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Faith Bible ChapelWESTERLY — Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., where the praise and worship team will open and close the service with contemporary, Christian music. Children’s Sunday School and nursery are also available. A time of praise and prayer takes place every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome. The Faith Bible Chapel’s MOM’s Group will meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, September through May. Awana for children ages 3 through sixth grade meets on 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 faithbiblechapel.com.Congregational Church, United, UCCPAWCATUCK — This week’s snowstorm notwithstanding, Spring is coming and gardening season awaits. Jesus used the metaphor of planting and growing seeds in one of his most familiar and beloved stories, the Parable of the Sower.  The question Jesus poses through it urges us to consider which is more crucial in growing faith, the seeds or the soil. Join us on Sunday as we ponder the possibilities.     Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary if children would rather remain closer to family, or they may participate in planned activities in the classroom. Home study Sunday School materials available on-line and at the church as a part of our Sabbath Circles Family Ministries program.Join us on Wednesday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m., for a unique Harvest Table gathering of food, reflection and fellowship.  We gather for a simple soup supper and a time of reflection together followed on this evening by a unique poverty simulation Game called The Skittles Game.Our schedule for Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter:Sunday, March 25 – Palm Sunday Symbols Service at 9:30 a.m., with special music and distribution of palmsThursday, March 29 – Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service with Communion at 6:30 p.mFriday, March 30 – Vigil at the Cross from noon to 3 p.m. Our sanctuary will be open for private prayer, meditation and reflection.  Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m., at Misquamicut Beach, followed by our Festive Easter Processional and Service of Worship with Communion at 9:30 a.m. Memorial Easter flowers may be ordered through our church office and taken home after the service.Rev. Ruth’s Community Office Hours at the Savoy Bookstore and Cafe will continue most Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.We are officially an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Our 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. Visit us on the web at uccwesterly.org.The Pilgrim’s Baptist ChurchASHAWAY — Join us every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., for Bible Fellowship classes. These classes are discussion oriented and are aimed at building relationships while studying God’s Word. Choose from various Groups: Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Adult, Young Adults, Teen’s and Children’s classes. After Bible Fellowship, enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry in our fellowship hall. Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. The service emphasizes worship, praise and a focus on the word of God for challenge and inspiration.Our evening service begins at 6 p.m. The evening service is flexible and different as we attempt to make all of our services unique.Visit the website, pilgrimsbaptist.com for more info and to get involved in a Life-Group. Teen group meets with Andy at the Church Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. 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 pilgrimsbaptist.com. The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.Christ ChurchWESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday at 5 p.m., Rite I Holy Eucharist, said service. On Sunday, services are at 9 a.m., Rite II Choral Eucharist; and at 11 a.m., Rite II with incense and children's homily. Nursery care is provided from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday School Classes will be held at 10:15 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 discussion group, “Finding Our Spirit in Poetry,” will meet this Sunday, March 18, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Stephen’s room. We will be discussing the poetry of Norah Pollard, a native Rhode Islander living now in Connecticut. All are welcome to this informal discussion group of spiritual reflection through poetry. The Knitters Group of Christ Church will meet on Monday, March 19 at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall and the third Monday of each month after that. Whether you would like to learn to knit/crochet, renew your knitting or crocheting skills, or work on a personal project, we would love to have you join us.On Wednesday, March 21, our annual Lenten program continues the series entitled  “Engaging the Powers: How to live with the cosmic powers of  this present darkness.”  This five-week series is being presented by Deacon and U.S. Submarine Captain Ronald Steed (Ret.), and is based on the book by Walter Wink, “Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in an Age of Domination.” This week’s session, postponed from last week due to weather, will explore “Jesus’ Third Way: How to Live with the Powers and Resist Them,” and will begin at 7 p.m.  A simple supper will be offered at 6 p.m., followed by Evening Prayer before the program. All are welcome.The Pastoral Care Commission will present a program entitled “How to Care for the Caregivers,” on Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. A three-member panel presentation will be followed by questions and answers from those attending.  