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The Church at Westerly

The Church at Westerly has moved.Services begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist 120 Main St., Westerly, with a time of fellowship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for infants to age 12 is held during the service. Wednesday Youth Group for grades 7 to 12 begins at 6:30 p.m.

The location is handicap accessible. Contact Pastor Fred at 401-533-7206 with any needs or questions..

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— Sunday worship, will be a series of Gospel readings and Easter hymns, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for children of all ages will begin at 11:15, and end at noon.

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 personal hygiene items and baby needs.

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

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.”

Dunn’s Corners

Community Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s sermon is “Ordinary Resurrections” from Luke 7:11-17, “They were all filled with awe and praised God. ‘A great prophet has appeared among us.’ They said. ‘God has come to help His people.’” Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music.

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.

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.

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.

Sunday service begins at 10 a.m., with hymns and music. Guest speaker Kyle Wilkinson, who grew up attending Second Baptist Church and is a recent graduate of Yale School of Divinity. He will be sharing his message titled “Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish” from John 21:1-14. 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. Kyle Wilkinson, Esq. will share the evening’s message titled “Which way?” from John 21:1-15.

Programs are available for the whole family on Wednesdays. Olympian Club for children in pre-school through grade 6 begins at 5:30 p.m.; Junior and Senior High programs begin at 5:45 p.m.; Pastor Joel Black’s Bible study on the book of James begins at 6 p.m.; and Ladies Bible studies begins at 6 p.m.

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 “I Send You” is taken from scripture in the book of John 20:19-23. The cereal drive for the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center will continue this week. The offering for this Sunday will be for “America For Christ.”

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

A trustee’s meeting will be held on Monday, April 29, at 6:45 p.m.

On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., there will be prayer and Bible Study; a chance for discussion and deeper understanding of God’s Word.

The Quarterly Church Business Meeting will be held on Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. All financial reports are due to office by April 29.

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. Adult Bible Discussion is all about Colossians. A worship service will follow at 10 a.m. and coffee hour follows worship. The lesson will be Getting Our Bearings Straight, based on Revelation 1:4-18. Our destination is guided by God, unless we push Him away and follow our own path.

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.

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 6 p.m. and prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

The Sunday service message at 9:30 a.m., will celebrate Earth Day with inspiration from the words of Job, “In God’s hand is the life of every living thing.” The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible.

Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available for children. The Sabbath Circle’s weekly home Bible study lesson this week offers an opportunity for families to explore Sunday’s scripture text in more detail and use additional online resources. Lessons are available at church and on-line.

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.

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 — Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m., along with Sunday School. 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.

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., the sermon is the third in a pre-confirmation series titled, “Jesus was an Episcopalian- and you can be one, too.”

On Sunday, June 2, The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island will visit St. Thomas’ and confirm and receive anyone who wants to become an official Episcopalian.

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.

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..

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — The Central Baptist Church Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon “We have a living hope!,” 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.

A new weekly class, Rise and Shine, will be held on Wednesdays, through May 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. It offers a combination of stretching, dancing, low-impact movements, prayer and scripture geared to strengthening mind, heart, and body.

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.

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.

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

Christ Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday, Holy Eucharist, said service (Rite I), at 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 28, there will be one service held at 10 a.m. with guest preacher The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island.

Nursery care will be provided from 9:45 a.m. to noon. Children’s Chapel will be held during the first half of the service, and children will return to the church to be with their parents for the rest of the service. Sunday School classes will be held following the service.

The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., with Bible study following the 10 a.m. service.

The 105th annual May Breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 5, from 7 to 10 a.m. in the parish hall. There will also be a Spring Market plant and tag sale held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

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.

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