Area Religious Services, Nov. 9-10

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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.


First Baptist: 15 Commercial St. Worship: 10:15 a.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship: 10:15 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.


First Baptist: 32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m.

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

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass times: 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:15 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday.


ARK Community Church: 45 North St. Worship: 10 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. Worship at 8 and 10 a.m. All are welcome!

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Sunday worship and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Henry Pascual will preach on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5; 13-17, and the need to focus on what God has done, is doing and will yet to do, to stand firm and hold on to faith during troubled times. A children's time during worship will be provided by Scott Miller. Stephanie Morris, deacon of the week. Deb Fassell, lay reaader. Jeri Galletly, Sunday school instructor. Music provided by Kate Caton. Fellowship and coffee hour after worship.


Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: "The Beginning of The End."


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.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: 1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Speaker: The Rev. Rich Hayes. Sermon: "Recognizing (re-cognizing) the Spiritual." Music by Ron Hanft, organ.


Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. led by Pastor Chuck Mosher. Message: Life of Christ No. 39; The Sermon On The Mount No. 29, "The Pillar of Promises Of Prayer" with scripture reading from Matthew 7:7-12. The Berkshire Baptist Fellowship will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hancock Baptist with meeting, music, message, and mangiare (eating).


First Congregational Church, UCC: 129 Maple St. The Rev. Jennifer Kimball, pastor; Walter Ulmer, organist. Worship and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., followed by coffee and refreshments in Fellowship Hall. Sermon: "Stand Firm and Hold Fast." Bible study at 9:30 a.m.


Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church: 900 Cheshire Road. 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: 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 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Bill Neil. Sermon: "Re-Building God's Temple." KEDS program available for children. 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. with child care for birth through second grade.


Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 4 p.m. Sunday celebrates the 22nd Sunday of Pentecost with music by Beethoven and Mozart, word from Luke 20. Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome.

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St. Helena's Chapel: 245 New Lenox Road, 413-637-0073. Holy Eucharist and hymns at 9 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. Michael Tuck.

Trinity Episcopal: Corner of Kemble & Walker streets, 413-637-0073, the Rev. Michael Tuck. Sunday worship: 7:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist with hymns and Godly Play for children; 5 p.m. Evensong. Morning prayer at 7 a.m. daily.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road, behind NBT Bank. Worship at 10 a.m. and Christian education at 8:45 a.m. Children's class during service. Come and be filled with the Holy Spirit! Everyone is welcome! or 413-445-5918.


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 at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Carolyn Peck. Message: "Signs of God's Presence." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Children will remain in church until the "Time for Young and Young at Heart" and then be dismissed to Sunday school. 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.

Mount Greylock Baptist: 35 Notch Road. 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: "In response to an attempt to ridicule his teaching about life and death, Jesus again proclaims a resurrection from the dead, that life is indeed stronger than death itself. This is our eternal consolation and hope. Then will our joy be truly fulfilled." Confessions: 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: The Rev. Dariusz Wudarski.

The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Nondenominational worship: 11 a.m.


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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.


Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. A place to belong, a place to believe. Worship: 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 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Being the Apple of God's Eye," is based on Psalm 17:8. All are welcome.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Special Veterans Day Memorial at 10 a.m. Sunday with the "Empty Seat at the Table" presentation set in honor of all POWs/MIAs and those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. The Rev. Dr. John J. Hamilton, interim minister. Sandra Epperly, organist. Eva Peri Maaia, choir director. The church will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Veterans Day, for contemplation. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month. Open and affirming church, welcoming all guests and visitors to the Berkshires. Sunday School and child care.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Adam and Fallen Man." Golden Text: Psalms 90:9 & 17. 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: "Rebuilding the Church." Reading: Haggai 1:3-9, 15b-2:9. Sermon: "Rebuilding the House of God." Handicap accessible. All are welcome.

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

Pilgrim Memorial Church: 249 Wahconah St., 413-447-7443. Donna J. Swiers, lay minister. Worship at 10 a.m. will observe Veterans Day. The sermon, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," is based on Joshua 1:9, II Samuel 22:30 and Psalm 33:20-22.

Pittsfield Church of Christ: 826 Valentine Road. Worship: 11 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. Charles: 89 Briggs Ave. Thanksgiving vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. There will be no Mass Thanksgiving Day.

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, UCC: 50 Onota St. Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m. Guest minister, Bishop Avery Comithier, Missionary Baptist Church, Albany, N.Y.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Communion Sunday worship at 10 a.m. including educational program and nursery care for children. The Rev. Joel Huntington will reflect on the "Way of Compassion" that lies at the heart of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. The Chancel choir will sing and there will be readings from the Book of Psalms and the Gospel of Luke. A study focusing on the book, "The Cup of Our Life: a Guide to Spiritual Growth" by Joyce Rupp, follows worship. All are welcome. Open and affirming congregation welcoming all and seeking to be a nourishing presence in the community.

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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.

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


Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will observe Veterans Day. The Rev. Angela Raciti will offer a sermon based on Luke 20:27-38. Sunday school for adults is held at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. All are invited to join us on a journey of faith, fellowship and mission.

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 & 10 a.m.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship: 10 a.m. Choral anthem: "Amen, So Be It!" by Natalie Sleeth. Scriptures: Luke 20:27-38. Message by the Rev. Jen Bloesch. 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. Godly Play at 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. Church History class at 9 a.m. Worship at 10 a.m. Message: "Thorny Grace" based on 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. Coffee hour to follow. Hillcrest Ministry at 2:30 p.m. Men's Bible study at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Moonlight Diner. PowerUP at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m.

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. Worship: 11 a.m.


Windsor Congregational: 1941 Route 9. Worship: 10 a.m.


The Christian Community Movement for Religious Renewal: The Blue Church at 10 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: 9 a.m.


First Baptist: Main Street. Worship: 9 a.m.


Stamford Community: Main Road, Route 8. Worship: 9:30 a.m.


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