Send your congregation’s information and news updates to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail them to the Carver Reporter, c/o 182 Standish Ave., Plymouth, MA 02360 or send a fax to 508-591-6601.
Send your congregation’s information and news updates to email@example.com, mail them to the Carver Reporter, c/o 182 Standish Ave., Plymouth, MA 02360 or send a fax to 508-591-6601.
The Church of the Vine
The Church of the Vine is located at 5 Wareham St. in Carver. The pastor is Phil Hardwick and the associate pastor is Bob Sullivan. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. and worship begins at 10 a.m. Call 508-866-5864 for details or visit www.thevinecarver.com. The Road to Serenity Al Anon group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday mornings at The Church of the Vine, 3 Wareham St., South Carver, in the downstairs fellowship room. Al Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics and addicts.
Crossroads Church is located at 307 Tremont St. (Route 58) in South Carver. Sunday services are held at 10 a.m. and are led by Pastor Barry Hanson. Evening services are held at 5 p.m. Childcare is provided. Daily prayer and Bible study is held at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday. The Celebrate Recovery gathering is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The second Sunday of the month is "Super Sunday." For more information, go to crossroadscarver.com, call 781-964-0434 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find the church on Facebook at "Crossroads Carver." The church's mission statement is "Loving people by KNOWING, GROWING and SHOWING the life of Christ in our daily walk of faith." Special events: Zumba at 7 p.m. every Tuesday; Whispers of Wisdom Women’s Ministry at 7 p.m. third Wednesday of each month; Men’s Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturdays.
Emmaus Bible Church
Emmaus Bible Church is located at 17-19 Church St. in Carver. The Rev. Royal Randall is the pastor. Emmaus is a non-denominational, fundamental Christian church. Sunday morning service is at 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. For information, call 508-866-7448.
Faith Baptist Church of Plymouth County
Faith Baptist, located at 190 Center St. (old Route 44) in Carver, is a fundamental Christian church that welcomes all denominations. The pastor is Chris Tefft. For details, call 508-866-5919 or visit www.faithbaptistcarver.org. Sunday school for all ages is held at 9:45 a.m. and worship is at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.
Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes Church is located at 130 Main St., in Carver Square. The pastor is the Rev. Anthony Medairos. The phone number is 508-866-4000. Masses are held at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Holy days, each Monday-Wednesday and Fridays at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Sundays at 10 a.m. Confession is held Saturdays from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment. Eucharistic Adoration is held the first Friday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon. The church office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
United Parish of Carver
The United Parish Church of Carver, 115 Main Street, Route 58, Carver, is a federated church of three different Protestant denominations: American Baptist, United Church of Christ and United Methodist. The church offers a unique blend of people from different faith perspectives, traditions and backgrounds. We welcome all people who are seeking a Christian community were a multitude of ideas and experiences are encouraged, respected, and celebrated.
The Church Office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The Pastor’s hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays or by appointment. For more information, call 508-888-4493 or email email@example.com.
Worship and Church School are 9:30 a.m. on Sunday; Church School is held during worship.
The Repeat Boutique, aka The Thrift Shop, is also located at United Parish. It is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. The Boutique offers a large selection of mens, womens and childrens clothing and accessories, and a selection of household goods, curtains, bedding and more.
United Parish welcomes Bridge Interim Minister, the Rev. Kimberly J. Murphy. Rev. Murphy grew up on the South Shore and is, after many years of serving UCC parishes across New England, glad to be serving a church close to home.
Bahai Faith, 27 Bay St., Onset, meets Fridays for devotional/informational meetings. For information, call Joanne Outchcunis at 508-295-3499 or Jack Harmsen at 508-759-4041.
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is located at 6 Sever St. Call 508-746-4239 for information. The Rev. Barbara J. Simmons is the pastor. Sunday worship service is held at 11 a.m. with church school at 10 a.m. Wednesday community Bible study is offered at 6:30 p.m.