Presenters will include Robert Elmer, president of Care for Caregivers LLC, Wayne Zitcak, an AARP Volunteer with extensive knowledge of Senior advocacy legislation, and Karen Hanson, MSW, who has worked for 25 years as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, who has worked for the past 9 years as a Hope Hospice of Rhode Island volunteer. All are welcome, especially those in a caregiving role, and refreshments will follow the program.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 christ-church@verizon.net, or check out the website christchurchwesterly.org.Central Baptist ChurchWESTERLY — “Reaching for the Hope to Come,” is Rev. Cal Lord’s message this week with text from Jeremiah 31:31-34. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Our building is handicapped accessible. Childcare is provided and Sunday School is offered for the children during the worship hour. We have three adult Sunday School Classes to choose from, which are held on Sunday mornings at 9 to 10:15 a.m.Midweek worship is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. There is singing, a time of prayer and a short message. We are always finished at 7:15 p.m.On Friday night at 7 p.m. we are hosting a movie night featuring the movie, “Exodus: Gods and Kings.” It is free to all.Get further details on these and all of the opportunities and offerings on the web page at cbcwesterly.org or by calling the church office at 401-596-4929.Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South CountyPEACE DALE — Sunday morning service is held at 10 a.m. The church is located at the Lily Pads Professional Complex at 27 North Road.We will  hold our Annual Christmas Eve Eve Service on Saturday, Dec. 23. Service begins at 6 p.m., doors open at 5:45 p.m.Call 401- 783-4170 or visit uusouthcountyri.org for more information.The Church at WesterlyWESTERLY — The church meets for worship every Sunday at the Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St. Fellowship. The dress is casual and worship is from 10 to 11 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 TheChurchAtWesterly.org.Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsMYSTIC — 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.”Dunn’s CornersCommunity ChurchWESTERLY —  This Sunday, March 18, we welcome everyone to Worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Our preacher, The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon is “Predicting the Passion,” from Mark 10:32-34, “The Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.  They will condemn Him to death and will hand Him over to the Gentiles, who will mock Him and spit on Him, flog Him and kill Him.  Three days later He will rise.” Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. At the 10 a.m. the Anthem sung by the Chancel Choir is, “Lamb of God” arr. Larson. The Community Church Ringers will play “Wondrous Love Was There” arr. Eithun for the Offertory. Sign language interpretation provided.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.Join us tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, from 8 to 10 a.m., in Fellowship Hall and enjoy a good breakfast for a great cause – Pancakes-with-a-Purpose Family Housing Support – to end homelessness and to provide families and their children with emergency housing to meet their most basic needs. Good-will donations for breakfast are accepted.NOTE:  Due to the snow storm on Tuesday, March 13, those 70+ of age are welcome to join us on Tuesday, March 20, for a Diamonds Worship and Luncheon in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Worship is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon in Fellowship Hall. The menu, prepared by Dunn’s Corners Market, is boiled corn beef dinner, ambrosia salad, and cookies for dessert. Grace Urrico, pianist, will join us after lunch to play Irish favorites from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Free to all.Teen Time: All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for “Teen Time” on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. led by Michael Walton, Youth Ministries Coordinator. We engage in a fun-filled evening of fellowship, games, Bible study and dinner – usually pizza. Follow us on Twitter/Instagram (Dunnsccteenteam) to see the exciting things our teens have going on.Join us for Evening Prayer and Celebration of Holy Communion on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.; Pastor Wayne Eberly, leader. For Your Calendar:  Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon (rain or shine or snow) for pre-schoolers to youth through Grade 5. Come and enjoy the Easter story, egg hunt, egg coloring, family Easter picture, cookie decorating, crafts, music, lots of candy (no peanuts). Bring an Easter basket, family and friends; no registration needed; free to all.Call 401- 322-0655 or e-mail: clerk@dcccp.necoxmail.com the church office for more information. The church is at 221 Post Road.Babcock Presbyterian ChurchASHAWAY— Join with us each Sunday of Lent, when we will be learning of God’s Covenants, culminating with the New Covenant of Christ on Easter Sunday. This week’s worship service with Holy Communion will be led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany and begins at 9:30 a.m. Her sermon will be based on passages from Jeremiah 31:31-34 and John 12:20-33 and God’s New Covenant with the House of Israel and the House of Judah.Sunday School for children, teens and adults will be in session from 11:15 a.m. through noon. A new 9-week Adult class entitled "Come to the Waters," continues this week. Pancakes 4 a Purpose, hosted by our Deacons, will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. Come