Religion listings: Jan. 5 – 11, 2018

Religion listings: Jan. 5 – 11, 2018

The Westerly Sun

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

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.”

Dunn’s Corners
Community Church

WESTERLY —  We welcome everyone to Worship at 8 and 10 a.m. Our preacher, The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon is “It’s a Wonderful Life,” from 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, there is new creation. The old is gone, the new has come.” Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. At the 10 a.m. Worship the Anthem sung by the Chancel Choir is, “Come and Hear,” arr. Martin and the Community Church Ringers play “From a Distant Home” arr. Helman 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.

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.

If you would like to learn sign language, Mary Slattery is offering a class on Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. All are invited; free to all.

Call 401- 322-0655 or e-mail: 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 Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11. 

Looking Ahead: Pancakes 4 a Purpose, hosted by our Deacons, is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. Come order pancakes your way and have it 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.

Wing Bowl III: Best Wings Contest is slated for Saturday, Jan. 27, beginning at 1 p.m., in our fellowship hall. Contact Michael O’Keefe to enter wings. Tickets to eat are $5. Prizes are given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Proceeds benefit the church oil drive.

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 “God Gives Grace to the Humble,” is taken from  scripture in the book of James 4:1-10

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.

Jan. 13: 1 to 3 p.m. - FundaFest. Rhode Island Black Storytellers will take place at the Westerly Public Library.

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!

Jan 19: 7 p.m. - Church Business Meeting. All board reports are due in the church office by Jan 14.

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:

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 hymns of worship, special music and a children’s moment. Rev. David L. Jordan will be sharing a a message titled “When Good People Make Bad Choices,” from the book of 2 Chronicles 17:1-6.

Our Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m., with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer for the needs of the church. Pastor Dave will be sharing a practical message titled “Knowing Your God,” Daniel 11:32.

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

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — Worship is at 10 a.m., this Sunday, Jan. 7. Sunday school, for those 3 years old through 8th grade, is at 9 a.m. Adult Bible Discussion is also at 9 a.m. Phone Pastor Wiese at 413-250-2821 or email him at for more information.

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. Call the church office, 401-377-4340 or  Check out the website,

We are located at 110 High St., Ashaway,

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.

Church of the
Holy 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

Congregational Church,
United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — The new year begins in our wonderful church! Come join us this Sunday as we prepare the sanctuary for Epiphany, the Season of Light. Be with us as we gather around Christ’s Table for Communion. Sit among us as we hear and respond to God’s Word. “Strange Choices,” is the title of the morning meditation based on Mark 1. Do note that ours is an Open Table for Communion, meaning that anyone is welcome to join in the sacrament along with us. Gluten free elements are the norm in our celebration of the sacrament.

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.

Please make a note of these upcoming activities at our church this month:

Saturday, Jan. 13, from noon to midnight is our second annual Homeless Awareness Vigil. All are welcome to join us as we stand in solidarity with the homeless in our community through the construction of a cardboard encampment and conversations around the bonfire. Donations of warm blankets, socks and personal care items also gratefully received. More details on our website and Facebook page.  

Saturday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., this year’s Almost Iron Chef cooking competition will return with everyone’s favorite key ingredient – bacon. Registration form for chefs and event tickets available now. Tickets are $10 each, children age 6 and under are free.

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

The Pilgrim’s
Baptist 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, 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, 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 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. On Sunday, there is a Rite I Holy Eucharist, said service at 7:30 a.m. service, 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.

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, or check out the website

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — “The Three T’s for a New Year,” is Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message for this Sunday morning’s worship service at 10:30 a.m  Join us 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.

New Adult Sunday School Classes will begin on mid-month on Sundays, at 9 a.m., with three classes to choose from.

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 or by calling the church office at 401-596-4929.

Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of So. 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 for more information.

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