Bible Baptist Church is an independent Christian fellowship located at 377 Court St., Plymouth, in the Cordage Park complex, Suite #109. The phone number is 508-746-6400. See biblebaptistchurchplymouth.org for more info. Sunday services include Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; worship is at 10:25 a.m. with a children’s program provided. The Lord’s Table is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. The Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Other weekly meetings include “Freedom Fellowship” discussion and study group focused on recovery and restoration at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and a Thursday evening prayer meeting at 7. A Saturday morning men’s meeting is at 8 and is open to all interested men. All events are held at the church.
Central United Methodist Church
Central United Methodist Church is located at 14 School St., Middleborough. Visit umc.org/find-a-church/church/10946 for details or call 508-947-1299. Worship continues at the church with a prayer service at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and full worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays followed by coffee time. The Rev. Brian Souza’s may be reached at 508-525-2656 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. The church office can be reached at 508-947-2612 and is open from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Charis Bible School
Charis Bible School is held at 345 Court St., Plymouth. Visit cbcplymouthma.org for details or call 774-283-4806.
Christ Church Parish (Episcopal)
Christ Church Parish, located at 149 Court St. in Plymouth, celebrates a service of Rite I at 8 a.m. Sundays and Rite II with music at 10 a.m. A more informal service of Holy Eucharist with music by parish musicians is offered at 5 p.m. Saturday. Church school is held at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome at Christ Church. The rector is the Rev. David Fredrickson and Harry Easterly is our deacon in training. Call the parish at 508-746-4959 or email: email@example.com or visit www.christchurch-plymouth.org for more information. Christ Church Thrift Shoppe, located at 6 Lothrop St., is across the driveway from the church. Regular hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. The shop carries an eclectic mix of gently used clothing for women, men and children, household goods, small furniture, accessories, antiques, jewelry and other bargains. Proceeds help support the ministries of Christ Church and the needs of the greater Plymouth community. Donations are always welcome when the shop is open and a free pickup service for donations is available. For details, call 508-746-4990. If you can sing or play an instrument, then the Christ Church Music Program wants you. The church is looking for talented performers to participate in its active music program, which includes concerts, church services and more. If interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Interim Music Director Lea Tyler at 508-746-4959 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is located at 430 Court St., Plymouth. Sunday worship is as follows: Sacrament meeting at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school and primary for children to 12 years old at 10:40; and Priesthood, Relief Society and Young Women at 11:50. Young men and women meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Evan Smith is the bishop. Appointments with him may be made by calling ward administrative secretary Leroy Forsberg at 508-280-9615 or emailing email@example.com. For the missionaries, call 617-932-9825.
Church of the Pilgrimage
The Church of the Pilgrimage United Church of Christ (UCC) is located at 8 Town Square, Plymouth. Church office hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The church office phone number is 508-746-3026. The website is www.8townsquare.org. Shellie Souza is office manager. The Rev. Dr. Helen Nablo is senior pastor. Kelly DePasqua is music director and Michael Eaton is organist. Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and includes a children’s message, with Sunday school for preschool through eighth grade following the children’s message. Coffee hour follows services. The church is handicapped accessible by way of a ramp located on School Street, behind the church. Crib room is available for parents’ use. All are welcome to Communion, held on the first Sunday of each month. A children’s Communion service is held the same Sunday during church school.
Church of the Good Shepherd
The Church of the Good Shepherd is located at 74 High St. in Wareham. The Rev. Daniel Bernier is the rector. For information, call 508-295-2840 or go to www.goodshepherdwareham.org. The church office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Celebrate Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. Sundays and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m., followed by a coffee hour. Sunday School and nursery are available. The church is handicap accessible and air-conditioned.
Church in the Pines
Church in the Pines is a Bible-centered, non-denominational church open to everyone. The 9 a.m. Sunday worship is held at Flagship Cinema, on Doty Street in West Wareham. The 11 a.m. traditional service meets at the church, at 17 Carver Road, West Wareham. Childcare and children’s programs are held during both services. Bible School is at 11 a.m., which includes classes for teens and adults. Thursday night Teens for grades 7-12 meets at the church at 6:30 p.m. Small Groups meet regularly in area homes. The pastor is Joel Knudsen. For more information, call 508-295-3021, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.churchinthepines.org.
