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Dunn’s Corners Community Church

WESTERLY — On Easter Sunday, April 21, a Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. in the Memorial Garden, weather permitting. The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly’s meditation will be “In the Garden” from the Gospel of John 20:11-18. A free breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Easter Sunday traditional worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Pastor Eberly’s sermon will be “Shaking and Quaking” from Matthew 28:1-10, “There was a violent earth quake, for an angel of the Lord came down and rolled back the stone.” Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music. The choir will sing “Hallelujah!” from Mount of Olives by Beethoven at both services.

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.

Good Friday service will begin at 6 p.m. on April 19 with hymns and special music. Rev. David Jordan will share his message titled “The Bethany Home” from the book of John 12.

Easter Sunday sunrise service begins at 7:30 a.m. Associate Pastor Joel Black will share his message “The Evidence for the Resurrection” from the book of Matthew 28:1-15. The Easter Service at 9:30 a.m. will include hymns and special music. Rev. David Jordan will be sharing an Easter message titled “The Road to Emmaus” from the book of Luke 24:13-32.

There will be no Sunday evening service on Easter so that families can spend the day celebrating the resurrection with family and friends. The regular Sunday evening service will resume at 6 p.m. next Sunday evening with special guest speaker Kyle Wilkinson both morning and evening.

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.

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 — On Friday, April 19, Seven Last Words, Community Baptist Church, Newport, will be heldat noon and Seven Last Words of Christ will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Christ Church, 7 Elm St., Westerly; and on 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. 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 “Easter Dreams” is taken from scripture in the book of Luke 24:1-12. 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.

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.

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. On Easter Sunday, April 21, an all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m., with an Egg Hunt at 9:15 am, so bring a basket. Worship follows at 10 a.m., with the choir singing with guest organist John Bennett. The service will the service will remember, Jesus Christ: He Has Risen!, based on II Timothy 2:8.

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 — An Easter Sunday sunrise service will be held at 6 a.m. followed by breakfast in Fellowship Hall and an Easter Egg hunt at 10:15 a.m. on the parsonage lawn. A regular Easter Sunday service will be held at 11 a.m. There will no Sunday evening service this week.

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.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — 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 9:30 a.m. service will include an Easter processional, special music, prayers and the message, “Shock and Awe.”

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.

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 — Easter services will be held on Sunday, April 21, at 5:45 a.m., at Jonathan Edwards Winery, and at 10 a.m. at the church. The sermon will be “Easter Meditation” with lessons Isaiah 65:17-25 and John 20:1-18. The choir and congregation will sing the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah.

A birding walk will be held at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Informational fliers are located in Hewitt Hall. There will be a trustee’s meeting on Sunday, April 28, following morning worship.

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 — ALTON — Worship will be held at 9 a.m., on Easter Sunday, April 21, to celebrate the resurrection, followed by a coffee hour and Easter Egg hunt.

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 annual Community Breakfast will be held on Easter Sunday morning at 9 a.m., followed by a Resurrection celebration at 10 a.m., with music from the choir, congregational singing and a challenge from God’s word to bless and encourage your heart with great Hope.

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 — Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon on Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “Joy in the Morning,” part of a sermon series titled “The Hope God Offers Us!” In the series he explores the hope that comes through the promises of God and ways to claim these promises in our daily lives. An Easter Egg hunt will follow the service. We pray that if you don’t join us, wherever you go or whatever you do you will be abundantly blessed on this Resurrection Sunday.

Adult Sunday school classes are held at 9 a.m. Beginning next Sunday, April 28, the class will study the Old Testament book of Esther and, starting May 5, the classes will study the “Armor of God,” presented by Priscilla Shirer video series which is based on Ephesians, Chapter 6. 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.

Avondale Bible Fellowship studies are held Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Central Baptist Church in fellowship hall. The final study of the spring session will run through May 9. The topic is “Holy Week,” a study of the climatic events of the Lord’s passion, ending with His resurrection and ascension. Coffee is served before the class at 8 a.m.

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.

Christ Church

WESTERLY — 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 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.

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— Easter Sunday worship Sunrise worship will be led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 6 a.m., at Crandall Field. The service will focus on Isaiah 65:17-25, Mark 16:1-8 and Romans 6:5-11. In case of rain, this service will be held in the sanctuary of the Babcock Church. Easter Sunday Celebration worship is at 9:30 a.m. at the church. The service will be based on Isaiah 65:17-25 and Acts 10:34-43.

On Friday, April 19, the Good Friday Tenebrae service will be held at Babcock Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.

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

“Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 8 to 0 a.m. Church Deacons will provide the pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Donations will be given to Family Housing Support.

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

First Baptist Church of Charlestown at Quonochontaug

CHARLESTOWN — 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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