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.


First Baptist, 15 Commercial St., (413) 743-5680.

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., (413) 743-1677.

Contemporary and traditional worship: 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Mike Mullany.

Parish of Notre Dame and St. Thomas Roman Catholic, 21 Maple St., (413) 743-0577.

Notre Dame: Columbia, Maple streets. Confession: Saturday, 3 p.m. Mass: Saturday, 4 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Daniel J. Boyle.

St. Thomas: 2 Columbia St. Confession: Saturday, 3 p.m. (Notre Dame Church). Mass: Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Daniel J. Boyle.

St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic, (413) 743-0041.

Summer, Hoosac streets. Confession: Saturday, 3 p.m. (Notre Dame Church). Mass: 8 a.m.; Pastor: The Rev. Daniel J. Boyle.

St. Mark’s Episcopal, 39 Commercial St., (413) 743-0947.

Worship service: 9 a.m.; Children’s Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Youth Catechism: 10:30 a.m. Priest in charge: Rev. R. Ellen White.


First Baptist, 32 North St., (413) 743-3649.

Worship: 11 a.m.; Adult Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.

Methodist Church, 197 Church St., (413) 684-3290, (413) 743-0133.

Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption (Roman Catholic), Church Street, (413) 743-2110.

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


ARK Community Church, 45 North St., (413) 329-3307,

Worship: 9:30 a.m. led by the children’s Sunday School.

Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., (413) 684-0521.

Worship: 8 and 10 a.m. (nursery available). Sunday School: 9 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Victor Han.

First Congregational Church, UCC, 514 Main St.

Worship: 8:15 a.m. in chapel, 10:15 a.m. in sanctuary. Sunday School: 10:15 a.m.


Florida Baptist Church, 58 Church Road, (413) 664-6055.

Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Sermon by Interim Pastor Henry Bounds, "Angels."


Housatonic Congregational Church, 1089 Main St., Housatonic, (413) 298-0673.

Worship: 9 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin.


Hancock Baptist Church, Main Street, (413) 738-5762.

Worship and Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Sermon: "How to Know God’s Voice." Scripture from John 10:1-10. Guest pastor: Zig Sadzinski.LANESBOROUGH

Worship and Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Sermon: "How to Know God’s Voice." Scripture from John 10:1-10. Guest pastor: Zig Sadzinski.LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, 900 Cheshire Road, (413) 442-5511.

Worship: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Berkshire Union Chapel, Route 8, (413) 445-4299.

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, 120 S. Main St., (413) 443-0165.

Holy Eucharist: 9 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Morning Prayer: 9 a.m. Monday. Priest in charge: Rev. Donna Triblecox.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 25 Park Place, (413) 243-1033.

Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "Changing Hearts and Lives." Pastor: The Rev. Bill Neil.


Church on the Hill, UCC, 55 Main St., (413) 637-1001. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "What Does Economics Have to Do with Discipleship?" based on Matthew 4:12-23. Pastor: The Rev. Natalie Shiras.

United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road.

Worship: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sermon on Matthew 4:12-23. Nursery from 9:15 a.m. Pastor: Janet Deranian.


Christian Harvest Center, 199 Mallery Road, (413) 458-1083.

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


Blackinton Union, 1373 Massachusetts Ave., (413) 458-8302.

Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:30-11 a.m. Pastor: Eugene Kemp.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Holiday Inn Annex of American Legion Drive, (802) 694-1726.

Sacrament Service: 10 a.m.; Relief Society/Priesthood/Primary: 11:10 a.m. Branch President: Jim Law

Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., (413) 663-5830.

Shabbat: First Friday 5:30 p.m. pot luck dinner, 6:30 p.m. family service; Third Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Rabbi: Jeffrey W. Goldwasser.

First Baptist, 131 Main St., (413) 663-3780.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Message: "A Fruitful Congregation: Genuine Fellowship." Church School: 9 a.m.; Junior Church, nursery provided. Pastor: The Rev. David A. Anderson.

First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., (413) 663-9940.

Worship: 10 a.m. in Assembly Hall. Message: "The Call-Challenge or Gift." Pastor: The Rev. Ann Clark Killam.

First United Methodist, 159 E. Main St., (413) 664-9655.

Worship: 9 a.m.; Sunday School and nursery care at approximately 9:15 a.m.

Jesus Saves Tabernacle, 45 River St., (413) 662-2260, (413) 743-2687.

Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m.; Prayer: 5 p.m.; Evening song: 6 p.m. Pastor: Lawrence P. Wilson.

Mount Greylock Baptist, 35 Notch Road, (413) 662-2107.

Kid’s Sunday School, Adult classes: 9:30 a.m.; Worship & Junior Church: 10:30 a.m.; Evening Service: 6 p.m.

Northern Berkshire Christian Church, 55 Harding Ave., (413) 663-8998.

Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Robert Bellofatto.

Our Lady of Mercy, State Road, (413) 663-5316.

Mass: 5:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal, 1493 Mass. Ave., (413) 663-3010.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Peter Pierson.

St. Anthony of Padua, 68 Marshall St., (413) 663-5316.

Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

St. Francis of Assisi, 12 Union St., (413) 663-5316.

Mass: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

St. John’s Episcopal, 59 Summer St., (413) 664-9656.

Worship: Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Rector: The Rev. Edward A. King.

The Salvation Army, 393 River St., (413) 663-7987.

Non-denominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Lts. Russell and Cynthia Crowsen.


Peru Congregational Church, 2 West Main Road.

