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Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon will be “The Strength to Hold On,” part of his nine part sermon series. In it he will explore what the Bible says about Fruit of the Spirit. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

Sunday school classes will begin at 9 a.m. for adults. Sunday school for children will be held during the worship hour.

Small group bible studies are held throughout the week. For more information about the classes call 401-596-4929.

The church offers a Middle School Youth Group for grades 5 to 8. The group meets every Wednesday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Avondale Bible Fellowship studies will be held on Thursday, at 8:30 a.m., at Avondale Chapel, 11 Avondale Road, weather permitting. The group will study the Gospel of Matthew. Coffee and fellowship are at 8 a.m.

The church will be leading two Short Term Mission trips for 2020, to New Bern, North Carolina in July and to Nicaragua in November, as well as a trip to Israel in January 2021. For information about the trips, call 401-596-4929 or email centralbaptist@cbcwesterly.org.

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. Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m. (Choral Eucharist), both Rite II.

Nursery care will be available beginning at 9:45 a.m. for the 10 a.m. service. Children’s Chapel is held during the first half of the 10 a.m. service, and children return to the church to be with their parents for the rest of the service. Sunday School classes will begin immediately following the 10 a.m. service, for one hour.

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

On Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., Christ Church will host “Pass the Guitar” featuring 20 acts and 1 guitar, to benefit the WARM Center.

The annual Shrove Tuesday, “Mardi Gras,” Pancake Supper will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for children under age 12, $20 for families. Tickets will be available at the door.

On Sunday, Feb. 23, the church will host Rev. Spencer Reece as he presents his new book, “The Secret Gospel of Mark.” At 5 p.m., a potluck supper will be held, followed by the book discussion in the Parish Hall. A service of Compline will be held in the church at about 6:45 p.m.

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, and Eucharist will be offered at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m., with choir. “Ashes to Go” will be available at 7:30 a.m. and noon outside of Mia’s Primetime Café in downtown Westerly/Pawcatuck.

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.

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY — Sunday worship will be held at 9:30 a.m., led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, focusing on Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 5:13-20.

A time of fellowship will be held downstairs following the service with Sunday School beginning at 11:15 a.m. after fellowship.

Choir practice will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. New choir members are welcome.

A “Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Deacons will provide pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea. A free will offering is taken and donations go to Family Housing Support.

The annual Kitchen Shower, including a Baked Potato Bar with all the fixin’s, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16, following worship. Some items that are needed include regular and decaf coffee, paper towels, aluminum foil and napkins. A complete list of items is available at the church.

The Ash Wednesday Service will be held jointly this year at Dunn’s Corners Community Presbyterian Church in Westerly on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 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 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 C. Eberly’s sermon is “The Word of the Lord” from Matthew 5:21-26, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder…but I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment.”

Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. At 10 a.m., the anthem will be “Great Is the Lord” arr. Pethel, sung by the Chancel Choir.

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 dunnschurch@gmail.com the church office for more information. The church is located at 221 Post Road.

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 Jordan will share a practical message this morning titled “Daniel: In the Lion’s Den” from the book of Daniel 6:1-28..

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.

There will be no Sunday evening service this week due to the President's Day Holiday.

Bible study programs are available for the whole family on Wednesdays. For ages 4 through grade 6, class begins at 5:30 p.m.; Junior and Senior High programs, Pastor Joel Black’s adult Bible study and the Ladies Bible studies all begin at 6 p.m.

North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of the church with open enrollment. Call Pamela Wilkinson, director, at 860-599-5071 for more information about the school.

For further information, call the church office at 860-599-2077.

Pleasant Street

Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Church Scho ol for all ages and New Life classes start at 9:30 a.m., with church service following at 10:45 a.m.

Prayer and Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. a Movie Night will be held at the church. The offering on Sunday, Feb. 16, will be for “America For Christ.” A deacons’ meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:15 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. a Soup and Sandwich in the North End event will be held.

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 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on 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.

The Sunday service will be held at 8:45 a.m., followed by coffee hour.

Trinity Lutheran Church and Preschool is located at 110 High St. For more information, call the church office, 401-377-4340; or visit trinityashaway.org, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Kelly Mills at 401-377-4216, or email trinitypreschoolashawayri@gmail.com.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Congregational Church, United, UCC Westerly Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The service will explore the unexpected movement of faith in people’s lives “from the outside in.” Jesus experienced this in an encounter with a Roman Centurion described in the Gospel of Luke.

Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available for children.

Fellowship time follows the service. The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible.

The season of Lent will begin with an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.

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. followed by coffee hour. The sermon will be “Guardrails”and the scripture lessons will be Deuteronomy 30:15-20 – “…I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses….” and Matthew 5:21-37 – Speaks of murder/anger, adultery, divorce and oaths. There will be a time for children with Kay Lautzenheiser.

The church office will be closed for President's Day on Monday, Feb. 17.

On Thursday, Youth Choir will rehearse at 5:45 p.m. and Bell Choir will rehearse at 7 p.m.

Bible Study will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.

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.

The Pilgrim’s

Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — The church schedule will begin Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. with Bible Fellowship class The classes are discussion oriented and are aimed at building relationships while studying God’s Word. There are classes for men, women, mixed adults, young adults, teens and children.

The classes are followed by coffee and pastry in Fellowship Hall and then a worship service at 10:30 a.m. The service emphasizes worship, praise and a focus on the word of God for challenge and inspiration.

The Sunday Evening service will be held at 6 p.m.

A grief share group will be held at the church on Tuesdays from Feb. 18 to May 12, at 7 p.m.

For more information, listen to “The Winning Side,” with Pastor Sedam, Fridays at 9 a.m., on WBLQ 1230 AM and 103.1 FM, 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, visit pendletonhillbaptist.homestead.com or email pastor@myfbcns.org.

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

WESTERLY – Sunday services 10 a.m. to noon at 114 Granite St., in The Quarry shopping center. 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.”

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.

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

Holy Spirit

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.

Kids Club will be held Wednesdays, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m., for ages 5 to 12. It will feature games, refreshments and bible lessons.

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.

St. Thomas

Episcopal Church

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 10:35 a.m.For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0088.

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