Religion listings: April 21 - 27, 2017

Religion listings: April 21 - 27, 2017

The Westerly Sun

The Pilgrim’s 
Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is the worship service. Visit the website, for more info and to get involved in a Life-Group. Teen group meets with Andy at the Church Wednesday nights at 6. Tune into “The Winning Side” with Pastor Sedam Friday at 9 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 AM.

Contact Caroline in the church office at 401-377-6077 and visit our website The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

Baptist Church

SHANNOCK — The public is invited to the Sunday service 11 a.m. There is also a Sunday night service at 6 p.m., with singing and a time of testimony.

Kids club is back at the Shannock Baptist church, meeting each Wednesday at 6:15 until 8 p.m. It’s for children K through 6th.grade, and is free. There are games, refreshments and instruction in God’s word. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.

Christ Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday evening service at 5 p.m. with Rite I Holy Eucharist. Sunday worship begins with a Rite I Holy Eucharist, said service, at 7:30 a.m. The Choral Eucharist, Rite II, is at 9 a.m., with Children’s Chapel for ages 4-10 in the Parish Hall also beginning at 9 a.m., and children join their families in church midway through the service. At 10:15 a.m. Sunday School Classes begin and there is Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall. The final Sunday service is a Rite II Holy Eucharist with incense and children’s homily at 11 a.m. The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 and 10 a.m., with Bible study following the 10 a.m. service.

The Living Supplies Closet is open on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Located in basement of Christ Church, the “Closet” provides local residents in need with the opportunity to obtain items that cannot be purchased with government assistance. Donations of items or cash are always needed and greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact Christ Church at 401-596-0197, or at, or check out the website

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message will be “Because He Lives,” at the 10:30 a.m. service. During this Remembrance Sunday service we will lift up members and friends who have gone home to the Lord since last Easter. All are welcome to attend.

At Central Baptist there are several opportunities for adults to explore and study the Bible in small groups. There are three different Bible studies on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., one on Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. and another one on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. These studies are open to all. There are three new options for Adult Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.: Great People/Great Passages of the Bible, a Study by J.D. Greear on the book of Ephesians and the apostle Paul; and a Women’s study “The Remarkable Women of the Bible.”

Sunday school for children from the nursery age through the seventh grade is held during our worship hour. All children are welcome to join.

Wednesday night services are held at 6:30 p.m., with singing, a time of prayer and a brief meditation, finishing up at 7:15 p.m.

Get further details on these and all of the opportunities and offerings on the web page at or by calling the church office at 401-596-4929.

The Church 
at Westerly

WESTERLY — The church meets for worship every Sunday at the Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St. Fellowship and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. The dress is casual and worship is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Traditional Christian beliefs are taught from the Holy Bible and all are welcome. The church is especially open to people seeking to know God or trying to return to Him.

Children of all ages worship with their families until 10:45 a.m., and then children go to their own Bible study classes, where there is a snack and learn the many stories of the Bible.

If you have any questions please call Pastor Fred at 401-533-7206 or visit

Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian

WESTERLY — This Sunday, April 23, join us for traditional Worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in our handicap accessible Sanctuary. The Reverend Dr. Wayne C. Eberly’s sermon is “It Is the Lord,” from John Chapter 21, “The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter. ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.” Grace Urrico, organist/pianist leads in music.

Sign language interpretation provided at the 10 a.m. Worship Service. There is a cry room available for parents who have infants or toddlers. There is a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at 10 a.m.

Teen Time: All youth in grades 6 through 12 may join in for “Teen Time” on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., led by Michael Walton, Youth Ministries Coordinator.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Worship Service, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary; Jonathan Shay, leader.

Call 401- 322-0655 or e-mail: the church office for more information. The church is at 221 Post Road.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 
of South County

PEACE DALE — The church is located at the Lily Pads Professional Complex at 27 North Road. Call 401- 783-4170 or visit for more information.

Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY — This week’s Sunday morning worship with Holy Communion led by the Rev. Dr. Marilyn McNaughton will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is held at 11:15 a.m. and will dismiss at noon.

Choir Practice is held every Tuesday evening at the church at 6:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to come and help us “Make a Joyful Noise.”

Join with us for “Pancakes with a Purpose” on Saturday, April 22, from 8 to 10 a.m. A Free-will Donation is taken to help the many homeless families of Westerly, Charlestown, Richmond and Hopkinton through Family Housing Support. No reservations are needed.

Find us at 25 Maxson Street in Ashaway.

