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Send your congregation’s information and news updates to firstname.lastname@example.org, mail them to the Kingston Reporter, c/o 182 Standish Ave., Plymouth, MA 02360 or send a fax to 508-591-6601.
Pilgrim Church of Duxbury
Pilgrim Church of Duxbury voted overwhelmingly to become an "Open and Affirming" congregation in the United Church of Christ. In laymen's terms, this means that the church votes to extend a specific welcome to the LBGTQ community to come to the church. While many Christian churches say "all are welcome" many do not allow members of this community to be baptized, served communion or become members. By taking this vote, members of the church said they want members of this community to know they are welcomed here unconditionally. While the church is located in Duxbury, it is the closest UCC church to Kingston, and many members live in Kingston.
Church of Christ in Kingston
The Church of Christ in Kingston is located at 50 Pembroke St. and has been since 1991. Though we are a small congregation we seek the truth in love and our desire is to worship the Everlasting God - to teach His Word - to be imitators of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to proclaim His message of salvation to our local community and the world. Do you have that same desire? If so, we invite you to come and study what God's plan is for you and how He would have you to live in this life. To know God's will is to know wisdom and life everlasting. 1 Peter 4:7 "But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers."
Join he services. Any questions, call and the church staff will be happy to answer them. If you leave a message the church staff will get back to you. Contact: Tom at 781-582-9319.
Hours of worship are as follows:
Sunday Bible Study: 9 a.m.
Worship service: 10 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study: 6 p.m.
The church is handicap accessible in the front and regular parking is in the rear lot of the building.
First Parish, Kingston
Found in 1717, First Parish Church Kingston Unitarian Universalist, generally called “First Parish,” is a congregation of progressive, enlightened, engaged and nurturing people with deep historical roots in the community. First Parish is a welcoming church whose ministries embrace diversity and who welcome individuals and families of all descriptions. First Parish promotes personal, spiritual and community growth through Sunday services, children’s religious enrichment and many adult education programs. The Rev. Monica Jacobssen Tennysen conducts worship services each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from September through June in the First Parish Meetinghouse located at 222 Main St. Child care and children’s religious enrichment programs are also available each Sunday under the guidance of Jennifer Shattuc, First Parish’s director of family ministry and religious enrichment. All are welcome. In addition, First Parish’s buildings and grounds are available to rent for weddings, family and cultural events. For more information, contact church administrator Kathy Skully at 781-585-3051.
Restoration Community Church
Restoration Community Church is a new church in an old space. As with God's table, everyone is welcome; no questions or explanations needed. Come as you are. We won't assume you have it all together if you won't assume the same about us. RCC is a non-denominational Christian fellowship that seeks to build relationships and better our community through the good news of Jesus. We meet at 213 Main St, Kingston on Sundays. We have an adult Bible Study at 9:30 followed by a Worship gathering at 10:30. (Children's ministry and nursery services are offered during our worship gathering). Our music is contemporary, the message is current, the gospel is timeless. We also host a mid-week community Bible study called, "The Coffee Break" during the day on Wednesdays. You can check our website for more information and you can find us on Facebook where we livestream our Sunday worship. We have an active student ministry led by a part-time staff member. Our full-time senior pastor, Eric Greer, may be reached for further information about the church, our food assistance program that includes fresh vegetables during growing season, pastoral counseling, or other concerns. Call 781-361-9108 or visit us on the web at www.rcckingston.org.
The Mayflower Congregational Church is located at 207 Main St., Kingston. Sunday service begins with adult Bible study at 9 a.m. Morning worship service at 10 a.m. offers a traditional and contemporary blend of worship, with relevant expository preaching from God’s word. Childcare is provided for infants and toddlers as well as Children’s Church for grades K-4. Join us every Wednesday evening for Family Fellowship Night. Dinner starts at 5:45 p.m. followed by activities for all ages from 6:45 – 8 p.m. Activities include: Prayer Meeting, Bible Study, Youth Group and Children’s ministries. Food pantry is open the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. Listen for us each Sunday at 7 a.m. on Today’s Easy 99.1 FM. For more information about Mayflower Congregational Church, call the office at 781-585-3167 or visit the website at mayflowercc.org.
