PAWCATUCK — Easter is behind us but life in the world stretches out in front of us! If you’d like to figure out what God is inviting to you to consider in your life beyond Easter, come join us this Sunday as we consider Jesus’ appearances to the disciples after the resurrection. This week we’ll revisit that long ago walk to Emmaus in the sermon entitled “Heart Burn.” If you’ve ever wondered whether or not God, faith and the church remain relevant, this may be the community for you as we ponder God’s future and our role in it together. Join us as we explore the possibilities. Questions and questioners welcome.
Mark your calendars for another of our famous dinners — this one with a new twist! The annual Barbara Murano Scholarship Dinner will take place on Saturday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. with an exciting menu change this year. This will be a make your own tacos and sundaes dinner. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children, $25 maximum for a family of four.
Come and experience this vital Christian community and its 21st century outlook on our 2000 year old faith. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Sunday worship is at 9:30am with Sunday School for children preschool through middle school age on most Sundays. Fellowship time for all follows worship. The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail.
For more information or to speak with Pastor Ruth Hainsworth, call the church office at 860-599-1226 or visit www.uccwesterly.org.
Central Baptist Church
WESTERLY — Join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. as Pastor Cal Lord brings the message “Who? Me?” based on the scripture John 20:19-31. Sunday School is available for all ages at 9 a.m. Sunday mornings. The Adult Bible Study offered is “Women of the Bible.” It will begin this Sunday and run through June 8. Junior Church is held during worship for younger children and childcare is available. Our building is handicapped accessible.
A Men’s Bible Study is held every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. All men are welcome. Avondale Bible Fellowship meets on Thursdays at the Avondale Chapel. Fellowship “hour” starts at 8 a.m. with coffee, Bible study is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Study: Many Christians believe that our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that’s not what the Bible teaches. A new study “Surprised by Hope!” is beginning Wednesday, May 14, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information, please refer to our website at www.cbcwesterly.org or call the church office at (401)596-4929. The church is located at 16 Elm St.
WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday evening service at 5 p.m. (Rite I Holy Eucharist). On Sunday, the Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 9 a.m. (Rite II Choral Eucharist), and 11 a.m. (Rite II Contemporary service). The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 and 10 a.m.
On Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m., the Peace & Justice Group of Christ Church will sponsor “Social Justice — A Native Perspective” in the Parish Hall. The presenter, Loren M. Spears, is a Narragansett cultural educator, artist, and oral historian as well as executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter. Ms. Spears is an engaging and eloquent speaker, and her talk will lead us from first contact of her people with European settlers to the present. There is no charge, and refreshments will be served. Join us for this inspiring, eye-opening afternoon!
Do you enjoy knitting? The Knitters Group is always happy to greet new members. Please join us in St. Stephen’s room, this month, on the fourth Monday of the month, April 28th at noon, and have fun knitting or crocheting.
It’s almost here! On Saturday, May 3, from 7 to 10 a.m., the Christ Church Choir with cook and serve its 100th May Breakfast. The menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, strawberries, juice, coffee and homemade muffins. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 10. Join us for a morning of food, fun, fellowship, and fabulous friends to feed your soul.
For more information, please contact Christ Church at 401-596-0197, or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out our website: www.christchurchwesterly.org.
The Church At Westerly
WESTERLY — Sunday’s message at The Church At Westerly is “Saved and Sent.” The Bible-based message focuses on Jesus’ instructions to His followers after His resurrection. Jesus was quite clear about what the followers then and now are to do. Christians are to go out and tell everyone the good news of salvation by grace through personal faith in the living Jesus. His death and resurrection made the gift of eternal life possible because Jesus defeated the two great problems facing people: sin with its guilt and physical death.
The church meets for worship every Sunday at the Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St. in Westerly. Fellowship and refreshments begin at 10:00 am. The dress is casual and worship is from 10:30 – 11:45. A time for prayer and questions is included in the service together with an explanation of how to personally begin a faith relationship with Jesus.
Children of all ages worship with their families until 10:45 and then children go to their own Bible study classes. Canned goods and staple food items are collected every Sunday for the church’s food pantries at Merchant’s Village and Babcock Village. Weekly messages are also downloadable for free on the church’s website.
Additional information, including a map, is available at www.TheChurchAtWesterly.org . Feel free to like and “join” the church on Facebook. You can also reach Pastor Clark Rumfelt in Westerly at 401-315-2317 or 401-932-4766, especially if you need a ride to church.
Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian
Worship is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27. The sermon by the Rev. Joan Priest, guest preacher, is from the Gospel of John 20:19-31 entitled “In His Hands.” Grace Urrico will lead the music.
Worship is in our handicap accessible Sanctuary. During 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Worship there is a cry room available for parents who have infants or toddlers and would like to listen to Worship while attending to their child. We also have available a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at 10 a.m.
On Monday, April 28, join us at 1 p.m. for a discussion led by Judy Nichipor of Harlow Giles Unger’s “Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office.” Cars the leave the church at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0655.
Join us for Taizé Vespers on Wednesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., led by Sandy Haney.
Put on your calendar: Saturday, May 3, 2014 Derby Day Tea (tea, sandwiches, scones, various desserts). Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and reservations are encouraged ($12 per person); door prize, best hat prize, raffles, silk and dried floral sale, greeting cards by local artist.
