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  • All-Members Exhibit AT ACGOW 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Halloween Concert 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Westerly
  • Surfside 8 Square Dance 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Westerly
  • "South Pacific" 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Westerly
  • Harvest Pancake Breakfast 8 a.m. - Noon Westerly
  • Halloween Hot Pursuit 5k road race 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charlestown

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  • religion listing for 6-6-14

    Congregational Church, United, UCC

    PAWCATUCK — Two celebrations will be the centerpiece of our worship on this Pentecost Sunday. First, we will honor our three recipients receiving the Barbara Murano scholarships presented annually by our church in memory of a beloved parishioner and devoted teacher in local schools. Second, we will celebrate the efforts of our choir as they head off to their summer break after this Sunday. All of this within the context of Pentecost, appropriately enough, since God’s Spirit inspires everything we do. Remember to wear red for Pentecost this Sunday.

    If you’ve ever wondered whether or not God, faith and the church remain relevant, this may be the community for you as we ponder God’s future and our role in it together. Join us as we explore the possibilities. Questions and questioners welcome.

    Here are some of the wonderful events coming up at our church in the weeks ahead: Books on the Beach kicks off at Misquamicut Beach at or near the pavilion on Thursday, June 19, at 5:30 p.m. And don’t forget our famous Chowder and Shortcake Supper scheduled for Sunday, June 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Come and experience this vital Christian community and its 21st century outlook on our 2000 year old faith. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible. Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship time for all follows worship. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail. For more information or to speak with Pastor Ruth Hainsworth, call the church office at 860-599-1226 or visit www.uccwesterly.org. You can also visit us on Facebook. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

    Central Baptist Church

    WESTERLY — At our 10:30 a.m. worship this week, Pastor Cal Lord will bring the message “Experiencing the Reality of God.” Fellowship Hour is held after worship downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome.

    Junior Church is held during worship for younger children and childcare is available. Our building is handicapped accessible. Sunday School is available for all ages at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Adult Bible Study offering is “Women of the Bible.”

    A Men’s Bible Study is held every Tuesday morning at 8:30 am. All men are welcome!

    Join us for the Wednesday Evening worship at 6:30 in the Central Baptist Chapel. There will be worship, prayer, a short message and some special music, too. We hope you will join us for this midweek spiritual boost.

    Wednesday Evening Study: Many Christians believe that our future in heaven is all that really matters. But that’s not what the Bible teaches. The study “Surprised by Hope!” is held Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    On Father’s Day, Worship moves to 9:30 a.m. We will move our morning worship service back an hour and begin at 9:30 a.m. starting on Sunday, June 15. Make sure to mark your calendars. We will also recognize all the dads in the congregation with a small gift. So grab your dad and make sure to be here with us.

    Vacation Bible School is July 14-18, 9 a.m. to12:15 p.m. with the theme Jungle Safari. It’s free. The Bible school is for children in preschool through grade six. Registration forms are now available on the church’s website and in the church office.

    A Blood Drive will be held here on Monday, June 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Don’t forget to bring your driver’s license or another form of identification when you donate. Visit www.ribc.org to make an appointment, Sponsor Code 3277.

    For more information, please refer to our website at www.cbcwesterly.org or call the church office at (401)596-4929..

    Christ Church

    WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday evening service at 5 p.m. (Rite I Holy Eucharist). On Sunday, the Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 9 a.m. (Rite II Choral Eucharist), and 11 a.m. (Rite II Contemporary service). The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 and 10 a.m.

    The Living Supplies Closet for those in need will be open on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Closet, located in basement of Christ Church, provides local residents with the opportunity to obtain items that cannot be purchased with government assistance. These are items such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, and paper products. Donations of items (particularly Comet, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, tissues, dish soap, laundry soap, diapers, baby wipes, paper towels, foil, toothbrushes for adults and children, toothpaste, shaving cream, and sanitary pads) 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 check our website: www.christchurchwesterly.org.

    The Church At Westerly

    WESTERLY — Sunday’s message at The Church At Westerly is part two of “How to Win over Temptation.” The Bible-based study uses the book of James for a successful strategy in dealing with the age-old struggle with temptation. The message provides three steps for winning the struggle: be realistic, be responsible, and be ready.

    The church meets for worship every Sunday at the Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St. Fellowship and refreshments begin at 10 a.m. The dress is casual and worship is from 10:30 – 11:45. A time for prayer and questions is included in the service together with an explanation of how to personally begin a faith relationship with Jesus. Traditional Christian beliefs are taught from the Holy Bible and both Catholics and Protestants 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 and then children go to their own Bible study classes. Canned goods and staple food items are collected every Sunday for the church’s food pantries at Merchant’s Village and Babcock Village. Weekly messages are also downloadable for free on the church’s website.

    Additional information, including a map, is available at www.TheChurchAtWesterly.org . Feel free to like and “join” the church on Facebook. You can also reach Pastor Clark Rumfelt in Westerly at 401-315-2317 or 401-932-4766, especially if you need a ride to church.

    Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian

    All are welcome to join us this evening Friday, June 6, for a Welcome Summer picnic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Church property. Come meet our summer staff, which includes Rachelle Sylvia..

