Area Religious Services, Feb. 10-14
First Baptist: 15 Commercial St. Bible classes: 9 a.m. Sunday. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship; Sunday school: 10 a.m. Nursery available.
St. John Paul II Parish: 21 Maple St. Masses: 4 p.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Notre Dame; 8 a.m. Sunday at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Hoosac and Summer streets).
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. The Rev. Kevin Smail, pastor.
First Baptist: 32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by coffee and fellowship. Bible study: 9:45 a.m. Sunday for adults and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
United Methodist: 197 Church St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.
St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday.
ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship: 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. Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. Ash Wednesday service: 7 p.m. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays.
First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. in sanctuary. Adult Bible study at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "The Beatitudes."
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.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Al Thorpe. Sermon: "All You Need is Love." Music from Hilda Banks Shapiro and the choir.
Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "Life of Christ Series No. 13: 'Jesus and His Youth Years'" with scripture from Luke 2:41-52. Valentine bags will be delivered to shut-ins Sunday.
First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ: 129 Maple St. The Rev. Jennifer Kimball, pastor; Walter Ulmer, organist. Worship, Sunday school and nursery at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Sermon: "Glory Shadows."
Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise and 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: 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
St. Luke's Episcopal: Village Church, South Main Street, Route 7. Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Morning prayer at 9 a.m. Mondays.
First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open and affirming. Worship and children's programs at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "A Covenant by Sacrifice." Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Bible study, Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, and AA meetings also available. Drop-off site for Lee Food Pantry.
Open Door Church: Meeting at Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St. Sunday Worship: 10 a.m.; Children's church: 10:30 a.m.
Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates Transfiguration Sunday with music by J.S. Bach and Khachaturian, word from 2nd Kings, and sermon, "Crossing Over." Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome.
United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. At the 10 a.m. worship service, the Rev. Janet Deranian will preach a sermon based on Mark 9:2-9 for Transfiguration Sunday. The service will also include installation of 2018 leaders. Child care available during the service. No Christian education class at 9 a.m.
Christian Harvest Center: 199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.
All Saints Episcopal: 59 Summer St. Worship: 4 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school: 9:15 a.m. Ash Wednesday: Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at 6:30 a.m., noon and 7 p.m.; Curbside "Ashes to Go" from 8 to 11 a.m.
Blackinton Union: 1373 Mass. Ave. Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday school: 10:30 a.m.; Bible study: 1 p.m. Thursday.
First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m.
First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Carolyn Peck will lead the worship. Her message is titled "Down from the Mountain." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Sunday school is available for children. Open and affirming congregation. 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.
Mount Greylock Baptist: 35 Notch Road. Sunday school: 9:30 a.m.; worship: 10:30 a.m.
New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1493 Mass Ave. Music will be presented by music director Robin Kibler and the choir. 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. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sermon focus: "Jesus manifests the powerful, healing love of God by curing the leper who was forced to live under severe restrictions by Jewish legislation. He turned to Jesus in his need and was filled with joy. We are called to imitate the healing and compassionate Jesus." Special services for Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday Masses with distribution of ashes at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 6 p.m. Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.
The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Nondenominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday school: 10 a.m.
Peru Congregational: 2 West Main Road. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sermon: "Mountain Top Faith." Scripture readings: Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:19-21 & Psalm 99. Pastor: The. Rev. Warren Scamman.
Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Worship begins at 11 a.m. Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Children's church for ages 6 months to 11 years. The Christian book and gift store is open before and after service. Refreshments available. 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 last Sunday after the Epiphany. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Who and What Do You Trust?" is based on Proverbs 3:5-6.
First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. "The Celebration of the Transfiguration" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. John Hamilton. Message: "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." Open and affirming church. Sunday school and child care available.
First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Spirit." Golden Text: 1 Corinthians 14:15. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading room open 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday.
First United Methodist: 55 Fenn St. Worship, children's Sunday school and nursery at 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Epiphany Season: "Experiencing God's Transforming Power." Reading: Mark 9:2-9. Sermon: "Seeing the Divine in the Ordinary." Ash Wednesday ecumenical service at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 with seven local churches: First Congregational, Second Congregational, South Congregational, Price Memorial AMEZ, St. Stephen's Episcopal, Zion Lutheran, and FUMC. Music, prayer and forgiveness for all.
Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Passing the Baton," is based on Mark 8:2-12.
Pittsfield Church of Christ: 826 Valentine Road. Worship: 11 a.m.
Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Pastors Brian and Laurie Reynolds. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Child care for birth to fifth grade. Youth group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship services at 5 p.m. Saturday in the chapel, and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday in the main sanctuary. Coffee hour follows the 10 a.m. service.
Second Congregational Church UCC: 50 Onota St. Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. Communion and fellowship first Sundays. All welcome. Pastor: The Rev. Sloan T. Letman IV.
South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the church parlor will include a message for children. Church school & nursery care provided. On this Transfiguration Sunday, worship will focus on how the light of God shines into our world through the self-giving love of Christ and how we are called to follow in the way of Jesus. South Church is an open and affirming congregation welcoming all and seeking to be a nourishing presence in the 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.
Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Communion worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Angela Raciti will offer the morning message. Sunday school for adults and children at 9:15 a.m. All are welcome at any time. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.
Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's sermon is titled "View from the Mountaintop."
Christ Trinity Church: 180 Main St. An Episcopal and Lutheran congregation. One worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday for Bishop Fisher's visitation followed by a potluck lunch. Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Ash Wednesday: Imposition of ashes at noon and 6 p.m.
First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Call to worship: Sandra Alden. Anthem: "Lo, A Voice to Heaven Sounding" by D.S. Bartniansky. Scripture lesson: Mark 9:2-9. Message: "What's Next?" An important congregational conversation follows worship. Open and affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.
First Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open and affirming congregation. All welcome. Nursery care available.
St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m.
Tyringham Union Church: 128 Main Road. Evening vespers service: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.
Congregational Church: 45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open and affirming congregation.
Community Bible: 160 Bridges Road. Worship: 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Mystery No More" based on Colossians 1:24-2:5. Hillcrest service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Power UP from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Chuck St. John.
First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday school, child care. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.
St. John's Episcopal: Park Street. Holy Eucharist: 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday Eucharist: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Church school: 9:50 a.m.
Saints Patrick & Raphael Roman Catholic Parish: 63 Southworth St. Masses: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 and 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.
White Oaks Congregational: 480 White Oaks Road. Bible study: 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday school: 11:15 a.m.
Windsor Congregational: 1941 Route 9. Worship: 10 a.m.
Canaan Congregational Church: A UCC open and affirming congregation, Routes 295 and 5. Sunday service at 10 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Charles C. Close preaching.
Congregational Church: Route 346, North Pownal. Worship: 10 a.m.
United Methodist: Route 346. Worship at 9 a.m., followed by coffee time.
First Baptist: Main Street. Worship: 9 a.m.
St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.
St. John Bosco: 818 Main Road. Vigil Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday.
Stamford Community: Main Road, Route 8. Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Community Church: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school: 9:30 a.m.
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