Area Religious Services Nov. 9 – 16, 2018

Area Religious Services Nov. 9 – 16, 2018



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. Rev. David Jordan will be sharing a practical message titled “Forever Settled in the Heavens” from Psalm 119:89-96. 

There will be no Sunday evening service this Sunday due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday. The regular 6 p.m. scheduled service will resume next Sunday evening. 

Sunday School classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave is doing a continuous study from the books of 1 and 2nd Thessalonians. (See the schedule of classes at secondbaptistns.org.). Join a class and get questions answered and enjoy the fellowship with others.

Wednesday evening, the fall schedule will continue with programs for the whole family. Olympian Club for kindergarten through grade 6 begins at 5:30 p.m.; Jr./Sr. High Youth Groups begins at 5:45 p.m; Pastor Joel Black’s Bible study on the book of James begins at 6 p.m.; Pam Wilkinson’s Ladies Bible study begins at 6 p.m. and Meagan Black’s young women Bible study begins at 6 p.m. 

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. It is a Bible based church with practical preaching and teaching for all ages. For further information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.

Pleasant Street Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Church School for all ages and New Life classes start at 9:30 a.m., with church service following promptly at 10:45 a.m. This week's sermon “From Rules to Relationship” is taken from scripture in the book of Galatians 2:20..

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

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The American Baptist Women’s Ministries of R.I. Spiritual Growth Retreat will take place at Phillips Memorial Baptist Church, 565 Pontiac Ave. in Cranston. Registration begins 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11; Pastor Appreciation Day.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Greater Fellowship Baptist Association of Rhode Island and Vicinity One Day Session. Ebenezer Baptist Church, Providence.

The church will 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. Facebook at facebook.com/pg/PSBCNorthEndWesterly/.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — On Sunday, Nov. 11, Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool will celebrate the service of Veterans, past and present, at 110 High St., at 9 a.m.; adult Bible discussion will talk about Joy. Sunday school, for those age 3 through grade 8, gathers at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. there will be a discussion about God’s soothing encouragement and peace as He continues to strengthen us. Isaiah 40:31 enlivens us, as God speaks to you and me through His prophet to say “They who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” We graciously receive God’s comfort, as we praise Him for all who have helped and served us, especially through military service, so that we may be free, and have open elections and so many other blessings as Americans. We sing special hymns, like Almighty Father Strong To Save, God Of Our Fathers, and Have Thine Own Way. Coffee hour follows the worship service.

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. 

For more information, call the church office, 401-377-4340 or Pastor Wiese, 413-250-2821; or visit trinityashaway.org, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Lori Calcagni at 401-377-2416, or email trinitypreschoolashawayri@gmail.com.

Al-Anon gathers Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

The Awana group has begun again for this year. The group will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.. There will be games, refreshments, and Bible teaching.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK —  The exploration of stories in the Old Testament continues this week with a look at one of the lesser known stories, but a powerful one with direct connections to people’s lives still today.  Consider the story of the healing of Naaman by the Prophet Elisha in this week’s message “Simple Solutions.” 

Children always cherished in our church. Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available.  The Sabbath Circles weekly home Bible study lesson for children, youth and adults will be available as an insert to the order of worship as well as on-line through the church’s website.    

Our Wednesday evening service at 6 p.m., “Sanctuary,” offers a brief, guided experience of chant, reflection and prayer for those seeking comfort, hope, and healing.

The UCC Westerly Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, with Gift Baskets, the Bake Room, the Greens, the Nostalgia Boutique and the Jewelry Annex.  The Christmas Tea will feature a Gluten Free option for sandwiches and cookies!  SERRV also makes a return appearance with all those wonderful and unique gifts and this year, with an online ordering option for SERRV! 

The Rev. Ruth’s Community Office Hours at the Savoy Bookstore and Cafe continue every Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The church is officially an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. 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 uccwesterly.org for more information.

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. this Sunday. It is All Saints Sunday, which is a major feast in the church calendar. There is no church school this week. Coffee hour and fellowship follows the service. There is plenty of parking on the street in front of the church. All are welcome.

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 — The church schedule includes 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, coffee and pastries are served in the 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. There is also a 6 p.m. service. The evening service is flexible and different as each of the church’s services are unique. 

