PAWCATUCK — “Jesus on the Beach” is our topic for reflection this coming Sunday as we continue to ponder the resurrection appearances of Jesus. In this one, Jesus appears to the disciples while they are back at work as fisherman. He helps them double their catch and then cooks them breakfast! What does it all mean?
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!
Watch this space for details on some of the wonderful events coming up at our church in the weeks ahead including a special Memorial Day Weekend worship service, a unique Family Potluck and Communion Education Event, Children’s Day, Scholarship Sunday, and, of course, our famous Chowder and Shortcake Supper in June.
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 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School for children preschool through middle school age on most Sundays. Fellowship time for all follows worship. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail. For more information or to speak with Pastor Ruth, call the church office at 860-599-1226 or visit www.uccwesterly.org. You can also visit us on Facebook.
Central Baptist Church
WESTERLY — Join us on Sunday, May 18, as we celebrate Neighbor Day with worship outside on front lawn. Pastor Cal Lord’s 10:30 a.m. message will be “A Matter of Trust.” After worship, we will have an Ice Cream Social on the lawn. All are welcome!
Junior Church is held during worship for younger children and childcare is available. Our building is handicapped accessible. Sunday School is available for all ages at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Adult Bible Study offering is “Women of the Bible.”
A Men’s Bible Study is held every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. All men are welcome!
Wednesday Evening worship is held at 6:30 in the Central Baptist Chapel. Join us on as we meet for worship, prayer and a short message. There will be some special music too! We meet from 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. We hope you will join us for a midweek spiritual boost!
Wednesday Evening Study: “Surprised by Hope!” 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Truth Trackers will have their end of the year Bowling Party at Alley Katz on Friday, May 23. Call the office for details.
For more information, please refer to our website at www.cbcwesterly.org or call the church office at 401-596-4929.
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.
We welcome our new interim rector, the Rev. Elise Feyerherm, this weekend. Please join us at coffee hour after the 9 a.m. service on Sunday, May 18, for a chance to greet her.
Do you enjoy knitting? The Knitters Group is always happy to greet new members. Please join us in St. Stephen’s room on the third Monday of each month at noon, this month on May 19, and have fun knitting or crocheting.
The Living Supplies Closet for those in need is open from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday. The Closet is in the basement of Christ Church. Donations of items (particularly Comet, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, tissues, dish soap, laundry soap, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, foil, toothbrushes for adults and children, toothpaste, shaving cream, and sanitary pads) or cash are always needed and greatly appreciated.
For more information, please contact Christ Church at 401-596-0197, or at email@example.com, or check out our website: www.christchurchwesterly.org.
The Church At Westerly
WESTERLY — The message this Sunday at The Church At Westerly is “Real Life in a Rugged World.” The Bible-based study is part of a new series at the church called “Straight Talk for Jesus Followers.” The message and series are based on the Book of James, which was written by James, one of Jesus’ brothers. James was a leader in the early church and this book gives an inside look at how a Christian can make it even in a messed up world.
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 – 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. Traditional Christian beliefs are taught from the Holy Bible and both Catholics and Protestants 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 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. this Sunday, May 18. The Rev. James Glenn’s sermon from the Gospel of John 14:1-14 is entitled “Letting Go.” Andrew Wallace and Grace Urrico lead in music. The Chancel Choir anthem at 10 a.m. Worship is “Viderunt Omnes Fines Terra” by Zielenski. The Youth Chime Choir will also play.
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. We also have a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at 10 a.m
Join us for May-June Bible Studies: 1) Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Second Corinthians: “Living Letters in Christ”; the Rev. James Glenn, leader. 2) Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Gospel of John; the Rev. Julia Fuller, leader.
Join us for Vespers on Wednesday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. led by the Rev. Fuller.
Youth (K to 12th grade) are invited to join us for G.P.S. (God’s Path Seekers) on Friday, May 23. Supper is served at 6 p.m. The theme is Rejoice in the Lord: “Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say ‘Rejoice.’” –Philippians 4:4. Free to all; no reservations needed.
