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ARLINGTON

St. Margaret Mary's: (Catholic) Saturday, Mass, 4 p.m. the Rev. Thomas Mattison, pastor.

United Methodist of Sandgate: 9:30 a.m.: Worship service on Sunday. The Rev. Keith R. Mann. Sunday School.

St. James Episcopal: Route 7A, Arlington The Very Rev. Christopher L. David, Interim Pastor. Sunday: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I: A simple, quiet service that begins with the Liturgy of the Word (scripture, prayers and sermon) and ends with the Liturgy of the Table (Holy Communion). There is no music at this service. It lasts approximately 45 minutes. 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II: The service includes hymns and music and usually lasts about 75 minutes. Following the service there is a time of fellowship and refreshments. Wednesday Worship: 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist: A service of Holy Communion with an informal discussion-style homily St. James is wheelchair accessible and is located on Route 7A in Arlington. Call 802-375-9952 or stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com. Facebook.com/StJamesArlingtonVT; Twitter.com/StJamesVT.

Federated Church of East

Arlington: United Church of Christ + United Methodist Church. Ice Pond Road, East Arlington. Sunday morning Service of Worship begins at 10 a.m. The Children's Sunday Program begins in the 10 a.m. service and then children ages 3 to 10 years old move into Bailey Hall for their class. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month with all invited to the table. Visit the church website at federatedchurchofeastarlington.org or on Facebook, call the office at 802-375-2548 or email federatedchurch05250@gmail.com The mission of the Federated Church of East Arlington is "To welcome all, follow Jesus Christ togetherand live God's Word with compassionate service." The Rev. Kathleen S. Clark, pastor. Mailing address: 102 Ice Pond Road, Arlington, VT 05250.

Chapel on the Green: The Chapel on the Green, United Methodist Church, W. Arlington, located at the covered bridge on Route 313 W. Worship is at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month, Our new pastor is Tom Atkins.

Arlington Community Church: Arlington Community Church Meeting at Arlington Memorial High School in the Mack Performing Arts Center 529 East Arlington Road, Arlington. Time: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Nursery care and children's church available. Come join us celebrating our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! For information, contact: Pastor Tim Snyder. Phone 912-665-0561 or email tsnyderaa@hotmail.com.

Bennington

Old First Congregational Church (Old Bennington):"Vermont's Colonial Shrine: Welcoming all to share God's light and proclaiming God's embracing love since 1806." Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. with refreshments and conversation following. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month with all invited to the table. Children's Sunday School and Nursery available during worship. For more information contact the church office located at the Barn, 1 Monument Circle, Old Bennington, Vermont 05201, 802-447-1223, www.oldfirstchurchbenn.org, oldfirst@sover.net. The Rev. Kenneth Clarke, Minister.

Hope Fellowship Church: We are the House Of Prayer and Expectation. Sunday Worship at Grace Christian School Chapel, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Evening Bible Study at Grace Christian School Chapel, 6 p.m. (Current study is "Experiencing God" by Henry Blackaby) Call Pastor Peter Grimes at 518-677-5414. Everyone is welcome.

Bible Baptist Church, Independent - Fundamental, 1425 Harwood Hill, Route 7A. Sunday School, All Ages, 9:45 a.m. Preaching & Jr. Church, 11 a.m. Adult Bible Study & Journey Bible Club ages 5-11, 6 p.m. Wednesday Evenings Transformed Teens, Activities & Meeting ages 13 - H.S. 6 p.m.Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, All Ages, 7 p.m. Nursery & Transportation, All Services Pastor Mike Twardy, Ph. 802-447-3618

First Baptist Church of Bennington:. All are welcome to come worship with us every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 601 Main St. in Bennington. Child care is provided. We are a welcoming group that loves to worship God together in prayer, singing (usually the classic hymns), fellowship, and faithful preaching of God's word. We all need God's grace, so come join us to experience it together, as we worship God by the power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' name. More info, including sermons, at our new website: fbcbennington.org or our new Facebook page: fb.com/FirstBaptistBenningtonVT or call 802-442-2105.

Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ: 115 Hillside St. Sunday morning worship services begin at 10 a.m. for the whole church family. After a Time for the Children in All of Us, children ages 3 through grade 5 are dismissed for A Joyful Path. The combined Middle-School classes from Second Congregational Church and the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship meet here at 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. Nursery care is provided during worship. A time of fellowship and refreshment follows for all in Webster Hall. All people of faith or in search of faith are welcome to join our work and worship, without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, or sexual orientation. Our building is wheelchair-accessible. The Rev. Mary Lee-Clark, pastor. Church office, 802-442-2559. Church website, www.bennscc.org.

St. Peter's Episcopal: Sunday services are at 8 a.m., a traditional said service of Holy Communion with sermon; and 10 a.m., Holy Communion with sermon and music. Meditation is held on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. Church school program is offered once a month on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall and includes Godly Play methodology of Bible storytelling, home cooked lunch and games. All are welcome. St. Peter's is an open and affirming church that respects religious inquiry and welcomes all people to the Good News of Christ's presence and a place at His table. Wheelchair accessible. The Rev. Justin Lanier, rector. Church phone: 442-2911; 200 Pleasant St. Church website is www.stpetersvt.org.

Congregation Beth El: Service times: Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Congregation Beth El is at 225 North St., Bennington. Judaism school — Creative Academy of Judaism — meets each Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at 107 Adams St., behind the synagogue. Telephone is 442-9645; email is cbevtoffice@gmail.com Website: www.CBEVermont.org.

Missionary Alliance: 198 Crescent Boulvard. Sunday: worship, nursery and junior church, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Wednesday: prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Edwin Blue, pastor. 442-6840.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington: A warm and open liberal religious community welcoming those who value personal growth, diversity of beliefs and the search for meaning. We honor the richness of diversity including differences in sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical abilities, race, economic status and political thinking. We welcome the very old, the very young and all ages in-between. Services are held Sundays at 10 a.m. followed by social hour at 11 a.m. Religious education for children is offered September-June and child care year round. Information at uubennington.org or 802-440-9816. 108 School St., Bennington.

Crescent Manor Nursing Home: Sunday: 2:30 p.m. Protestant church service. Family and friends welcome.

Centers for Living and Rehabilitation: 160 Hospital Drive, 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, prayer service at Memory Care Unit. 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, nondenominational service. Third Sunday of each month, Protestant Communion. Spiritual leaders from the community speak on a variety of different educational topics. 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, Catholic Mass/Communion. 6:45 p.m., first Wednesday of each month Episcopal Service. 10 a.m. each Wednesday, Catholic rosary. At 3:30 p.m. each Thursday Catholic Rosary at Memory Care Unit. Family, friends, volunteers or other members of the community are welcome to attend. For more information, call Carol Brace at 802-447-5477 or email brac@phin.org.

Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church: Church Weekend Masses: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Weekday Masses: Monday-Friday at 8 a.m. in Holy Cross Chapel. Reconciliation, Saturday at 3 p.m. Located at 238 Main St. For more information, call the parish office at 442-3141, or email us at benncath@comcast.net.

Church of Christ: 524 South St. Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Worship Service: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7 to 8 p.m. Church phone: 802-442-5197. Contact: Ken Nicholson, 802-430-7256.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers): 10 a.m., worship meeting, Bennington Senior Center, second floor, 124. Pleasant St. Child care provided. Fellowship follows meeting for worship.

Seventh-day Adventist: Pastor Terry Clem, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington. Church phone: 802-442-4579. Saturday church service starts at 11 a.m. Potluck dinner every second Saturday of the month.

