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Blueberry Bake-Off
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Berkshire Congregational Church

Do you have a blueberry recipe that everyone raves over? Consider entering it in the third annual Blueberry Bake-Off on July 20, 2018, part of the Berkshire Blueberry & Book Festival (link). Registration forms and the fees must be at the Berkshire Free Library by July 7. The link to download the form is at the bottom of the page. It is a two page document which is intended to be printed double-sided.


1. Blueberry pie

2. Blueberry muffins or coffeecake

3. Blueberry baked dessert (Crisp, Brown Betty, Buckle, Crunch, etc.)

4. Gluten-free Blueberry item (pie, muffin, coffeecake, baked dessert)

The registration fee is $10. Entries need to be made from scratch with only blueberries, no other fruit allowed. Also, there is no provision for special handling, so no entries can be accepted that need refrigeration or warming. Our bake-off official is from Cornell Cooperative Extension and has experience judging baked goods at local county fairs. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded to the winners.

Blueberry Bake-Off

Audio Sermons

Check out the "Sermons" page. There's a handy media player box now, courtesy of Sermon.net. We'll try to get the audio of our sermons processed and loaded within 24 hours. You can listen on you computer or smart phone, or download to an MP3 player. Blessings!

All are invited to attend our special services for Holy Week!

posted Mar 28, 2018, 8:32 AM by Jerry Platz

  1. Christ the Lord is ris’n today, Alleluia!
    Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
    Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
    Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

Holy (Maundy) Thursday  (March 29)

7:00 pm   Service of Tenebrae and Remembering the Last Supper.

   The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. This service became an important part of the worship of the common folk during Holy Week. Tenebrae is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering. Readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day.

   Our service will include an observance of the Lord's Supper.* Come join us and Christians of many generations throughout the world in using the liturgy of Tenebrae.

   * It's our tradition at the Red Brick Church to welcome anyone, no matter what church affiliation, who trusts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, to participate with us in the observance of the Lord's Supper.

Good Friday (March 30)

  12:00 -- 6:00 pm  Good Friday Vigil 

   The church sanctuary will be open for anyone to come in and quietly pray as we remember the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins.

Saturday  (March 31)

10:00 am -- 12:00 noon    Children's Easter Party

   This is our annual Easter Party available for children of all ages. Including games, snacks, crafts, Easter Egg Hunt, and the real Easter story of Jesus resurrection told for kids.

(In case of bad weather, the egg hunts will be indoors!!! )

Easter Sunday  (April 1)

6:30 am   Easter Sunrise Service  (Berkshire's ecumenical community service, on Parsons Hill Rd.)
directions:  From Berkshire Library, follow East Berkshire Rd 1.25 miles East, then just over 1/2 mile south on Parsons Hill Road)

7:30 am:   Easter Sunrise Breakfast hosted at Berkshire First Congregational Church. All welcome!

11:00 am Easter Worship Service  at the Berkshire First Congregational Church.  

   Join with us as we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!  Special music, friendly faces, good-news preaching! Nursery available.

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