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Weekapaug Chapel

Weekapaug Chapel President Melinda Walsh and the officers and trustees of the Chapel Society welcome everyone as the chapel begins its 108th summer on Sunday, June 29. The Weekapaug Chapel was founded on Aug. 4, 1906, to erect and maintain a chapel at Weekapaug for worship during the summer months without any denominational distinction. The present building at 105 Noyes Neck Road was completed and dedicated in 1917, and the chapel has been maintained and improved with gifts of musical instruments, furnishings and electric heat. The services are held weekly at 10 a.m. and conducted by visiting ministers. All are welcome to attend the services.

This Sunday we will celebrate the traditional Yacht Club Sunday with the Rev. Julia Fuller of Ashaway leading worship.

After the service, members of the Weekapaug Yacht Club staff and the Rev. Fuller will lead the way to the Weekapaug Yacht Club for the Blessing of the fleet. Boat owners are encouraged to decorate their boats to celebrate the occasion.

The music for chapel services is provided by Gery Elliott at the organ and the Chapel Choir. The choir will begin singing next Sunday, July 6, and those wishing to join the choir are asked to come at 9 a.m. for a rehearsal before the start of the service.

The guest minister for the July 6 service will be the Rev. Joan Withers Priest of Lyme, Conn. Sunday School will also begin next week under the leadership of Trustee Caroline Maynard.

Area children are invited to gather in the Memorial Garden at the rear of the chapel for a special time just for them.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. with hymns, special music and a practical message from the Rev. David Jordan titled “Righteousness and Blessedness” from the book of Matthew 5:6.

Our Sunday evening service begins at 6:30 with testimonies and a hymn sing, and Simeon Beil will share a message from his continuing series 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 continuing our all-church summer teaching and 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.

Avondale Chapel

The Rev. Joyce Duerr is our guest speaker this Sunday. She has served since 1995 as pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in the village of Hope, R.I. She also serves on the Consulting Team for the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island. The Rev. Dr. Duerr is a Westerly resident who was an administrator in the Westerly School Department for many years before entering pastoral ministry. Currently she serves as a member of the Westerly WARM Center’s board of directors. She is a former member of the governing board for the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. She completed her doctoral studies at Boston University School of Education and her seminary training at Andover Newton Theological School.

Carol Johnson will be our organist this week. Her daughter, Cheryl Dutrumble, plays the guitar and sings with her daughter, Anna Dutrumble. The chapel is at 11 Avondale Road in Westerly.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Join us this coming Sunday for one our favorite summertime traditions — Singspiration Sunday. Music and hymns will be the focus of our entire service with even the morning message centering on a few favorite hymns and a little information on how they came to be. Join us for what is sure to be a hymn-fest extraordinaire. 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. Questions and questioners welcome.

Things have slowed down around here but they haven’t stopped by any means. Here’s what’s happening over the summer months in our wonderful church: Family Fun Fellowship outing to the CT Tigers Baseball Game on July 11; Books on the Beach at Misquamicut on July 10, 17 and 24; Congregational Mission Trip July 31-Aug. 3; Blessing of the Backpacks and Church Picnic on Aug. 24. God never takes a vacation so why should we.

Come and experience this vital Christian community and its 21st century outlook on our 2,000-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 the worship service at 9:30 a.m. this week, Pastor Cal Lord’s message will be “God Calls Our Name” from his five-week series “The Gifts of God: Preaching Through the Book of I Samuel.” Fellowship Hour is held after worship downstairs in Fellowship Hall. All are welcome!

Junior Church is held during worship for younger children and childcare is available. Our building is handicapped accessible.

Bocce Ball & Lawn Games Fun: On Thursday nights this summer we will meet at the church at 6 p.m. to play bocce ball, horseshoes and croquet. All are welcome. We will set up a grill and have a potluck picnic. Bring your favorite meat to grill and a picnic food to share.

Vacation Bible School is July 14-18, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with the theme Jungle Safari. It’s free. VBS is for children in preschool through grade six. Registration forms are now available on the church’s website and in the church office.

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.

Registrations are being accepted for our annual Vacation Bible School, which will be held July 28 to Aug. 1. This program, open to the community, is a free, weeklong camp at the church for children ages 3 to 12. Youths ages 13 and up can volunteer to help run the camp. This year’s theme, “Weird Animals — Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind,” will provide a fun-filled week with crafts, games, Bible stories, music and more. Registration forms can be found on the church website or call the Parish Office at 401-596-0197.

