Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 470 East New Lenox Road, holds three hours of meetings each Sunday. Sacrament Meeting starts at 10 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 11:15 a.m. and Relief Society/Priesthood/Primary at noon.


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 member of the Alliance for Baptists, an organization of theologically progressive congregations, will celebrate the first Sunday of Christmas at its 10 a.m. service. It will be led by Edna Johnston, head of the Diaconate.

Members of the congregation will share how they have been blessed in 2013.

The congregation will sing Christmas carols and several members will sing solos.

The sanctuary is handicapped accessible and has a wireless loop system to assist those with compatible hearing aids.


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 "Christian Science" with Golden Text from Isaiah: "Š thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee."

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 celebrate New Year’s Sunday with worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. The Rev. Steve Buchauer’s sermon, "Great Expectations," is based upon James 5: 13-15. Special music will be provided by the Morningside Choir.


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 first Sunday after Christmas Day with worship services at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel and at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sunday in the main sanctuary.

Sarah Novak, soprano, and Hallie Novak, pianist, will provide music at the offertory during the 10 a.m. service. Coffee Hour follows the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome.

St. Stephen’s is handicapped accessible through the Allen Street entrance. Information: (413) 448-8276 or www.ststephenspittsfield.org.


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 is 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.

For more worship information, upcoming events, and daily readings, visit zionlutheranpittsfield.org, Facebook.com/zionlutheranpittsfield, or (413) 442-3525. The Rev. Timothy Weisman is pastor. 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. 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. 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. Coffee Break for Women (Women’s Bible Study) meets Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 514 Main St., offers Sunday worship services at 8:15 a.m. in the chapel and 10:15 a.m. in the sanctuary.

Also offered are Sunday School at 10:15 a.m., Adult Bible Study at 11:30 a.m., community lunch at 1 p.m., and Co-Dependents Anonymous at 7 p.m.


Grace Episcopal Church, 791 Main St., will celebrate Holy Communion with the Rev. Daina Salnitis at 9 a.m. Sunday. A potluck brunch will follow in the Hall to celebrate the baptism of Nathan George, and to thank organist Laura Saldarini for her years of service. All are welcome. Handicapped access is by way of the side door.

Great Barrington

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.


Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 900 Cheshire Road, holds Bible Study from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays followed by a worship service from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Wednesday prayer meeting meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The church operates a small state-approved elementary school for grades 1 to 8 and is open to all who are seeking a Christian education.

Information: (413) 442-5511 or berkshirehills22.adventistchurchconnect.org.


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 1 p.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.

Sunday School and nursery are available.

Sing for Joy Parkinson’s singing group meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Information: Church office at (413) 243-1033; calendar online at www.ucc-lee.org.


Church on the Hill, UCC, 169 Main St., celebrates the first Sunday after Christmas at the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary. Richard Noel Chrisman, preacher/artist-in-residence, will preach a sermon titled "Deep in December our hearts should remember and follow" based on Isaiah 63: 7-9 and Matthew 2: 13-23.


The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, will mark the first Sunday after Christmas through word, song and symbol at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services.

Pastor Janet Deranian will share a story-sermon, "One Maine Christmas." The congregation will be invited to sing their favorite hymns of the season.

Christian Education will not be held, and will resume Jan. 5. Nursery care is available from 10:15 a.m. 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.

North Adams

First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., worships at 10 a.m. on 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.

The church is handicap accessible. Information: (413) 663-3780, email fbcna@verizon.net, visit www.firstbaptistnorthadams.org or www.facebook.com/firstbaptistnorthadams.


First Congregational Church, Main Street, will hold first Sunday after Christmas worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Ann Clark Killam will lead the worship and Rachel Branch will be the guest musician.

All are welcome.


Peru Congregational Church, 2 West Main Road, welcomes all to attend Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Warren Scamman will deliver a sermon titled "The Fullness of the Word." Scripture readings will be taken from Jeremiah 31: 7-14. Fellowship time will follow in the chapel with light refreshments. A short meeting may be held during this time.


First Congregational Church, UCC, "Old Parish," 125 Main St., Route 7, will celebrate the first Sunday after Christmas with a carol sing and a reflection by the Rev. Jill Graham titled "On the Fifth Day of Christmas Š"

The choir will sing "Good Christian Friends Rejoice" under the direction of Susan Aery and Caitlin Hotaling will serve as lay reader.

All are welcome.


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.


Second Congregational Church, 81 Hancock Road, will worship at 9 a.m. led by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith on this first Sunday after Christmas. This is an informal worship service with the sharing of stories, reflections and poems and ringing of bells during the carols. There will be special music. There will be no Sunday School this week.

A coffee hour and time of fellowship will follow the service. All are welcome.

For more information, call the church office at (413) 458-3467 or visit www.secondcongregationalchurch.org.


Windsor Congregational Church, NACCC, on Route 9, conducts a Sunday service at 10 a.m. 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, N.Y.

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; canaancc@fairpoint.net.