31st Shelter Sunday


October 2, 2022 marked Northampton’s 31st annual Shelter Sunday—an effort which began as a drive to inspire every household in the Northampton area to contribute at least $1 to support essential service in the community. Today, Shelter Sunday is still raising crucial funds for three local agencies serving people who are serving those experiencing housing and food insecurity in Northampton and Easthampton: Hampshire Friends of the Homeless, Manna Community Kitchen, and ServiceNet.

Thank you to everyone who contributed. Your support is very important to many people struggling to get by.

2022 Smith Vespers


Smith College’s much-anticipated Christmas Vespers program will be held on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm in John M. Greene Hall, on the campus of Smith College. An annual tradition at Smith, the Christmas Vespers performance tells the story of advent through hymns and other anthems, prayers, and scripture readings. The services will be led by Rev. Matilda Rose Cantwell, director of Religious and Spiritual Life, with readings by members of the Smith College senior class, staff, and faculty. The music portion of the program will feature the Smith College Chorus, Glee Club, Chamber Singers, Handbell Choir, and Orchestra, with a special appearance from the Campus School Choir. A free-will donation will be collected for the Hampshire County Interfaith Cot Shelter Program. Free and open to the public. Masks encouraged.
We are very grateful for the continuing support of the Smith College Music Department and the Smith College Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

Two-piano benefit performance!

Two-piano benefit!

Mark your calendar on December 2 for a spectacular offering!
Brenda Moore Miller and Meg Kelsey Wright will be presenting a two-piano recital of a program including Schumann, Mozart, Khatchaturian, Poulenc, Grieg, & Piazzolla, on Village Hill in Northampton. If you love classical piano this is not to be missed. A minimum donation of $25 is requested to support the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless. Come enjoy an evening of great music while giving support to homeless individuals in our local communities.
Space is limited: please RSVP to: mkwpianostudio@gmail.com