Area Religious Services, May 20-21

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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. Conversation & Prayer: 8:15 a.m. 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 Church (Hoosac & Summer Streets): 8 a.m. Sunday.

BECKET

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

CHESHIRE

First Baptist:
32 North St. Worship: Sunday 11 a.m. Coffee and fellowship follow Sunday services.

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 celebrated at 9:30 a.m. The service project for May is collecting donations for St. Anna's Home for Children.

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: Ham dinner with scalloped potatoes, vegetable, soup & dessert, 5-7 p.m.; Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. Coffee Break for Women (women's Bible study), Fridays 9:30-11 a.m. All are welcome!

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

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church:
71 Church Road. Worship service at 11 a.m. will be led by Chuck Mosher. His sermon title will be "Cornelius." Pastor Dan Lampron will be away May 21. 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 led by the Rev. Carol Allman-Morton. Sermon: "What are our Ministries? What is a Minister?"

Music: Hilda Banks Shapiro, UUMSB Choir.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church:
Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Charles Mosher will lead the service with his message, "Fruit of the Spirit Series 9 - Meekness," with scripture reading from Galatians 5:22-23.

LANESBOROUGH

Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church:
900 Cheshire Road. Worship: 11 a.m.

Berkshire Union Chapel: Route 8. Praise & Worship: 9:15 a.m. Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Pastor: The Rev. William D. Furey.

North American Martyrs Chapel: 151 Old State Road, Berkshire. Mass: Saturday 5:45 p.m. Celebrant: The Rev. Matthew Guidi.

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.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open & Affirming. Worship at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Cara Davis. Sermon: "Message from Mars." All are welcome; nursery, and Sunday School provided. 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.

LENOX

Church on the Hill:
169 Main St. Worship celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Song from Beethoven and Gershwin, Word from St. John, and Prayer. Sermon: "Sighted by Love." 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 based on Acts 17:22-31. Christian education for all ages will be held at 9:15 a.m. and focus on the same passage.

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 at 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational: 134 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Allen "Mick" Comstock will be the guest minister. His message is "The Resurrection of Peter and Ourselves." Michael Daunis will lead the choir and other music. Sunday School and infant/toddler care are available during the worship. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.

Living Hope Community Church: 45 River St. "Love Never Fails." 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. Sixth Sunday of Easter sermon focus: "Living as a disciple of Jesus requires that we be ever-ready and willing to share our faith with others." Thursday, May 25: The Ascension of the Lord sermon focus: "We are assured of the power of God in our lives — the same power that raised Christ from the dead." 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 service at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Sermon: "In The Power Of The Spirit." Scripture Lesson: John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14 & Psalm 5. Refreshments & fellowship follow in the Chapel. Pastor: The Rev. Warren Scamman.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church: 475 Taylor St. Doors open at 10:15 a.m. for coffee and fellowship. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. We have children's church for ages 3-10 years and nursery for 6 months to 2 years. The Christian book and gift store is open before and after 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.

First Baptist: 88 South St. Worship at 10 a.m. will celebrate Youth Sunday. Pastor Sheila Sholes-Ross's sermon is "God's Way." Scripture readings will be done by youth members of the church.

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

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship & Sunday School: 10:30 a.m. Topic: "Soul & Body." Golden Text: Ephesians 4:24. 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 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: 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:12. Sermon: "Hope For All!" 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, "The God Connection," is based on Psalm 66:8-20; John 14:15-21.

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. 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. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational:
45 Cemetery Road. Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. will observe the sixth Sunday of Easter and celebrate the Dedication of Jorden Wood. The Rev. Angela Raciti will deliver the message. Sunday School for children and adults is held at 9:15 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

Richmond Congregational: 1515 State Road. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Janet McKinstry's sermon is "On the Road with Paul."

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: 10 a.m. Lay reader: Maggie Brigham. Scripture Lessons: Psalm 66:8-20, John 14:15-21. Choral Anthem: "I Will Share God's Love" by Don Besig/Nancy Price. Message: "Living in Love" 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.

WILLIAMSTOWN

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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: "Positioned for Blessing" based on Psalm 1 by Christopher Shatney from Northeastern Baptist College. No Sunday School this week. Potluck following the service. Pastor: Chuck St. John.

First Congregational: 906 Main St. Worship at 10 a.m. in our Community Hall for a special jazz service centering around Henri Matisse's "Painting with Scissors." Via live music, prayer, readings, images, preaching, and participatory art, we will discover that Jazz + Matisse = Church. We welcome jazz performance from guest musicians Christopher Bakriges (piano) and Gwen Laster (violin), creators of the Matisse Jazz Project. The Rev. Mark Longhurst, pastor.

New Hope United Methodist Church: Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St. Pastor Courtney Randall will deliver a sermon titled "Becoming One with Each Other." 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. Confessions/Reconciliation: Saturdays 3-4 p.m. 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:
A United Church of Christ Open and Affirming Congregation, corner of Routes 295 & 5. Sunday service at 10 a.m.

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.

St. Joachim Parish: 342 Tunnel St. Mass: 10:30 a.m.

STAMFORD, VT.

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

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

WHITINGHAM, VT.

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


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