Area Religious Services, Feb. 16-17 | The Berkshire Eagle


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: 9 a.m. Sunday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational: 42 Park St. Worship at 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).

BECKET

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

CHESHIRE

First Baptist: 32 North St. Worship at 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.

DALTON

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. Tonight: Open-faced hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, soup, desserts, $10, kids 6-12 $5, age 5 & under free, 5-7 p.m., dine in or take out. Sunday services at 8 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. Worship at 9:30 a.m. in sanctuary. Community lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday.

FLORIDA

Florida Baptist Church: 71 Church Road. Worship at 11 a.m. Sermon by Pastor Dan Lampron: “The Man From Galilee.”

GREAT BARRINGTON

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. Thursday 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: Ray Garnett. Sermon: “Meanings of Books.” Music: Bonnie Benson. Share Our Plate with Greenagers.

HANCOCK

Hancock Baptist Church: Main Street. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Pastor Chuck Mosher will lead the service with his message titled “Life of Christ No. 39, The Sermon On The Mount No. 14: ‘The Sacred Institute of Marriage'” with scripture reading from Matthew 5:31-32.

HINSDALE

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: “Plain Blessings.” Bible study meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

LANESBOROUGH

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.

LEE

First Congregational: 25 Park Place. Open and affirming. Worship and “Godly Play” children’s program at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bill Neil’s sermon: “In Whom Do We Trust?” Sing for Joy Parkinson’s Singing Group at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Bible study, Boy Scouts, Weight Watchers, and AA meetings available. Drop-off site for Lee Food Pantry.

Open Door Church: 87 Summer St. Jim Guenther, pastor. Sunday services include worship from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. with child care for birth through second grade followed by Fellowship Time and Bible study classes for all ages from 11:10 a.m. to noon. Short term Bible studies during the week are listed at www.opendoor4you.com.

LENOX

Church on the Hill: 169 Main St. Worship at 10:30 a.m. celebrates the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany with music by Poulenc; word from Psalm 1; and sermon, “A Green Bough in Our Heart.” Open and affirming congregation. All are welcome! Pastor: The Rev. Dr. John A. Nelson.

United Methodist Church: 6 Holmes Road, behind NBT Bank. Worship at 10 a.m. Children’s class during service. Pastor Nami Yu’s sermon, “Living According to the Peaceable Kingdom Principle,” will reflect on the Gospel of Luke 6:20-26. The adult Christian education class at 9 a.m. is studying Adam Hamilton’s book, “Unafraid.”

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. Message: “On Level Ground.” Sunday School is held during worship. 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.

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: “Blest are they who trust in the Lord. Blest are they who are poor and who endure insult, for their reward shall be great: eternal life.” Confessions: 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Pastor: The Rev. Dariusz Wudarski.

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

PERU

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 follow in the Chapel.

PITTSFIELD

Berkshire Dream Center Church: Nondenominational church at 475 Tyler St. (Morningside Baptist Church). 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 sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross’s sermon, “Pushing Forward to the End of the Race!” is based on Philippians 3:12-13, 4:4-9. All are welcome.

First Church of Christ, Congregational: Park Square, 27 East St. Worship: 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. John Hamilton, interim minister, shares his Stories of Faith, Hope and Love: “Oh, you thought this was a negotiation?” Sandra Epperly, guest organist. Open and affirming church welcoming guests and visitors to the Berkshires. Sunday school, child care available.

First Church of Christ, Scientist: 17 Wendell Ave. Worship and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Topic: “Soul.” Golden Text: Psalms 35:9. 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. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Epiphany season sermon series, “God is Real.” Second service in African style at noon.

Morningside Baptist: 475 Tyler St. Worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship. Pastor Steve Buchauer’s sermon, “The Plain Truth,” is based on Luke 6:17-26.

Pilgrim Memorial Church: 249 Wahconah St. In an effort to reduce wear and tear on the heating system, winter worship will be held on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The next service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 24.

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. 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 at 10 a.m. in the church parlor. Church School & nursery care provided. Becky Crane, pastoral assistant, will be the preacher this Sunday reflecting on the challenging words of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke concerning the blessings and woes that comfort and confront us in this life. Open and affirming congregation welcoming all and seeking to be a nourishing presence in the community.

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.

RICHMOND

Berkshire Community Church, Congregational: 45 Cemetery Road. Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by refreshments and fellowship. Adult Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. The Rev. Angela Raciti’s message, “A Heavenly Notion,” is based on Luke 6:17-26. All are welcome to join us on a journey of faith.

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!

SHEFFIELD

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. Call to worship: Betsy Seward. Anthem: “If You Love Me” by Natalie Sleeth. Scripture lessons: Psalm 1 (from Living Psalms) and Luke 6:17-26. Message: “On the Level.” Open and affirming congregation. Pastor: The Rev. Jill D. Graham.

STOCKBRIDGE

First Congregational: 4 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. All welcome. Nursery care available. Open and affirming congregation.

St. Paul’s Episcopal: 29 Main St. Worship: 8 and 10 a.m.

TYRINGHAM

Tyringham Union Church: 128 Main Road. Evening vespers service at 5 p.m. Sunday led by the Rev. Janet McKinstry. Come join us.

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Congregational Church: 45 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Open and affirming congregation.

WILLIAMSTOWN

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

First Baptist: 731 Main St. Worship: 10 a.m. Message: “The Mighty Word,” based on Romans 10:4-17. Coffee hour and fellowship follow. Power Up 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. 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

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.

HILLSDALE, N.Y.

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.

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: 6653 Route 100. Worship: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school: 9:30 a.m.

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