    Worship is at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. this Sunday. The Rev. Joan Priest’s sermon from Acts 2:1-21 is entitled “Open to the Spirit.” Andrew Wallace and Grace Urrico lead in music. On this Music Appreciation Sunday the Chancel Choir anthem at 10 a.m. Worship is “River in Judea” by Leavitt. The Handbell Prelude is “Christians, We Have Met to Worship” arr. Tucker; and the Handbell Offertory is “Renewed Spirit” by Mazzatenta. A reception will follow.

    Pentecost Worship is in our handicap accessible Sanctuary. During 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Worship there is a cry room available for parents who have infants or toddlers. We also have available a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at 10 a.m.

    The 45-member High School Chancel Choir from The Second Presbyterian Church of Bloomington, Ill., will offer a concert on Monday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at Dunn’s Corners Church. The program will include a variety of music styles that will appeal to everyone. Free to all.

    Join us for Bible Studies: 1) Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30, Second Corinthians: “Living Letters in Christ,” the Rev. Glenn, leader; 2) Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 8:30, Gospel of John, the Rev. Julia Fuller, leader.

    The Family Housing Support Committee meets Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. Come add your voice and energy.

    Join us for Vespers on Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., led by Phil Clark.

    On Sunday, June 15, join us for a Father’s Day breakfast served from 9 to 9:45 a.m. No reservations needed; free to all.

    It is time to register for Summer Camps (scholarships available):

    • ELC (Early Learning Center) Preschool Program, Friday, June 20, through Friday, Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (flexible scheduling available). The cost is $6 per hour with payments due weekly. Contact Christine Fish at 401- 322-0510 or email: dccelcdirector@yahoo.com

    • Kid Kare Program: Wednesday, June 26, through Tuesday, Aug. 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for ages 6 through 12. The cost is $5 per hour; contact Christine Fish.

    Everyone is welcome to participate in all of these programs. Call 401-322-0655 or email clerk@dcccp.necoxmail.com, the church office, for more information.

    The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church

    ASHAWAY — Our Sunday Morning Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. with our Bible Fellowship Classes, and there’s sure to be a class where you belong. Classes offered are: Christian Literature, Monthly Bible Topics, Big Picture Bible Study, and Men, Women, Teens, and Children’s groups. Following Bible Fellowship Classes is a coffee and refreshment time in the Fellowship Hall. Morning Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Our Worship Service consists of our Praise Team leading traditional and contemporary hymns, oftentimes a special music presentation, and a message preached from God’s Word.

    Come back every Sunday evening at 6 and learn something new. We are currently studying the minor prophesy of Habakkuk.

    Our Men’s Bible Study, M.U.G.S. (Men Under Grace Sustained) meets every Tuesday night at the church at 6:30. Every Wednesday night is our Casual Bible Study & Prayer Meeting at 6. There is a children’s service with Mrs. Sedam, our awesome Teen group with Andy, and for everyone else a chance to pray and learn.

    Mark your calendars for the upcoming children’s summer events: Vacation Bible Time will be July 16 to 18 followed by our annual Super Summer Explosion, more details soon.

    Tune into “The Winning Side” with Pastor Sedam Friday at 9 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 AM. Contact Tina in the Church Office at 401-377-6077 and visit our new website www.pilgrimsbaptist.com. The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church is located at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

    Pleasant Street Baptist Church

    WESTERLY — On Sunday mornings be sure to catch the Rev. Joshua A. McClure’s radio program, “Living Faith For Today,” at 7:30 a.m. on WBLQ 1230 AM and hear his message for the day.

    9:30 a.m., religion classes for all ages including New Life classes for those becoming members of the church. 10:45, join us for Sunday Service. This week’s sermon is by special guest speaker, the Rev. Tibbits; youth fellowship in the afternoon.

    Monday, 7 p.m., trustee board meeting.

    Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study. All are welcome.

    Emergency food pantry at the Family Life Center, 31 Pleasant St. If you are in need or know of someone who is, please call. Donations gladly accepted. This month’s food item is cereal. The food Pantry is open the last Monday and Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (except on holiday). Any further information or questions, please contact the church office 401-596-1923. Church office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

    N. STONINGTON — Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. with singing of hymns, special music, a children’s moment and a practical message from the Rev. David Jordan titled “The Wonders of Calvary” from John 19:35-36. We will be remembering Christ’s sacrifice for us through our Communion service following the message.

    Our Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer, and Simeon Beil will continue in his series of messages from the book of Titus.

    Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave’s adult class is doing a practical study of the book of Proverbs. (See the schedule of classes on our website secondbaptistns.org.). Join a class and get your questions answered and enjoy fellowship with others.

    Wednesday evenings we are beginning our all-church summer teaching-prayer meeting with a 20-part DVD series by Howard Hendricks titled “Living By the Book.” The DVD is a 25 minute teaching that will aid you in learning practical Bible study followed by discussion and prayer for the needs of the church.

    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. We are a Bible based church with practical preaching and teaching for all ages. We look forward to meeting you at one of our services. For further information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.

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