Religion in Brief


Classes and worship services are Sundays unless otherwise noted. Please consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc.


St. John Paul II Parish, 21 Maple St.

St. John Paul II Parish: Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m. & Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Confessions: Saturdays at 3 p.m.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Mission Church, Hoosac & Summer Streets: Mass: Sunday at 8 a.m.

First Baptist, 15 Commercial St.

Prayer: 8 a.m.; Worship: Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; Adult and Primary Bible School: 9 a.m. Elders: Donald Gray, Charles Konieczny and John Gray.

First Congregational, 42 Park St.

Contemporary and traditional worship: 10:15 a.m. followed by coffee & fellowship; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Nursery. Pastor: The Rev. Mike Mullany.


Yoked Parish of Becket.

First Congregational Church, YMCA Road. Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m.

Federated Church, Main Street. Worship: 11 a.m. Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.

Parish meets jointly at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month to celebrate Communion followed by pot luck luncheon, call (413) 623-5217 for location. Bible Study: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Parish House. Pastor: The Rev. Kevin Smail.


First Baptist Church, 32 North St.

Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.; Bible Study: Sunday 9:45 a.m. for adults and Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Coffee and fellowship follow Sunday services.

Methodist Church, 197 Church St.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Christa Levesque.

St. Mary of the Assumption (Roman Catholic), 159 Church St.

Mass: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. David Raymond.


ARK Community Church, 45 North St.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. including children's Sunday School.

Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St.

Worship: 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery available). Pastor: The Rev. Ralph Howe.

First Congregational, 514 Main St.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Community lunch: 1 p.m.; Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Quentin Chin.

Grace Episcopal Church, 791 Main St.

Morning Prayer service: 9 a.m. Sunday. Coffee hour will follow in the Hall. Pastor: The Rev. Daina Salnitis.


Florida Baptist Church, 71 Church Road.

Worship Service: 11 a.m. Sermon by Dan Lampron. (413) 297-1716.


The Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church, 2 Van Deusenville Road.

Interfaith, non-denominational service with prayer, meditation and song on the first Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. The Rev. Joni Carron officiates. Visit

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, 1089 Main St., Housatonic.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday


Hancock Baptist Church, Main Street.

Worship: 9 a.m. Sermon: "Noah." Scripture reading from Genesis 6:1-8. Guest pastor: Zig Sadzinski.


Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 900 Cheshire Road.

Bible Study: Saturdays 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Berkshire Union Chapel, Route 8.

Praise & Worship: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. William D. Furey.

Christian Faith Fellowship Church, 11 Summer St.

Worship: 1 p.m. Senior Pastor: The Rev. Norman Lee. Co-Pastor: Richard Wright.

North American Martyrs Chapel, 151 Old State Road, Berkshire.

Mass: Saturday 5:45 p.m. Celebrant: The Rev. David Raymond.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Old Stone Church, 525 North Main St.

Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m. Monday: Morning Prayer, 9 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Noreen Suriner.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 25 Park Place.

Worship: 10 a.m. Sermon: "Trust." Pastor: The Rev. Bill Neil. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Gentle Yoga at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Open & Affirming. Open Door Church (Baptist), Meeting at Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Sermon: "Trust." Pastor: The Rev. Bill Neil. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group: Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Gentle Yoga at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Open & Affirming. Open Door Church (Baptist), Meeting at Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St.

Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. Children's Church: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Worship: 6:30 p.m. Small Group Bible Studies posted at Pastor: Dr. Jim Guenther.


Church on the Hill, UCC, 169 Main St.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "Fidelity is not just the name of an international investment corporation" by Richard Noel Chrisman, preacher/artist-in-residence, is based on Galatians 5:22-25 and Matthew 7: 15-27. Pastor: The Rev. Natalie Shiras.

United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road.

Worship & Holy Communion: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Pastor Janet Deranian will preach a sermon based on Matthew 14:22-33. Childcare available from 10:15 a.m.


Christian Harvest Center, 199 Mallery Road.

Worship: 10 a.m.; Women's Fellowship: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Joseph D. Slonski.


All Saints Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St.

Worship: Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School meets in the undercroft of the church at 9:15 a.m. Priest-in-Charge: The Rev. Dr. Stephen L. White.

Blackinton Union, 1373 Massachusetts Ave.

Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30-11 a.m.; Bible study: Thursdays, 1 p.m. Pastor: Eugene Kemp.

First Baptist, 131 Main St.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 9:15 a.m. Junior Worship: 10:45 a.m. Nursery provided. Bible Studies: Tuesday at 10 a.m., Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. David A. Anderson.

