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Dunn’s Corners

Community Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m. and will include communion. Guest preacher Rev. Barbara Retzioff’s sermon will be “Write Your Story” from Jeremiah 1:1-10, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. At 10 a.m. worship, Community Church Ringers will play “Bwana Asifiwe” arr. Miklebust for the offertory and the anthem sung by the Chancel Choir is “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” arr. Schackley.

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., led by Cathy Kellers.

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 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 Pastor Joel Black will share the message titled, “The Work of the Seeking Father,” from John 4:1-42.

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

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 share his message titled “What is Life All About,” from the book of Ecclesiastes 11-12.

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 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 will be “Get Blessed!” is taken from scripture in the book Psalms 23.

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

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 or visit the church Facebook page at

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 11 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 Pastor Jim Wiese, 413-250-2821; or visit, or Trinity’s Facebook page. For preschool information, call director Lori Calcagni at 401-377-2416, or email

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.

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 for more information.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Congregational Church, United, UCC Westerly Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The sermon this week will celebrate the saints who teach us in surprising ways that just enough is plenty. 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.

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 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 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. The sermon will be “All Souls,” from Isaiah 25: 6-9; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 and John 6:35-39, God’s promises about eternity; remembering All Souls.

Senior choir rehearsal be held on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The bible study group will meet Thursday at 10 a.m.

The church is located at 89 Main St. The pastor is Rev. Susan G. Latourette. For more information, visit or call 860-535-0379.

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 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.

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 trunk or treat event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Familys and costumes are welcome. There will be candy, games and popcorn. For more information, contact Caroline Pabst at 860-949-9011.

Visit for more information and to get involved in a Life-Group. The Teen group will meet with Andy at the church on Wednesday evenings 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 The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s sermon will be the first in a four-part series on Disciples Living As Grace-Filled Service. His message will be “Sitting at the feet of Jesus,” focusing on “Called to Teach.” A fellowship hour 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 bible study classes are held on Tuesdays, at 10 a.m. and on Wednesdays, at 7:15 p.m. for more information about the classes call 401-596-4929.

Avondale Bible Fellowship Fall studies will be held on Thursday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Central Baptist, studying the Gospel of Matthew. Coffee and fellowship are at 8 a.m.

A Ham & Bean Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16, by the Central Nursery School. The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, and a Hope Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8.

The church is located at 16 Elm St. For more information, visit 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 Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Christ Church will present a performance of ‘Sermon on the Mount’ and ‘Faith vs Hollywood’ by Hollywood actor, Frank Runyeon. Tickets are $10 per person, $20 for a family. There is financial assistance for students to attend. For tickets or more information, visit or call the church office at 401-596-0197. A reception will follow the performance.

The church will hold its 36th annual free Thanksgiving Community Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. Donations are needed and appreciated. For more information, call Liz Dobson at 401-536-7164 or the church office at 401-596-0197 or visit

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 or visit 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, visit or email

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

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.”

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

Babcock Presbyterian Church

ASHAWAY — Sunday worship with Holy Communion and a remembrance for All Saints Day will be led by the Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 and Luke 19:1-10.

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 Pot Luck Dinner will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. Following the dinner, a Spiritual Survey will be taken.

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

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