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.
First Baptist Church, 88 South St., will celebrate Rally Day on Sunday. The 10 a.m. worship service will begin the church’s program year with the return of the Chancel Choir and the beginning of Sunday School. The Rev. Quentin Chin’s sermon, "Be Bold, Be Church," is based upon Acts 27: 13-38.
First Church of Christ, Congregational, Park Square, 27 East St., worships at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday will be the celebration of "Storm Sunday," the second in "celebrating creation" series. There will be original art displayed in the sanctuary as well jazz, soul, folk and traditional songs of worship and praise.
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. Sunday’s Bible lesson is "Substance" with Golden Text from Proverbs: "Honor the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase."
Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St., will hold Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Steve Buchauer’s sermon, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is based upon Luke 15: 1-7 and 1 Timothy 1: 12-17. Nancy Clemens offers the morning’s music ministry.
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.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Park Square, 67 East St., worships on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. in the main sanctuary. The new strategic plan for the parish will be introduced at all services. Coffee Hour with Rally Day and Ministry Fair follows the 10 a.m. service.
Zion Lutheran Church, (ELCA), 74 First St., at Pittsfield Common, gathers for worship and Holy Communion every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Zion will host its annual picnic with First United Methodist at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Camp Ashmere in Hinsdale.
"The Rainbow Connection," a joint Sunday School children’s ministry with FUMC, resumes on Sept. 22. Meet at Zion at 9 a.m.; no preregistration is necessary.
Zion hosts Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Adams
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.
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.
ARK Community Church, 45 North St., celebrates worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Wayne Earl leads the anniversary celebration this week. Food pantry donations, including personal hygiene items, are collected every Sunday.
Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., holds Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery available) with the Rev. Victor Han. Coffee Break for Women (Women’s Bible Study) meets Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 514 Main St., holds a Saturday casual worship at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel and Sunday worship at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Scripture lessons are Hebrew Psalm 124; Mark 9: 38-50. The sermon is "The Spice of Life." The Rev. Dr. Alexander W. Hunter is pastor. The Sunday community lunch begins at 1 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 791 Main St., will celebrate Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Daina Salnitis. Lectionary-based Bible Study is held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the parlor. Crafters meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday in the Hall. September’s outreach project is The Kids Place.
Community HU will take place from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at 50 Castle St., second floor, above the railroad tracks. All are invited to experience the sound of HU, an ancient love song to God. The HU can be sung by all faiths.
Housatonic Congregational Church, 1089 Main St., Housatonic, offers a 9 a.m. service on Sunday. Information: The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin, UCC licensed minister, (413) 298-0673.
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 at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Rev. Bill Neil’s sermon is "Lost and Found." Sunday School and nursery are available. Sing for Joy meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays; doors open at 5 p.m. Sunday School starts Sept. 22.
Church on the Hill, UCC, 169 Main St., will focus on "service" while praising God for ways to be of service at the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the sanctuary. The Rev. Natalie Shiras’s sermon, "Body of Service," is based on The Parable of the Lost Sheep found in Luke 15: 1-10. Michael Cohen will light the Candle of Witness and explain how being a Christian is outreach.
The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, will celebrate Rally Day this Sunday, the beginning of the Christian Education program for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor Janet Deranian’s sermon, "The Perennial Student," is based on 1 Timothy 1:12-17. Christian Education teachers and helpers will be consecrated in both services. For the 10:30 a.m. service, students are encouraged to bring their backpacks for a special blessing.
First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The Rev. David A. Anderson is pastor. The morning message is "Judging Others." Frank Stevens is the worship leader. 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.
Peru Congregational Church, 2 West Main Road, holds Sunday worship at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Warren Scamman’s sermon is "No Time for Second Opinions." Denise Shaw will provide CD music and scripture readings from Genesis 3: 1-13 and Matthew 19: 16-22.
Berkshire Community Church, 45 Cemetery Road, will celebrate "Gathering In Sunday" at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. This is a new worship time for the church and the start of a new church year. Sunday School will kick off at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Nancy Lois will preach "Welcome to the Party!" based on the parable of the lost sheep. A party will follow the service with games for the kids and carnival food for all.
Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road, holds Sunday service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry’s homily will be "The Ragamuffin Gospel." The scripture readings are from Matthew 11: 25-30, 9: 9-13 and 18: 1-6. Music selections are provided by guest organist Jeff Roszkowski and the choir conducted by Gail Boleng.
First Congregational Church, UCC, "Old Parish," 125 Main St., Route 7, will hold worship at 10 a.m. based on Scripture I Timothy 12-17. The Rev. Jill D. Graham’s sermon will be "Love, Lost, Found." Caitlin Hotaling will serve as lay reader and the choir will sing "All Nature’s Works God’s Praise Declare."
First Congregational Church, UCC, 4 Main St., worships every Sunday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Brent Damrow’s sermon is "Talking About God." Faith on Tap will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Michael’s Restaurant.
West Stockbridge Congregational Church, UCC, 45 Main St., will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals service at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the West Center Outdoor Chapel, West Center Road. Bring your animals for a special blessing.
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 "Foundation" based on Matthew 7: 21-29.
First Congregational Church, UCC, 906 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Richard Noel Chrisman and historian and author Stewart Burns will preach "Death and Transfiguration: twin meditations." Scripture is John 3: 1-7.
At 11:15 a.m., a new Second Hour series presentation features Stewart Burns presenting the story of the Birmingham, Ala., church bombing that took place 50 years ago.
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.
Second Congregational Church, 81 Hancock Road, will hold its second annual outdoor worship at 9 a.m. at Field Farm on Oblong Road led by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith. The meditation, "The Wonder-full Earth," will be based on excerpts from scripture with "nature" as the theme.
Windsor Congregational Church, NACCC, on Route 9, conducts a Sunday service at 10 a.m. Scripture is from Matthew 11:20-30. Nursery is available. Ladies Craft/Fellowship Night is held at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the parsonage next door to the building.
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; email@example.com.