Area Religious Services, Aug. 19-20

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Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc.

ADAMS

First Baptist:
15 Commercial St. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Midweek worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 a.m. followed by coffee & fellowship; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Nursery.

St. John Paul II Parish: 21 Maple St. Masses: Notre Dame Church: 4 p.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sunday; St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Hoosac & Summer Streets): 8 a.m. Sunday.

BECKET

Yoked Parish of Becket:
Services at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 22 YMCA Road. Music by the Becket Praise Team. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.; Bible Study: Sunday 9:45 a.m. for adults and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Coffee and fellowship follow Sunday services.

United Methodist: 197 Church St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 a.m.

DALTON

ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

Berkshire First Church of the Nazarene: 165 North St. Worship: 9:30 a.m.

Dalton United Methodist Church: 755 Main St. Pastor Stephanie Filiault; Linda Fischer, organist. Tonight: Chicken Barbecue, 4-7 p.m. to benefit Roof Fund and Dalton Fire Department, $12 adults, $6 kids 12 and under. Summer Schedule Sunday service at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m.. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Henry Pascual. Music Director: Kathy Caton.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron sermon is titled "The Ways of The World." Prayer meeting and Bible Study at 6:30 Thursday.

GREAT BARRINGTON

First Church of Christ, Scientist: The church meets at St. James Place, 352 Main St., East Room. Sunday service and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday testimony meeting at 7 p.m.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: 270 State Road. Friday Shabbat Services at 6 p.m., Oneg to follow. Saturday Shabbat Services: Morning Study at 8:45 a.m.; The Berkshire Minyan at 9:30 a.m.; Morning Service at 10 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire:
1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Kathy Duhon's sermon is titled "Hopeful Hullabaloo." Music from Hilda Banks Shapiro and the UU Choir.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Charles Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "Joseph The Savior Part 2" with scripture reading from Genesis 42:25-38. Springside Nursing Home Ministry at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25.

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church:
900 Cheshire Road. Bible Study: Saturdays 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Prayer Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise & Worship: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.

North American Martyrs Chapel: 151 Old State Road, Berkshire. Mass: Saturday 5:45 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal: Old Stone Church, North Main Street, Route 7. Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. Mondays.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open & Affirming. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Neil. Sermon: "Shadows and Substance." All are welcome. We are a drop-off site for the Lee Food Pantry. Ecumenical Hymn Sing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Sing songs from a variety of Christian traditions, including the ecumenical communities of Iona and Taize. Free admission, but a voluntary offering will be collected to benefit the ecumenical community of St Anselm. Information: Gabi Makuc at 413-854-4086.

Open Door Church: Meeting at Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.; Children's Church: 10:30 a.m.

LENOX

Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Worship celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Song from Mendelssohn and George Harrison, Word from St. Matthew, and Prayer for the eradication of racism. Sermon: "She Persisted." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship services at 8 & 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Janet Deranian, pastor.

NEW ASHFORD

Christian Harvest Center:
199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.

NORTH ADAMS

All Saints Episcopal:
59 Summer St. Worship: 4 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.

Blackinton Union: 1373 Mass. Ave. Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Bible study: Thursdays, 1 p.m.

First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Anderson presiding.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. Margaret Whitney will lead the service and be the guest speaker. Her message is titled "Tiffany, Tradition, and Theology: The Stained Glass Windows of First Congregational Church of North Adams." All are welcome.

Living Hope Community Church: 45 River St. "Love Never Fails." Contemporary Worship: 10:30 a.m. Children's Church, Bible Study, Active Youth Ministry. Pastor: Larry Jones Jr.

Mount Greylock Baptist: 35 Notch Road. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1493 Mass Ave. Pastor Courtney Randall will deliver a sermon about her Appalachian Service Project mission trip to West Virginia, titled "Love in Action." A selection of music will be presented by music director Robin Kibler. The gathering will be replayed on North Adams' Public Access channel 15 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Northern Berkshire Christian Church: 55 Harding Ave. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Andrew's Episcopal: 1493 Mass. Ave. Worship: 9:30 a.m.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: 68 Marshall St. Masses: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sermon focus: "God offers salvation to all who have faith in him and follow his ways." Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Non-denominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m.