order pancakes your way and have them served with sausage and a variety of syrups. Coffee, tea, and orange juice will also be available. All donations received will go to Family Housing Support.The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 24, for two separate age groups (0-5 and 6-12) beginning at 1 p.m. Watch for the Easter Bunny, hear the story of Jesus, find sweet eggs and decorate festive cookies. Bring family, friends and neighbors.Looking Ahead:Palm Sunday Worship will be held March 25 at 9:30 a.m. One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be given.Maundy Thursday Worship is scheduled for March 29 at 7 p.m., at Babcock Presbyterian Church. Holy Communion will be served.Good Friday Worship is being hosted on March 30 at 7 p.m., by Dunn’s Corners Community Church Presbyterian on 221 Post Road (Route #1) in Westerly.Easter Sunrise Worship will take place April 1 at 6:30 a.m. at Crandall Field in Ashaway. All members and friends of the community are welcome. Continental breakfast follows at the Babcock Church fellowship hall.Easter Sunday Worship with Holy Communion will be April 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the Babcock Church sanctuary. The youth will sing.Find us at 25 Maxson St. in Ashaway.Pleasant StreetBaptist ChurchWESTERLY — Join us for Church School for all ages and New Life classes starting at 9:30 a.m., with church service following promptly at 10:45 a.m. This week’s sermon “Guilt or Grace… Part Deux,” is taken from  scripture in the book of  Romans 3:19-29.Lenten Services led by the Diaconate Board March 23 at 7 p.m.; all are welcome.Westerly's North End Drop Zone for Teens & Tweens ages 10-18 at Pleasant Street Baptist Church; 2nd and 3rd Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Come and join the fun.March 31, from noon to 2 p.m., “Let’s Color Together.” Kids, moms and dads come and enjoy family time together coloring Easter Eggs for the Easter Bunny; refreshments.We gladly 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. Office 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: psbcwesterly@aol.com.Second Baptist Church of North StoningtonNORTH STONINGTON — Second Baptist Church of North Stonington is an independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist church. The Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. with hymns of worship, special music and a children’s moment. Pastor Dave will be sharing a practical message titled “Who Has a Perfect Lamb?” from the book of Malachi 1:10-14.Our Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m., with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayers for the needs of our church followed by an inspiring message from Pastor Dave titled “Mystery of Mysteries,” using various Bible Scripture.Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave will be continuing in the study of the minor prophets. See the schedule of classes on secondbaptistns.org. Wednesday evening we are into our fall/winter schedule with Olympian Club for grades K-6 at 5:30 p.m.; Jr. and Sr. High program at 6 p.m.; Ladies Bible Study 6 p.m.; Pastor Dave’s Bible study on Ecclesiastes 6 p.m. There is a program for everyone in your family.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. For information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.Calvary Episcopal ChurchSTONINGTON — 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.Trinity Lutheran Church and PreschoolASHAWAY — You're invited for food, fellowship, and faith, Sunday mornings from 9 to 9:45 a.m. We will have fellowship over a light breakfast and then have a conversation on various faith-strengthening topics, starting with recognizing God’s presence in our daily lives. Come, listen, and contribute what you want to, when you want to.Weekly Sunday school, for those 3 years old through 8th grade, is at 9 a.m.Stay for worship at 10 a.m. when we hear about Jesus, “Resolved To Die,” based on St. Mark 10:32-34. Coffee hour follows.Trinity’s Food Pantry is open Tuesdays from 1-2 pm. Come Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 7 p.m., for a free supper. Stay for worship at 7 p.m. This week, we hear “Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests”, based on Hebrews 10:19-25Al-Anon gathers Thursdays at 7 p.m.This is a Christ-centered, Bible-based church and presdchool that worships using the historic organ liturgy to maintain a faithful Christian witness in the community that is true to the Holy Scriptures and historic Lutheran Confessions. Make Trinity your church and preschool home, as we celebrate God’s good gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus, in Word and Sacrament. For more information, call the church office, 401-377-4340 orPastor Wiese, 413-250-2821; or check out the website, trinityashaway.org, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Lori Calcagni at 401-377-2416, or e mail trinitypreschoolashawayri@gmail.com.We are located at 110 High St., Ashaway,Shannock Baptist ChurchSHANNOCK — Regular service times are: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Tuesday men’s and ladies fellowships 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday prayer service 7 p.m.The Awana Kids Club has started. Wednesday at 6:15 to 8 p.m. at the church fellowship hall. Games, refreshments, and Bible lessons. Ages 5 thru 12 yrs. Any questions call Pastor at 401-364-6569. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.Church of theHoly SpiritCHARLESTOWN — 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.Please send announcements to religion@thewesterlysun.com, before noon on Wednesday, for Friday publication.

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