Green Mountain Christian Center: Assemblies of God "The Church with a heart, in the heart of Bennington." 440 Main St. Tel: 802-447-7224. Anointed preaching that is relevant to today's current issues. Lively mix of modern and classic worship. Come and be refreshed! Sunday 8 a.m. prayer. 9:30 a.m. Morning Service. 6 p.m. various Sunday afternoon/evening activities. (i.e. hiking, home fellowships, movies, prayer, etc.) Check with the church office for current schedule. Tuesdays: Family Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Something for everyone — children, teens, exciting adult Bible studies. Pastor: the Rev. John Goyette. Website: www.greenmtn.org.

The Pentecostals of Bennington County: Bible Study at Bennington Free Library Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.; call 797-0100.

Baha'i Faith: Devotions Monday, 7:30 p.m. 447-3866. 100 Stark St. Bennington.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons): 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Sacrament meeting. Sunday School, 10:35-11:15 a.m. Houghton Lane. Church: 447-1985. Center: 442-8126. Missionaries: 733-5540.

Harvest Christian Ministries: 945 Main St. (nondenomina-tional) Sunday: 10:30 a.m., church service; Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. for mid-week Bible study; Wednesday at 3 to 5 p.m. and Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Harvest Teen Center, 200 School St., Bennington. Telephone: 802-447-0869; website: www.harvestchristianministries.net. Pastor Linda Lebert.

Four Chaplains, All Faiths Memorial Chapel: Vermont Veterans Home. Catholic services every Wednesday, 3 p.m. 1st Wednesday, prayer service & Communion; other Wednesdays, Mass. Clergy from Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales preside. All faiths services every Thursday at 1:30 and 3 p.m. B&C Wings, 1:30 p.m. Chapel, 3 p.m. Chaplain Ken Coonradt presides. Come as you are and worship with us.

Green Mountain Mennonite Fellowship: 2892 Chapel Road, just off of East Road. Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday School classes, all ages pre-school to adult, 10:30 to 11 a.m. At 11 a.m. Message from God's Word. Service concludes at approximately noon. Each service includes a capella congregational singing. After each service is a time of fellowship. The first Sunday of each month a meal for all is provided after the service. Call for evening services schedule. For more information and to arrange transportation, call Pastor Vergil Martin at 447-1028. Everyone is welcome.

Dorset

United Church of Christ Dorset-East Rupert: 10 a.m. Sunday worship service. The Rev. Dr. James H. Gray. Church St., Dorset. 802-867-2260.

Congregational — East Dorset: 9:30 a.m. worship service; Sunday school.

Manchester

Church of Christ: Sunday Bible class, 10 a.m. 11 a.m. singing and preaching with the Lord's Supper. For more information, contact P.O. Box 273, Manchester Center 05255. Email: manchestervtchurchof

christ@gmail.com.

Israel Congregation of Manchester: Friday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday morning service, 9:30 a.m.; adult education class, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Route 7, just north of Manchester Center.

Zion Episcopal: Main Street, Route 7A. Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10 a.m. with child care at 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer, 12:15 p.m Wednesday. The Rev. John S. Mitchell. 802-362-1987.

First Baptist: First Baptist Church of Manchester. Website: www.FBCManchester.com. The Rev. Dr. Steve Jewett, interim pastor, 802-362-1555. Sunday Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Child care for toddlers through first grade. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Choir Practice Thursday at 7 p.m.

First Congregational Church Manchester Village: First Congregational Church, UCC 3426 Main St. (across from the Equinox Hotel) Manchester Village, 05254; 802-362-2709; www.fccmanchester.org; the Rev. Dr. Gordon McClellan, Senior Pastor. Worship Schedule fall/winter/spring: 8:30 a.m. chapel service. 10:30 a.m. sanctuary service with the FCC Chancel Choir — First Congregational Church 3624 Main St. PO Box 588 Manchester 05254; 802-362-2709; 802-362-9111 (fax). Email office@fccmanchester.org. On the web at www.fccmanchester.org. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Fridays.

