Area Religious Services, Nov. 4-5

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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.

First Congregational:
42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 a.m. followed by coffee & fellowship; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Nursery. First Sunday potluck lunch follows the morning service.

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. First Sunday communion services are followed by a potluck luncheon. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by coffee & fellowship.Bible Study at 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.

DALTON

ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship celebrated at 9:30 a.m. November service project is collecting packets for the homeless.

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 & 10 a.m. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), Fridays 9:30-11 a.m.

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Message: "Leading a Life Worthy of God" by the Rev. Dr. Bill Imes, guest minister. Scripture readings: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13. Adult Study at 11:15 a.m.; Community lunch at 1 p.m. Women's Fellowship Luncheon at noon Nov. 8 followed by a popcorn prayer and a Thanksgiving craft. Food pantry donations for Dalton's Loaves and Fishes.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "Being A Baptist." Sunday School at 10 a.m. Bible Study and 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.

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

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 title: "Living Room." Music by Maureen O'Flynn and Lee Dixon.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Communion Sunday service at 9 a.m. Pastor Charles Mosher will lead the service with his message, "The Pre-Existent Christ." Scripture reading from Proverbs 30:4.

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 I."

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, 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. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "Living Lives Worthy of God." Nursery care available. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. All are welcome. Thanksgiving ecumenical service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Food pantry drop-off site.

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 All Saints' Sunday with music by Lennon and McCartney and the spiritual "When the Saints Go Marching In," Word from St. Matthew, and Prayer for the victims and families of the Manhattan terrorist attack. Sermon: "Be Happy." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. All Saints' Day worship at 8 & 10:30 a.m. will include Holy Communion. The Rev. Janet Deranian will preach a sermon based on Revelation 7:9-17. Christian education classes at 9:15 a.m. focus on Matthew 23:1-12. Child care available during the 10:30 a.m. service.

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 at 10 a.m.

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

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Carolyn Peck. Michael Daunis will lead the music.

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. & 6 p.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, "We Are Not Alone," is based on scripture readings from Psalm 1 and selected verses from Hebrews 11. 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. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sermon focus: "The prophet denounces those priests who in their pride have turned away from the Law, causing others to go astray." 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. Communion Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "Light at the End of the Tunnel." Scripture lessons from Job 2:1-9 & 16-17, Mark 10:28-31 & Psalm 22. Fellowship time, refreshments and a short meeting will follow in the Chapel. Pastor: The Rev. Warren Scamman.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church:
Nondenominational church located at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Doors open at 10:15 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Service begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Beginning Nov. 12, service will begin at 11 a.m. in the upstairs sanctuary. Classes available for children 6 months to 2 years, 3 to 6 years and 7 to 11 years. The Christian book and gift store is open 15 minutes before and after the service. Pastors Katelynn and Jesse Miner.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates All Saints' Sunday & the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Preparation for the Celebration," is based upon Matthew 25:1-13.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Adam and Fallen Man." Golden Text: Isaiah 52:1-2. 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." This week's reading: Matthew 5:1-12. Sermon: "Say What?"

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Communion service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "The Child Within," is based on Matthew 19:13-15.

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

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 & fellowship first Sundays. All are welcome. Pastor: The Rev. Sloan T. Letman IV.

Soldier On: 360 West Housatonic St. The Rev. Quentin Chin will lead the monthly non-denominational worship service with communion at 1:30 p.m. in the dining room. The service will mark All Saints' Sunday. Chin will preach on the Beatitudes from Matthew's Sermon on the Mount. All are welcome.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Celebration Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Church School & nursery care provided. The congregation honors the 35th anniversary of the Rev. Joel Huntington's ordination and the successful completion of the "Stretching for God's Future" capital fund drive. The Rev. Dennis Bailey will be the guest preacher, other clergy will participate, and there will be both a laying on of hands and a sharing in the sacrament of communion. A reception at the Country Club of Pittsfield will complete the festivities. Open & affirming congregation.

Unitarian Universalist Church: 175 Wendell Ave. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

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

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. All Saints' Sunday and communion will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Angela Raciti's sermon, "A Challenging Attitude," is based on Matthew 5. Sue Davis will lead the worship. Special music will be offered by Bonnie McCubbin and her ensemble, "Bonnie's Belles and a Beau." Sunday school for adults and children is held at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Worship at 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.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Call to Worship: Jim Kelly. Choral Anthem: "Whoever Would Be Great Among You" by Ronald A. Nelson. Scripture Lesson: Matthew 23:1-12. Message: "Saints of God." Open & affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open & affirming congregation. All are welcome. Nursery care 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 at 5 p.m.

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: "Blessed Persecution" based on Acts 8:4-8:13. 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. Communion Sunday; all are welcome. The Rev. Mark Longhurst continues his sermon series on the Reformation. A Second Hour lecture follows the service with Reformation historian Dr. Peter Starenko speaking on Luther's Revolutionary Children. Second Hour lectures begin at 11:20 a.m., following a short coffee fellowship. 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.

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.

POWNAL, VT.

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

United Methodist: Route 346. Worship: 9 a.m.

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:
Worship: 10:30 a.m.


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