Area Religious Services, Oct. 28-29

Posted
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.

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.

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.

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. The service project for November 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. (nursery available.) Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays.

First Congregational: 514 Main St. 21st Sunday after Pentecost worship at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Henry Pascual's message: "Called by a Still Speaking God." Berkshire Interfaith Organizing mission sharing by Wendy Krom. Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-14. BIO MICAH Celebration at 4 p.m. at Crane Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Adult Bible at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship service at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "Reformation, The New Holiday." Sunday School at 10 a.m. and 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.

Grace Church: An Episcopal community in the Southern Berkshires worshiping at Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road. The Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher will preach and preside at 10 a.m. Sunday. A coffee hour with the bishop will follow.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Michaela Romano Meade. Sermon: "Our Beloved Dead, May Their Memory Be For Blessing." Music by Marian Rose.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Charles Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "Dishonesty in Government Circles" with scripture reading from Ecclesiastes 3:16-22. Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

LANESBOROUGH

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

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 is "Caring Conversations." Nursery care available. Scavenger hunt and lunch follows the service for all youth. 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. Reformation Sunday worship celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Song from Bach and Scarlatti, Word from Romans, and Prayer for the victims of worldwide natural disasters. Sermon: "Participles of Faith." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. will include a sermon based on Matthew 22:34-46, preached by the Rev. Janet Deranian. A celebration breakfast will be held from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. No Christian Education classes will be held. Child care available during the 10:30 a.m. service.

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: 1 p.m. Thursday.

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. The Rev. Carolyn Peck will lead the worship and her message is titled "All You Need Is Love." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Sunday School available. Open & Affirming Congregation.

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. & 6 p.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church: The congregation, serving Northern Berkshire County, will gather for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at its Williamstown Parsonage for breakfast and fellowship. The gathering will include a pastor-led conversation on how we can welcome others into the church. All ages are welcome.

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 are to love the Lord with our whole heart and our neighbor as ourselves." Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. All Saints' Day Masses on Wednesday at 8 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sermon focus: "Let us rejoice in all the men and women, blest in the eyes of the Lord, who celebrate the heavenly liturgy." All Souls' Day Masses on Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sermon focus: "The souls of the just are in God's hands." 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. Reformation Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The color Red is appropriate for this service. Title: "Out of Weakness — Strength & Service." Scriptures lessons from Joel 2:21-27, Hebrews 5:1-10 & Psalm 5. The Rev. Warren Scamman, pastor. Fellowship time, refreshments and a short meeting will follow in the Chapel.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church:
Nondenominational church located at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Service begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Three classes are 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.

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 21st Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "I Stand By My Weapon, Part 7" of "What If Your Armor Could Talk Series — Sword of the Spirit," is based on II Timothy 3:10-17.

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: "Everlasting Punishment." Golden Text: Proverb 16:6. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading Room open 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday.

First United Methodist: 55 Fenn St. Reformation Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Stephen's.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Time to Be Holy," is based on Leviticus 19:1-18.

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

St. Joseph Cemetery: 222 Peck's Road. All Souls' Day will be celebrated by the Monsignor Michael Shershanovich at noon Thursday in the mausoleum chapel. All are welcome, bring a chair.

St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel. Combined Reformation Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Sunday with South Congregational, First United Methodist and Zion Lutheran. The Rev. Timothy Weisman, pastor of Zion Lutheran, will preach. The morning includes a combined children's program, special music and a festive reception.

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.

South Congregational: 110 South St. This Sunday, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, South Church will join for worship at St. Stephen's Episcopal at 10 a.m. Church School & nursery care will be provided. There will be no services at South Congregational.

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

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Angela Raciti will deliver the message. Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's sermon is "Reformation, Reforming our Faith." Come, join us.

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 at 10 a.m. Call to Worship: Marilyn Wightman. Choral Anthem: "Promised Land" by Natalie Sleeth. Scripture Lessons: I Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22:34-46. Message: "Loving God, Loving Neighbor, Being Church." The Rev. Jill D. Graham, pastor. Open & Affirming congregation.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open and Affirming Congregation. All are welcome. 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 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 at 10 a.m. Message: "Reformation" based on Acts 7:51-8:3. Power UP from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. Men's breakfast at 8 a.m. today. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Mark Longhurst continues his Reformation 500th anniversary sermon series. Second Hour at the Meetinghouse follows the service, with Reformation historian Peter Starenko discussing "Luther After 500 Years." Starkeno will present "Luther's Revolutionary Children" at the Nov. 5 Second Hour. 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.

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 at 11 a.m.

WINDSOR

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

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. Pastor: The Rev. Michael Carrel.

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.


TALK TO US

If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.



Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions