standing religion

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.

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, call 401-596-0197, email christ-church@verizon.net or visit christchurchwesterly.org.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — At the Central Baptist Church Sunday service on Sunday, Jan. 4, at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message will be “We are surrounded by Angels,” part one in his four-part series. In this series he will explore what the Bible says about angels, demons, heaven and hell. 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 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, with a new format. There will be 15 minutes of worship at 6:30 p.m. and then a study of the Gospel of Mark. Workbooks are available in the church office.

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.

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— The Sunday, Jan. 6, worship, led by Elder Dave Adams will begin at 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour follows worship with Sunday School for children of all ages beginning at 11:15 a.m., ending at noon.

Choir practice will be held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m and each Tuesday thereafter at the same time.

The next “Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. Deacons will provide the pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea and a free will offering will be taken for donations to Family Housing Support.

The Blessing Box is now 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.” This could include nonperishable food items as well as 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 — On Sunday, Jan. 6, worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.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.

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.

The Sunday, Jan. 6, service begins at 10 a.m., with hymns, special music and a children’s moment. Rev. David Jordan will share a practical message titled, “The Whole Heart Cries Out,” from Psalm 119:145-152.

Sunday school classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave is doing a continuous study from the books of 1st and 2nd Thessalonians. The schedule of classes can be found at secondbaptistns.org.

The Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. will feature a hymn sing, testimonies and prayers for the needs of the church. Associate Pastor Joel Black will share the evening message.

The fall schedule continues on Wednesday evenings with programs for the whole family. 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 promptly at 10:45 a.m. This week’s sermon, “New Year, Same God” is taken from scripture in the book of 2 Corinthians 5:17.

On Wednesdays, at 7 p.m., Prayer and Bible Study will be held for discussion and deeper understanding of God’s Word. All are welcome.

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m., the annual Church Business Meeting will be held with all reports are due in the church office by Jan. 13. All church members are encouraged to attend.

A Bandages and Babies Breakfast Buffet will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 9 a.m. at Wakefield Baptist Church, 236 Main St., Wakefield. Donations will help ship vital medical supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A free-will offering will cover cost of breakfast, which is sponsored by the Mission and Service team of American Baptist Women of RI. Email nanbanc@verizon.net for reservations by Jan. 15.

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.

Epiphany begins at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 9 a.m., with Sunday school for age 3 through 8 grade, and Adult Bible discussion, about Joy. A worship service will follow at 10 a.m., with the story of the birth of Jesus, His baptism, and His first miracle as well as the Wise Men, The Three Kings, or Tres Reyes. The Poppes will sing “Make A Joyful Noise.” An Epiphany celebration will follow at the home of the Pastor and his family in Pawcatuck. For directions, call 401-377-4340 or email trinityem@yahoo.com for directions.

Al-Anon gathers Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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. There are adult education and enrichment programs that draw church members from throughout New London County and the greater Westerly area.

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. The third Saturday of the month, from 8 to 10 a.m., there is a “Pancakes with a Purpose Breakfast” mission with three other local parishes. Proceeds are donated to Family Housing Support.

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. and 6 p.m., Tuesday men’s and ladies fellowships at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m.

The Awana group has begun again for this year. The group will meet every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be games, refreshments, and Bible teaching.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — The Sunday, Jan. 6, is Star Sunday, a worship experience offering an opportunity to reflect on the year past as well as the hopes and dreams for the year to come. Holy Communion will be offered to all. The elements of bread and grape juice are gluten free and non-alcoholic.

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.

Homeless Awareness Weekend will be held at the church Jan. 17 to 20. A “Dine To Donate” event will take place on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Stonington Pizza Palace in support of meals offered at the WARM Shelter. The weekend continues on Saturday, Jan. 19, with a Homeless Awareness Vigil taking place from noon to midnight in the upper parking lot of 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.

The church is officially an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. Sunday morning service of worship is at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship time follows worship and all are welcome. The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible.

The church is located at 9 Castle Hill Road off Pequot Trail. Visit uccwesterly.org for more information.

Faith Bible Chapel

WESTERLY — Sunday worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., where 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, September through May. Awana for children ages 3 through sixth grade meets on the first, second and third Fridays of each month 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.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

ALTON — Worship will be held at 9 a.m., on Sunday, Jan. 6, for the Feast of Epiphany. A celebration of Three Kings Day will be held at coffee hour and fellowship following the service. There is no church school this week.

The annual church meeting will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27.

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.

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.

A new series will be held Sunday morning at 10 a.m., Heroes for All Ages – a study of biblical greats. Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 793 Pendleton Hill Road. For more information, email fbcnstonington@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/Pendletonhillchurch2017/.

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.

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