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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.

Vacation Bible School will be held June 24 to 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with Bible Stories, games and refreshments.

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

Weekapaug Chapel

WEEKAPAUG — The Weekapaug Chapel, 105 Noyes Neck Road, will its first service of the season on Sunday, June 23, at 10 a.m. The guest preacher will be Reverend Vance Torbert III. Rev. Torbert and his family are residents of Pittsburgh, Penn. In addition, the family makes summer visits to Weekapaug. The chapel is heated when needed, and handicap accessible. There will be organ music, song and prayers.

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.

Avondale Chapel

AVONDALE — The Rev. Dr. Hillary Bercovici will be the speaker on Sunday, June 23 at the Avondale Chapel, 11 Avondale Road. There will be music provided by organist Lynn Dowding and violinist Ann Rokosa.

The casual dress, ecumenical service runs each Sunday through Sept. 1, at 8 a.m.

Rev. Bercovici is a long time summer resident of Westerly. An Episcopal priest in parish ministry since 1984, he has served parishes in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. Since 2004, he has been Senior Fellow at Trinity Institute, the teaching arm of Trinity Church, Greenwich, Conn.

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. Office hours will not be held in July while Rev. Ruth is on vacation.

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 for the service, the Second Sunday of Pentecost, will be “Quiet Voice of Power,” with the scripture lesson from I Kings 19 and Galatians 3: 23-28, Elijah’s ministry has been crazy and noisy – until God speaks to him in a whisper. Coffee and fellowship will follow the service.

Vacation Bible School will be held July 15 to 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.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.

St. Thomas

Episcopal Church

ALTON — Sunday, June 16, is Trinity 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 will be held at 8:30 and 10 a.m. until September 2019. For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0088.

The Pilgrim’s

Baptist Church

ASHAWAY — The church schedule begins Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. with 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.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — The Central Baptist Church Sunday service begins at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon will be “How Can He Help You?,” part of a sermon series titled “One on One With Jesus.” The service will focus on the the man at the side of the pool, John 5:1-9.Fellowship and coffee follow the service.

There will be child care during service.

Mid-week worship is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with music, prayer, bible study and an uplifting message.

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. 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.

Christ Church summer vacation camp has been scheduled for Aug. 5 to 9.

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 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.

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY— Sunday worship will be led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on 1 Kings 19:1-15a and Galatians 3:23-29.

A Community Picnic will be held at the church on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. The picnic will include hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, s’mores, a craft, games and fellowship. Church family members are asked to bring a covered dish.

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.

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.”

Dunn’s Corners

Community Church

WESTERLY — This Trinity Sunday, June 16, worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Reverend Dr. Wayne C. Eberly’s sermon will be “Wait” taken from Acts 1:1-5; “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised,which you have heard Me speak about.”

Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. The Hymn of Praise will be Rejoice, the Lord is King!, the hymn: God of Our Life and the sending hymn will be Standing on the Promises.

A Vespers, or Evening Prayer service, will be held on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.m., led by Ken Chaffee.

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.

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. Associate Pastor Joel Black will continue preaching from his series on the book of John 1:19-34 titled “Behold, the Lamb of God!”

The Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies, and prayers for the needs of the church followed by a practical message from Pastor Dave titled “Happiness” from Psalm 144:15.

Sunday school classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Dave will be continuing his study from the book of Job. The schedule of classes can be found at secondbaptistns.org.

Pastor Dave will lead the Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting with a ten-part series by Erwin Lutzer titled, “The Church in Babylon-Heeding the Call to be a Light in the Darkness.” This week will continue the topic “Islam, Immigration, and the Church: Balancing Compassion and Security.”

Vacation Bible School will be held July 8 to 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the church and North Stonington Christian Academy for ages 3 to entering grade 6. To register, call 860-599-2077 or 860-599-5071.

North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of the church with open enrollment. Call 860-599-2077 for more information about the school.

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. This week, Rev. Dave Stall, pastor of Seventh Day Baptist Church, Ashaway, will lead the service.

Rehearsal for sanctuary choir will take place on Sundays after church service. Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Lillian Helligar.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m., there will be prayer and Bible Study with a round table discussion on “Choices and Consequences.”

The annual Church Service Cookout will be held on July 14 at the Siners’ home, 86 Northwest Corner Road, North Stonington starting at 10 a.m.

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.

The Sunday, June 23, service will revel in the power of God’s Holy Spirit, growing in His power and peace during this Pentecost season. At 9:30 a.m., worship will be about ourselves as the underdog and how we indeed won in Jesus Christ, against all odds. Based in Galatians 3:23-4:7, we learn the outcome of life in Jesus, the salvation of our souls, and the gift of heaven. No coffee hour following worship, as the annual church picnic starts at 11 a.m.

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 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.

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.

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