WESTERLY — Worship at Christ Church begins with the Saturday, Holy Eucharist, said service (Rite I), at 5 p.m. Sundays services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (Choral Eucharist), both Rite II. Children’s Chapel will be offered during the 10 a.m. service, and nursery care will be available beginning at 9:45 a.m. for the 10 a.m. service. The Holy Eucharist will also be celebrated on Wednesday at 7 and 10 a.m., with Bible study following the 10 a.m. service.
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.
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, visit pendletonhillbaptist.homestead.comor email email@example.com.
The Church at Westerly
WESTERLY — The Church at Westerly holds it services on Sundays at the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist 120 Main St., beginning at 10 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.
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 will be led by Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on Matthew 6:7-15 & 18:21-33 and Mark 6:34-42.
Choir practice will begin again Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. New choir members are welcome.
Rally Day will be celebrated with a potluck picnic following worship on Sunday, Sept. 3.
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.
WESTERLY — The Sunday worship service at 8 a.m. will be held in Chapel-in-the-Pines,weather permitting, an outdoor worship are in a pine glade in the gardens behind the Church. The traditional 10 a.m. service will be held in the church sanctuary. Reverend Dr. Wayne C. Eberly’s sermon is “God Does Not Show Favoritism” from Acts 10:34-43, “Peter began to speak; ‘I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts people from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.’”
Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 special music.Rev. David L. Jordan will be sharing a practical message from the book of Proverbs 9:1-12 titled “Christ Our Wisdom.”
The Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. Associate Pastor Joel Black will share the evening message titled “Genesis Overview: Part 2.”
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.
Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Associate Pastor Joel Black will be leading the Bible study through group discussion of the Bible text from I John. Handouts will be distributed weekly for reading and addressing questions to be discussed the following Wednesday evening.
North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of the church with open enrollment. Call 860-599-2077 for more information about the school.
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. This week’s sermon will be “When Life Goes Bad…Remember God’s Promises,” taken from scripture in the book of Isaiah 33:6.
A Summer Ice Cream Sundae, serving free ice cream, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church.
The North End Community Picnic will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m., there will be prayer and Bible Study with a round table discussion on “Choices and Consequences.”
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 email@example.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.
The Sunday service will be held at 9:30 a.m., followed by coffee hour.
Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool is located at 110 High St. The preschool begins year 36 in the fall. Registration is open now for all classes and days. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
CHARLESTOWN — Led by the Rev. Eileen Lindeman, Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
On Thursdays, at 4 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 — Shannock Baptist church is an independent Bible believing, baptist church. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with regular services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday. There is also a ladies Bible study and a men’s Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
For questions, call 401-364-6569. The church is located at 1632 Shannock Road.
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.
WEEKAPAUG — The Weekapaug Chapel, 105 Noyes Neck Road, will hold its service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The guest preacher will be Bishop Nicholas Knisely, Providence.
Bishop Knisely is the 13th and current diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. He has served as a priest in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. While in Pennsylvania, he also taught physics at Lehigh University. Bishop Knisely has been active in ministries involving homelessness, college and youth, finance, and ecumenical relations.
Gery Elliott will direct the choir as well as play the organ. All who wish to participate in the choir are encouraged to join on any given Sunday.
Sunday school will start with a message from the Bishop Knisely, then the children will proceed to the chapel garden for activities. All children are welcome to participate. This will be the last session of Sunday School for the summer.
The chapel is heated when needed, and handicap accessible.
AVONDALE — Rev. Joshua McClure will be the speaker on Sunday at 8 a.m., at the Avondale Chapel, 11 Avondale Road. There will be music provided by Lynn Dowding at the organ and vocalist Youlander Bethel.
Rev. McClure is the retired Senior Pastor of the Pleasant Street Baptist Church of Westerly. He is a prominent community leader, including formerly serving as chairperson of the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center board of directors. He is an accomplished author of several books that are profoundly moving observations on today’s society and how it interfaces with Christianity. His most recent publication is “Are You Jesus,” which provides messages of hope and compassion found in his Sunday sermons. Pastor McClure may also be heard Sunday mornings at 7:30 on the local radio station, WBLQ.
The casual dress, ecumenical service runs each Sunday through Sept. 1.
Congregational Church, United, UCC
PAWCATUCK — Summer Sundays at Congregational Church, United, UCC Westerly offer a laid back approach to worship with an emphasis on prayer, song, special music and reflections on Scripture offered by different voices from different perspectives. Communion takes place on first Sundays and is an open table to which all are welcome regardless of their connection to this or any church. The elements are gluten and alcohol free.
Iced tea and cookies are served following worship as well as the opportunity to stroll the grounds taking in the labyrinth and the pollinator plantings in several gardens. The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible.
Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available for children.
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 — The Congregational Church of North Stonington’s Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m. The guest preacher, Kay Lautzenheiser sermon will be “Love Makes Hard Choices.” The scripture lesson will be Isaiah 5: 1-7, “A Love Song for a Vineyard? Or a Lament over God’s People.
As the choirs are on a break, the church invites anyone who would like to share their gift of music during summer worship. There is a sign-up calendar in the choir room. Singers, instrumentalists, and music ensembles are all welcome.
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.
ALTON — Sunday worship will be held at 9 a.m., followed by coffee hour.
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.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
CHARLESTOWN — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Road services will be held at 8:30 and 10 a.m. until September. For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0088.
The St. Andrew Preschool of St. Andrew Lutheran Church will hold an open house on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. The preschool is currently enrolling students for the 2019-20 year. The preschool offers two to five day morning and extended day programs. For more information, email email@example.com.
The Pilgrim’s Baptist Church
ASHAWAY — The church schedule through Sunday, Sept. 1, will begin Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with Bible Fellowship class on Discovering your Spiritual Gifts. A worship service will follow at 10 a.m. There is no Sunday evening worship.
On Sept. 8, the regular schedule of services will resume at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Visit pilgrimsbaptist.com for more information and to get involved in a Life-Group. The Teen group will meet with Andy at the church on Wednesday evenings 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 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon will be “Enjoying the Crumbs from God’s Table,” from Matthew 15:21-28. The sermon is part of a sermon series titled “One on One With Jesus”. This week will focus on the Caananite Woman.
Junior Church is offered during the service. Fellowship and coffee follow the service.
The church is located at 16 Elm St. For more information, visit cbcwesterly.org or call the church office at 401-596-4929.
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