Religion Listings: May 30, 2014

Religion Listings: May 30, 2014


Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Come and join us this Children’s Sunday for a very special hour of worship during which the sacraments and the children of our church are our focal point. We will celebrate both sacraments of our tradition, baptism and communion, as well as recognizing the leaders and learners of our Sunday School program this past year. In preparation for Sunday, a special potluck supper and Communion Education event is happening at the church this evening at 6 p.m. Come and join us as we share a meal, rediscover the sacraments and bake the bread for Communion together.

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.

Watch this space for details on some of the wonderful events coming up at our church in the weeks ahead: Scholarship Sunday on June 8, and, of course, our famous Chowder and Shortcake Supper scheduled for Sunday, June 22, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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. 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 Hainsworth, call the church office at 860-599-1226 or visit You can also visit us on Facebook.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Join us for a Jubilee Celebration at morning worship this week at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Cal Lord will share reflections on age and wisdom as we celebrate the older members of our congregation. A medley of familiar hymns will be included in the service. The ordinance of Communion will also be observed. Fellowship Hour is held after worship downstairs in Fellowship Hall. 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!

The Monthly Potluck Dinner will be held on Wednesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Bring a dish to share, all are welcome. Join us afterward for the Wednesday Evening worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Baptist Chapel. There will be worship, prayer, a short message and some special music too. We hope you will join us for this midweek spiritual boost.

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 held Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, please refer to our website at or call the church office at 401-596-4929.

Christ Church

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.

The discussion group, Finding Our Spirit Through Poetry, will meet this Sunday, June 1, at 10:15 a.m. Our guest will be Spencer Reece, who will read from his new collection of poems just published in April, “The Road to Emmaus.” All are welcome.

The Living Supplies Closet for those in need will be open on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Closet, located in basement of Christ Church, provides local residents with the opportunity to obtain items that cannot be purchased with government assistance. These are items such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, and paper products. 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, or check our website:

The Church At Westerly

WESTERLY — The message this Sunday at The Church At Westerly is “ How to Face Temptation.” The Bible-based message addresses the oldest challenge facing all people: the lure of sin. Beginning in the garden of Eden, the struggle with sin continues today. The struggle starts with temptation and ends in bad choices if people give in. Sunday’s study is a practical guide for successfully resisting temptation.

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 . 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 and Holy Communion is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. this Sunday, June 1. The Rev. James Glenn’s sermon from the Gospel of John Chapter 17 is entitled “Jesus Prays.” Andrew Wallace and Grace Urrico lead in music. The Chancel Choir anthem at 8 a.m. Worship is “Come and Feast” by Dengler. At 10 a.m. Andy Wallace will sing “In This Very Room” by Harris.

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.

All men are welcome to join us Monday, June 2, for supper and Bible Study of I Timothy at the Sullivans’ home; cars leave the church parking lot at 5:15 p.m. Questions? Contact the Church Office at (401) 322-0655..

Join us for Bible Studies: 1) Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30, Second Corinthians: “Living Letters in Christ,” the Rev. Glenn, leader; 2) Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30, Gospel of John, the Rev. Julia Fuller, leader.

Join us for Vespers on Wednesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m., led by Kathy Jervis.

We welcome the community to join us on Friday, June 6, for a Welcome Summer picnic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the church property. Call the church office to find out what food to bring and share.

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). The cost is $6 per hour with payments due weekly. Contact Christine Fish at 401- 322-0510 or email:

• Kid Kare Program: Wednesday, June 26, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 6 through 12. The cost is $5 per hour; contact Christine Fish.

Everyone is welcome to participate in all of these programs. Call 401-322-0655 or email, the church office, for more information.

Faith Bible Chapel

A Lord’s Supper service will be held this Sunday morning at 9 a.m., followed by Pastor Bernie Norman sharing an encouraging message from the book of Colossians 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.

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, June 3, 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.

FBC will host the mixed singing ensemble Light from California Baptist University on Sunday, June 22, at 6 p.m. The group provides a fresh and exciting approach to music in a variety of styles. Auditions will also be offered for CBU scholarship opportunities for high school juniors, seniors, and junior college students after their performance. Please contact the church office for more information or visit

The primary way in which we experience community at FBC is through our Community Groups. Please visit our website at for updated listings of groups that fit your schedule.

Faith Bible Chapel is a non-denominational Christian church located at 115 Ashaway Road in Westerly. A Place of New Beginnings, Faith’s mission statement is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where people can be encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community within, and influence without. For more information, please call FBC at (401)348-9637 or go online at

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 every Sunday evening at 6 and learn something new. We are currently studying the book of Nahum.

The Truth Trackers club for kids is on break for the summer, but we will have plenty of exciting activities to keep the kids busy, stay tuned for details.

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 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., 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, “The Trials of Life,” is taken from James 1:2-4; 12; speaker, Associate Pastor Mal Davis. 3:30 p.m., GFBA service, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Providence.

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study. All are welcome.

Friday, 7 p.m., Annual Prayer Vigil.

Saturday, 1 p.m., Holistic Fitness & Wellness Program Luncheon in the fellowship hall. Speaker, Lynn Marcoux. Topic: “Spring Into Organizing.” All are welcome. Please bring a small dish to share.

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, a children’s moment and a practical message from the Rev. David Jordan titled “The Seven Blessings of Christ,” followed by Baptism of those that have made their decision to follow Jesus Christ.

Our Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer, and Simeon Beil will share his message from the Bible.

Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave’s adult class continues in its study of contemporary issues. (See the schedule of classes on our website 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 that will aid you in learning practical Bible study followed by discussion and prayer for the needs of the church.

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 are a Bible based church with practical preaching and teaching for all ages. 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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