Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, one mile south of Berkshire Mall on Route 8, holds Sunday worship and children's Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship will follow. The Rev. David J. Beguin is pastor. Deaf Ministry is available. All are welcome. Information: (413) 442-1992.
First Baptist Church, 88 South St., a theologically progressive Baptist Church and a member of the Alliance of Baptists, will celebrate the 22nd Sunday after the Pentecost at its 10 a.m. service. The congregation will conclude its annual pledge campaign during the service.
The Rev. Quentin Chin, interim pastor, will preach a sermon using Jeremiah 31: 27-34 to reflect upon our covenant with God. There will be Children's Chapel and Sunday School.
The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. It also has an induction loop to help those with compatible hearing aids to participate more fully.
First Church of Christ, Scientist, 17 Wendell Ave., holds service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school for youths up to age 20 is held at the same time. Wednesday testimony meetings are held at 7:30 p.m.
The subject of Sunday's Bible lesson is "Doctrine of Atonement" with Golden Text from Deuteronomy: " the Lord our God is one Lord."
The reading room is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: (413) 448-8487.
Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., will hold Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Everlasting Love" is based on Jeremiah 3: 1-3. Special music will be provided by the Morningside Choir. Coffee and fellowship follow the services.
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Greylock Terrace and Watson Street, an Eastern Rite Catholic Church, offers regular Divine Liturgies every Sunday at noon with different scheduling for some Holy Days; confessions before liturgies; baptisms by appointment. Father Janusz (John) Jedrychowski is administrator. Information: (518) 828-5226.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Park Square, 67 East St., will celebrate the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost with worship services Saturday at 5 p.m. in the chapel and Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the main sanctuary. Christian formation for children begins at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium and Middle School and High School Youth meet at 11:30 a.m.
Coffee Hour follows the 10 a.m. service. A potluck supper will take place at 6 tonight to welcome the new rector, the Rev. Cricket Cooper.
Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 74 First St. near Pittsfield Common, gathers for worship and Holy Communion every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and snacks follow.
"The Rainbow Connection," a joint Sunday School children's ministry with First United Methodist Church, meets at 9 a.m. Sundays at Zion throughout the school year; no pre-registration necessary.
Every Thursday at 6 p.m., Zion hosts Jazz Vespers, a brief time of worship which incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into the ancient tradition of Evening Prayer.
First Congregational Church, 42 Park St., offers a traditional and contemporary service at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, as well as Sunday School for kindergarten through grade 12, and a nursery. Coffee and fellowship follow the Sunday services. On the first Sunday of each month, a potluck lunch follows the morning service.
First Baptist Church, 32 North St., worships at 11 a.m. on Sunday. The Rev. David Dillon welcomes all. Adult Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. The Wednesday potluck dinner is served at 6 p.m., followed by a Bible Study on Ephesians at 7 p.m. Coffee and fellowship follow the Sunday services. Child care is available. Information: (413) 743-3649.
ARK Community Church, 45 North St., celebrates worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. including children's Sunday School. Guest minister this week is the Rev. Allen Vander Meulen. Food pantry donations, including personal hygiene items, are collected every Sunday. ARK Community Church is a God centered, service focused, and unconditionally welcoming faith community. Information: www.betterthanwefoundit.net.
Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., holds Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery available) with the Rev. Victor Han. Sunday School is held at 9 a.m. Coffee Break for Women (Women's Bible Study) meets Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tonight from 5 to 7, an Tonight, 5-7 p.m.: Italian Extravaganza dinner will be served from 5 to 7 tonight. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for kids 6-12; and free for ages 5 and under.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 514 Main St., offers a casual worship at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel. Sunday worship is at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander W. Hunter is pastor. Sunday Community Lunch begins at 1 p.m.
The CROP Walk to fight hunger steps off at 1 p.m. Sunday from FCC. Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. A free pre-walk concert begins at 7:30 tonight at Dalton United Methodist Church
Housatonic Congregational Church, 1089 Main St., Housatonic, offers a 9 a.m. service on Sunday. The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin, UCC licensed minister, (413) 298-0673.
Berkshire Union Chapel, 191 Old State Road, Berkshire, holds praise and worship at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. William D. Furey is pastor. Sunday School is held at 10:30 a.m.
Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 11 Summer St., holds a worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Norman Lee is senior pastor and Richard Wright is co-pastor.
