Area Religious Services, Aug. 24-25

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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. Worship: 9 a.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship; Sunday school: 10 a.m. Nursery.

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).

BECKET

Yoked Parish of Becket: Services at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 22 YMCA Road. Music by the Becket Praise Team.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist: 32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by coffee and fellowship.

United Methodist: 197 Church St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

DALTON

ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Summer worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: www.arkcommunitychurch.org.

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. Join us for our summer chicken barbecue from 4-7 p.m. today. Summer Sunday service 9 a.m. All are welcome!

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on testimonies and a slide show of the mission teams that traveled to Fayette, W.Va., and Detroit, Mich., recently. Ruth and Scott Azar of the Second Mile Center in Detroit will be our guests.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "Jesus is The Great I Am — The Bread of Life."

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. Services at 10 a.m. Sunday at Crissey Farm; 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at 67 State Road (chapel and office), The Rev. Dr. Janet W. Zimmerman, rector; 413-644-0022, graceberkshires.org.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday led by the Rev. Carol Allman-Morton. Speaker: Michael Lipson. Sermon: "To Be Here is Much: The inner side of ecological activism." Music by Marian Rose, Emily Christensen.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. led by Pastor Chuck Mosher. Message: Sermon On The Mount No. 21, The Pillar of Prayer, part 7: "Lead Us Not Into Temptation." Scripture reading from Matthew 6:5-15; Luke 11:1-4.

HINSDALE

First Congregational Church, UCC: 129 Maple St. The Rev. Jennifer Kimball, pastor; Walter Ulmer, organist. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with guest preacher.

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church: 900 Cheshire Road. Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Worship at 10:50 a.m. Saturday.

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise and worship: 9:15 a.m.; worship: 9:30 a.m.

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.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open and affirming. Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "People First." Lee Farmer's Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 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: 87 Summer St. Jim Guenther, pastor. Sunday worship from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. with child care for birth through second grade. Fellowship time follows. Bible Study for all ages at 11:10 a.m. Short term Bible studies during the week are listed at www.opendoor4you.com.

LENOX

Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the 11th Sunday after Pentecost with music by Schumann and Saint-Saens, word from Isaiah 58, and sermon, "If." Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome!

St. Helena's Chapel: 245 New Lenox Road, 413-637-0073. Services at 9 a.m. Sunday.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road, behind NBT Bank. Summer worship at 9 a.m. Children's class during service. Pastor Nami Yu will conduct a contemporary worship service and focus on "Standing Up Straight." Instead of having traditional liturgy, the worship band team offers modern hymns for about 20 minutes. You may learn a new Gospel song during this worship. Come and be filled with the Holy Spirit! Everyone is welcome! Information: lenoxumc.org or 413-445-5918.

NEW ASHFORD

Christian Harvest Center: 199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.; women's fellowship: 6 p.m. Wednesday.

NORTH ADAMS

All Saints Episcopal: 59 Summer St. Worship: 4 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

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. Child care available during worship. Bible studies: 10 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Carolyn Peck. Message: "Broken Spirits Healed." Michael Daunis will lead music. Open and affirming congregation. 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.

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: "No one is to be excluded from the kingdom for all peoples are called to proclaim the praises of the Lord and confess his holy name. No ethnic or religious group possesses exclusive rights to the kingdom. Suffering and pain are part of the human condition." 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.

PERU

Peru Congregational: 2 West Main Road. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Pastor Norman Lee will present a sermon through the scriptures. A basket on the pulpit will receive questions about the Bible. A children's sermon will be presented. Fellowship time and refreshments will follow in the Chapel.

PITTSFIELD

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Berkshire 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.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the 11th Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "In Jesus' Time," is based on Luke 13:10-17. All are welcome!

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. John Hamilton.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Mind." Golden Text: Isaiah 54:13. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading room open 11 a.m. to noon Friday, additional hours by appointment.

First United Methodist: 55 Fenn St. Worship and nursery at 10 a.m. Free community breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday & Friday. Sermon series: "Living with God." Reading: Luke 13:10-17. Sermon: "Covenant Freedom." Second service in African style at noon. Handicap accessible. All are welcome.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Steve Buchauer followed by coffee and fellowship.

Pilgrim Memorial Church: 249 Wahconah St. Worship: 10 a.m.

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. Weekly Eucharists at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome.

Second Congregational Church UCC: 50 Onota St. Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. Communion and fellowship first Sundays. All welcome.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m. Nursery care and church school. Pastor: The Rev. Joel Huntington.

The Salvation Army: 298 West St. Sunday School/Christian Education at 10 a.m. Worship service at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Unitarian Universalist Church: 175 Wendell Ave. Affirming justice, equity and compassion in human relations. All are welcome. Sunday service at 10 a.m. Wheelchair-accessible first floor; hearing devices available. Visit www.uupittsfield.org or call 413-443-7903 for weekly topics or information.

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

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome to join us on a journey of faith, fellowship and mission. The Rev. Angela Raciti, pastor.

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!

SHEFFIELD

Christ Trinity Church: 180 Main St. An Episcopal and Lutheran congregation. Worship at 8 and 10 a.m.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. We are an open and affirming congregation. The Rev. Jill D. Graham, pastor, is on vacation.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. All are welcome.

St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Sunday services at 9 a.m.

TYRINGHAM

Tyringham Union Church: 128 Main Road. Evening vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday led by the Rev. Janet McKinstry. Come join us.

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Congregational Church: 45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open and affirming congregation.

WILLIAMSTOWN

Community Bible: 160 Bridges Road. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Lips of Love" based on Luke 24:36-53. Lemonade on the Lawn to follow. Men's Bible Study at the Moonlight Diner at 8 a.m. Tuesday. 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: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Saints Patrick & Raphael Roman Catholic Parish: 63 Southworth St. Confessions/reconciliation: Saturdays 3 to 4 p.m. 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. No worship in August.

White Oaks Congregational: 480 White Oaks Road. Worship: 11 a.m.

WINDSOR

Windsor 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.

HILLSDALE, N.Y.

The Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal: The Blue Church at Ten Green River Lane. The Act of Consecration of Man, the renewed form of the Mass, is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, and 9 a.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. We gather in the house of the spoken word where the indelible freedom of the human spirit is honored. Hugh Thornton and Liza Marcato, priests.

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. Prayer meeting: 7 p.m. fourth Tuesday.

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: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.


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