Communities at Worship

On Campus

Williams Bahä’i Community

For information regarding Devotional Gatherings,
please contact Pete Farwell (413) 597-3249
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Williams SGI Buddhist Club (Soka Gakkai International)

Mondays, Meditation: 4-4:30 in the Muslim Prayer/Meditation room
Discussion: 4:30-5:30 in the Interfaith Common Rm.
Thompson Chapel, lower level
Contact: Chanel Palmer ’19, [email protected]
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Williams Catholics

Williams Catholics
David Vascones ’18,[email protected]

Thompson Memorial Chapel
860 Main Street
(413) 597-2483, Fr. Gary Caster, Catholic Chaplain

Confessions by appointment – Contact Fr. Gary Caster
Sunday Mass: 4:30 p.m. Main Sanctuary (all welcome) and 8:30 p.m. (Williams Community only), Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (Downstairs Thompson Memorial Chapel).

• Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00pm: Weekday Mass. Join us for weekday Mass in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament (Downstairs Thompson Memorial Chapel).

• Wednesday at 9:00pm: Rosary. Join us as we pray the Rosary in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. Don’t worry if you’ve never prayed the Rosary before, as we have guides and rosaries available! All are welcome! (Downstairs Thompson Memorial Chapel)!

• Friday at 12:00pm: Eucharistic Adoration, followed by Weekday Mass at 1:00pm. Join us for an hour of Adoration in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Mass (Downstairs Thompson Memorial Chapel).

• Friday at 6:00pm: Catholics Unbound! It’s back! Join us in the Newman Room for Catholics Unbound: a weekly, student-led, casual discussion based around a Biblical passage. A different text is chosen each week, so feel free to drop in any time, even if you’ve never joined us! Pizza will be served! All are welcome! (Downstairs Thompson Memorial Chapel).

Sign up to receive the Williams Catholic Announcements <[email protected]> to learn about changes to this schedule and upcoming events!
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Williams InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Student Contact: Benjamin Logsdon ’20,[email protected]
First Large Group meeting:
Friday, September 8, 7:30 PM, Griffin 3

Friday Night Fellowship is WICF’s weekly large-group meeting.  In addition to Friday Night Fellowship, WICF also offers regular service trips and conferences, has daily prayer gatherings, and offers four weekly Bible studies, including First-Year Bible Study (FYBS) which will start soon after classes begin. 

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Gospel Choir

Practices are open!  —  Tuesdays, 6-8 PM and Fridays, 5-7 PM
Bernhard Music Center, Room 30
Student Contact: Naomi Francois ’18,[email protected]
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Williams Interfaith Group

Weekly Dinner Discussion, TBA
Board Meetings, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m., Interfaith Common Room, lower level of the Thompson Chapel
Student Contact: Christine Pash ’18,[email protected]

The Interfaith Club is a tight-knit group of individuals who think deeply about how the see and experience the world and from what view point. No faith background is required. Everyone can contribute.

Check out the 2013-2014 Interfaith Club Project, Ravel Unravel, in which studies shared personal stories about their relationship with religion, faith, and the development of identity and individual perceptions.
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Williams Jewish Association

Student Contact: Tamar Aizenberg ’18,[email protected]

Jewish Religious Center
24 Stetson Court
(413) 597-2483, Rabbi Seth Wax, Jewish Chaplain

Shabbat Service: Fridays, 6 p.m., followed by shabbat dinner

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Williams Meditation Society

The Meditation/Muslim Prayer Room is located in the Thompson Chapel basement,
and is available for Sittings Monday – Friday at 8 AM
Guided meditations are held at 8 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
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Muslim Student Union (MSU)

Muslim Prayer Room
Thompson Memorial Chapel (lower level)
(413) 597-2483, [email protected]

Jum’ah Prayers: Fridays, 1 p.m.
Student Contact: Omar Kawam ’20, [email protected]
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Vedanta Study Group

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
Interfaith Common Room,
Thompson Chapel, (lower level)
Student Contact: TBA
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Zen Practice Group

Meeting Wednesdays, 5pm, Meditation Rm. located on the lower level of  Thompson Chapel
The Zen Practice Group invites all staff (and we mean this
sincerely) to participate in zazen and discussion sessions from
5-6:15pm led by Kyonen Jim Gordon ’62.  Beginners welcome, sitting instruction, 4:30. This is a
chance for true exploration. For more information, contact the Chaplains’ Office at [email protected]


Local Community

All Saints Episcopal Church (formerly St. John’s Episcopal Church)

59 Summer Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-664-9656
[email protected]
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Berkshire Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church

900 State Road
Lanesboro, MA, 01237
413-442-5511
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Bethel Pentecostal Church

55 Harding Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-8998
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Brown Warren Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church

45 Chestnut Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3057
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Congregation Ahavath Sholom

15 North Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-4197
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Congregation Beth El

107 Adams Street
Bennington, VT 05201
802-442-9645
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Congregation Beth Israel

53 Lois Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-5830
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Congregation Knesset Israel

16 Colt Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-445-4872
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First Baptist Church of North Adams

131 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-3780

First Baptist Church of Williamstown

731 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4811
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First Congregational Church – North Adams

134 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-9340
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First Congregational Church – Williamstown

906 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4273

Grafton Peace Pagoda – Nipponzan Myohoji

87 Crandall Road
Petersburgh, NY 12138
518-658-9301
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Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

270 State Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
413-528-6378

Islamic Center of Connecticut

140 White Rock Drive
Windsor, CT 06108
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Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts

377 Amostown Road
West Springfield, MA 01089
413-788-7546
[email protected]
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Jesus Saves Tabernacle

45 River Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2260
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Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest membership organization supporting the national network of more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The tireless work of these programs – supported by a dedicated army of 2 million volunteers – delivers a nutritious meal, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.

In Williamstown, local churches in walking distance from Williams College organize the collection of baked goods and food preparation.  Meals are prepared on Saturday mornings and delivered on Sundays.  The Methodist and Baptist churches alternate meal duties on the first Sunday of the month, St. Patrick’s on the second, St. John’s on the third, and the First Congregational Church is responsible for the 4th Sunday.
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Mount Greylock Baptist Church (formerly First Bible Baptist Church)

35 Notch Road
North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2107
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New England Peace Pagoda

100 Cave Hill Road
Leverett, MA 01054
413-367-2202
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New Hope United Methodist Church 

PO Box 744
550 West Main Street (church office)
North Adams, MA 01247
413-458-3183
[email protected]

Worship Location:
Worship at Images Cinema on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Sundays at 10 a.m.,
located at 50 Spring Street in Williamstown, MA
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Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish

Parish Office:
54 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4946 x11
[email protected]

Parish Center:
53 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5443

Church:
63 Southworth Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Second Congregational Church

81 Hancock Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-3467
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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish

68 Marshall Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-5316
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St. John’s Episcopal Church

35 Park Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-8144
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Temple Anshe Amunim

26 Broad Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-442-5910
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Unitarian Universalist Church

175 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-7903
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White Oaks Congregational Church

480 White Oaks Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-4633
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Williamstown Community Bible Church

160 Bridges Road
Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-5556
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last updated August, 2016