PERU

Peru Congregational:
2 West Main Road. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "Just Filling In." Scripture lessons from Isaiah 40:28-31, Luke 8:18-28 & Psalm 23. Refreshments and fellowship time will follow in the Chapel. The Rev. Warren Scamman, pastor.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church: 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Doors open at 10 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Children's church for ages 3-10 years and nursery for 6 months to 2 years available. The Christian book and gift store is open 15 minutes before and after the service. Pastors Katelynn and Jesse Miner.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 470 East New Lenox Road. Sacrament Meeting: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.; Relief Society/Priesthood/Primary: noon.

Evangelical Free Church: 389 Cheshire Road. Worship and Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Lately, Have You Felt Rejected?" is based on Romans 11:1-10.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. James Lumsden.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Mind." Golden Text: Philippians 2:5. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading Room open 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday.

First United Methodist: 55 Fenn St. Sunday worship and nursery at 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Summer Series: "Living for Love." This week's reading: Matthew 15:10-20. Sermon: "Changing the Mirrors."

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "The Us & Them," is based on Isaiah 56:1-8; Matthew 15:21-28.

Pittsfield Church of Christ: 826 Valentine Road. Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Classes: 10 a.m.

Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Sunday service at 10 a.m., Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church: 73 Bradford St. Local Bishop. Summer Schedule: Matins at 8:30 a.m.; Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship services at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel and 9 a.m. Sunday in the main Sanctuary.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. Summer Sunday School & nursery care provided. This Sunday, the Rev. Lisanne Finston, executive director of Gould Farm in Monterey, will join us while the Rev. Joel Huntington is on vacation. Tom Damrosh will be sharing music. Last week's food pantry helped over 500 families with their food needs. The Lord & Tailor thrift store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. A tag sale is slated Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. South Church is an "Open and Affirming" congregation welcoming all in worship and parish life and a faithful instrument of justice and hope in our wider community.

Unitarian Universalist Church: 175 Wendell Ave. Affirming justice, equity and compassion in human relations. All are welcome. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

Zion Lutheran: 74 First St. Worship at 10 a.m.

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Summer worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's sermon is titled, "Sweet Hour of Prayer."

SHEFFIELD

Christ Trinity Church:
180 Main St. Traditional Episcopal Service with Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. Combined Episcopal/Lutheran Worship at 10 a.m. Ecumenical prayer vigil to Stand for Love at 11:30 a.m. in the Community Peace Garden next to the Old Parish Church, 125 Main St. The Rev. Erik Karas, pastor.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Reader: Laura O'Shaughnessy. Scripture Lesson: Matthew 15:21-28. Message: Faith in Action. The Rev. Jill Graham, pastor. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. All are welcome and nursery care is available.

St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m.

TYRINGHAM

Tyringham Union Church:
128 Main Road. Evening vespers service: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Congregational Church:
45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. "Open & Affirming" congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Community Bible:
160 Bridges Road. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship service: 10 a.m. Message: "Living a Godly Life" based on Philippians 4 by Christopher Shatney. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Guest preacher this Sunday is Minister of Music Ed Lawrence with a summer Art & Soul service inspired by the upcoming Aug. 27 Tanglewood concert: Charles Ives' "The Housatonic at Stockbridge" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. A men's choir will provide special music. Sunday School and infant/toddler child care available. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.

St. John's Episcopal: Park Street. Holy Eucharist: 8 & 10 a.m. Weekday Eucharist: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Saints Patrick & Raphael Roman Catholic Parish: 63 Southworth St. Masses: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

Second Congregational: 81 Hancock Road. Worship at 9 a.m. Children's time, special music, Sunday School. The Rev. Barbara Kershner, interim minister.

White Oaks Congregational: 480 White Oaks Road. Worship: 11 a.m.

WINDSOR

Windsor Congregational:
1941 Route 9. Worship at 10 a.m. Like us on Facebook.

CANAAN, N.Y.

Canaan Congregational Church:
A UCC Open and Affirming Congregation, corner of Routes 295 & 5. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

POWNAL, VT.

Congregational Church:
Route 346, North Pownal. Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.

United Methodist: Route 346. Worship: 9 a.m.; Church School: 10 a.m. Coffee time follows worship.

READSBORO, VT.

First Baptist:
Main Street. Worship: 9 a.m. Prayer meeting: Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.

St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

STAMFORD, VT.

St. John Bosco:
818 Main Road, Vigil Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday.

Stamford Community: Main Road, Route 8. Worship: 9:30 a.m.

WHITINGHAM, VT.

Community Church:
Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.


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