Area Religious Services, Sept. 16-17

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 & fellowship; Sunday School: 10 a.m. Nursery.

St. John Paul II Parish: 21 Maple St. Masses: Notre Dame Church: 4 p.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Sunday; St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Hoosac & Summer Streets): 8 a.m. Sunday.


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


First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Bible Study: 9:45 a.m. Sunday for adults and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Coffee and fellowship follow Sunday services.

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

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday; 8 a.m. Monday-Thursday. The Rev. Matthew Guidi, pastor.


ARK 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. Tonight: Meatloaf dinner, 5-7 p.m., $10, kids 6-12 $5, age 5 & under free, dine in or take out. Special Sunday service at 10 a.m. "Come Back to Church Sunday" with food, live music and more. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays. All are welcome.

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. in Sanctuary. The Rev. Henry Pascual's message: "Faith as Thankful Worship." Scripture text for this sermon is the story of the cleansing of the 10 lepers in Luke 17:11-19. Scripture Readings: New Testament Lesson: Luke 17:11-19; Epistle Lesson: Hebrews 10:23-25. Installation service for Pascual at 3 p.m.


Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. This Sunday, Daniel Cheri, missionary to Lebanon, will present "Missionary Experience" during the 11 a.m. service. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Bible Study and Prayer Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


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. Testimony meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: 270 State Road. Friday Shabbat Services at 6 p.m., Oneg to follow. Saturday Shabbat Services: Morning Study at 8:45 a.m.; The Berkshire Minyan at 9:30 a.m.; Morning Service at 10 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire:
1089 Main St., Housatonic. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday the Rev. Rich Hayes. Sermon title: "What is the True Self?" Music provided by Hilda Banks Shapiro and the UUMSB Choir. Share the Plate with Housatonic River Association.


Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Charles Mosher will lead the service with his message titled "The Monotonous Life" with scripture reading from Ecclesiastes 1:1-11.


Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church:
900 Cheshire Road. Bible Study: 10 a.m. Saturdays; Worship at 11 a.m.; Prayer Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise & 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. 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.


First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open & Affirming. Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a drumming circle at 11 a.m. This special service, "The Rhythm of Worship," will rally the congregation's energy for events coming up in the fall church calendar. Cliff Madru of Ludlow brings over 30 drums for people to use. Light refreshments and church information will follow underneath the tent in the church park. All are welcome. Drop-off site for the 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.


Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Worship celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Song from Bacharach and Silvestri, Word from Psalm, and Prayer for the victims of hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. Sermon: "Sacred Scary Space." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Janet Deranian's sermon, "Risk-Taking Mission to Our Neighbors," is based on Romans 13:8-14. Christian education class for adults and older teens at 9:15 a.m. will focus on Matthew 18:21-35. Child care provided during the 10:30 a.m. service.


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


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: Thursdays, 1 p.m.

First Baptist: 131 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor David Anderson presiding.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Carolyn Peck will lead the worship. Her message is "Someone's Got To Do It." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Children will be dismissed following the Children's Time to attend 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. Pastor: Larry Jones Jr.

Mount Greylock Baptist: 35 Notch Road. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.; Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1493 Mass Ave. Pastor Courtney Randall's sermon, "Forgiveness, Mercy, Kindness in Practice," is based on scripture readings from Genesis 50 and Matthew 18. A selection of music will be presented by music director Robin Kibler. The gathering will be replayed on North Adams Public Access channel 15 at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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 & Charles O'Brien.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary: 68 Marshall St. Masses: 4 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sermon focus: "As God has forgiven our sins, so we must forgive others." Confessions: 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Non-denominational worship: 11 a.m.; Sunday School: 10 a.m.


Peru Congregational:
2 West Main Road. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "Greatness." Scripture lessons from Proverbs 31:10-31, Mark 9:30-37 & Psalm 1. The Rev. Warren Scamman, pastor. A short meeting along with refreshments and fellowship time will follow in the Chapel.


Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church located at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). Doors open at 10:15 a.m. Service begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. Three classes are available for children 6 months to 2 years, 3 to 6 years and 7 to 11 years. The Christian book and gift store is open 15 minutes before and after the service. Pastors Katelynn and Jesse 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 15th Sunday after Pentecost. Congregant Rosemary P. Crawford will preach a sermon titled "Did God/Jesus Take a Vacation?" based upon Matthew 14:22-23 and Mark 6:30-32. All are welcome.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. Contemplative Eucharist: 12:10 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor: The Rev. James Lumsden.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Matter." Golden Text: 2 Corinthians 4:18. 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. Fall Series: "Transformed by Love." This week's reading: Romans 14:1-12. Sermon: "Living Extravagant Generosity." Handicap accessible. All are welcome.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Freedom Can Be Yours," is based on Matthew 18:21-35.

Pittsfield Church of Christ: 826 Valentine Road. Worship: 11 a.m. Bible Classes: 10 a.m.

Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Sunday service at 10 a.m., Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Pastors Philip and Dianne Thurmond.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church: 73 Bradford St. Local Bishop. Summer Schedule: Matins at 8:30 a.m.; Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

St. Stephen's Episcopal: Park Square, 67 East St. Worship services at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel and 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday in the main Sanctuary. Coffee hour follows the 10 a.m. service. All are welcome.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m. Nursery care & Church School. Pastor: The Rev. Joel Huntington.

Temple Anshe Amunum: 26 Broad St. Selichot contemplative service at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, followed by a dessert reception.

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 at 10 a.m. The Rev. Timothy Weisman, pastor.


Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Angela Raciti's sermon is based on Philippians 2:14-18. The congregation will welcome its new pianist/musician Bonnie McCubbin. Refreshments and fellowship follow the service.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Outdoor worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at the West Center Chapel with West Stockbridge for the "Blessing of the Animals."


Christ Trinity Church:
180 Main St. Traditional Episcopal Service with Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. Combined Episcopal/Lutheran Worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Erik Karas, pastor.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Rally Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Scripture Lesson: Psalm 103:1-13. Lay reader: Margaret Larkin. Anthem: "Love Doesn't Care Where It Grows" by Lani Smith. Message: "A Drop in the Bucket" by the Rev. Jill Graham. Ice cream social follows worship. Godly Play resumes Sept. 24. Open and Affirming congregation.


First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. Open and Affirming Congregation. All are welcome and nursery care is 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: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.


Congregational Church:
45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. "Open & Affirming" congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Belle Fox-Martin.


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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Cupbearer to the King" based on Nehemiah 1:1-11. Open house at pastor's home following the service. Power UP from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Mark Longhurst preaches the second in a series of eight sermons on "Reformation Then and Now," commemorating the 500th anniversary year of the Protestant Reformation. Sunday School and infant/toddler child care available.

St. John's Episcopal: Park Street. Holy Eucharist: 8 & 10 a.m. Weekday Eucharist: Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.

Saints Patrick & Raphael Roman Catholic Parish: 63 Southworth St. Masses: 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday; 8:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

Second Congregational: 81 Hancock Road. Worship at 9 a.m.

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


Windsor Congregational:
1941 Route 9. Worship: 10 a.m. Like us on Facebook.


Canaan Congregational Church:
UCC Open and Affirming Congregation, corner of Routes 295 & 5. Sunday service at 10 a.m.


Congregational Church:
Route 346, North Pownal. Worship: 10 a.m.; Sunday School: 11:15 a.m.

United Methodist: Route 346. Worship: 9 a.m.


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:
Worship: 10:30 a.m.


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