Area Religious Services Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 2018

Area Religious Services Aug. 31 – Sept. 6, 2018



The Pilgrim’sBaptist Church

ASHAWAY — For the first Sunday in September, we are changing our service times to give our people and guests the opportunity to experience a worship experience that is different. We are looking into the covenant relationship of marriage for the next two weeks and what makes it healthy and fulfilling. Don’t miss out: Invest in your marriage.

Every Sunday morning at 9 a.m., we are offering one class on Evangelism for anyone interested. A 10 a.m. worship service will follow. There will be no Sunday Evening Service this Sunday. On Sept. 9, we will return to our regular service times. 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” 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.

First Baptist Churchof North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Founded in 1743, the First Baptist Church of North Stonington is celebrating 275 years of ministry. Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut and American Baptist Churches – USA, we gather for worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. We are a fellowship of God’s people who seek to draw others to Jesus Christ and to grow in discipleship. On Sunday, Sept. 2, guest preacher Deborah Walker will be in the pulpit.

Our Mission Outreach Project in September is the collection of new socks for the WARM Center. There will be a special meeting of the church membership following worship this Sunday to vote on the recommendation of the Pastoral Search Committee. All members are encouraged to be in attendance. We are located at 793 Pendleton Hill Road in North Stonington. Email:fbcnstonington@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/Pendletonhillchurch2017/.

Christ Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday, Holy Eucharist, said service (Rite I), at 5 p.m. On Sundays during the summer, services are at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. (Choral Eucharist), both Rite II. Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 9:30 a.m. service, and nursery care will be available beginning at 9:15 a.m. for the 9:30 a.m. service. 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 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, the Closet gives local residents in need the opportunity to obtain items that cannot be purchased with government assistance. Donations of items or cash are always 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.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County

PEACE DALE — Sunday morning service is held at 10 a.m. The church is located at the Lily Pads Professional Complex at 27 North Road. Call 401-783-4170 or visit uusouthcountyri.org for more information.

Avondale Chapel

AVONDALE — Avondale Chapel will conclude its 2018 Sunday Services this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 2, by welcoming Rev. Julia Fuller as our speaker. This causal dress, ecumenical, forty-five minute service begins at 8 a.m., with refreshments on the side lawn to follow. Visiting vacationers to our Southern New England area are always welcome to join us at this historic 1847 Chapel at 11 Avondale Road.

Rev. Fuller is a retired Presbyterian Minister who has served for several summers as the Pastor in Residence for our neighboring Weekapaug Chapel. She is also a licensed mental health counselor with a private practice in Ashaway.

Our organist again this week will be Lynn Dowding. Lynn is the Choral Director of the Chariho Rhode Island school system. Those in our congregation this Sunday will also be treated to a father-son duet who have become an annual tradition at Avondale’s final service each summer. David DeAngelis and his son David DeAngelis Jr. beautifully blended harmony is a wonderful way to close our Avondale Services again this summer.

Weekapaug Chapel

WEEKAPAUG — As we roll into September, the Weekapaug Chapel, located at 105 Noyes Neck Rd., will hold its second to last Sunday service.  The service begins at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning.  Guest ministers representing various denominations preach during the summer season. All are welcome to join in worship at our very special “Chapel by the Sea.”

This coming Sunday, Sept. 2, we welcome back the Rev. Sunil Chandy, rector of Christ Church in Westerly. Rev. Chandy has been our guest in previous summers, and we are happy to have him return. The choir, led by Gery Elliott, will meet at 9 a.m. to practice for a performance at the 10 a.m.service. Come join the choir. Sunday school ended last week, so children will need to stay with their parents in the chapel for the duration of the service.

The annual Labor Day weekend hymn sing will be held at the chapel on Sunday evening at 8 p.m.  All are welcome to participate in this community tradition as we sing many of the time honored traditional Christian hymns.

Next week, Sept. 9 , the preacher will be the Rev. Richard Morgan of Westerly. 

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Join us on Labor Day Sunday for Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message “Get Ready to Fill Your Bucket,” at 9:30  a.m., based on 2 Kings 4:1-7.  Join us downstairs after the service at 10:45 a.m. for a fellowship hour. All are welcome.

The monthly men’s breakfast will be held this Saturday, Sept. 1 at 8 a.m., in Fellowship Hall.  All men and boys are welcome to attend.

Next Sunday, Sept. 9, our fall schedule will begin. Sunday school will resume with adult classes at 9 a.m., worship will return to 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for children is held during the worship hour. An all church barbeque will be held after worship. 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.

The Church at Westerly

WESTERLY — 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 Saints

MYSTIC — 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.”

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— We invite you to this week’s worship service with holy Communion on Sunday, Sept. 2, led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Her sermon will be based on passages from James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 and 21-23.  

Choir Practice will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m., and will be held each Tuesday thereafter at the same time. Come join with us and make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Rally Day Pot Luck Church Picnic will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, following worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips will be provided.  Bring a dish to share.

Our next “Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held Saturday, Sept. 15.  

