Area Religious Services, April 22-23

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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: 10:15 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 (Hoosac & Summer Streets): 8 a.m. Sunday.

BECKET

Yoked Parish of Becket:
Services at 10 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 22 YMCA Road. Music by the Becket Praise Team. Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship: 11 a.m.

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

St. Mary's: 159 Church St. Mass: Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8:45 a.m.

DALTON

ARK Community Church:
45 North St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. Food pantry donations, household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items are collected every Sunday.

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 & 10 a.m. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), Fridays 9:30 to 11 a.m.

First Congregational: 514 Main St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Earth Day Sunday sermon: "God the Nature Lover" by the Rev. Henry Pascual. Scripture Readings: Old Testament Readings: Genesis 1:1-2, 31 and Psalm 148; New Testament Reading: Romans 8:18-25. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday. Adult Bible Study at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Food Pantry for Dalton's Loaves and Fishes. Sundays at 3 Concert Series: "The Messengers and The Gospel Gang," 3 p.m. April 30. Green Gargoyle Gift & Thrift Shop open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. The Book Store open 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship Service: 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron is "The Story Continues." Sunday School at 10 a.m.

GREAT BARRINGTON

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. Speaker: Jan Hutchinson, president UUMSB. Sermon: "Antidote Poetry: poems for inner strength in challenging times." Music: Marian Rose.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. led by Pastor Charles Mosher. Message: "Fruit of the Spirit Series No. 6: Gentleness." Scripture reading from Galatians 5:22-23. The Fifth Sunday Hymn Sing is slated April 30 at 6 p.m. Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church:
900 Cheshire Road. Bible Study: Saturdays 10 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.; Prayer Meeting: Wednesdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise & Worship: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 9:30 a.m.

North American Martyrs Chapel: 151 Old State Road, Berkshire. Mass: Saturday 5:45 p.m.

St. Luke's Episcopal: Village Church, South Main Street, Route 7. Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open & Affirming. Worship: 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Bill Neil's sermon: "Martyrs All Are We." Sing for Joy Parkinson's singing group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. 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. Pastor: Dr. Jim Guenther.

LENOX

Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Worship is celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Song from Mozart and Irving Berlin, Word from St. Peter, and Prayer during a Witness of Inspiration by Tom Sherman on behalf of the Rotary Foundation that sponsors projects for water. Sermon: "The Last Laugh." Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road. Worship services at 8 & 10:30 a.m. will include a sermon preached by the Rev. Janet Deranian on Acts 2:22-32. Christian Education for all ages at 9:15 a.m. will focus on John 20:19-31. Child care available for 10:30 a.m. service.

NEW ASHFORD

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

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.

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. Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Sunday School and infant/toddler care are available during worship. Open and Affirming Congregation.

Living Hope Community Church: 45 River St. "Love Never Fails." Contemporary Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Mount Greylock Baptist: 35 Notch Road. Worship: 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.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. Divine Mercy Sunday sermon focus: "Showing love and mercy to one another is a way of showing gratitude to God for his mercy toward us." Special Mercy Sunday services from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Confessions: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. William F. Cyr.

The Salvation Army: 393 River St. Non-denominational worship: 11 a.m.

PERU

Peru Congregational:
2 West Main Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "Life In The Light of the Resurrection." Scripture Lesson: John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9 & Psalm 16. Refreshments & fellowship time will follow in the Chapel. Pastor: The Rev. Warren Scamman.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church:
Non-denominational service meeting at Morningside Baptist Church, 475 Tyler St. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Church service and children's church for ages 3 to 10 years begin at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available for age 2 and under. A Christian Book Store is now open before and after the service. All are welcome. 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.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. celebrates the second Sunday of Easter. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon, "Giving God the Best that You Have!!" is based upon Mark 14:3-9.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the second Sunday of Easter. After worship, the congregation is invited to join in the annual Bread for the World letter writing campaign and share some soup, bread, and fellowship. Sunday School is available. Pastor: The Rev. James Lumsden.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Probation after Death." Golden Text: Proberbs 12:28. Wednesday testimony meetings: 7:30 p.m. Reading Room is open from 10 a.m. to noon Monday and Friday.

First United Methodist: 55 Fenn St. Easter worship and Children's Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Free community breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Easter Sermon Series: "Experiencing Hope." This week's reading: John 20:19-31. Sermon: "Overcoming Our Fears." Handicap accessible. All are welcome. Weekly Thursday noon Eucharist and lunch.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer's sermon, "Doubt, Faith and Reality," is based on John 20:19-31.

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

Reigning Love Church: 235 East St. Sunday service at 10 a.m., Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church: 73 Bradford St. Local Bishop. Sunday Schedule: Matins at 9 a.m.; Liturgy at 10 a.m.

St. Joseph Church: 414 North St. Pink Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for all people affected by any form of cancer. Reception follows in the Parish Center. St. Anne Society will gather for their opening meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Parish Center. All women are invited.

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.

South Congregational: 110 South St. Worship: 10 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Church: 175 Wendell Ave. Affirming justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Angela Raciti's sermon, "The Strength of Our Hope," is based on John 20:19-31 and 1 Peter 1:3-9. Sunday School for adults and children is held at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Worship: 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Janet McKinstry.

SHEFFIELD

Christ Trinity Church:
180 Main St. Traditional Episcopal Service with Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. Combined Episcopal/Lutheran Worship at 10 a.m.

First Congregational: 125 Main St., Route 7. Worship at 10 a.m. Holy Humor Sunday and a Celebration of Earth Day. Reader: Marcia Brolli. Scripture Lessons: John 21:4-14. Message: "Meeting Jesus on the Beach" by the Rev. Jill Graham. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational:
4 Main St. Worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Brent Damrow. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. All are welcome and nursery care is available.

TYRINGHAM

Tyringham Union Church:
128 Main Road. Evening vespers service: 5 p.m. Pastor: The Rev. Janet McKinstry.

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

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

WILLIAMSTOWN

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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. Message: "Disciple" based on Matthew 28:16-20. Sunday School at 9 a.m., "Revelation — Chapter 14." Potluck follows the service. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Ann Clark, guest pastor. Second Hour presentation with Dr. Vincent Wimbush, current Croghan Visiting Professor of Religion at Williams College, speaking on the topic of "Scripture, Slavery, Freedom." Sunday School and infant/toddler child care available. Pastor: The Rev. Mark Longhurst.

New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in North Adams. Pastor Courtney Randall will deliver a sermon titled "Awakening to Ministry." 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.

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: Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Monday through Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

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

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

WINDSOR

Windsor Congregational:
1941 Route 9. Worship: 10 a.m. Like us on Facebook. Pastor: The Rev. Dr. Alex Hunter.

CANAAN, N.Y.

Canaan Congregational Church:
Open and Affirming Congregation, corner of Routes 295 & 5. Sunday service 10 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Charles C. Close preaching.

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: Fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m.

St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. Ilayaraja Amaladass, HGN.

STAMFORD, VT.

St. John Bosco:
818 Main Road, Vigil Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m.

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

WHITINGHAM, VT.

Community Church:
Worship: 10:30 a.m.


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