Everyone is welcome to participate in all of these programs. Call the church office at 401-322-0655 or e-mail: email@example.com the church office for more information.
Faith Bible Chapel
“Sharing the Good News” is a three-session study that will begin on Sunday, April 27, at 9 a.m.
and continue every other Sunday throughout the spring. The goal of this class is to help you develop a natural way to share your faith in a variety of settings.
Lee Landeck will share an encouraging message this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School and Nursery are also available at that time.
A Women’s Bible Study entitled, “Sacred Secrets” by Beth Moore will continue on Monday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m. This six-session study will continue on Monday evenings through May and feature homework in a journaling format.
A Bible Study on the Gospel of John will take place on Wednesday, April 30, and continue every other Wednesday evening throughout the spring at 7 p.m.
A Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 8:00 a.m. This event is free and takes place the first Saturday of each month.
A Men’s Seminar led by the Rev. Josh McClure entitled” Men Ever Emerging: Reclaiming Our Identity” will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rev. McClure is the director of Share The Vision Ministries.
FBC’s Teen Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, and continue to meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. All students ages 12-18 years old are welcome. FBC’s MOM’s Group will meet on Wednesday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. The group will continue to meet on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month through May. A Men’s bible study entitled, “33 The Series — Volume 4: A Man and His Work” will conclude on Wednesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. and continue every other Wednesday evening through May.
Faith Bible Chapel is a non-denominational, Christian church located at 115 Ashaway Road in Westerly. For more information, please call FBC at 401-348-9637 or go online at ww.faithbiblechapel.com.
The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church
ASHAWAY — Tomorrow, Saturday, April 26, is our Ladies Conference “Focus on Faith” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The conference will feature five guest speakers and their testimonies of having a faith that endures. You may buy tickets at the door for $15, and this price includes brunch.
Join us as we Worship the Lord together every Sunday morning. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. are our Bible Fellowship Classes, and there’s something for everyone. Classes offered are: Christian Literature, Monthly Bible Topics, Biblical Principles, and Men, Women, Teens, and Children’s groups. Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with our Praise Team leading us in traditional and new hymns, followed by a Bible-based message. Come back and learn more as we are currently studying the book of Nahum every Sunday evening at our 6 evening service. Also at 6 Sunday night is our Truth Trackers Club for kids in one to sixth grade. We’ll hear a lesson from God’s word and have snack and game time.
Coming soon we will have a movie night/Relay For Life fundraiser. This will be Sunday, May 4, at 6 p.m. to watch the film “Standing Firm.” There will be soda, popcorn and snacks and all donations will benefit the Relay.
Our Men’s Bible Study, M.U.G.S. (Men Under Grace Sustained), meets every Tuesday night at the Church at 6:30. Every Wednesday night is our Casual Bible Study & Prayer Meeting at 6. There is a children’s service with Mrs. Sedam, our awesome teen group with Andy, and for everyone else a chance to pray and learn. Tune into “The Winning Side” with Pastor Sedam Friday at 9 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 a.m. Contact Tina in the church office at 401-377-6077 and visit our website www.pilgrimsbaptist.com. The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church is located at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.
Pleasant Street Baptist Church
WESTERLY — The Church Quarterly Business Meeting willl be at 7:30 tonight; all members are encouraged to attend.
Saturday, starting at 8 a.m., there will be an Earth Day cleanup of the north end community.
Sunday mornings be sure to catch the Rev. Joshua A. McClure’s program “Living Faith For Today,” at 7:30 a.m. on radio station WBLQ 1230AM and hear his message for the day. At 9:30 a.m. there are religion classes for all ages including New Life classes for those becoming members of the church. At 10:45 join us for Sunday Service; this week’s sermon, “Gang Tackle,” by Minister Christopher Lee Williams, is taken from 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
Wednesday, 7 p.m., prayer and Bible study. All are welcome.
Life Center, 31 Pleasant St. If you are in need or know of someone who is, please call. Donations gladly accepted. This month’s food item is tomato sauce or tomato paste.
Any further information or questions, please contact the church office 401-596-1923. Church office hours are Mon to Thursday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
Second Baptist Church of North Stonington
N. STONINGTON — Join with us to enjoy an uplifting service of Southern gospel music by The Campbells on Sunday morning at 10. The Campbells are a full-time gospel music ministry from Maine. Their music legacy spans over 30 years and they travel extensively throughout the United States and Canada. They have appeared on both local and national television and gospel singing cruises and have released numerous recordings.
Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer followed by an inspiring messages from the guest speaker, the Rev. David Stall.
Sunday School classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave’s adult class continues in their study of contemporary issues. (See the schedule of classes on our website secondbaptistns.org.) Join a class and get your questions answered and enjoy fellowship with others.
Wednesday evenings we have something for everyone. At 5:30 p.m. for children ages kindergarten through grade six we have the Olympian Club program where they will grow spiritually while having many fun activities and get involved in service projects for our community. At 6 p.m. we offer a Ladies Bible Study; Pastor Dave continues his Bible study and there is a prayer meeting led by one of our deacons.
The church is located at 12 Stillman Road, North Stonington. We look forward to meeting you at one of our services. For further information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.
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