Congregation Beth Jacob
Founded in 1909, Congregation Beth Jacob has been the Jewish voice in Plymouth for more than 100 years. CBJ serves the Greater Plymouth Jewish community and the South Shore from its synagogue, located at the corner of Pleasant and Market streets in downtown Plymouth. Congregation Beth Jacob has been led by Rabbi Lawrence Silverman for more than 40 years. CBJ has an active Sisterhood and Brotherhood. Interfaith families are always welcome. Call 508-746-0010 for more information or go to www.cbjplymouth.org or follow Congregation Beth Jacob on Facebook. Contact Congregation President Marjorie Nydell by emailing email@example.com. Beit Sefer (grades K-6) is held in at the synagogue Sundays with free preschool available. Hebrew School includes grades 3-6. Bar/Bat Mitzvah lessons are also available. Confirmation classes include grades 7-9. Limud Torah is studied at the synagogue most Mondays, 8:30-10 a.m. Brotherhood usually meets each month with a varied assortment of social gatherings. Beth Jacob Sisterhood offers additional opportunity for women to become involved in Jewish life, sponsoring both social and educational programs. Sisterhood meets the first Tuesday of each month at the synagogue.
Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene
The Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene is located at 6 Rogers Ave., Wareham, near the corner of Sandwich Road and Cranberry Highway. For information, call 508-295-9268. Sunday School is offered for all ages on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Children’s and teen activities are offered Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., along with a Bible study for adults. Small groups meet in homes throughout the week. A clothing room offers free clothes for those in need from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays and also from 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month.
Evangelical Zion Church
Evangelical Zion Church is located at the corner of Route 28 and Carver Road in West Wareham. The Rev. John King is the pastor. For information, call him at 774-849-5574. Services include adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m.; junior church and nursery are provided. A midweek service is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, followed by fellowship. Ladies Bible study is held every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. Men’s Bible study is the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the pastor’s home. Senior lunch (50-plus years) is held the fourth Wednesday of every month at noon at the church.
First Baptist Church of Plymouth & Kingston Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church of Plymouth is an American Baptist Church, located at 41 Westerly Road, at the intersection with Summer Street. The phone number is 508-746-3555. The church’s website is www.fbcplymouth.com and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The members of Kingston Baptist Church continue to worship together with the Plymouth church.
Prayer time is held Sunday at 10 a.m.; the hour-long worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes songs of praise, prayers and a message. Childcare is available for the very young. Sunday school (nursery through grade 12) is held during the worship service every Sunday year-round and all young people are welcome. Each week, donations of food are collected in the church narthex and are then donated to local food banks. Sunday School, nursery through grade 12, is held during the worship service every Sunday and all young people are welcome. Narcotics Anonymous now meets Monday and Friday evenings in the church. Each week, donations of food are collected in the church narthex and are then donated to local food banks.
First Congregational Church of Wareham
The First Congregational Church of Wareham is located at 5 Gibbs Ave. (across from the town green). The Rev. Katherine Schofield is the minister. Sunday services are held at 10 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship in the Groezinger Room. Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month. Sunday School for ages 3 and up is held at 10 a.m. September through mid-June. Adult Bible Study is held each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Church office. Free Friendship Breakfasts are held each Wednesday morning from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Rowland Thacher Fellowship Hall. The “Next to New” Thrift Shop, located downstairs in the Hall, is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with all proceeds benefiting the Church and its community services to the area. The Church office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 508-295-1630.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
First Church of Christ, Scientist, holds services in the Christian Science Reading Room at 5 Main Street Extension in Plymouth. Sunday worship and Sunday school are held at 10 a.m. and Wednesday testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. every week. You can also join from home by conference call; call 508-747-4926 for the call-in number. The Reading Room is open for sales before and after services and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Reading Room to book an appointment outside of normal hours.