North American Martyrs Chapel, 151 Old State Road, Berkshire, holds a 5:45 p.m. Mass on Saturdays. The Rev. David Raymond of St. Mary of the Assumption, Cheshire, is the celebrant.
First Congregational Church of Lee, UCC, 25 Park Place, holds a worship service and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon is "Never Give Up." The Sing for Joy Parkinson's singing group meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays; doors open at 5 p.m. Information: Church office at (413) 243-1033; calendar online at www.ucc-lee.org.
Church on the Hill, UCC, 169 Main St., welcomes Rabbi Josh Breindel from Temple Anshe Amunim at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the sanctuary.
Breindel will join the Rev. Natalie Shiras in a dialogue sermon titled "Living Waters" based on the Hebrew scripture, Numbers 21, and the New Testament scriptures John 4: 7-15 and 1 Corinthians 10: 1-4. The two will preach on the connections between Miriam's well and the Rock of Moses in the Jewish tradition to the living water and Christ as the Rock in the Christian tradition. Breindel will teach an Israeli folk song about the joy of drawing water from the springs of salvation titled "U'shavtem Mayim."
The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, will celebrate Laity Sunday, a day to celebrate the ministry of all lay Christians, on Sunday. John Allen, lay leader of UMC-Lenox, will preach at both the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Allen has undergone training by the United Methodist Church and has much experience as a Christian Education teacher and as a preacher at many of UMC-Lenox's sister churches. Christian Education for all ages will be at 9:15 a.m. Nursery care is available from 9:15 through the end of the 10:30 a.m. service.
The church is fully handicapped accessible, with headsets for the hearing impaired and large print worship resources, including Bibles, hymnals, and bulletins. Everyone is welcome.
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. David A. Anderson is pastor. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday with Junior Worship at 10:45 a.m. Child care is available. Bible Studies are held on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Information: (413) 663-3780, email email@example.com, visit www.firstbaptistnorthadams.org or www.facebook.com/firstbaptistnorthadams.
First Congregational Church, Main Street, will hold worship at 10 a.m. It is Jazz Sunday and the music will be enhanced by FCC's jazz musicians. The Rev. Ann Clark-Killam will lead the worship and Glenda Phillips will lead the musicians, choir and other music. The children will be dismissed to Sunday School following the Message for Young Christians. Infant/
toddler care is available in the nursery during the worship.
Peru Congregational Church, 2 West Main Road, welcomes all to worship at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Deacon Charlene Steel will fill the pulpit as Pastor Scamman is on vacation. Denise Shaw will provide CD music. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the chapel. Members are asked to meet at the Fire House at 4 p.m. today to set up for Sue Mead's missionary presentation on Storm Sandy.
Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road, holds Sunday service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's homily will be "Walking in Covenant/Renewal of Covenant and Persistence in Prayer." The scripture readings are from Jeremiah 31: 31-34 (A New Covenant in Our Hearts) and Luke 18:1-8 (Women persisting in prayer). Music selections are provided by music director and organist Mark Kelso, and the choir conducted by Gail Boleng.
On Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m., everyone is invited for coffee in Fellowship Hall. Blood pressure checks are offered by the Community Health Association nurse from 9 to 10 a.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 4 Main St., worships every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. The Stockbridge Open Table dinners continue every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Stockbridge Grange.
First Baptist Church, 731 Main St., will worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The praise team will lead the congregation in a blend of contemporary and traditional music, and Interim Pastor Chuck St. John will bring a message titled "Well Pleased" based on Matthew 3:1-17. The church is handicapped accessible.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 906 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Mark Longhurst is pastor. Sunday school and child care are available.
New Hope United Methodist Church, 4 Water St., serving North Adams and Williamstown, holds a worship service at 10 a. m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Child care is provided during the service. Pastor is Dan Randall. Music Director is Robin Kibler. Information: (413) 458-3183 or www.New-HopeUMC.org.
Windsor Congregational Church, NACCC, on Route 9, conducts a Sunday service at 10 a.m. The sermon title is "Good Friends," part 1. Nursery is available during the service for children through first grade. Fellowship/snacks are offered after service. Sunday School for all ages meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Ladies Craft/Fellowship Night is held at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the parsonage next door to the building. For information, prayer requests or gospel literature, call the Rev. Ken Mick Jr., pastor, at (413) 447-8127.
Canaan Congregational Church, corner of Routes 295 & 5, a United Church of Christ Open and Affirming congregation, worships at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Information: (518) 781-4775; firstname.lastname@example.org.