Area Religious Services, May 11-12
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.
First 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.
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 May service project is collecting donations for Church World Service Mother's Day Blankets. 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. Sunday services at 8 a.m. 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. Order of Worship/Blanket & Prayer Shawl Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "The Christian Woman."
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. Speaker: The Rev. Rich Hayes. Sermon: "Transcience." Music by Hilda Banks Shapiro.
Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC: 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: "Breakfast Time." Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
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.
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. Service and children's KEDS program with the Rev. Bill Neil at 10:30 a.m. Sermon: "The Good Shepherd." 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 worship from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 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.
Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the fourth Sunday of Easter with music by Joplin and Shostakovich; word from 1 John 3. 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. Worship at 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 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Anderson presiding. Children's Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 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: "The Way of the Shepherd." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. The church's new windows as well as the photographs taken of the Tiffany windows that were removed last year will be dedicated. 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. Worship: 10:30 a.m.
New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1493 Mass Ave.
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: "Know that Jesus is the Lord, the Lamb on the throne who will shepherd his flock and give them eternal life. In his name, Paul and Barnabas proclaim the word of God to Jew and Gentile alike." 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. Capt. Katherine Corno.
Peru Congregational: 2 West Main Road. Mother's Day 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.
Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist). A place to belong, a place to believe. Worship 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 Fourth Sunday of Easter. Congregant Rosemary P. Crawford will be preach a sermon titled "God's Helpers" based upon Proverbs 31:10-28.
First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. John Hamilton, interim minister, shares his Message, "The Mother of All Sundays." Sandra Epperly, guest organist. Eva Perri Maaia, guest choir director. At 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, South Congregational will host First Church at 110 South St. Hamilton will preach for this joint worship service. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 26, First Church will host South Church at 27 East St. The Rev. Joel Huntington will preach. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome to Christ's Open Table. Open and affirming church welcoming all guests and visitors to the Berkshires. Sunday School and child care available.
First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Adam and Fallen Man." Golden Text: Job 22:29. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading room open 10 a.m. to noon Friday, additional hours by appointment.
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. Sunday-Tuesday and Friday. Sermon series: "Renewed by Joy." Reading: Acts 9:36-43. Sermon: "The Faithful Raised."
Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Mother's Day Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Lay Minister Donna J. Swiers' sermon, "Festival of the Christian Home," is based on Proverbs 31.
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. Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.
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: 10 a.m.
Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. will observe the fourth Sunday of Easter and recognize Mother's Day. Audrey St. Pierre will lead the service. The Rev. Angela Raciti will offer the message. Sunday school for adults at 9:15 a.m. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service. All are welcome to join us on a personal journey of faith and fellowship.
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. Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.
First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Reader: Marilyn Wightman. Scripture Lesson: Acts 9:36-43, John 10:22-30. Message: "The Gift of Belonging." Anthem: "A Family Prayer" by Michael McCabe. Open and affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.
First Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. All are welcome.
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. Sunday school: 9 a.m.; Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Know Jesus or No Peace" based on Romans 5:1-11. Coffee fellowship to follow. Hillcrest ministry at 2:30 p.m. Power Up at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Chuck St. John.gmail.com.
First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Sunday school, child care.
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. Worship: 9 a.m.
White Oaks Congregational: 480 White Oaks Road. Bible study: 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 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.
United Methodist: Route 346. Worship at 9 a.m., followed by coffee time.
First Baptist: Main Street. Worship: 9 a.m.
St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.
St. John Bosco: 818 Main Road. Vigil Mass: 4 p.m. Saturday.
Stamford Community: Main Road, Route 8. Worship: 9:30 a.m.
Community Church: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.
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