Area Religious Services, Nov. 11-12

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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 at 9 a.m. Sunday; Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.; Midweek worship at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Elders: Donald Gray, Charles Konieczny and John Gray.

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

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 the Federated Church, 3381 Main St. Music by the Becket Praise Team. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Kevin Smail, pastor.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by coffee & 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. Pastor: Christa Levesque.

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday. The Rev. Matthew Guidi, pastor.

DALTON

ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Packets for the homeless are being collected.

Berkshire First Church of the Nazarene: 165 North St. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Bryan Lamberton.

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) from 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays. All are welcome.

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. Annual Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 18. Pastor: The Rev. Henry Pascual.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "Testimony." Sunday School at 10 a.m.; Bible Study & prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Ricky Bernstein. Sermon: "Hands in Outreach" Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro. Share Our Plate with Hands in Outreach

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m.

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: "Stewardship Is a Way of Life: Part II."

LANESBOROUGH

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: 5:45 p.m. Saturday.

St. Luke's Episcopal: Village Church, South Main Street. 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. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "The Day of God." Children's Faith Formation classes and nursery care available. Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Drop-off site for the 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.

LENOX

Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates Veterans Sunday with music by Tchaikovsky and Purcell, word from Joshua and prayer for our country's veterans. Sermon: "Who Is This God?" Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship services at 8 & 10:30 a.m. will include a sermon based on Matthew 25:1-13 preached by the Rev. Janet Deranian. Christian education classes at 9:15 a.m. focus on the same passage. Child care available during the 10:30 a.m. service. A new worship schedule starts Dec. 3: one worship service at 10 a.m.

NEW ASHFORD

Christian Harvest Center:
199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship: 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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.

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. led by the Rev. Carolyn Peck. Message: "Keepers of the Light." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Sunday School available. Open & 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. 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: The congregation will gather for worship at 11 a.m. Sunday at Williamstown Commons. Join us for a time of worship, song and prayer.

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: "We seek many things in this life, but we should seek first the Lord and his wisdom. By so living, we will keep vigil for the Lord as we await his return in glory." 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. Special Healing worship service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "Dare To Be Healed." Scripture: John 5:1-15 & James 5:13-18. The Rev. Warren Scamman, pastor, and the Rev. Norman Lee, guest minister, will be offering scriptures, brief messages & receiving testimony, along with anointment and special prayers. Fellowship time and refreshments follow in the Chapel.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church:
Nondenominational church located at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Starting Sunday, the service will begin at 11 a.m. in the upstairs sanctuary. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Children's church is available for ages 6 months to 2 years, 3-6 years and 7-11 years. The Christian book and gift store is open before and after 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. Fellowship follows.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "We Shall Not Be Moved!" is based on Psalm 1.

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: "Mortals & Immortals." Golden Text: Matthew 25:34. 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. Fall Series: "Transformed by Love." Reading: Matthew 25:1-13. Sermon: "Living as Light Bearers." All are welcome. A simple soup lunch will be served after church.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Veteran's Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Comfort for Those Left Behind," is based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

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. Pastors Philip and Dianne Thurmond.

St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship 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 & fellowship on first Sundays. Pastor: The Rev. Sloan T. Letman IV.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m. Nursery care & Church School. Pastor: The Rev. Joel Huntington.

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. The Rev. Timothy Weisman, pastor.

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by fellowship. The Rev. Angela Raciti's sermon, "A Conscious Choice," is based on Matthew 7:1-12. Sunday school for adults is held at 9:15 a.m.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Worship: 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Janet McKinstry.

SHEFFIELD

Christ Trinity Church:
180 Main St. An Episcopal and Lutheran congregation with a spoken service and communion at 8 a.m. and a service with music and communion at 10 a.m. "Godly Play," a Montessori-based hands-on Sunday School program, at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome to our table.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Call to Worship: Maggie Brigham. Scripture Readings: Psalm 70, Matthew 25:1-13. Choral Anthem: 23rd Psalm, an interpretation by Frances Waterman. Message: "Relationships, Not Lamps" by the Rev. Jill D. Graham. Open & affirming congregation.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open & 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. Pastor: Douglas Duncan.

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Not A Chicken" based on Acts 8:14-8:25. Hillcrest ministry at 2:30 p.m. Power UP from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Mark Longhurst continues his sermon series on the Reformation focusing this Sunday on Theresa of Avila and the Counter Reformation. Second Hour at the Meetinghouse with Minister of Music Ed Lawrence speaking on "The Reformation and Congregational Song." All are welcome. Sunday School and infant/toddler child care available.

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. Pastor: The Rev. Peter T. Elvin.

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. Bible Study: 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.

WINDSOR

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

CANAAN, N.Y.

Canaan Congregational Church:
A UCC Open & affirming congregation, corner of Routes 295 & 5. Sunday service 10 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Charles C. Close preaching.

POWNAL,VT.

Congregational Church:
Route 346, North Pownal. Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Michael Carrel.

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. Pastor: John Brigham.

St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Ilayaraja Amaladass, HGN.

STAMFORD,VT.

St. John Bosco:
818 Main Road, Vigil Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Ilayaraja Amaladass, HGN.

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

WHITINGHAM, VT.

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


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