We have opened our Blessing Box outside the church building 24/7 as a community service to anyone in need. We ask for those folks to "take what you need" and anyone who is able to "give what you can,"; including nonperishable items, as well as personal hygiene items and baby needs. 

Find us at 25 Maxson St. in Ashaway.

Dunn’s Corners      Community Church

WESTERLY — This Communion Sunday, Sept. 2, join us at 8 a.m., for an informal, family-friendly outdoor worship in Chapel-in-the-Pines behind Dunn’s Corners Church, or for a traditional worship at 10 a.m. in an air-conditioned sanctuary. We welcome Rachel Pierson as guest preacher and whose sermon is from Acts 2:14, 32-47, “Understanding the Master.” Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music.

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.

All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for “Teen Time” on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 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 Communion on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.; The Reverend Lynda Clements, leader.

Call 401- 322-0655 or e-mail: clerk@dcccp.necoxmail.com the church office for more information. The church is at 221 Post Road.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Second Baptist Church of North Stonington is an independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist church. Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m.with hymns, special music and a children’s moment.

Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave will be continuing in our study from the books of 1 and 2nd Thessalonians. See the schedule of classes on our website secondbaptistns.org. Join a class and get your questions answered and enjoy the fellowship with others.

Wednesday evening, Pastor Dave will continue Bible study in the sanctuary titled “The Messengers of the King.” A character study of the 12 disciples of Jesus, followed by prayers for the needs of the church and congregation.

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.

Pleasant StreetBaptist Church

WESTERLY — 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,“In Remembrance of Him,” is taken from scripture in the book of 1 Corinthians 11:24.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m. – Prayers and Bible Study; a chance for discussion and deeper understanding of God’s Word. All are welcome.

The American Baptist Women’s Ministries is having a Harvesting Shalom Christian Women’s Wellness Retreat September 28-30. For more information and registration, visit abwomenministries.org.

We gladly accept any nonperishable food items for the emergency food pantry at the church office, 31 Pleasant St.; donations taken during office hours. If you know of anyone in need, call the office.

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. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/pg/PSBCNorthEndWesterly/.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — The Rev. Dr. Philip Secker leads worship and preaches God’s Word at Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool, on Sunday, Sept. 2, at 9:30 a.m., talking about “A Tried and Tested Three-Step Plan for Helping Congregations Grow Spiritually and Numerically.” He will also refer to a website he has set up that enable our Youth Leaders and our youth in grades 7-12 or in college, or  are of college age, to meet similar youth in our sister congregation. After worship, he will answer questions about those two programs for any who wish to remain. Dr. Secker taught part time in a Roman Catholic college for ten years, and served as parish pastor and as a U.S. Army Chaplain, which included a year as the chaplain of a combat unit in Vietnam. Coffee hour follows worship.

Sunday, Sept. 9, Sunday school for 3 yr. olds through 8th grade, and adult Bible discussion will begin at 9 a.m. Worship follows at 10. After worship is a Welcome Back Lunch. Come and enjoy and celebrate.

The church uses the historic liturgy to maintain a faithful Christian witness in the community that is true to the Holy Scriptures and historic Lutheran Confessions. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday. 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 or Pastor 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.

Al-Anon gathers Thursdays at 7 p.m.

We are located at 110 High St., Ashaway.

Shannock Baptist Church

SHANNOCK — 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. For questions, call the pastor at 401-364-6569. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.

Calvary Episcopal Church

STONINGTON — 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.

>xBodyText<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.

Church of theHoly Spirit

CHARLESTOWN — 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.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Our sermon series on Apostle Paul’s letter to the church in Rome will conclude with a look at Paul’s advice for overcoming evil in scary times. We’ll also gather at the Communion Table to reconnect with Jesus and each other in the unique way only the sacrament offers. Do know ours is an Open Table to which all are welcome regardless of your church affiliation or lack thereof and our bread and wine are gluten free and non-alcoholic.   

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 online and at the church as a part of our Sabbath Circles Family Ministries program.

We are pleased to announce UCC Westerly will be offering a weekly Wednesday evening service beginning on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. Called simply “Sanctuary,” these brief weekly services will offer a guided experience of quiet reflection and prayer for those seeking comfort, hope, healing and sanctuary from all that weighs heavy on the heart. 

The Rev. Ruth’s Community Office Hours at the Savoy Bookstore and Cafe have returned on 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.

Faith Bible Chapel

WESTERLY — 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.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

ALTON — Worship is at 9 a.m. each Sunday followed by coffee hour and fellowship. There is plenty of parking on the street in front of the church. This Sunday, there will be a Blessing of the Backpacks. Students, bus drivers, teachers and school staff are invited for a special blessing at the 9 a.m. service. Bring in your backpacks or any other item to be blessed.

The church is located on Church Street (Route 91) in Alton. For more information, visit the church’s website stthomasalton.blogspot.com or call 401-364-3113.

Please send announcements to religion@thewesterlysun.com, before noon on Wednesday, for Friday publication.


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