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!
My Dear Friends in Christ,
I want to take a moment to wish you and yours a very Happy and Blessed New Year!
In writing to the Church at Philippi, Paul said to the Philippians in chapter 3:13-14 (NIV):
“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
The New Year ahead will undoubtedly bring new challenges and some changes as we continue to live in a world that has become increasingly unreceptive to the ways of the Lord.
Yet, we are still called to make known the hope of the gospel as the answer to humanity’s needs. We ought not to shy away from this calling because if we don’t tell of the Lord’s great love and grace... who will?
While customs, styles and trends will come and go, the gospel remains the same and Jesus Christ does, too. As Hebrews 13:8 assures us, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
In a world of “shades of gray” and the belief that there is no absolute truth, it is important as Christians to not lose sight of our message, or faith that the Lord will be there for us each step of the way.
We can have assurance over any doubts that Christ will be in our tomorrows when we place our faith in the Lord’s promise in John 10:28 (NIV):
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
We don’t have to walk even one day worried about what may or may not happen in 2017 because we have been promised that God has not given us a “spirit of fear”!
Let us look ahead with confidence and boldness, then, trusting that the presence of the Lord goes with us.