Worship: 10 a.m. in Chapel. Sermon: "Let’s Go Swimming." Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23. 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, (413) 442-1992.

Worship & Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Deaf Ministry available. Pastor: The Rev. David J. Beguin.

First Baptist Church, 88 South St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Sermon: "What if God was One of Us?" Pastor: The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross.

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

Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 17 Wendell Ave., (413) 448-8487.

Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Bible lesson: "Truth." Golden Text from Psalms.

First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., (413) 499-0866.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "Following the Light in Unity." Sunday School: 9 a.m. at Zion Lutheran. Pastor: The Rev. Ralph W. Howe.

Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St.

Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sermon: "The ‘Born Again’ Dilemma" based on John 3:1-17. Pastor: The Rev. Steve Buchauer.

New Life Community Fellowship, 172 Hubbard Ave., (413) 684-0001.

Worship: Classes at 9:15 a.m.; Live music, skits & a message, 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Jeff Black.

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Greylock Terrace & Watson Street, (518) 828-5226.

Divine Liturgies: Noon with confessions before liturgies. Administrator: Father Janusz (John) Jedrychowski.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Park Square, 67 East St., (413) 448-8276.

Worship: Saturday at 5 p.m. in Chapel, Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Sanctuary. Christian Ed: Children at 9:30 a.m., Middle & high school youth at 11:30 a.m.

South Congregational Church, UCC, 110 South St.

Worship: 10 a.m. in the parlor in January. Sermon: "Stretching and Growing." Pastor: The Rev. Joel Huntington.

Word of Life Ministries, 146 North St., (413) 448-8399.

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

Zion Lutheran Church (ELCA), 74 First St., (413) 442-3525,.

Worship and Holy Communion: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 9 a.m.; Jazz Vespers: Thursdays at 6 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Timothy Weisman.


Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road.

Worship: 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Janet McKinstry.


Sovereign Grace Baptist, 664 Main Road, Route 116, (413) 447-8127.

Worship: 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 11 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Ken Mick Jr.


First Congregational Church, UCC, "Old Parish," 125 Main St., Route 7.

Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Our Sacred Adventure" based on Matthew 4:12-23. Lay reader: Maggie Brigham.


First Congregational Church, UCC, 4 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday School & nursery available. Pastor: The Rev. Brent Damrow.


Tyringham Union Church, 128 Main Road.

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


West Stockbridge Congregational Church, UCC, 45 Main St.

Worship: 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Shawn Bracebridge.


Community Bible, 160 Bridges Road, (413) 458-5556.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Sermon: "Social Justice: What Can I Do?" from Isaiah 58:1-12. Pastor: Douglas Duncan.

First Baptist, 731 Main St., (413) 458-4811.

Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Delivered" based on Psalm 34. Interim Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational, 906 Main St., (413) 458-4273.

Worship: 10 a.m. Sermon: "Nothing Except Christ Crucified." Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-20, 1:26-2:4. Sunday School. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.

First United Methodist, 777 Main St., (413) 458-3183.

Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Michelle Grube.

New Hope United Methodist Church, 4 Water St., (413) 458-3183.

Worship: 10 a.m. Child care. Pastor: Dan Randall. Music Director: Robin Kibler.

Parishes of St. Patrick & Raphael, Roman Catholic,

St. Patrick, 63 Southworth St., (413) 458-4946.

Confessions: Saturdays, 3-4 p.m. Masses: Saturday at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday at 8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.; Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. in Parish Center, 53 Southworth St.; Friday: Communion Service, 8:30 a.m. in Parish Center. Pastor: The Rev. Mark J. Burke, S.J.

St. John’s Episcopal, Park Street, (413) 458-8144.

Holy Eucharist: 8 & 10 a.m. Eucharist: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. Education: 9 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Peter T. Elvin.

Second Congregational, 81 Hancock Road, (413) 458-3467, (802) 442-3405.

Worship: 9 a.m. Sermon: "Called Together" based on Isaiah 9:1-4, Matthew 4:12-23 and 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18. Pastor: The Rev. Penny Rich Smith.

White Oaks Congregational, 480 White Oaks Road, (413) 458-4633.

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


Windsor Congregational Church, NACCC, Route 9, (413) 447-8127.

Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "What does a Christian Look Like #4: Alive." Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-10. Sunday School: 11:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Ken Mick Jr.


Canaan Congregational Church, corner of Routes 295 & 5, (518) 781-4775;

Worship: 10 a.m.


Congregational Church, Route 346, (802) 823-7930.

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


Faith Christian Fellowship, 82 Main St., (802) 823-7828.

Worship: 10 a.m. Nursery and junior church provided.

Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic.

Mass: Saturday 6:15 p.m.

Pownal Center, Center Street, (413) 458-8302.

Service: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: Lisa M. Boulerice.

United Methodist, Route 346.

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


First Baptist, Main Street, (802) 368-2980.

Worship: 9 a.m.; King’s Kids: 3 p.m. Pastor: John Brigham.

St. Joachim Parish, 342 Tunnel St., (802) 423-5267.

Vigil Mass: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Monday to Sunday at 9 a.m.; Catechism: 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Joseph H. Tate, C.S.C.


St. John Bosco, 818 Main Road, (802) 423-5267.

Vigil Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m.; Mass: Sunday at 11 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday at 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Donatus Ezenneka.

Stamford Community, Main Road, Route 8, (802) 694-1533, (802) 694-1454.

Worship: 8:30 a.m., praise and worship at 9:15 a.m., traditional at 10 a.m. Pastor: William R. Wilson Jr.


Community Church.

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


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