Religion listing for Friday, 6-20-14

Religion listing for Friday, 6-20-14


Avondale Chapel

The Rev. Steve Crino, founder and lead pastor of Ocean Community Christian Church, is our guest speaker this week. In the early ’80s, Pastor Steve, a graduate of Central Bible College, served in the Assembly of God church near his hometown of Coventry, where he was involved in the youth ministry for almost 13 years. He also served at the Seaport Community Church in Groton, and for more than seven years at Marshfield Assembly of God Church in Marshfield, Mo. He and his wife, Theresa, have three sons, Seth, Caleb and Ezra.

Music will be offered by Brandon Donahue and Elena Donahue. Brandon Donahue, a Chariho High School graduate, is a classically trained musician. He graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance.

Elena Donahue has been studying clarinet for 18 years. As a senior in high school, she placed among the top 15 in the country for clarinetists in the National Honor Band of America. She graduated from Rhode Island College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Our summertime journey through the Epistles of the New Testament continues this week as we explore Paul’s theology in his letter to the Romans. In our 21st century world the lines between good and evil, even between life and death, are often more blurred than we would like. How does Jesus fit into it all? That’s the question Paul was trying to answer. Questions and questioners welcome.

Don’t forget our famous Chowder and Shortcake Supper scheduled for Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. The clams in the chowder are fresher than fresh and the shortcake is simply unbelievable.

The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m. 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 — At the worship service at 9:30 a.m. this week, Pastor Cal Lord’s message will be “God Knows Our Name” from his five-week series “The Gifts of God — Preaching Through the Book of I Samuel.” Fellowship Hour is held after worship downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

Junior Church is held during worship for younger children and childcare is available. Our building is handicapped accessible.

Bocce Ball & Lawn Games Fun: On Thursday nights this summer we will meet at the church at 6 p.m. to play bocce ball, horseshoes and croquet. All are welcome. We will set up a grill and have a potluck picnic. Bring your favorite meat to grill and a picnic food to share.

Vacation Bible School is July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with the theme Jungle Safari. It’s free. VBS is for children in preschool through grade six. Registration forms are now available on the church’s website and in the church office.

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

Christ Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with 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.

Registrations are now being accepted for our annual Vacation Bible School at Christ Church, which will be held July 28-Aug. 1. This program, open to the community, is a free, weeklong camp for children ages 3 to 12; youth ages 13 and up can volunteer their time to help run the camp. Registration forms can be found on the church website,, or call the Parish Office at 401-596-0197.

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

The Church At Westerly

WESTERLY — The message this Sunday at The Church At Westerly is “Treating People Right.” Part of the “Straight Talk for Jesus’ Followers” series, Sunday’s study addresses the problem of favoritism. The message is based on James’ letter in the Bible in which Jesus’ brother tells the church and Christians that discrimination is wrong and sinful. Those who follow Christ have the ability to love everyone and on Sunday, practical ways to do this will be discussed.

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 11:45. 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.

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 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 is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. this Sunday. The Rev. James Glenn’s sermon from Matthew 10:24-31 is titled “Be Not Afraid.” Andrew Wallace and Grace Urrico lead in music.

Worship is in our handicapped 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 a discussion of Jon Meacham’s book, “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power” at 1 p.m. at the Sullivans’ home in Hope Valley. Cars leave the church parking lot at 12:30 p.m.

Rachelle Sylvia joins the church staff as the summer Christian education intern. Rachelle graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in the spring of 2013. The Youth Center for grades 6-12 will be open Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. beginning this Tuesday, June 24. Come and meet Rachelle.

Join us for a Bible Study Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. — Second Corinthians: Living Letters in Christ; the Rev. James Glenn, leader

Join us for Vespers on Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., led by the Rev. Donna Maggi.

Yard Sale: Friday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, June 28, from 8 to 11 a.m.; Bag Sale at 10 a.m.

It’s not too late to register for Summer Camps (scholarships available):

• ELC (Early Learning Center) Preschool Program, today 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

Sean Donohue will share an encouraging message from Colossians at 10 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.

FBC will host the mixed singing ensemble Light from California Baptist University on Sunday at 6 p.m. Light 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

A time of Praise and Prayer takes place every Tuesday at 7 p.m., and all are welcome to attend.

FBC’s Teen Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and continue to meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. All students ages 12 to 18 are welcome to come out for food, games and fun.

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, call FBC at 401-348-9637 or go online at

Pleasant Street Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Sunday mornings, catch the Rev. Joshua A. McClure’s radio program, “Living Faith For Today,” at 7:30 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 AM.

Religion classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. including New Life classes for those becoming members of the church. At 10:45, join us for Sunday Service; this week’s sermon is “Abundant Life,” taken from scripture, John 14:12-18 and 25-26, the speaker of the day will be Associate Pastor Mal Davis. Youth Fellowship meeting in the afternoon.

Monday, 7 p.m., trustee board meeting.

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

Saturday, 10 a.m., women’s fellowship meeting.

The emergency food pantry is at the Family Life Center, 31 Pleasant St. This month’s food item is cereal. The Food Pantry is open the last Monday and Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except on holiday). Any further information or questions, please contact the church office at 401-596-1923. Church office hours are Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. with hymns, special music and a practical message from the Rev. David Jordan titled “The Shepherd and His Sheep” from the book of John, Chapter 10.

Our Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. with testimonies and a hymn sing, and Simeon Beil will share a message from his continuing series from the Book of Titus.

Sunday School classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave’s adult class is doing a practical study of the book of Proverbs. (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 continuing our all-church summer teaching and 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.

The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — This Sunday, June 22, come and enjoy the music of the Crown College Singers as they perform during our 6 p.m. service.

To start the day, come be a part of one of our Bible Fellowship Classes, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Classes offered are Christian Literature, Monthly Bible Topics, Big Picture Bible Study, and Men, Women, Teens, and Children’s groups — there’s sure to be a class where you belong. 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.

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.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming children’s summer events: Vacation Bible Time will be July 16-18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our annual Super Summer Explosion will take place on July 19, more details soon.

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 website The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church is located at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

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