Area Religious Services, Jan. 12-13


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


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).


Yoked Parish of Becket: Services at 10 a.m. at the Federated Church, 3381 Main St. Music by the Becket Praise Team. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.


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.


ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship at 10 a.m. The service project for January is collecting goods to create homeless packages.

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 and 10 a.m. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays. All are welcome!

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. in sanctuary. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday.


Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "Jesus's Many Names — Part Two."


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. Thursday at 67 State Road (chapel and office). The Rev. Dr. Janet W. Zimmerman, rector.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: Deb Bennett. Sermon: "This IS Our Lane." Organ music by Bonnie Benson and Emily Christensen.


Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "Life of Christ No. 39, The Sermon On The Mount No. 10: 'Law Eternal'" with scripture reading from Matthew 5:17-20.


First 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. Sermon: "Through Water and Fire."


Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise and 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.


First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open and affirming. Worship and KEDS children's program at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "Beloved of God." Clemente Sajquiy, immigrant from Guatemala, will speak on life experiences. 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: 87 Summer St. Jim Guenther, pastor. Sunday services include worship from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. with child care for birth through second grade followed by a fellowship time before Bible Study classes for all ages from 11:10 a.m. to noon. Short term Bible studies during the week are listed at


Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the first Sunday after the Epiphany with music by Rubenstein, Diabelli; word from Acts 8; and sermon, "Alternative Energy." Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome! Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship: 10 a.m.


Christian Harvest Center: 199 Mallery Road. Worship: 10 a.m.


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.

First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. The Rev. Carolyn Peck, pastor.

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.

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. Baptism of the Lord sermon focus: "Jesus is the beloved Son of the Father. He is the light of the nations and Lord of all creation. To him be all glory and praise!" Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Dariusz Wudarski.

The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Nondenominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday school: 10 a.m.


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, refreshments and a short meeting will follow in the Chapel. Annual reports from officers are requested by Feb. 3.


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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. Fellowship follows. Deaf ministry is available. Pastor: The Rev. David J. Beguin.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the first Sunday after the Epiphany. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Modeling John the Baptist and Jesus," is based on Luke 3:15-21. All are welcome!

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 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: "Sacrament." Golden Text: Psalms 109:4. 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. Epiphany season sermon series, "God is Really with Us." Reading: Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Sermon: "Expanding Blessing." Second service in African style at 11:30 a.m. Handicap accessible. All are welcome.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Not Too Good to Be True," is based on Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-22.

Pilgrim Memorial Church: 249 Wahconah St. Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday led by church member William A. Peets Jr. Lay minister: Donna J. Swiers.

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 10 a.m. Sunday. All are welcome.

Second Congregational Church UCC: 50 Onota St. Worship: 10:45 a.m.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m. Church school & nursery care provided. The Rev. Joel Huntington will explore the theme of prayer and meditation in a sermon titled "Our Many Voices" as he reflects on how to encounter the voice of God's love in our hearts. There will also be a word with the children about the light that shines within them. During winter, worship is held in the church parlor. Open and affirming congregation welcoming all and seeking to be a nourishing presence in the community.

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: 10 a.m.


Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Angela Raciti will offer a message based on John 2:1-11 titled "An Extravagant Gesture." Sunday school for adults and children at 9:15 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

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!


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.

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


First Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open and affirming congregation. All welcome, and nursery care available.

St. Paul's Episcopal: 29 Main St. Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m.


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


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


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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Do You Believe God?" based on Genesis 15:6. Coffee hour and fellowship to follow. Hillcrest ministry at 2:30 p.m. Power Up at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 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. Church school: 10 a.m.

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.

White Oaks Congregational: 480 White Oaks Road. Bible study: 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday school: 11:15 a.m.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Community Church: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school: 9:30 a.m. Pastor: John Brigham.


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