Visit pilgrimsbaptist.com for more information 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 pilgrimsbaptist.com. The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

First Baptist Churchof North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Much has changed over the course of the church’s 275-year history – from different modes of transportation, communication, styles of dress, the division of sexes within the church, and woodstoves. As the church strives to keep pace with societal changes, like the family structure and the keeping of the Sabbath, the one thing that never changes is Jesus Christ.

A new series will be held Sunday morning at 10 a.m.,  Heroes for All Ages – a study of biblical greats. To partner with the church through community outreach, meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at FBCNS.

The church is located at 793 Pendleton Hill Road in North Stonington. Email:fbcnstonington@gmail.com and 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 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 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Children’s Chapel is held during the first half of the 9 am 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 am. The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., with Bible study following the 10 am service.  

Plans are underway for our 35th Annual Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, from noon to 2 p.m.  For questions, to participate, or to receive delivery, please call Liz Dobson at 401-596-7164 or the Parish Office at 401-596-0197.  Donated items needed include cooked turkeys, pies, and breads, and monetary donations are always appreciated.  All are welcome!

On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. the church will hold the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent.  The service will feature choral music by the Choir of Christ Church, George Kent, organist and choirmaster, congregational singing of carols and hymns, and the reading of the lessons in anticipation of the birth of the Christ child.  The lessons, read by parish members and lay leaders from the community, recount the ancient prophecies and the joy of Christ coming into the world.  Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and childcare is provided in the nursery.  A reception in the Parish Hall follows the service.  All welcome!

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2  p.m., with luncheon served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Watch for more details.

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 the 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, please contact Christ Church at 401-596-0197, or at christ-church@verizon.net, or at www.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.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Following the worship service, will be fellowship and coffee downstairs. All members and friends are invited to attend.

Adult Sunday school classes are held at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children is held during the worship hour. The current class choices are: The Book of Isaiah and Time of Your Life.

Avondale Bible Fellowship studies are held Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Avondale Chapel, 11 Avondale Road. Coffee is on at 8 a.m. All are welcome.

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. is a celebration of  God’s love in the midweek service. There is music, prayer and an uplifting message.

For more information on these and all of the opportunities and offerings visit cbcwesterly.org or call 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 — Services will be held 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.”

Dr. Robert Stephen Wood will provide the keynote address at a special community Veterans Day Observance at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11. The observance will focus on honoring local veterans as well as addressing how becoming a united people will strengthen communities. 

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— This week’s Worship Service on Sunday, Nov. 11, will be led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The sermon will be based on scripture readings from Ruth 1:1-18, 3:1-5 and 4:13-17.

Coffee Hour follows worship with Sunday School for children of all ages beginning at 11:15 until noon.

Choir Practice will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and each Tuesday thereafter at the same time.  All are invited to Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord!

On Saturday, Nov. 17, from 8 to 10 a.m. is the next “Pancakes 4 a Purpose.”  The Deacons will provide the pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea.  A free will offering is taken and donations go to Family Housing Support. 

The Blessing Box outside the church building 24/7 is a Community Service to anyone in need.  The church asks anyone to “take what you need” and anyone who is able to “give what you can.”  This could include nonperishable food items as well as personal hygiene items and baby needs.  

Looking Ahead… The community “Holiday Stroll” will be held Saturday, Dec. 8.  Shop for unique holiday gifts and purchase a plate of festive cookies from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Lunch including soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

The church is located at 25 Maxson St. in Ashaway and at babcockpresbyterianchurch.com.  

Dunn’s CornersCommunity Church

 WESTERLY — On Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and a breakfast will be served 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.

On Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.  The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon is “Faithful” from Hebrews 10:36-11:1, “My righteous ones will live by faith.”  Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music.  The Anthem at 10 a.m. the Chancel Choir will sing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” arr. Wilhousky. 

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 and a separate room for infants and toddlers.

All youth grades 6 through 12 are invited to join  “Teen Time” on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. led by Michael Walton, Youth Ministries Coordinator.  There will be fun-filled evening of fellowship, games, Bible study and dinner, usually pizza.  Follow on Twitter/Instagram (Dunnsccteenteam) to see the exciting things the teens have going on.

Evening Prayer and Communion on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.; Pastor Wayne Eberly/Martha Rice, leaders.

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

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


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