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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 6 p.m. and prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Rev. Ruth Shilling Hainsworth will offer the Sunday service message for the first Sunday in Lent, focusing on how it is that forgiveness is necessary, as Jesus himself made clear.

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.

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., 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.

North Stonington Congregational Church

NORTH STONINGTON — The North Stonington Congregational Church Sunday service will be held at 10 a.m., along with Sunday School. The sermon will be “Who and Whose We Are” with lesson Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and Luke 4:1-13. The service will be followed by coffee and fellowship.

There are no choir rehearsals this week.

A corned beef dinner will be served Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Call 860-535-0379 for more information.

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, the first Sunday in Lent., marking the beginning of a project that at St. Thomas about the power of love. Church school will meet and there will be a vestry meeting after the service.

St. Thomas’ collects packaged food items each week. Any packaged food items are welcome, but for February, there is a request for cereal.

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.

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.

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, 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’s sermon “Safe under the wings of our Savior,” part of a new sermon series titled “The Hope God Offers Us!” In this series he will explore the hope that comes through the promises of God and ways to claim these promises in our daily lives. 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.

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.

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.

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 First Sunday of Lent, will be led by Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on “Palms and Palm Parade” based on scripture readings from Luke 4:1-13 and 19:35-38 and on Romans 10:8b-13. 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.

On Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m., the Session and Deacons host a Pot-Luck Dinner followed by a discussion of what God is calling us to do. Parishoners are asked to bring a dish to share.

“Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. Deacons will provide the pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. We provide the fellowship. Donations will be given to Family Housing Support.

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 Eberly’s sermon will be “He Set His Face toward Jerusalem” from Luke 5:51-56. Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music. At 10 a.m. the prelude, “What Wondrous Love is This” arr. Sherman will be presented by the Community Church Ringers and the anthem sung, by the Chancel Choir, will be “No Other Lamb, No Other Name” by Althouse.

On Saturday, March 9, from 8 to 10 a.m., Pancakes-with-a-Purpose will be served to raise funds for Family Housing Support in Fellowship Hall. Good-will donations for breakfast are accepted.

“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 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.

Sunday service begins at 10 a.m., with hymns and special music. Associate Joel Black will give the morning message. 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 book of Job. 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 sharing his message titled “Maintaining Our Stand” from his continuing study in the book of Ephesians 6:14. .

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. This week’s guest preacher will be Minister Darryl Robinson. 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.

On Saturday, March 16, Evangelism 101: Session Two will be held in the fellowship hall from 10 a.m. to noon.

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., with the message Be In The Word of God, based on St. Luke 4:1-13. Coffee hour follows worship.

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.

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