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Faith Bible Chapel

WESTERLY — Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., and 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.

The Faith Bible Chapel’s MOM’s Group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Awana for children ages 3 through sixth grade meets on Fridays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Faith Bible Chapel is a nondenominational Christian church located at 115 Ashaway Road. For more information, call the church at 401-348-9637, visit faithbiblechapel.com.

Second Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — Second Baptist Church of North Stonington, 12 Stillman Road, is an independent, conservative, evangelical Baptist church. It is a Bible-based church with practical preaching and teaching for all ages.

Palm Sunday service begins at 10 a.m., with hymns and music. Rev. David Jordan will share the message, “Who is This King” from the book of Matthew 21:1-11. Sunday school classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. The schedule of classes can be found at secondbaptistns.org.

Sunday evening service will begin at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayers for the needs of the church. Associate Pastor Joel Black will be continuing his series from the book of Joshua 10:16-43 titled “The Southern Campaign.”

Wednesday evening programs will not take place this week due to school vacation. All programs will resume next Wednesday evening.North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of our church with open enrollment. Call 860-599-2077 for more information.

Pleasant Street

Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Church School for all ages and New Life classes start at 9:30 a.m., with church service following at 10:45 a.m. The sermon “Trust His Word” is taken from scripture in the book of John 12:12-19. The cereal drive for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center will continue this week.

Rehearsal for sanctuary choir will take place on Sundays after church service. Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Lillian Helligar.

On Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., lay leadership will bring the Lenten messages through Easter.

Holy Week services will be: Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 19, Seven Last Words, Community Baptist Church, Newport, at noon and Seven Last Words of Christ from 1 to 3 p.m. at Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly; and Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunrise Service at Misquamicut State Beach at 6 a.m. and Easter Sunday Service at 10:45 a.m. at Pleasant Street Baptist Church.

The church accepts any nonperishable food items for the emergency food pantry at the church office, 31 Pleasant St.; donations taken during office hours. To recommend those in need, call the office at 401-596-1923

Pleasant Street Baptist Church is at 37 Pleasant St., Minister Mallory Davis, pastor. Church office hours are 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, email psbcwesterly@aol.com or visit the church Facebook page at facebook.com/pg/PSBCNorthEndWesterly.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool

ASHAWAY — Trinity Lutheran 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.

Sunday school for age 3 through grade 8, and Adult Bible discussion will be held at 9 a.m. There’s a choice to study Colossians or supposed contradictions in the God’s Word. A worship service will follow at 10 a.m. and coffee hour follows worship. The lesson will be “Save Us Now!” based on St. Matthew 21:1-11.

On April 18, at 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday worship will focus on Three Words Of Truth, Take and Eat; Take and Drink, based on St. Matthew 26:26-28. The service will include special music and The Lord’s Supper. On April 19, at 7 p.m., Good Friday Tenebrae worship will be held with special music and the theme of It Is Finished!, based on St. John 19:28-30. On Saturday, April 20, a one hour Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. will be held with the message “Why Do You Look For The Living Among The Dead,” based on St. Luke 24:5, and special music.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool is located at 110 High St. For more information, call the church office, 401-377-4340 or Pastor Jim Wiese, 413-250-2821; or visit trinityashaway.org, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Lori Calcagni at 401-377-2416, or email trinitypreschoolashawayri@gmail.com.

Calvary Episcopal Church

STONINGTON — The traditional Episcopal worship is held 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 attend 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 and there are adult education and enrichment programs.

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. 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 “how do we live our faith.” The church is located at 4150 Old Post Road. For more information, call the church at 401-364-6368.

Shannock Baptist Church

SHANNOCK — Regular service times are, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Sunday services at 11 a.m., 6 p.m. and prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The Awana group, for ages 6-18, meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The group meeting includes Bible learning, games, and food, as well as friendship.

The church will host a revival meeting from Sunday, April 7, to Wednesday, April 10. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, and then at 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The evangelist is Barry Webb who, with his wife, will be using puppets and chalk art pictures. Webb plays the trombone, the euphonium, the base trumpet, and flugabone horns. He is the son of evangelist Dr. Hal Webb.

For questions, call 401-364-6569. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Palm Sunday Symbols Service will be held on Sunday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m., to celebrate Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. The service will include a series of dramatic readings, special music, prayers and hymns.

Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available for children. The Sabbath Circle’s weekly home Bible study lesson for children, youth and adults will be available as an insert to the order of worship as well as on-line through the church’s website.

Midweek Sanctuary services continue on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., with a brief time of prayer, chant and communal reflection on forgiveness and its vital role in life.

Holy week services will include Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service held on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.; Good Friday will be marked by a guided meditation walk at our labyrinth at noon on April 19; and Easter Sunday services will be held at 6 a.m. at Misquamicut State Beach and 9:30 a.m., a festival service of the resurrection at the church.

The Rev. Ruth’s community office hours at the Savoy Bookstore and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly, are held every Thursday, from 2 to 4 p.m. This week she is ready to discuss Pope Francis’ suggestion for a new kind of fast for Lent.

The church is officially an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail. Visit uccwesterly.org for more information.

Congregational Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — The Congregational Church of North Stonington’s Palm Sunday service will begin with a processional from the Grange fairgrounds on Wyassup Roadat 9 a.m. to the church. At 9:30 a.m., spectators and worshippers may join in with Palms at the memorial garden circle. Palms will be distributed during the walk and at the church. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. The sermon will be “How Do We See Him?” with lesson Luke 19:28-40. The service will be followed by coffee and fellowship.

Senior Choir practice will be held Tuesday and Youth Choir and Bell Choir practices will be held on Thursday. A Study Group will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.

A ham dinner will be served on Saturday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. For information call the church at 860-535-0379.

Services for Holy Week include Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday walk on Friday, April 19 and Easter services on Sunday, April 21, at 5:45 a.m., at Jonathan Edwards Winery and 10 a.m. at the church.

The church is located at 89 Main St. The pastor is Rev. Susan G. Latourette. For more information, visit congregationalchurchofnorthstonington.org or call 860-535-0379.

St. Thomas

Episcopal Church

ALTON — Worship will be held at 9 a.m., on Palm Sunday, April 14, beginning with the blessing of the palms outside by the wooden cross in the back of the church and there will be a procession into the building. Church school will not meet this week. The WARM meal will be prepared after worship.

The Good Friday service will be held at noon on April 19 to mark the day that Jesus was crucified.

On Easter, Sunday April 21, a 9 a.m. service will be held to celebrate the resurrection. Following the service there will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children.

The church is located at 322 Church St. Parking is available on the street in front of the church. For more information, visit the church’s website stthomasalton.blogspot.com or call 401-364-3113.

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 uusouthcountyri.org for more information.

The Pilgrim’s

Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — The church schedule includes Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for Bible Fellowship classes. The classes are discussion-oriented and are aimed at building relationships while studying God’s Word. Groups offered are men’s, women’s, mixed adult, young adults, teens and children’s classes. After Bible Fellowship, coffee and pastries are served in the 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. There is also a 6 p.m. service. The evening service is flexible and different as each of the church’s services is unique.

For Easter, a community breakfast will be held on Sunday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a resurection celebration at 10 a.m. There will be music from the choir and a challenge from God’s word to bless and encourage hearts.

Visit pilgrimsbaptist.com for more information and to get involved in a Life-Group. The teen group meets with Andy at the church on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

For more information, listen to “The Winning Side,” with Pastor Sedam, Fridays at 9 a.m., on WBLQ 1230 AM, call the church office at 401-377-6077 or visit pilgrimsbaptist.com. The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

Christ Church

WESTERLY — On Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, Holy Week will begin with the commemoration of Palm Sunday, and palms with be distributed at all services, Saturday at 5 p.m. (Rite I Holy Eucharist), and Sunday at 9 a.m. (Rite I Choral Eucharist) and 11 a.m. (Rite II Eucharist with organ and hymns.) Sunday School students and teachers will be delivering palms to the Elms, the Golden Years, and the Westerly Nursing Home following the 9 a.m. service. Nursery care is provided from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday, April 17, at 10 a.m. On Thursday, April 18, the Maundy Thursday Liturgy, with choir, including the Stripping of the Altar, will be offered at 7 p.m. Good Friday services will take place on April 19, at 7 a.m., Good Friday liturgy; noon, the Stations of the Cross; 1 to 3 p.m., The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross; and 7 p.m., Good Friday liturgy with choir. On Holy Saturday, April 20, there will be Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. and the Easter Vigil, with choir, at 7 p.m. Easter Day, Sunday, April 21, Choral Eucharists (Rite II) worship will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided for the 9 a.m. service; there is no Sunday School on Easter Day.