St. Joseph Church
St. Joseph Church is located at 272 Main St. (Route 106), Kingston. Weekend Masses are offered at 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are held at 9 am. Monday-Friday. St. Joseph’s Church is open every day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for prayer and visits to the Blessed Sacrament. The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession is held 6:30 to 7 Thursday evening during the seasons of Advent and Lent and each Saturday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. The food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the Thursday after the second Wednesday and on the last Monday of each month. Kingston and Plympton residents are welcome. The parish phone number is 781-585-6679.
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 and serves all Orthodox Christians. The parish priest is Father Vasily Lickwar. Divine Liturgy service 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.
The Vineyard Church
The Vineyard Church is a community church located at 8 Hilltop Ave. in Kingston. The Vineyard offers contemporary worship music, Biblical messages you can apply to your life today, staffed children’s church for ages up to eighth grade, a cry room where mothers can view the service while nursing or dealing with a fussy one, active programs for kids, teenagers and adults, and groups for building relationships with others and with God. Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of each month. Fellowship over coffee is available at The Vineyard Cafe. For more information, call 781-585-4776 or go to www.thevineyardchurch.tv. Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m.
Careworks,The Vineyard Community Church's Food Pantry and Resource Center located on 41 Pottle St., Kingston, changed its hours. New hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday nights and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Donations of gently used clothing, food items and money can be made during open hours or at the church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays- Fridays. For more information, call Careworks at 781-585-6897 the Vineyard at 781-585-4776 or visit http://thevineyardchurch.tv.
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. in North 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.
Charis Bible School
Charis Bible School is held at 345 Court St. in North 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 throughout the year. Brotherhood Bowling is the first and third Tuesday of each month. 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.
Congregation Shirat Hayam
Shirat Hayam, which means, “Song of the Sea,” is a Reconstructionist congregation established in 1996 and serving the South Shore. Shirat Hayam is an especially welcoming congregation with many interfaith families in the membership and a thriving religious school. The congregation is located in Marshfield at 185 Plain St. and offers rich spiritual, educational and social opportunities to a diverse Jewish community. It is grounded in and observant of tradition, guiding the young and learning from elders, dedicated to creating and maintaining an open, dynamic, spiritual and participatory membership. For more information, visit www.shirathayam.net or email email@example.com or call 781-582-2700.
Faith Community Church
Faith Community Church is a multi-site church with two locations: 29 Carver Road in Plymouth and 298 High Street in Duxbury. Rev. D. Stanley Cushing is senior pastor, David Cushing is associate pastor, and Josee Tolles is the Duxbury site pastor. For information, call 508-746-1642.
The Methodist Early Learning Center of Plymouth is housed in Faith Community Church, Plymouth. Currently there are limited openings in the full-day preschool classroom. If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please contact the director, Elizabeth Wilkinson (508-746-7063). Loving care is provided for children and the rates are very competitive.
Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. at 298 High St. in Duxbury and 10:15 a.m. at 29 Carver Road in Plymouth. Sunday School is for all school aged youth and child care is provided.
New Sunday Worship Schedule beginning Sept. 15: 9:30 a.m. at 298 High St., Duxbury. Two worship services: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at 29 Carver Road, Plymouth. Sunday School is offered for all school aged youth and child care is provided.
Recovering Mom’s Helping Moms: 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the Plymouth location. This is a non-judgmental group where moms in recovery can support each other by sharing their struggles, experience and knowledge. The group is a solution based group sharing and offering local resource connections. Child care is provided.
Tuesday Women’s Study Group: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Plymouth location. The group is reading “Always Enough/Never Too Much,” by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan. Walk-ins welcome.
Broship Discipleship meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Plymouth location and is open to young adults age 14–20. The group is working through the Book of Galatians. Each session ends with a meal. Call if interested.