St. Paul's, Manchester Center: Saturday: Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Mass, 8 and 10 a.m. 362-1380.

Northshire Baptist Church Manchester Center: 5769 Main St. (Route 7A) Worship service at 9:30a.m., followed by Sunday School ages Preschool through Adult at 11 a.m.; SBC; Men's & Women's Bible Studies, Prayer Meeting and Children's and Youth Activities available as well; contact Pastor Tim Counts 802-362-1988; www.northshirebaptistchurch.org.

North Bennington

North Bennington Baptist Church: 15 Church St., N. Bennington, 802-442-2711. Worship services Sundays, 10:30 a.m.— all are welcome. Fellowship in social hall follows services. Food Shelf is open the last Thursday of the month, 1 to 2 p.m. No appointment is required.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church: Saturday: Vigil Mass, 5:30 p.m. Sunday: Mass 9 and 11 a.m. Mass. coffee hour after 9 a.m. Mass. Reconciliation, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

The Congregational Church United Church of Christ: Sunday morning worship at 11 a.m. Bank Street, North Bennington. Rev. Penny Rich Smith, pastor. There will be a children's time, after which sunday school classes for preschool through grade 8 will meet. A coffee hour and time of fellowship will follow the service. All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible. 442-5161.

Capstone Baptist Church: Capstone Baptist Church 1043 Water St. North Bennington; 802-442-6041. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Worship at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Phil Steadman, phone: 442-6041.

Pownal

North Pownal Congregational: 3554 Route 346. Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 11:15 a.m. Coffee hour on third Sunday. Childcare provided. Youth group meets Monday evenings at Grace Christian School, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gary C. Rogers, pastor, 518-686-4636.

Pownal United Methodist: Corner of Route 346 and Church Street, 9 a.m. worship service, Church School 10:15 a.m. September thru May. Coffee time follows service. The Rev. Sue Stewart, 413-458-1939.

Faith Christian Fellowship: Faith Christian Fellowship is located at 82 Main St. in Pownal. Sunday Worship service 10 a.m. with Junior Church for ages 4 to 11. Follow on Facebook or go to faithchristianfellowshipvt.org. Pastor Jerry Frey 802-823-7828. Member Green Mountain Baptist Association www.vermontbaptist.org.

Pownal Center

Pownal Center Community Church: Center Street. Community worship service 10 a.m. Mark Herrick, pastor, 802-348-6675.

RUPERT

Church of Christ: Sunday service 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Sunday 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. Pastor Paul Mychack, 394-7885.

Shaftsbury

Shaftsbury First United Methodist Church: The Cooperative Parish of Bennington and Shaftsbury Sunday Worship at 10 a.m., followed by fellowship time. Children's Sunday School and Nursery available during church. United Methodist Women's Group and Circle One Women's Group meet monthly. Men's group meets the last Sunday of each month. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Church phone: 442-5893. 127 Church St. Shaftsbury. Phone: 802-442-4599.

Redeemer Lutheran: Sunday: Worship service at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school after worship. Worship with us. On Route 67; 442-8423; email: info@redeemervt.org. Web: www.redeemervt.org.

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church: 70 Main St., Vicar, the Rev. Paul Baker. Sunday service: Holy Eucharist starts at 9:30 a.m. Nursery school for infant to first grade continues through the summer. Coffee hour after the morning service. Mother Lorrie is at the church on Tuesdays and Thursdays to meet with parishioners and visit the sick. Evening prayer with prayer for healing is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. A free community dinner is held from 5 to 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. The Thrift Shop is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 518-686-4982.

Baha'i Faith: Weekly devotional gathering: Monday at 7 p.m. at 32 Ball St. 518-686-9082.

First United Presbyterian: 130 Main St. Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Christian Education for children from September to June. Coffee hour following worship. Bible Study on Wednesdays, choir rehearsal Thursdays at 7 p.m. The Rev. Donna Elia, pastor. 518-686-5113 or firstunitedhf1@albany.twcbc.com.