The Knitters Group of Christ Church will meet on Monday, April 15, at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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 the 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.

The church is located at 7 Elm St. For more information, email christ-church@verizon.net or visit christchurchwesterly.org or call 401-596-0197.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — The Central Baptist Church Palm Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Cal Lord sermon’s “A Sample of What We Can Expect!” part of a sermon series titled “The Hope God Offers Us!” Fellowship and coffee follow the service.

Adult Sunday school classes are held at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children is held during the worship hour.

Mid-week worship is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with music, prayer, bible study and an uplifting message.

On Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday will be observed in the Upper Room at Central Baptist. Good Friday will be observed at noon on April in the Chapel.

Avondale Bible Fellowship studies are held Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in fellowship hall. Coffee is served at 8 a.m.

A Pancake Breakfast to support the Central Nursery School will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and free for children under age 3.

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir will perform at the church on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. The 2018-2019 choir represent children from Nepal, India, Peru and Liberia.

The church is located at 16 Elm St. For more information, visit cbcwesterly.org or call the church office at 401-596-4929.

First Baptist Church of North Stonington

NORTH STONINGTON — The First Baptist Church of North Stonington strives to keep pace with societal changes, like the family structure and the keeping of the Sabbath, the one thing that never changes is Jesus Christ.

The Sunday service at 10 a.m. includes both contemporary and traditional music.

The church is located at 793 Pendleton Hill Road. There is a gathering area complete with self-serve coffee bar and resource center. For more information http://pendletonhillbaptist.homestead.comor email pastor@myfbcns.org.

The Church at Westerly

WESTERLY — The church meets for worship every Sunday at the Tower Street School Community Center, 93 Tower St. 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.

Children of all ages worship with their families until 10:45 a.m., and then children go to Bible study classes, where there is a snack. For more information, call Pastor Fred at 401-533-7206 or visit TheChurchAtWesterly.org.

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— Palm Sunday worship will be led by Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on Isaiah 50:4-9a and The Passion Narrative based on the scripture reading from Luke 22:14-23:56.. Sunday School for children of all ages beginning at 11:15, ending at noon.

Choir practice will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The Blessing Box is open outside the church building 24/7 as a community service to anyone in need. People may “take what you need” and anyone who is able to “give what you can.” Items include nonperishable food and personal hygiene items.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and the story of Jesus will be told. Attendees should bring a basket to collect eggs.

Holy week services will be held on: Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday at Dunn’s Corners Community Presbyterian Church at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, April 19, Good Friday Tenebrae service at Babcock Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, Easter Sunrise service at Crandall Field in Ashaway at 6 a.m. and Easter morning worship at 9:30 a.m.

The church is located at 25 Maxson St. For more information, visit babcockpresbyterianchurch.com.

Dunn’s Corners

Community Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon will be “O Jerusalem” from Luke 13:31-35, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem…how Ihave longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under wings.” Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music. At 10 a.m. the anthem sung by the Chancel Choir will be “Lift High Your Songs of Praise.”

On Saturday, April 13, a Pancakes-with-a-Purpose Family Housing Support breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Good-will donations for breakfast are accepted.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the churhc on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 1 p.m.

Teen Time is held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. for youth in grades 6 through 12, led by Michael Walton, youth ministries coordinator. The evening will include fellowship, games, Bible study and dinner.

Vespers, Evening Prayer and Communion, will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. led by Pastor Eberly.

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 and a separate room for infants and toddlers.

Call 401-322-0655 or e-mail clerk@dcccp.necoxmail.com the church office for more information. The church is located at 221 Post Road.

First Baptist Church of Charlestown at

Quonochontaug

CHARLESTOWN — A Maundy Thursday service will be held at First Baptist Church of Charlestown at Quonochontaug, 5073 Old Post Road, on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. The Quonnie Choir, under the direction of Dianne Dubendorf, will sing anthems and Rev. Dr. Malcolm MacKenzie, pastor, will lead this service of Tenebrae.

An Easter Sunrise service will be held on Sunday, April 21, at 5:50 a.m., at Quonochontaug East Beach Association at Fresh Pond Rock located off of East Beach Road. The service will be followed by a pot-luck Easter Breakfast served inside the church at 7 a.m. The traditional Easter service will be held at the church at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the church at 401-322-0477.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

MYSTIC — Services will be held 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.”

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