Pleasant Street 
Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Church School for all ages and New Life classes start at 9:30 a.m., with church service following promptly at 10:45 a.m. This week’s sermon “I Am Sending You,” is taken from scripture in the book of John 20:19-23.

Prayer and bible study will resume on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; all are welcome to attend. It is a chance for discussion and deeper understanding of God’s Word.

April 28 at 6:30 p.m. – Game Night.

Photo Sessions for Family Pictures and Church Directory are scheduled for May 7 and May 21 from noon to 6 p.m. Church members are asked to review the information and sign up for a family appointment.

We accept any nonperishable food items for the church’s emergency food pantry located in the church office at 31 Pleasant St.; donations taken during office hours. If you know of anyone who might have a need, please call the office for assistance.

Pleasant Street Baptist Church is at 37 Pleasant St., Minister Mallory Davis, pastor. COffice at 31 Pleasant St., Sharon Davis, secretary. Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday–Thursday. Phone 401-596-1923; Fax 401-596-5414; email:

Church of 
the Holy Spirit

CHARLESTOWN — Led by the Rev. Eileen Lindeman, Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

On Thursdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., there is an Adult Education Meeting, which features discussion of the current book selection.

The third Saturday of the month, from 8 to 10 a.m., there is a “Pancakes with a Purpose Breakfast” mission with three other local parishes. Proceeds are donated to Family Housing Support.

On the second Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon, there is a “Faith Sharing” with potluck lunch. Some of the topics have been “grief; getting to know Jesus; outreach to the community” and always “how do we live our faith.” The church is located at 4150 Old Post Road. Contact the church at 401-364-6368.

Episcopal Church

STONINGTON — All are invited to join for traditional Episcopal worship each Sunday. At 8 a.m., there is a spoken Holy Eucharist, Rite I service. At 10 a.m., featured is a Choral Holy Eucharist, Rite II. A variety of choirs and musical ensembles are featured. Nursery care is available; children pre-K through junior high go to Sunday School at 10 a.m. and join back in church for Holy Communion.

The church, at 27 Church St., is involved in local missions such as the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. There are adult education and enrichment programs that draw church members from throughout New London County and the greater Westerly area.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Second Baptist Church of North Stonington is an independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist church. North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of our church with open enrollment. This is a Bible based church with practical preaching and teaching for all ages. Call for further information. The church is located at 12 Stillman Road. For information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — To begin a sermon series called God’s Prescriptions For Life based on 1 John, this Sunday we look at the prescription – Faith. Our Sunday Bible Class continues studying 1 John.

We worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday School meets at 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Class at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The public is welcomed to join us for all of our worship services as we celebrate God’s good gift of salvation through His Son in Word and Sacrament. For more information about Trinity visit, call 401-377-4340 or email This is a Christ-centered, Bible-based church that worships using the historic organ liturgy. Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 110 High St. in Ashaway is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Trinity Preschool: Full and half days are available. Registration for children 3 to 5 years of age is ongoing. For more information about the preschool visit us at and click on the Preschool tab, call 401-377-4216 or email

Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints

MYSTIC — Join in for services at 1230 Flanders Road on Sundays, from noon to 3 p.m. Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Faith Bible Chapel

WESTERLY — Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., where the the praise and worship team will open and close the service with contemporary, Christian music. Children’s Sunday School and Nursery are also available at that time. A time of praise and prayer takes place every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. FBC’s MOM’s Group will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, September through May. Awana for children ages 3 through sixth grade meets on the the first, second and third Fridays of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Faith Bible Chapel is a nondenominational, Christian church located at 115 Ashaway Road. For more information, call FBC at 401-348-9637, visit

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Eastertide continues with an Earth Day celebration with a blessing of the gardens everywhere in the community during Sunday morning worship. Wear your gardening clothes to church and bring a favorite gardening tool or plant to receive a blessing. The morning message, “… and they will teach you,” is about why it is so important to our relationship with God that we care intentionally for God’s Creation. This Earth Day weekend marks the kick-off or the Pollinator Garden and Labyrinth Project. There will be special Earth Day activities outdoors for the children and youth too with storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary if the little ones would rather remain closer to family.

Winners of the “Fill the Pews” mission project will be announced this week too and photos taken.

Rev. Ruth’s Community Office Hours at the Savoy Bookstore and Cafe contiunue this week on April 27.

The Sunday morning service of worship is at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship time follows worship and all are welcome. The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible. The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail.

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