First Congregational, 134 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Carolyn Peck.

Jesus Saves Tabernacle, 45 River St.

Worship: 11 a.m. Pastor: Larry Jones Jr.

Mount Greylock Baptist, 35 Notch Road.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Studies, Youth Group & Kid's Club at 6:30 p.m. Bus transportation available. Pastor: Eric Malachuk. Associate Pastor: J. Ethan Malachuk.

Northern Berkshire Christian Church, 55 Harding Ave.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Robert Bellofatto.

St. Andrew's Episcopal, 1493 Mass. Ave.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastors: Susan Crampton & Charles O'Brien.

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. 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. Capt. Katherine Corno.


Peru Congregational Church, 2 West Main Road.

Worship: 10 a.m. in sanctuary. Sermon: "Hide & Seek." Scripture: Matthew 16:5-12 & Mark 16:1-8. Pastor: Warren Scamman.


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. Deaf Ministry is available. Pastor: The Rev. David J. Beguin.

First Baptist Church, 88 South St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Senior Minister: The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross.

First Church of Christ, Congregational, Park Square, 27 East St.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Meditative Eucharist: 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor: The Rev. James Lumsden.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 17 Wendell Ave.

Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St.

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. during the summer months. Harvest table meal at 5 p.m. Tuesdays.

Morningside Baptist, 475 Tyler St.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sermon: "Walking on Water, Running the Race" based on Matthew 14: 22-34 and Hebrews 11:1, 39:12:1-3. Special music. Pastor: Steve Buchauer.

New Life Community Fellowship, 172 Hubbard Ave.

Worship: Classes for everyone in the community at 9:15 followed by live music, skits & a message from Pastor Jeff Black at 10:30.

Pittsfield Church of Christ, 826 Valentine Road.

Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Classes: 10 a.m.

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Eastern Rite Catholic Church, Greylock Terrace and Watson Street.

Divine Liturgies: Sundays at noon with different scheduling for some Holy Days; confessions before liturgies; baptisms by appointment. Administrator: Father Janusz (John) Jedrychowski. (518) 828-5226.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Park Square, 67 East St.

Worship: Saturday at 5 p.m. in the Chapel, Sunday at 9 a.m. in the main Sanctuary.

South Congregational Church, UCC, 110 South St.

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

Word of Life Ministries, 146 North St.

Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Raymond F. Babeu.

Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 74 First St.,

Worship and Holy Communion 9:30 a.m. every Sunday, children always welcome. The Rev. Timothy Weisman, pastor.


Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road.

Worship: 10 a.m.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 125 Main St., Route 7.

Worship: 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 4 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Open & Affirming congregation. Nursery care available. Pastor: The Rev. Brent Damrow.


Tyringham Union Church, 128 Main Road.

Evening vespers service: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.


West Stockbridge Congregational Church, UCC, 45 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. "Open & Affirming" congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Shawn Bracebridge.


Community Bible, 160 Bridges Road.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Douglas Duncan.

First Baptist, 731 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Only One" based on Exodus 20:14. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational, 906 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. in sanctuary. Sermon: "How Do We Read the Bible With a 21st Century Cosmology?," sixth in a series on "Big Questions." Scripture: Psalm 8 (in entirety), Psalm 19:1-4. Sunday School, child care. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 4 Water St.

Worship: 10 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Child care. Pastor: Dan Randall. Music Director: Robin Kibler. (413) 458-3183,

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.

Confessions/Reconciliation: Saturdays 3-4 p.m. Masses: Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Second Congregational, 81 Hancock Road.

No services during the month of August. Pastor: The Rev. Penny Rich Smith.

White Oaks Congregational, 480 White Oaks Road.

Bible Study: 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Sue Stewart.


Windsor Congregational Church, NACCC, Route 9.

Worship: 10 a.m. Ladies Craft/Fellowship Night: Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall.


Canaan Congregational Church, corner of Routes 295 & 5.

Worship: 10 a.m.


Congregational Church, Route 346.

Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Gary C. Rogers.


United Methodist, Route 346.

Worship: 9 a.m.; Church School: 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Gary Dickson.


First Baptist Church, 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. Cyrain Cabuenas.


St. John Bosco, 818 Main Road,

Vigil Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Cyrain Cabuenas.

Stamford Community, Main Road, Route 8.

Worship: Early service at 8:30 a.m., praise and worship at 9:15 a.m., full worship service at 10 a.m. Pastor: James LaMothe.


Community Church.

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


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