standing religion

St. Andrew

Lutheran Church

CHARLESTOWN — On Sunday, June 2, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Road will hold a Blessing of the Bicycles at 9:45 a.m., before the 10:30 a.m. worship service, and a Blessing of the Bikes (motorcycles) at 11:45 a.m. The Blessings will be performed by Bishop James Hazelwood of the New England Synod.

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 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon will be “Is there a hole in your bucket?” 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 is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. with music, prayer, bible study and an uplifting message.

A Parking Lot Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are available for $20. If interested, contact our church office 401-596-4929.

Owen’s Pancake Breakfast will also be held on Saturday, June 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Relay for Life. Tickets are $8, $4 for children age 6-10 years.

The Father’s Day annual Car Show will be held on Sunday, June 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone wishing to show a classic car should contact the church office at 401-596-4929.

Central Baptist Church Summer Vacation Bible Camp will be held June 24 to 28.

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. 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 8:45 to 11:15 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.

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 has moved. Services begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Pawcatuck Seventh Day Baptist 120 Main St., with a time of fellowship at 9:30 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 Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53.

“Pancakes 4 a Purpose” will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Deacons will provide the pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Donations will be given to Family Housing Support.

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 — Sunday worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist will lead in music. The anthem at 10 a.m. will be Fanfare and Concertato on ‘It Is Well With My Soul’ arr. Paige/Nix.

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.

A Vespers, or Evening Prayer service, will be held on Wednesday, at 6:30 p.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 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 music and special music. Rev. David Jordan will be sharing a practical message titled “A Woman to be Remembered” from the book of Luke 17:32.

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.

The Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. with a hymn sing, testimonies and prayer for the needs of the church. Pastor Dave will be sharing his message titled “Counting the Cost” from the book of Luke 14:28.

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 weeks’ title is “When the state becomes God: Standing Strong when Others Bow.”

North Stonington Christian Academy is a ministry of the church with open enrollment. Call 860-599-2077 for more information about the church or 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’s sermon, “Influencing Others,” is taken from scripture in the book of 2 Timothy 2:1-7.

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.”

Saturday, June 1, the ABW annual Spring Conference, will be held at the Canonicus Camp & Conference Center in Exeter. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Aracelis Vazquez Haye and there will be workshops and a conference choir.

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. Adult Bible Discussion is all about Colossians. Trinity’s Youth lead worship at the 10 a.m. service. Coffee hour will follow 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.

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. 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 7 p.m. on Sunday.There is also a ladies Bible study and a men’s Bible study on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday the Awana group for children meets at 6:30 p.m. there is a prayer service at 7 p.m.

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

Congregational Church, United, UCC

The Sunday service at 9:30 a.m., will begin a reflection on hope as we gather around the Communion Table, the sacred place to which Jesus invites each and every one of us.

The sanctuary and fellowship hall are handicapped accessible.

Storybooks, coloring sheets and a playroom adjacent to the sanctuary are available for children. The Sabbath Circle’s weekly home Bible study lesson this week offers an opportunity for families to explore Sunday’s scripture text in more detail and use additional online resources. Lessons are available at church and on-line.

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., along with Sunday School. The sermon will be “Looking Up” with lessons from Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53. The senior choir will sing. The service will be followed by coffee and fellowship.

On Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m., Keeping North Stonington Affordable will hold an informational meeting at the church in Hewitt Hall on community based housing with speaker Michael Santoro of the Connecticut Office of Housing Development.

A Study Group will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m.

On June 5, the Women’s Fellowship will hold a luncheon at Steak Loft in Mystic.

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. followed by coffee hour.

A collection box will be at the church until Sunday, June 2, for donations of gently used shoes that will be given to Souls4Soles.

On Sunday, June 2, The Rt. Rev. Nicholas Knisely of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island will visit St. Thomas’ and confirm and receive anyone who wants to become an official Episcopalian.

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.

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