Area Religious Services, Feb. 3-4

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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. 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 & fellowship; Sunday school: 10 a.m. Nursery. First Sunday of each month, a potluck lunch follows the morning service.

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 & Summer Streets).

BECKET

Yoked Parish of Becket:
First Sunday communion worship at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 22 YMCA Road, followed by a potluck luncheon. Music by the Becket Praise Team. Sunday school: 10:15 a.m.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by coffee & fellowship. Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. Sunday for adults; 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 & 11 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

DALTON

Dalton United Methodist Church: 755 Main St. Pastor Stephanie Filiault; Linda Fischer, organist. Sunday services at 8 & 10 a.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

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Pastor Dan Lampron's sermon is "The Meek Will Inherit The Earth."

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.

The Guthrie Center at Old Trinity Church: 2 Van Deusenville Road. Praise Sunday services offered on first Sunday of every month at 11 a.m. The interfaith, non-denominational service includes prayer, meditation and song.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday led by the Rev. Carol Allman-Morton. Sermon: "Blessings of the Animals." Music from Marian Rose and the choir.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Communion Sunday service at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "Life of Christ Series No. 12: The Flight Into Egypt" with scripture from Matthew 2:13-23.

HINSDALE

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: "Lonely Places."

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise & Worship: 9:15 a.m.; Worship: 9:30 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. Holy Eucharist: 9 a.m. Sunday.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open & Affirming. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Children's programs. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "Aslan is on the Move." Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Community dinner: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All welcome. Bible Study, Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, and AA meetings available. Drop-off site for the Lee Food Pantry.

Open Door Church: Meeting at Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St. Worship: 10 a.m.

LENOX

Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Fifth Sunday after Epiphany worship at 10:30 a.m. Music by Schumann and Beethoven. Word from the Gospel of Mark. Sermon: "Silence and Speech, Race and Gospel." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet Deranian will preach a sermon based on Mark 1:29-39. Child care available during worship. Christian education class on worship for adults continues at 9 a.m.

NORTH ADAMS

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

First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates Holy Communion. The Rev. Carolyn Peck will lead the worship and Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. The annual meeting immediately follows worship. Open and affirming congregation. All 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. 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. Pastor Dan Randall's sermon, "Running on Empty?" is based on scripture readings from Psalm 147 and selected verses from Matthew 1. Music presented by music director Robin Kibler. Recordings of the gatherings will be replayed on North Adams Public Access channel 15 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday.

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: "Job's cry of hopelessness stands in marked contrast to the hope of those who put their trust in Jesus, who 'heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.' Such are the blessings of the good news." 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.

PERU

Peru Congregational:
2 West Main Road. Communion worship at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "A Cure For The Crisis." Scripture readings: Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23 & Psalm 23. Fellowship and refreshments follow in the Chapel. Pastor: Rev. Warren Scamman.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Worship 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. 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.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Plans," is based on Proverbs 19:21.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. welcomes the Rev. Dr. John Hamilton, interim minister. Open and affirming church welcoming guests and visitors to the Berkshires. Sunday school and child care available.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Love." Golden Text: Isaiah 66:13. 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 1:29-39. Sermon: "The Great Mission of God."

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Communion Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "A Day in the Life," is based on Mark 1:29-39.

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

Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Pastors Brian & Laurie Reynolds. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Child care for birth to fifth grade. Youth Group: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship: 5 p.m. Saturday in Chapel; 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday in main Sanctuary.

Second Congregational Church UCC: 50 Onota St. First Sunday communion worship at 10:45 a.m. with fellowship.

Soldier On: 360 West Housatonic St. Monthly non-denominational worship at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room. The Rev. Quentin Chin will preach on Isaiah 40:21-31. Communion will be served. All welcome.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Communion worship at 10 a.m. in the church parlor. Church school & nursery care provided. The Rev. Joel Huntington will focus on what it means to serve Christ in a meditation titled, "Called to Serve." Board and committee members will be consecrated. Following worship, the Sunday school will take up a "Souper Bowl offering" in support of the church's feeding ministry.

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

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

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's sermon is "Spiritual Healing." Guest soloist will be Tara Mah.

SHEFFIELD

Christ Trinity Church:
180 Main St. An Episcopal and Lutheran congregation. Spoken service and communion at 8 a.m. Service with music and communion at 10 a.m.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Call to Worship: Jim Kelly. Anthem: "Make My Life an Alleluia" by Ruth Elaine Schram. Scripture: Mark 1:29-39. Message: "Living in Mystery." Open & affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open & affirming congregation. All welcome. Nursery care.

St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.

TYRINGHAM

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

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Congregational Church:
45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open & affirming congregation.

WILLIAMSTOWN

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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Hymn to Him" based on Colossians 1:15-23. Annual meeting following the service. 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.

St. John's Episcopal: Park Street. Holy Eucharist: 8 & 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. Worship: 11 a.m.

WINDSOR

Windsor Congregational:
1941 Route 9. Worship: 10 a.m.

CANAAN, N.Y.

Canaan Congregational Church:
Corner of Routes 295 & 5. Worship: 10 a.m.

POWNAL, VT.

Congregational Church:
Route 346, North Pownal. Worship: 10 a.m.

United Methodist: Route 346. Worship at 9 a.m. followed by coffee time.

READSBORO, VT.

First Baptist:
Main Street. Worship: 9 a.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:
6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.


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