The Living Supplies Closet for those in need is open on Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Closet, in the basement of Christ Church, provides local residents with the opportunity to obtain items that cannot be purchased with government assistance. These are items like toiletries, cleaning supplies and paper products. Donations of items (particularly Comet, soap, deodorant, toilet paper, tissues, dish and 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 — “Straight Talk for Jesus Followers” continues this Sunday with the message “Real Faith Works!” Based on the Book of James, the study explores the relationship between faith and works. James, who was Jesus’s brother, understood that real faith in Jesus is the only way to receive the gift of forgiveness. James also understood that such real faith is always evidenced by a believer’s good works in the name of Christ.

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 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

Worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. this Sunday, June 29. The Rev. James Glenn’s first sermon of the summer sermon series — “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus” — is entitled “Why Do We Call Him Good?” Andrew Wallace and Grace Urrico lead in music.

Worship is in our handicap accessible sanctuary. There is a cry room available for parents who have infants or toddlers. We also have a separate room for infants and toddlers overseen by a professional attendant at the 10 a.m. service.

Join us for a Bible Study Tuesday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 — “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.”

Young Adults (ages 18 through 30) are invited for a Bible Study Tuesday evenings (July 1) at 7 p.m. We will study the Gospel of Mark, led by the Rev. Glenn.

Youth Center, led by Rachelle Sylvia, is now open: Youth grades 6-12 are invited to join us this Tuesday, July 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. We will kick off the summer with a pizza and poster party! Bring your favorite posters and we will provide the pizza.

Join us for Vespers on Wednesday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m., led by Paul Eldridge.

Join us for Bible Study Wednesday, July 2, at 7:05 p.m.

Family Housing Support (end homelessness) fundraiser: Come and enjoy a pancake breakfast Saturday, July 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Cross Mills Baptist Church, 4403 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

It is not too late to register for Summer Camps (scholarships available):

• ELC (Early Learning Center) Preschool Program, Now 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: Now 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.

Faith Bible Chapel

Pastor Bernie Norman will be sharing an encouraging message from Colossians at 10 a.m. Sunday. He will be joined by the praise and worship team By Grace, who 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, and all are welcome to attend.

FBC’s Teen Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1, and continue to meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. All students ages 12-18 years old are welcome to come out for food, games and fun.

Vacation Bible School will feature “SonRise National Park” and be held July 21-24th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the evening. All children ages 4 to 12 years old are welcome to come learn the most important survival skill of all: they can always depend on Jesus and His promises of true peace, true riches, true power, true love and true hope.

The primary way in which we experience community at FBC is through our Community Groups. Please visit our website at www.faithbiblechapel.com for updated listings of groups that fit your schedule.

Faith Bible Chapel is a non-denominational Christian church at 115 Ashaway Road in Westerly. A Place of New Beginnings, Faith’s mission statement is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus by creating environments where people can be encouraged and equipped to pursue intimacy with God, community within, and influence without. For more information, please call FBC at (401)348-9637 or go online at www.faithbiblechapel.com.

The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — Start off your Sunday by being a part of one of our Bible Fellowship Classes, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Classes offered are: Christian Literature, Monthly Bible Topics, Big Picture Bible Study, and Men, Women, Teens, and Children’s groups; there’s sure to be a class where you belong! 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 and a message preached from God’s Word.

Come back out Sunday evening to learn more as we are studying the minor prophesy of Habakkuk at 6 p.m.

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 16-18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Our annual Super Summer Explosion will take place on July 19, 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 website www.pilgrimsbaptist.com. The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church is located at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway..

Pleasant Street Baptist Church

WESTERLY — 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, “Prove It To Yourself,” is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15, 19, 22, and the speaker of the day will be Minister Christopher Lee Williams.

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study. All are welcome. The Holistic Fitness & Wellness Program is off for the summer and will resume in October.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon — Christmas in July: The Women’s Fellowship is hoping you will help out by donating a new toy, game, book or clothing. Stop by the church any Saturday in July and see the donation boxes. All proceeds will be used toward gift baskets for those in need at Christmas.

The emergency food pantry is 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. Any further information or questions, please contact the church office 401-596-1923. Church office hours are Monay to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m

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