Church of the Immaculate Conception: Mass schedule: Saturday vigil Mass, 4 p.m. Confessions will be heard at 3 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9 a.m.; The Rev. Thomas Zelker, 76 Main St. 518-686-5064.

First Baptist Church of Hoosick Falls: An American Baptist Church 80 Main St. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sept.-June. No Sunday School July and Aug. Sunday Worship, 10:15 a.m.

Cornerstone Fellowship: 22022 Route 22, at the corner of Route 22 and Johnson Hill Road. Hoosick Falls, N.Y. 12090. Phone: 518-686-4062. Primary worship: The church has changed its worship time to Sundays at 10 a.m. Call for additional services. Web: www.cornerstonenortheast.org.

West Hoosick Baptist Church: Adult Bible Study Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sundays; 518-686-5820, 1349 Buskirk-West Hoosick Road. Interim Pastor Don Childs.

Hoosick, N.Y.

All Saints' Episcopal Church: Father Gary Strubel, vicar. Holy Eucharist 9:30 a.m.; Church School 9:15 a.m. Coffee hour after service. Evening Prayer & Healing Service Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. 518-813-0765. www.allsaintshoosick.org.

Community Alliance Church: New facility at 484 Hill Road. 9:30 a.m., Sunday school for all ages; 10:30 a.m. morning worship service. Small groups meet during the week. 518-686-3269 or 518-686-5459. The Rev. Jonathan Youngmann.

Hoosick Baptist Church: 648 South St. Sunday services: Worship service, 10 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 11:30 a.m. Small group fellowships, through the week. The Rev. Dale E. Hall, 518-686-7704.

White Creek, N.Y.

Jermain United Methodist: Morning worship, 9 a.m. with pastor Susan Bowman. For information, call 518-686-7267 or 518-686-9307.

Center White Creek Baptist: 10 a.m., preaching service; 11 a.m., Sunday school; 7 p.m. Wednesday, mid-week service and nursery available. The Rev. Clyde Fobes, pastor 518-677-5246.

Cambridge, N.Y.

New Skete Monastery: Vespers, Tuesday-Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday: Matins, 9 a.m.; Divine liturgy, 10 a.m. 518-677-3928.

Cambridge United Presbyterian Church (USA): 81 Main St. Cambridge, NY 12816. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with favorite praise songs. Children leave the sanctuary after the children and youth's lesson for Sunday School at 10:45 a.m. We have committees for corporate concerns, stewardship and growth, education, mission, worship, financial, personnel. Choir rehearsals are Friday and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. To learn more, call the church office at 518-677-3863.

First Baptist Church: Worship 9 a.m., nursery provided. Communitywide Sunday school provided by three churches at 10:45 a.m. in Brieman Building. Prayer meeting Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Embury United Methodist Church: Located at 41 East Main St: Sunday worship and church school at 10 a.m.; midweek service first and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; The Rev. Margaret Morse, pastor. Tel. 518-677-8160; website: www.troyconference.org/emburyumchurch; All welcome.

Jacob's Well Fellowship: 81 Legrys Road, off Route 22. Worship 10 a.m. The Rev. Tim Bohley, pastor. 518-677-5595.

St. Patrick's Church: 17 S. Park St., Cambridge, N.Y 12816 518-677-2757. Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.; Monday Morning Prayer at 8:30 a.m.; Wednesday Mass at 8:30 a.m. followed by Rosary.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church: 4 St. Luke's Place. Wednesday Healing Service 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 10:30 a.m. Sunday services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

South Cambridge, N.Y.

Eagle Bridge United Methodist: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school; 9:45 a.m. Eagle Bridge, worship; 10 a.m. Sunday school; nursery care. The Rev. Margaret Morse, pastor. Gospel Lighthouse Church Turnpike Road, Cambridge, N.Y. Service, Sunday, 11 a.m. 518-686-3296.

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