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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. Associate Pastor Joel Black will be continuing his series from the book of John 1:6-13 titled “The Illumination of the Word.” 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. Pastor Dave will be continuing his series from the book of Ephesians 6:17 titled “The Christian’s Helmet.”

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 “Lose Your Fear” is taken from scripture in the book of Matthew 26:31-35, 69-75. 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.

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 based on rejoicing that God continues to do new and marvelous things, based on Isaiah 43:16-21.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday worship, the weekly service focuses on Three Words Of Truth. This week is Take Him Away!, based on St. John 19:14-18.

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 — The Sunday service message at 9:30 a.m., the fifith Sunday of Lent, will be how it is that forgiveness is humbling as we consider the story of Peter denying Jesus. There will also be the sacrament of Holy Communion. 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 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 Palm Sunday Symbols Service on Sunday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m.; and Easter Sunday services at 6 a.m. at Misquamicut State Beach and 9:30 a.m. festival worship 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 Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m., along with Sunday School. The sermon will be “Holy Movement” with lesson Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8. 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.

The choirs will participate in the Mystic Choir Festival concert to be held on Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m., at Union Baptist Church in Mystic.

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 are Palm Sunday Processional from the Grange on April 14 at 9:15 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.; Good Friday walk on Friday, April 18 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 Sunday, April 7, the fifth Sunday in Lent.

At coffee hour this week the video “The Way of Love” will be shown.

Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday on April 14, at 9 a.m., beginning with the blessing of the palms outside.

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.

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.

Christ Church

WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday, Holy Eucharist, said service (Rite I), at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Rite II Choral Eucharist will be held at 9 a.m., and Rite II with incense and children’s homily at 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Children’s Chapel is held during the first half of the 9 a.m. service, and children return to the church to be with their parents for the rest of the service. Sunday School classes will be held at 10:15 a.m. 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.

Following the Sunday, April 7, service, at noon, a potluck lunch will be held in the parish hall. Attendees should bring a lunch item, dessert or beverage to share.

On Sunday, April 7, at 4 p.m., the Arts Commission will present “Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet.” The concert is free.

On Monday, April 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mel’s Downtown Creamery, 37 West Broad St., Pawcatuck, will be donating 20 percent of its sales to the church. They will also be accepting donations of toiletries for the church’s Living Supply Closet.

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 Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Cal Lord sermon’s “Free at last,” part of a new 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.

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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.”

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— Sunday worship, the fifth Sunday of Lent, will be led by Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on “Nails” based on scripture readings from Psalm 22:1-18 and Matthew 27:31-44. 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 personal hygiene items and baby needs.

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: Sunday, April 14, Palm / Passion at 9:30 a.m.; 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.

The First Congregtional Church of Stonington

The First Congregational Church of Stonington has called the Rev. Norm Erlendson to be the new pastor. The Service of Installation will be held at the Road Meetinghouse, located at 903 Pequot Trail, Stonington, on Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

Worship is held every Sunday at 10 a.m.

For more information, call Rev. Erlendson at 860-759-6720.

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 “Lord, Teach Us to Pray” from Luke 11:1-13, “His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray.’” Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music. Music at 8 a.m. will include a handbell solo, “The Lord’s Prayer” arr. Anderson; Andrew Wallace, soloist. At 10 a.m. the anthem sung by the Chancel Choir will be “Holy Is the Lord” arr. Morgan.”

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.

A Vespers, or Evening Prayer service, will be held on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., led by Mary Slattery.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 1 p.m.

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.

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