Area Religious Services Aug. 17 – 23, 2018

Area Religious Services Aug. 17 – 23, 2018

First Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Founded in 1743, the First Baptist Church of North Stonington is now 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.

First Baptist Church is a fellowship of God’s people who seek to draw others to Jesus Christ and to grow in discipleship that we may go forth to spread God’s word to serve the world to the glory of God.

On Sunday Aug. 19, the Rev. Dr. Joyce Duerr will be our guest preacher. Her message will be “Living in Christ’s Love.” This week’s Scripture readings are John 6:41-48 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. A fellowship time will follow worship this Sunday. On Saturday, Aug. 25, there will be a Movie Night at the church. All are welcome.

Our August Mission Outreach Project is the collection of school supplies for North Stonington Schools. In September we will collect new socks for the WARM Center.

First Baptist Church is located at 793 Pendleton Hill Road in North Stonington. Follow us on Facebook at:

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 Knitters Group of Christ Church will meet on Monday, Aug. 20, at 3 p.m., in the Parish Hall. Whether you would like to learn to knit/crochet, renew your knitting or crocheting skills, or work on a personal project, we would love to have you join us.

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

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 for more information.

Avondale Chapel

AVONDALE — The Rev. Dr. Cal Lord, Pastor of Central Baptist Church of Westerly, will return this Sunday, Aug. 19, to the Avondale Chapel. This causal dress, forty-five minute ecumenical 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, located at 11 Avondale Road.

Before becoming the Pastor at Central Baptist in 2011, Rev. Lord served as Pastor of Cross Mills Baptist Church in Charlestown, and the First Baptist Church of Norwich, Conn., and had served as President of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut.  His weekly column, "Practicing Faith," has been syndicated in numerous newspapers, including our hometown  Westerly Sun. He is a past President of the Westerly Rotary Club and the Westerly-Pawcatuck Clergy Association.  Pastor Cal and his wife Lori have been blessed with three grown daughters, Rebecca, Sarah and Rachel.

Special music will be provided by organist Lynn Dowding and vocalist Youlander Bethel. Lynn is the Choral Director of the Chariho Rhode Island school system and the Music Director at the Central Baptist Church. Youlander has blessed us with her solos at Avondale for several years. She is a member of the Pleasant Street Baptist Church Choir and has performed with the Mystic River Chorale.

Weekapaug Chapel

WEEKAPAUG — Weekapaug Chapel services, located at 105 Noyes Neck Road, are held each Sunday during the summer months at 10 a.m. Each week a guest preacher, coming from a variety of denominations, will share his/her wisdom with our congregation.

This coming Sunday, Aug. 19, we welcome the return of the Rev. John Finley of Boston. The Rev. Finley is the founder and head of the Epiphany School, an independent tuition-free middle school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods.

Chapel Sunday school will be held in the garden behind the Chapel, after the children’s message is given by the minister. Snacks are provided for the children as well as special activities.

The Chapel Choir, led by organist Gery Elliott, will practice at 9 a.m. in preparation for the 10 a.m. service. Drop in participants are always welcome. Come join our choir this Sunday.

This Sunday will be Outreach Sunday for the month of August. The collection will go to local and overseas charities supported by the Chapel. Please come and give generously to aid our needy charities.

Next Sunday, Aug. 26, we welcome back Rabbi Alan Ullman of Mass.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — “A Call to Honesty,” is Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The scripture this Sunday is Exodus 20:16 and Ephesians 4:11-16. Join us downstairs after the service at 10:45 a.m. for a fellowship hour. All are welcome.

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.

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.”

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— We invite you to this week’s worship service on Sunday, Aug. 19, led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Her sermon will be based on passages from I Kings 2:10-12 and 3:3-14 and Ephesians 5:15-20. Our First Annual Church Bar-B-Q and Pool Party will be held following worship.

Choir Practice begins Tuesday, Aug. 28, 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 Coffee Hour will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, following worship; Sunday School will begin again following coffee hour on Sunday, Sept.16.

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 Sunday, Aug. 19, 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 Dale Green as guest preacher. Andrew Wallace, Director of Music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. Special music sung by Andy Wallace is “Alleluia, Sing to Jesus,” arr. Hayes.

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, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m.; Sue Reiger, leader.

Call 401- 322-0655 or e-mail: 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 Pastor Joel Black will be sharing his message titled “Lights in the World” from the book of Philippians 2:14-18.

Sunday evening service begins with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer for the needs of the church. Pastor Dave will be starting his new series from Psalm 119:1-8 “Walking in the Word,” this Sunday evening. 

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 Join a class and get your questions answered and enjoy the fellowship with others.

Wednesday evening, Pastor Dave will begin a new 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.

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.

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 we have with us special guest preacher Rev. Dave Stall of First Seventh Day Baptist Church of Hopkinton in Ashaway.

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

Aug 21, 7:15 p.m. – Deacons Meeting.

Aug. 27, 6:45 p.m. – Trustees Meeting.

The American Baptist Women’s Ministries is having a Harvesting Shalom Christian Women’s Wellness Retreat September 28-30. For more information and registration please go to

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: Follow us on Facebook at

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — We ask, “Lord To Whom Shall We Go?” on Sunday, Aug.19, at 9:30 a.m., basing the message on St. John 6:68. We can always go to Jesus, with any concern, no matter where we are. Coffee hour 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,, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Lori Calcagni at 401-377-2416, or e mail

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 Pastor at 401-364-6569. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.

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 — Join us this Sunday for our regular summer worship service, a relaxed blend of hymn singing, prayer and thoughtful words of reflection The message this Sunday will be part one of a four part series on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. Following worship we will be celebrating the end of summer with an old-fashioned potluck Church Picnic on our grounds. Water balloon games, along with paper airplane races, tag and more will provide the perfect lunchtime distractions for kids of all ages. Donations of school supplies and gently used children’s clothing will be gratefully received at the church on Sunday mornings through Aug. 26.  

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.

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

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

The Pilgrim’sBaptist Church

ASHAWAY — During the month of August and the first Sunday in September, we are changing our service times. This affords an opportunity for our people and guests to experience a change from the norm and a worship experience that is different. We are presently 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.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, we will have a special CONNECT service that helps people understand God’s intentions for relationships within the church and how Life Groups enhance this.

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 from Aug. 5 to Sept. 2. On Sept. 9, we will return to our regular service times.

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.

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