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

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



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.

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.

The Pilgrim’sBaptist Church

ASHAWAY — 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, teens and childrens 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. You will hear a challenging, practical and applicable message regardless of where you are in your journey of faith. If you can't make the morning worship service, consider joining us for our 6 p.m. service. 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” 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.

We will hold our 275th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m.. For more information, call 860-591-4172. All are invited.

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. This Sunday is Homecoming Sunday, so there will be just one service (Choral Eucharist) at 9 a.m. Our guest of honor and preacher will be the Rev. John E. McGinn, former Assistant Rector at Christ Church. Please join us to welcome Fr. McGinn as we begin our season.

Next week, we will begin our full fall schedule, which will be as follows: Saturday, Holy Eucharist, said service (Rite I), at 5 p.m.; Sunday, Rite II Choral Eucharist at 9 a.m., and at 11 a.m., Rite II with incense and children's homily. Nursery care is provided from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Children’s Chapel is held during the first half of the 9 a.m. service, and children return to the church to be with their parents for the rest of the service. Sunday School Classes will be held at 10:15 a.m. The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 a.m. 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.

Weekapaug Chapel

WEEKAPAUG — This Sunday, Sept. 9, the Weekapaug Chapel welcomes the Rev. Richard Morgan V. Rev. Morgan is a retired Episcopal priest who lives in Westerly and has served at several parishes in the Westerly area. Rev. Morgan’s family has had a summer residence in Weekapaug for many years.

This will be the final worship service at the chapel for the summer season. There will be no Sunday school or chorus this Sunday. Come join us as we wrap up the season with our final guest preacher, a long time Weekapaug resident. Many thanks to all who have made the season so successful.

Services during the year will include a Thanksgiving service, Christmas service,  Easter service, and a Memorial Day service. These will be announced in advance of the dates of the services.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Our fall hours return this Sunday with worship beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Cal Lord will bring the message “Our God Knows It All,” the first in his series “This is Our God.”  Join us after worship for an all church barbeque with a dunk tank and a bounce house for the kids. All are welcome.

Sunday school with two different adult classes is held at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children is held during the worship hour. 

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 on Sunday, Sept. 9, led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Her sermon will be based on passages from James 2:1-10, 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37. Our Rally Day Pot Luck Church Picnic will be held following worship. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and chips will be provided. Bring a dish to share

Choir Practice will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, 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.

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

Sunday School for children of all ages begins again following coffee hour on Sunday, Sept.16.

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 — Join us tomorrow, Sept. 8, 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.

This Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 9, we welcome everyone to Worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  Our minister, The Reverend Dr. Wayne C. Eberly’s sermon is “The Big Year” from Deuteronomy 6:1-9, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music.  At 10 a.m. Worship the Chancel Choir will sing “There’s Room for Many-a-More” by Gilpin.

Rally Day is a day of new beginnings. Join us as we kick off another year of ministry and outreach. Our choirs will be back, we will have displays from committees and groups telling us about the many exciting ministries of our church, there will be food and plenty of good old fashioned fellowship. May we all find growth, friendship, strength, and joy as we journey together in faith.

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.

Our Diamond Luncheons for people 70+ years old start back for the fall this coming Tuesday, Sept. 11. We will have worship at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon. Please spread the word about this wonderful ministry that is hosted by our Deacons. We hope all of our Diamond group will be able to attend.  For reservations, please contact the church office at 401- 322-0655.

The Fall Bible Study will be covering Genesis and Exodus. Classes will be offered Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. Next week we will have an orientation for both classes. Come Tuesday or Wednesday to learn about the study and to receive your study guide. (Cost for the study guide is $35) We have an excellent sign up for the class, and everyone is welcome to participate.

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. 12 at 6:30 p.m.; Julie Eberly, 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. Associate Joel Black will be bringing a Bible message this morning. 

Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer for the needs of the church. Rev. David Jordan will share a practical message titled “How to Pray in a Time of Trouble,” from Psalm 119:25-32.

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,“Love In Action,” is taken from scripture in the book of Amos 8.

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

Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. – Special Call Church Meeting for all members.

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 —  We segue into fall at Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool, 110 High Street, Ashaway, on Sunday, Sept. 9, with Sunday school for those age 3 through 8th grade, and Adult Bible discussion, both at 9 a.m.

At 10 a.m. Holy Communion worship, we look at ourselves and ask if we are merely spectators or get involved in showing to others the power and grace of Jesus’ love, with the message “Watchers Or Witnesses?”, based on St. Mark 7:31-37. We learn even more to reach out to people where they are and in a way they can understand, even when it is outside our comfort zone. During the service, we celebrate Christian education and the 35th year of Trinity Lutheran Preschool, as well as the Sunday school staff, students, and preschool students and all their families. Welcome Back Lunch, sponsored by Ladies Circle, follows worship.

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.

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 — It is Sabbath Circles Sunday at our church.  Join us as we celebrate the beginning of a new season of learning for all ages. This fall, we will be focusing on stories of the Old Testament with a new Sabbath Circles lesson provided each week for you and your family to explore at home. Weekly lessons will be provided as an insert to the order of worship and will then be posted on the church website later in the week.  

Here’s a new way to explore the Bible and church at your own pace, on your own time, in your own home. Join us this week as we rediscover, along with Nehemiah and Ezra, why reading God’s’ Word is so very important. 

All are invited to be a part of our Wednesday evening service 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.

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