Duxbury Tuesday Night Faith Group: 7 to 8:15 p.m. at 298 High St., Duxbury. This group is studying "Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple" by Adam Hamilton. This will be an ongoing group, sometimes using books and sometimes studying the Bible. Books will be available during the study times. All are welcome, join any time.
Spiritual Direction: Wednesdays. At the core of our Christian faith is one’s relationship with God. Spiritual Direction is a process that helps grow and strengthen that relationship through prayer, silence, holy conversation, and the application of God’s Word. Spiritual Direction helps us experience God’s love more deeply and better discern God’s will for our lives. Rev. Brian Wood will be offering Spiritual Direction in the Plymouth location. Call if you are interested in attending.
Faith Community Playgroup: 9:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Plymouth Fellowship Hall for winter months. This fellowship group is open to anyone with a little one, age 5 and younger.
Thursday Women’s Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., began May 9, at the Plymouth location. The book for study is “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst.
First Baptist Church of Plymouth
The First Baptist Church of Plymouth is an American Baptist Church, located at 41 Westerly Road, at the intersection with Summer Street. The church office phone number is 508-746-3555. The Rev. Sheila Singleton-Charron is the interim pastor while the church continues searching for a permanent pastor. Prayer time is held at 10 a.m.; the hour-long worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes songs of praise, prayers and a message. Mr. Peter Litchfield is the accompanist; he plays the church organ and piano during the worship hour. Child care is available for the very young. Sunday School, nursery through grade 12, is held during the worship service every Sunday and all young people are welcome. Sunday School "Rally Day" for parents to register children for the fall session will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18; all are welcome and games and refreshments will be available. 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. The church's website is fbcplymouth.com and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Congregational Church in Plympton, UCC
First Congregational UCC in Plympton is a Christian congregation seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey located at 254 Main St. We seek to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. We place a high priority on teaching from the Bible and following the example of Jesus. Come as you are - we'd love to get to know you.
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist
First Parish Plymouth is a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, located at 19 Town Square, Plymouth (the stone church next to Burial Hill). 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.
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.
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.
Pilgrim Reformed Bible Church
Pilgrim Reformed Bible Church is independent, nondenominational and committed to God and His Word. Worship takes place every Sunday in the historic Tarkiln building, at 245 Summer St. in Duxbury. Sunday school for all ages meets at 9:30 a.m., followed by morning worship service at 10:30, followed by refreshments and a time to get to know the church better. A Bible study is held Wednesday nights at another location. Dr. Robert J. Burrelli Jr. is the pastor and can be reached at 508-813-6216. You can find out more about the ministries offered, including prison ministry, counseling ministries and Bible institute, at pilgrimreformed.weebly.com.
Plymouth Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses
All are invited to a weekly program of Bible discussions at the Kingdom Hall, 144 Rocky Hill Road (508-746-0391). Bible Discourse and Watchtower Study is held Sunday at 10 a.m. These meetings are a talk and discussion on how the Bible relates to our times and how to apply its guidance in our lives. Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School and Service Meeting are held Tuesday at 7 p.m. These meetings are a study of Bible topics and a progressive training course on how to teach the Bible. Everyone is welcome. No collections. For more information, visit www.watchtower.org.
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. Mary Church
St. Mary Church is located at 313 Court St. in North Plymouth and the parish center is at 327 Court St. Parish office telephone is 508-746-0426. Parish center telephone is 508-747-6676. The pastor is the Rev. Joseph T. MacCarthy. Senior priest is the Rev. Paul F. Bailey. The parish office is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The side doors of the church are open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.stmarysplymouth.org for information. The weekly Mass schedule is Saturday (Vigil) at 5 p.m.; Sundays at 7:30 and 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Monday and Friday at 7:30 a.m.; and Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. Brazilian community Mass is held Mondays at 7 p.m. Every Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Matthew’s Kitchen is held at the parish center providing a warm, nourishing meal for anyone in need. If anyone would like to volunteer to help provide food or cook, call the parish office.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.