Church will bless the animals. All pets are welcome.
19th Annual Harvest Festival: St. Bernard Church, 30 S. Main St., Assonet, Sept. 22 to 24: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with festival dinner at 7 (tickets required); 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday with outdoor Mass at 8:30. Games, giant raffles, good food, vendors, entertainment and lots of pumpkins. Info 508-644-5585.
The Annual Greek Food Festival: Saint George Greek Orthodox Church, 186 Cross Road, Dartmouth, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15, 16 and 17. The three-day food festival will feature a wide selection of Greek food and drink, cultural performances and Greek music.
Alzheimer’s Walk: The Congregational Church of South Dartmouth welcomes the community to join them in a walk (families welcome) for Alzheimer's at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Fort Taber. Donations to: The Alzheimer’s Association (put CCSD in the memo line) and mail to the church.
Craft Venders: Smith Mills Christian Congregational Church is looking for crafters and vendors for their holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Call Amanda at 508-287-8132 to reserve tables. Each table is 8 ft. long and comes with two chairs, $35 for one table - $50 for two.
Craft Venders: St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Dartmouth will hold an Autumn Harvest Faire from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Venders can reserve a space by for $25 by Oct. 1. Call Diane at 508-264-2100 or Betty 508-999-5008 between noon and 6 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Fairhaven: 34 Center St., monthly pot-luck suppers from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15. Beverages are provided. All ages are welcome.
Meat, Seafood and More Raffle: Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 121 Mt. Pleasant St., New Bedford, dinner at 5 p.m. and raffle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. Serving lasagna dinner, $9 donation.
Fall Festival (Polish food): Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 235 N. Front St., New Bedford, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30. Polish and American food and various booths. Free admission. Phone: 508-992-9378. www.olphchurchnb.org
Crafters and Exhibitors: Sacred Heart Home in New Bedford, Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Spaces available for 8 ft. tables ($30) and 4 1/2 ft. tables ($20). Contact Pauline Gates, 359 Summer St., New Bedford at 1-508-996-6751 or email@example.com.
Live Music at the Bliss, with “Alive n’ Pickin:” 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, 1264 Stafford Road, Tiverton. Gary and Kevin Farias and Joe LePage performing songs. Donations will be accepted. Refreshments available for purchase. Visit www.blissfourcornerschurch.org
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