Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

Welcome to Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

At Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church, we support people as they seek to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are an American Baptist Church in partnerships with American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island and American Baptist Churches, USA.  We are ecumenically minded and seek opportunities for worship and service with other community churches.
Our church welcomes diverse families. We provide for Christian Education (Sunday School) for school aged children, as well as a nursery for pre-school children during worship services.
A very important part of our worship at Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is our music program. We have been blessed with a strong music ministry consisting of a Sanctuary Choir, Hand bell Choir, two organists, and many musically talented members who readily share their gifts during the worship services throughout the year.
At the conclusion of worship every Sunday all are invited to the fellowship hall to join in conversation and refreshments.
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church is located at 229 Wilbur Avenue in Cranston.  We warmly invite you to worship with us on a Sunday morning at 9:30 am.  Until then, may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ richly bless you!

A Message From Pastor Barbara

December, 2016

Dear Friends in Christ,

On Christmas Eve 1818, the carol "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht" was heard for the first time in a village church in Oberndorf, Austria.

The congregation at that Midnight Mass in St. Nicholas Church listened as the voices of the assistant pastor, Father Joseph Mohr, and the choir director, Franz Xaver Gruber, rang through the church to the accompaniment of Father Mohr's guitar.

On each of the six verses, the choir repeated the last two lines in four-part harmony.

On that Christmas Eve, a song was born that would wing its way into the hearts of people everywhere. Now translated into hundreds of languages, untold millions sing it every December, especially on Christmas Eve.

You know the lyrics, “Silent night, Holy night, all is calm, all is bright....sleep in heavenly peace.”

This treasured Christmas hymn calls our attention to a night sky radiant with the twinkling of millions of stars announcing the birth of Jesus Christ-the Light of the world. Each star sheds light on God’s love for a world in which the Word became flesh and dwelt among us full of grace and truth.

I invite you to share the hope, peace, joy, and love of this glorious season of Light. In addition to our traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:30 pm we will worship together on Christmas Day at 9:30 am when we will light the Christ candle.

May the peace of Christ attend you, the Love of God surround you, and the Holy Spirit keep you.

Christmas Blessings,


Pastor Barbara



Worship Service

Sundays, 9:30am ET

Contact Us

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

229 Wilbur Avenue

Cranston, RI 02921-1016

Phone: 401 944-0864


Pastor: The Rev. Barbara DaCosta


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