Religion listings: Dec. 15-21, 2017

Religion listings: Dec. 15-21, 2017

The Westerly Sun

Dunn’s CornersCommunity Church

WESTERLY — This Third Sunday in Advent, Dec. 17, we welcome everyone to Worship at 8 and 10 a.m. Our preacher, The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon is “He Has Anointed Me to Bring Good News,” from Isaiah 61:1-11, “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.” Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. The instrumentalist is Emily Thomsen, flute. At 10 a.m. Worship, the Community Church Ringers play for the Offertory, “On This Day earth Shall Ring,” arr. Moklebust, and the Chancel Choir sings, “The Shepherds’ Carol,” arr. Forrest.

Sign language interpretation provided at the 10 a.m. Worship Service. There is a cry room available for parents who have infants or toddlers. There is a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at 10 a.m.

Teen Time: All youth in grades 6 through 12 may join in 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.

Wednesday Evening Prayer Worship Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m., in the Sanctuary; Pastor Wayne 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.

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— We invite you this week to our Sunday morning worship service led by the Rev. Dr. Marilyn McNaughton beginning at 9:30 a.m. Her sermon will be based on passages from Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and Luke 1:46b-55. Sunday School for children, teens and adults will be in 

Join in with the holiday festivities as we Carol Sing on Tuesday, Dec.19, at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Health Center.

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service will be held Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

Find us at 25 Maxson St. in Ashaway.

Pleasant Street Baptist 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 “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is taken from  scripture in the book of Luke 1:46-56.

Prayer and Bible study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; all are welcome to attend. It is a chance for discussion and deeper understanding of God’s Word.

Holistic Fitness and Wellness Program Easy Chair Yoga is on hold until further notice.

Dec. 16: 2 to 6 p.m. – PSBC Youth Center for ages 10 to 18. Come enjoy the fun!

Dec. 17: 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Open House Christmas Party; all are welcome. Join us at 4 p.m. for caroling in Wilcox Park.

Dec. 23: 5 p.m. - Candlelight Service; all are welcome.

Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Program immediately following the morning service.

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.

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.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Second Baptist Church of North Stonington is an independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist church. The Sunday morning service begin at 10 a.m. with Christmas hymns of worship, special music and a children’s moment. This Sunday our choir will be presenting a Christmas Cantata titled “Mary, Did You Know?” during our morning service.

Our Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. This evening we will be sharing an appropriate video, “The Fourth Wise Man,”  in conjunction with the Christmas season.

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 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 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. For information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — The public is welcomed to join us for all of our worship services as we celebrate God’s good gift of salvation through His Son in Word and Sacrament. Worship is at 10 a.m. and Sunday School and Sunday morning Adult Bible Class at 9 a.m. Join us for worship and fellowship time afterwards.

We will celebrate Bring A Friend Sunday on Dec. 10, at 10 a.m. Whether unchurched, dechurched, never churched, or just searching or curious, come and hear about “A Fresh Start,” based on St. Mark 1:1-8. A children's message highlights the worship. Coffee hour follows. Sunday school for those 3 years old through 8th grade, is at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m., come and celebrate at Trinity, being Together In Advent, with the message “From Sharing Cookies To Sharing Joy.” Come and enjoy the free meal at 6:30 p.m., preceding worship.

This is a Christ-centered, Bible-based church that worships using the historic organ liturgy. Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 110 High St. in Ashaway is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. For more information about Trinity visit trinityashaway.org, call 401-377-4340 or email trinitylutheranashaway@gmail.com.

Trinity Preschool: Full and half days are available. Registration for children 3 to 5 years of age is ongoing. For more information about the preschool visit us at trinityashaway.org and click on the Preschool tab, call 401-377-4216 or email trinitypreschoolashawayri@gmail.com.

Shannock Baptist Church

SHANNOCK — The Shannock Baptist church, an independent Baptist Church, meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school for all ages ; preschool through adult and at 11 a.m. for our regular service. The Sunday night service begins at 6 p.m. There is also a Wednesday night service at 7 p.m. for bible study and prayer.

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.

On Sunday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m., join us for "Goodwill to Men", a play/musical, that is free and all are welcome.

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.

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 at that time. A time of praise and prayer takes place every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. 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, UCC

PAWCATUCK — This Sunday we consider Mary in the Christmas story. A scared, young woman fully aware of the dangers of her decision to bear the Christ Child, Mary dared to surrender her life to God, finding strength and courage beyond her years. Her story is living testimony that with God nothing is impossible. Join us as we ponder this possibility for ourselves.

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.

Everyone is invited to a Community Christmas Carol sing on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m., in Wilcox Park by the Christmas Tree, sponsored by the Westerly-Pawcatuck Clergy Association. Join us for a half hour of song and Christmas spirit in the midst of this wonderful community we call home.  

Is the holiday season a tough time of year for you?  It is for many people as memories of Christmas past and people no longer in our lives keep the joy of Christmas at a distance, so consider joining us for the Blue Christmas Harvest Table. We will be gathering around the table for a simple meal with fellowship as well as prayer, reflection and mutual support for the burdens we carry, heavier still this time of year.  

Children always welcomed in our church every Sunday. Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available along with home study Sunday School materials available on-line and at the church as a part of our Sabbath Circles Family Ministries program. 

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’sBaptist Church

ASHAWAY — Please join us Christmas Eve for our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. It is a wonderful time to focus on God's gift to us as we prepare for Christmas day. 

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 Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday at 5 p.m., Rite I Holy Eucharist, said service; Sunday at 7:30 a.m, Rite I Holy Eucharist, said service; Sunday at 9 a.m., Rite II Choral Eucharist; and Sunday 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.

On Sunday, Dec. 24, there will be one morning service at 10 a.m. Also on Dec. 24, Christmas Eve services begin with the Pageant and Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m.  At 9:40 p.m., Christmas carols by the Choir will precede the traditional Choral Christmas Eve Candlelight Eucharist at 10 p.m.

On Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, there will be a Choral Eucharist at 10 a.m. There will be no services on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 31, at 5 p.m., for our annual Festival of Lessons and Carols for Christmas. 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 celebration 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 are welcome.

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 Church

WESTERLY — Join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for Pastor Cal Lord’s message “The Gift of Awesome Joy,” this Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. worship service. Stay after worship for coffee and fellowship. Our building is handicapped accessible. We offer a Christian education program for children from nursery age through the seventh grade during our worship hour. All children are welcome to join.

A Sunday School Advent Celebration – we will bring all of our Adult classes together next Sunday, Dec. 17, at 9 a.m., in the Chapel for a very special Advent celebration. All are welcome.  Note: There will be no Sunday School classes on Dec. 24 and 31.

Christmas Eve Service - Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service as we celebrate with scripture and song by candlelight on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

Midweek worship is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. There is singing, a time of prayer and a brief meditation. We are always finished at 7:15 p.m.

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 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.

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 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.”

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

CHARLESTOWN — The Christmas Eve worship services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 9:30 a.m. There will be three worship services on Sunday evening: Family Service at 3 p.m., Choir and Carols at 4:30 p.m. and Candlelight Carols at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church is located at 15 East Beach Road. For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0088.

Weekapaug Chapel

WESTERLY— Our traditional Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols will be held on Dec. 24, at 5 p.m., at the Weekapaug Chapel, located at 105 Noyes Neck Road.

We will celebrate Christmas in a warm, festive atmosphere with Gery Elliott playing the organ. The offering will go to local outreach programs. All are welcome to join us. The Chapel will be heated.

 

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


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