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist
First Parish Plymouth is a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 19 Town Square, Plymouth. Sunday service is at 10 a.m. Staff: Rev. Ed Hardy, minister; Kim Caple, director of religious education; Niles Brandon, director of music; Jeanne McKinney, administration; Brian Sutherland, custodian; Lynne Wilkinson, director of music, emerita. Parking is available in town-managed parking lots and on the street. For details, call 508-747-1606; email email@example.com or visit the website at www.firstparishplymouthuu.org or follow on Facebook, First Parish in Plymouth. Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a liberal, non-creedal faith that embraces spiritual and humanistic inspiration from many of the world’s religions and sources. All are welcome to join in, regardless of economic status, ethnicity, religious background or sexual orientation. Childcare and a nursery are provided in the parish house at the top of the hill.
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough
The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough is located at 25 South Main St. in Middleborough. The congregation affirms and promotes the full participation of all persons, welcoming everyone without regard to race, color, gender, physical or mental challenge, age, class, national origin or sexual orientation. The Rev. Sarah Person is the minister. Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit uumiddleboro.org.
Freedom Journey Outpost
Freedom Journey Outpost meets at 225 Water St. (A145, side entrance) in Plymouth. Call 508-299-7721 for more information. Freedom Journey Outpost is not your usual church; it’s a destination for Sunday worship where everyone can come together and assemble as a family of God under the anointing of an Apostolic Center, where leaders mobilize, train and equip the army of God to do the works of the Kingdom for the Lord. Gather Sundays at 1:30 p.m. for coffee and fellowship; worship begins at 2 p.m. Thursday: sunrise intercession is at 6 a.m. S.W.A.T. school is held the first Friday of the month from 6:45 to 8:45. Call Jackie Hughes at 508-746-3514 to confirm the Elijah House Ministry and One to One schedules.
Email Pray4U@fjoutpost.org, text 857-222-6618, call 508-746-3514 or Fax (508-746-3294) your prayer requests. Freedom Journey Outpost has prayer leaders waiting to pray for your needs. You can send your requests at any time, but every first Wednesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., prayer leaders will be available to pray for you in person (completely confidential). Contact Minister Jackie Hughes at 508-746-3514.
The Halifax Congregational Church is located next to the Halifax Town Hall, at 503 Plymouth St., Route 106, in Halifax. The Rev.Edward Bernard is the pastor. For information, call 781-293-6393 or visit www.halifaxcongregationalchurch.org. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m., with Sunday school and nursery. There is a fellowship hour following worship.
The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses is located at 692 County Road, West Wareham. Public meetings are Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; 10:20 a.m. is Watchtower study. Thursdays at 7 p.m. is congregation book study, followed by ministry school; 7:50 p.m. is a service meeting featuring talks and demonstrations on practical use of Bible knowledge.
New Hope Chapel
New Hope is a nondenominational, Christ-centered, Bible-believing church located in the heart of downtown Plymouth. New Hope holds two services each Sunday. The main service is held at Memorial Hall, at 83 Court St., beginning at 10:15 a.m. There is a smaller, more intimate service held at 8:30 a.m. at New Hope’s Ministry Center, located next door to Memorial Hall at 89 Court St. Senior Pastor Neil Eaton generally presides over both services and Adam Boyd, assistant pastor, oversees the Sunday school program. Visit the church website (www.newhopeplymouth.org) or call the church office (508-830-4644) for information on Wednesday night Bible study/Family Night, prayer meetings and other life groups.
Our Lady of the Lake
Our Lady of the Lake Church is located at 580 Monponsett Street (Route 58), Halifax. The church provides a ramp for the handicapped. For information, call the church secretary at the rectory during daytime hours at 781-293-7971, and go to www.ourladyofthelakehalifax.org. Services are held at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturdays, 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. Mondays and Fridays.
Plymouth United Methodist Church
Plymouth United Methodist Church is located at 29 Carver Road in Plymouth. The telephone number is 508-746-1642; the website is www.plymouthumc.org; and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is handicapped accessible. The Rev. D. Stanley Cushing is pastor; Beth Leary is the lay leader; David Cushing serves as music director; and Meaghan Figlioli is the children’s ministry director.