For your calendar: Join us for a fundraiser in support of Family Housing Support (to end homelessness) at Applebee’s in Dunn’s Corners on Saturday, May 24, for a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
It is time to register for Summer Camps (scholarships available):
• ELC (Early Learning Center) Preschool Program, Friday, June 20, through Friday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (flexible scheduling available). This is for ages 3 to 5 and for those who have completed kindergarten. The program is nature-focused with hands-on explorations and studies. The cost is $6 per hour with payments due weekly. Contact Christine Fish at 401- 322-0510 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Kid Kare Program: Wednesday, June 26, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 6 through 12. Weekly themes to include beach, camping, sports week, and more. The focus is on nature, and daily activities including water play, arts and crafts, and making snacks, gardening, and hands-on exploration. The cost is $5 per hour; contact Christine Fish (see above).
Questions? Call the church office at 401-322-0655 or e-mail: email@example.com the church office for more information.
Faith Bible Chapel
“The Best of Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University” series will conclude Saturday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The series focuses on budgeting, buying, getting out of debt, giving, saving and spending. The evening will begin with a free meal, followed by Dave’s insight, and a brief small-group time.
Pastor Bernie Norman will share an encouraging message Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. He will be joined by the praise and worship team By Grace, who will open and close the service with contemporary Christian music. Children’s Sunday school and nursery are also available at that time.
Another class, “Sharing the Good News,” will continue on Sunday, May 18, at 9 a.m. The goal is to help you develop a natural way to share your faith in a variety of settings.
Daniel Landeck will share an encouraging message this Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. He will be joined by the praise and worship team By Grace, who will open and close the service with contemporary Christian music. Children’s Sunday School and Nursery are also available.
A Women’s Bible Study entitled “Sacred Secrets” by Beth Moore will conclude on Monday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. Find out what happens when we let God teach us “wisdom in the secret heart” (Psalm 51:6, ESV).
A time of Praise and Prayer takes place every Tuesday evening at 7 and all are welcome to attend.
FBC’s Teen Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, and continue to meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. All students ages 12-18 years old are welcome to come out for food, games and fun.
A Bible study on the Gospel of John will take place on Wednesday, May 21, and continue every other Wednesday evening throughout the spring at 7 p.m.
FBC’s MOM’s Group will conclude on Wednesday, May 28, at 9:30 a.m. Child care will be provided.
Faith Bible Chapel is a non-denominational Christian church located at 115 Ashaway Road in Westerly. Its mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, please call FBC at 401-348-9637 or go online at www.faithbiblechapel.com.
The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church
ASHAWAY — Our Sunday Morning Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. with our Bible Fellowship Classes, and there’s sure to be a class where you belong. Classes offered are: Christian Literature, Monthly Bible Topics, Big Picture Bible Study, and Men, Women, Teens, and Children’s groups. Following Bible Fellowship Classes is a coffee and refreshment time in the Fellowship Hall. Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Our Worship Service consists of our Praise Team leading traditional and contemporary hymns, oftentimes a special music presentation, and a message preached from God’s Word.
Come back and learn more as we are currently studying the book of Nahum every Sunday at our 6 p.m. service. Also on Sunday nights at 6 is our Truth Trackers Club for children in grades one to six. It’s a great time of snacks, games, and learning about God’s Word.
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 AM. Contact Tina in the Church Office at 401-377-6077 and visit our new website www.pilgrimsbaptist.com. The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church is located at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.
Pleasant Street Baptist Church
WESTERLY — Sunday mornings be sure to catch the Rev. Joshua A. McClure’s radio program, “Living Faith For Today,” at 7:30 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 AM.
9:30 a.m. Sunday: There are religion classes for all ages including New Life classes for those becoming members of the church. 10:45: Join us for Sunday Service; this week’s sermon “Healthy Mind & Mentally Healthy,” taken from James 4:5-8a; Ephesians 6:18 — speaker, Minister Christopher Lee Williams; Usher meeting following church service. Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., deacons meeting.
Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study. All are welcome.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Women’s Fellowship meeting at the church.
Emergency food pantry at the Family 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 peanut butter and jelly.
Any further information or questions, please contact the church office 401-596-1923. Church office hours are Monay to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Second Baptist Church of North Stonington
N. STONINGTON — Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. with singing of hymns, special music, and a children’s moment followed by a practical message from the Rev. David Jordan titled “When You Just Want to Quit” from 2 Timothy 2:1-7.
Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer. Pastor Dave will preach from the book of 2 Chronicles 17:1-6 titled “When Good People Make Bad Choices.”
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 are beginning our all-church summer teaching-prayer meeting with a 20-part DVD series by Howard Hendricks titled “Living By the Book.” The DVD is a 25 minute teaching which will aid you in learning practical Bible study.
North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of our church with open enrollment. Call for further information.
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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