Area Religious Services, Aug. 11-12


Classes and worship services are Sundays, unless otherwise noted. Consult local church bulletins for prayer groups, Bible study groups, choir rehearsals, etc.ADAMSFirst Baptist: 15 Commercial St. Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday; 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 and fellowship; Sunday school: 10 a.m. Nursery. Pastor: The Rev. Mike Mullany.St. John Paul II Parish: 21 Maple St. Masses: 4 p.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Notre Dame; 8 a.m. Sunday at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Hoosac and Summer streets).BECKETYoked Parish of Becket: Services at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 22 YMCA Road. Music by the Becket Praise Team. The Rev. Kevin Smail, pastor.CHESHIREFirst Baptist: 32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by coffee and 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; 9 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday. The Rev. Matthew Guidi, pastor.DALTONARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship: 9:30 a.m.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. Summer schedule: Sunday service at 9 a.m. 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.FLORIDAFlorida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "God Answers Prayers."GREAT BARRINGTONFirst 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, led by the Rev. Carol Allman-Morton. Sermon: "A Free and Responsible Search for Truth and Meaning." Music by Bonnie Benson and the UU Choir.HANCOCKHancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Mosher will lead the service with his message, "Life of Christ No. 33: Wilt Thou Be Made Whole," with scripture reading from John 5:1-16.HINSDALEFirst 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. This Sunday, part 6 in Lord's Prayer Series: "When Mercy Reigns."LANESBOROUGHBerkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise and worship: 9:15 a.m.; worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. William D. Furey.North American Martyrs Chapel: 151 Old State Road, Berkshire. Mass: 5:45 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Matthew Guidi, pastor.St. Luke's Episcopal: Old Stone Church, North Main Street, Route 7. Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Morning prayer at 9 a.m. Mondays. Pastor: The Rev. Noreen Suriner.LEEFirst Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open and affirming. Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "Aughts into Oughts." Children's Godly Play classes begin Sept 9. All are welcome. Sing for Joy Parkinson's Singing Group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Bible study, Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, and AA meetings also available. Drop-off site for 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. Pastor: Dr. Jim Guenther.LENOXChurch on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the 12th Sunday after Pentecost with music by Lichner, Medema, and Beethoven; word from I Kings 19 and John 6; and sermon, "Bread and Life." Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome! Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship: 10 a.m.NEW ASHFORDChristian Harvest Center: 199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.NORTH ADAMSAll Saints Episcopal: 59 Summer St. Worship: 4 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday.Blackinton Union: 1373 Mass. Ave. Worship: 10 a.m.First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship: 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 choir and other music. Sunday school and infant/toddler care are available. 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. Pastor: Eric Malachuk. Associate Pastor: J. Ethan Malachuk.New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1493 Mass Ave. A selection of music will be presented by music director Robin Kibler and the choir. Recordings of the gatherings will be replayed on North Adams Public Access channel 15 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays.Northern Berkshire Christian Church: 55 Harding Ave. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Rev. Robert Bellofatto.St. Andrew's Episcopal: 1493 Mass. Ave. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastors: Susan Crampton and 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. Sermon focus: "To strengthen him for the journey, God provides Elijah with cake and water, reminiscent of his ancestors' Pasch. Thus he experiences the goodness of the Lord. Jesus, the bread of life, strengthens us for our journey, following his way of love." The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Holy Day of Obligation Masses at 8 a.m., 12:10 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Sermon focus: "Because she belonged to Christ, Mary, our queen, is raised on high, a great sign for all who believe in her Son." Confessions: 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: The Rev. Dariusz Wudarski.The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Nondenominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday school: 10 a.m.PERUPeru Congregational: 2 West Main Road. Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. Guest speakers will be filling the pulpit through August. Communion will be offered the first Sunday. A children's sermon will be provided for children in attendance. Fellowship time and refreshments will follow in the Chapel.PITTSFIELDBerkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). A place to belong, a place to believe. Worship begins at 11 a.m. All are welcome. Pastors Jesse and Katelyn 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. Deaf ministry is available. Pastor: The Rev. David J. Beguin.First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the 12th Sunday after Pentecost. The worship service will take place at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake, with fellowship beginning at 9 a.m. A potluck brunch will follow. All are welcome.First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. John Hamilton, interim minister. Message: "It Don't Mean a Thing." Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome to Christ's Open Table. Open and affirming church welcoming guests and visitors to the Berkshires. Sunday School and child care are available.First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Spirit." Golden Text: Job 33:4. 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. Late summer sermon series theme: "The Bread of Life." Reading: John 6:35, 41-51. Sermon: "Drawn to the Table by God." Handicap accessible. All are welcome.Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Practicing Newness," is based on Ephesians 4:25-5:5.Pittsfield Church of Christ: 826 Valentine Road. Worship: 11 a.m. Bible classes: 10 a.m.Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Pastors Brian and Laurie Reynolds. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Child care for birth to fifth grade. Youth group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Summer worship services July through Labor Day. Weekly Eucharists at 5 p.m. Saturday at St. Stephen's; joint worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church on First Street. All are welcome.Second Congregational Church UCC: 50 Onota St. Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. Communion and fellowship first Sundays. All welcome. Pastor: The Rev. Sloan T. Letman IV.South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m. Nursery care and 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: 9:30 a.m.RICHMONDBerkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Angela Raciti will offer the message. All are welcome.Richmond Congregational Church, UCC: 1515 State Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry, pastor. Mark Kelso, director of music. Come, join us!SHEFFIELDChrist 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. The Rev. Erik Karas, pastor.First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Call to worship: Margie Larkin. Scripture lesson: I Kings 19:4-8, John 6:35, 41-51. Message: "Bread for the Journey." Appalachian Trail ministry ends Wednesday. Open and affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.STOCKBRIDGEFirst Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open and affirming congregation. All welcome. Nursery care available.St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m.TYRINGHAMTyringham Union Church: 128 Main Road. Evening vespers service: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.WEST STOCKBRIDGECongregational Church: 45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open and affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin.WILLIAMSTOWNCommunity Bible: 160 Bridges Road. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Douglas Duncan.First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Glory Be!" based on Ephesians 3:20-21. Hillcrest Ministry at 2:30 p.m. Pastor: Chuck St. John.First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday school, child care. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.St. John's Episcopal: Park Street. Holy Eucharist: 8 and 10 a.m. Weekday Eucharist: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Church school: 10 a.m. The Rev. Nathaniel Anderson, rector.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. 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. Pastor: The Rev. Sue Stewart.WINDSORWindsor Congregational: 1941 Route 9. Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Services led by Pastor Heather Juby. Coffee, refreshments and fellowship to follow. All are welcome.CANAAN, N.Y.Canaan Congregational Church: A UCC open and affirming congregation, Routes 295 and 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 at 9 a.m., followed by coffee time. Church school at 10 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Gary Dickson.READSBORO, VT.First Baptist: Main Street. Worship: 9 a.m. Prayer meeting: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday. 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: 4 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: The Rev. Ilayaraja Amaladass, HGN.Stamford Community: Main Road, Route 8. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: James LaMothe.WHITINGHAM, VT.Community Church: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: John Brigham.


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