Elizabeth Wilkinson is the director of the Methodist Nursery School and Child Care Center, which is now enrolling for the fall. Call 508-746-7063 for more information on program options. Sundays at 9 a.m., traditional worship/Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., contemporary worship/Sunday school for all school-aged youth; 5-6:30 p.m., junior and senior youth groups; 7 p.m., biweekly pastor’s Bible study (check website calendar); and 7 p.m. (second and fourth Sundays), Sunday Night Prayer. Weekly groups include Keys to Freedom NA 12-Step support (Sundays), men’s Christian 12-step group (Mondays), New Beginnings singles group (Tuesdays), Food Addicts in Recovery (Thursdays), AA beginners, AA open meeting and Alanon/AC (Fridays), plus many more community programs and church groups. Visit pumchurch.org/calendar for the complete calendar.
Primeira Igreja Batista Brasiliera em Plimoth
The church, founded more than a decade ago, now meets at 5 Castle St., Plymouth. The Rev. Gessuy Freitas is the pastor. Sunday service is at 11 a.m. with a 7 p.m. service in Portuguese. Call 508-830-0076 or 617-501-4554 for more information.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Church is located at 126 South Meadow Road. The church phone number is 508-747-1568. The website is www.saintkateriplymouth.org. The Rev. William G. Williams is administrator; James Greer and Edward Creutz are permanent deacons. Mass is held Saturday at 4 p.m., and Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Rosary is said at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Coffee and goodies are offered every Monday at 9:30 a.m. with the rosary following. All are welcome. The Thrifty Lily thrift shop is open from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
St. Mark’s Orthodox Church
St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, at 261 Main St. in Kingston, serves people from the surrounding South Shore area and the Cape. It is the only Eastern Orthodox church in the area an serves all Orthodox Christians. The parish priest is Father James Robinson. Divine Liturgy is held Sundays at 10 a.m. Call the church at 781-585-8907 or rectory at 781-329-5848 for information. The website is www.stmarkofephesusma.org.
Salvation Army of Plymouth
The Salvation Army of Plymouth is located at 8 Carver St. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Transportation is available. Also offered are weekday Bible study, prayer meetings, men’s and women’s fellowship groups, music mentoring and a teen club. The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church, human-service agency and nonprofit organization. The Salvation Army food pantry is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The soup kitchen is open Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 a.m. for coffee, tea and pastry. Lunch is served at noon. The Salvation Army Coffeehouse on Cole’s Hill takes place every third Friday at 7:30 p.m. Call 508-746-1559 for additional information.
Silver Lake Chapel
The Silver Lake Chapel is located at 33 Lake St. (between routes 27 and 106) in Plympton. The pastor is Allan Palmer. The telephone number is 781-293-3803. Sunday worship service and Sunday school are at 11 a.m.
The Time is Now
“The Time is Now” worship service with Pastor E.I. Osborne meets Sundays at 8:30 a.m., at the Cold Spring Chapel, at 190 Court St. in Plymouth, offering fellowship, praise and worship prayer for the sick. All are welcome. For more information, call 508-746-4085. “The Time is Now” is televised on PACTV local access channel.
Wesley United Methodist Church
Pastor Ginny Doran welcomes you to Sunday worship at Wesley United Methodist Church at 462 Main St. in Wareham. The phone number is 508-264-1988 and the website is: www.wesleyumchurchwareham.com. Sunday service is held at 10 a.m. and Holy Communion is observed the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School is provided for children ages 3-12; Sunday School is held during the worship service. All are invited to coffee hour after the service. As part of its outreach, the church provides meeting space for a number of 12-step groups that meet throughout the week. Wesley welcomes all people of all walks of life and recovery within its doors.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church is located at 384 Court St. in North Plymouth. The Rev. C. Robert Stott is the pastor. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m., followed by a fellowship hour at 11. Religious education classes begin at 9 a.m. Jonathan Lehman is the music and choir director. Zion Lutheran food pantry is open 9:30-11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. The church has handicapped access. For more information, call 508-746-3041 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday-Thursday, or leave a message. The church website is www.zionplymouth.com and email address is email@example.com.