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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. A worship service will follow at 10:30 a.m. and an evening service a 6 p.m.

Visit pilgrimsbaptist.com 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 pilgrimsbaptist.com. The church is at 27 Chase Hill Road, Ashaway.

Central Baptist Church

WESTERLY — “The Call to Be the Church,” part of a new series on the Church Covenant, will be Rev. Dr. Cal Lord’s message on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. After the service, a Back to Church Rally Barbecue will be held with a bouncy house for children, food and fellowship.

Sunday school classes will begin at 9 a.m. for adults, with two new class options, Survey of the Book of Revelation and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. Sunday school for children will be held during the worship hour.

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. This week there will be one Sunday service at 10 a.m. (Choral Eucharist), as it is Homecoming Sunday. 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.

A party will be held following the service with a bouncy house for children, food trucks, music, magic, and Sunday School registration. Classes will begin on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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, Sept. 7, there will be a Choir Reunion for all past and present choir members. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m., with a Choir Camp style dinner and slideshow. The evening will conclude with a candlelight Compline service at 7:30 p.m.

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, visit pendletonhillbaptist.homestead.com or 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.

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 will be led by Rev. Byeta Hoover-Mulvany beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service will focus on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 and Luke 14: 1, 7-14.

Choir practice will be held on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. New choir members are welcome.

Rally Day will be celebrated with a potluck picnic following worship on Sunday. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be supplied. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share.

Beginning Sunday, Sept.15, a time of fellowship will be held downstairs following worship with Sunday School beginning at 11:15 a.m. after fellowship.

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.

Dunn’s Corners Community Church

WESTERLY — Sunday worship will be held at 8 and 10 a.m.

The Reverend Dr. Wayne C. Eberly’s sermon is “A Joyful Journey” from Psalm 133, “Behold how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity.”

Andrew Wallace, director of music and Arts Ministry and Grace Urrico, organist/pianist lead in music. The Chancel Choir will sing “This Is God’s Church” by Pethel at the 10 a.m. service.

On Sunday, Sept. 8, Rally Day, atteendees are invited to hear about new programs/events planned at the church for the 2019/2020 year and to see where they may fit in and to bring ideas.

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 Sue Eldridge.

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. A special campfire service will be Sunday evening.

Sunday school classes for all ages (from birth to senior citizens) begin at 9 a.m. The schedule of classes can be found at secondbaptistns.org.

Wednesday night Bible study and prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. Handouts will be distributed weekly for reading and addressing questions to be discussed the following Wednesday evening.

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 “We’re On The Right Track,” taken from scripture in the book of Ezra 5:1-5..

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

A deacon’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 17 and a trustee’s meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 23.

On Saturday, Sept. 28, the church will host Tag Sale and Spaghetti dinner.

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 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 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.

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 uusouthcountyri.org for more information.

Weekapaug Chapel

WEEKAPAUG — The Weekapaug Chapel, 105 Noyes Neck Road, will hold its service at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The guest preacher will be Rev. Richard Morgan of Westerly. Rev. Morgan is a retired Episcopal priest who lives in Westerly and has served at several parishes in the Westerly area. He grew up in Weekapaug where his family has long had a summer residence.

Gery Elliott will direct the choir as well as play the organ. There will be no choir this week.

This is the final summer service of 2019. Services during the year will include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Memorial Day services. These events will be announced as we get close to the dates.

The chapel is heated when needed, and handicap accessible.

Congregational Church, United, UCC

PAWCATUCK — Congregational Church, United, UCC Westerly Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m. The message for this Welcome Sunday will explore possible answers to the prophet Micah’s ancient question, “what does the Lord require of you?” You might just be surprised. Rev. Ruth Hainsworth will explain a little of the church’s theology and worship traditions for folks who aren’t sure what it’s all about.

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 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.

As the choirs are on a break, the church invites anyone who would like to share their gift of music during summer worship. There is a sign-up calendar in the choir room. Singers, instrumentalists, and music ensembles are all welcome.

Senior choir rehearsal will resume on Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. and bell choir rehearsal will resume on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7 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 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 services will be held at 8:30 and 10:35 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 401-322-0088.

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