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!
Passion / Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017:
9:30am - Walk with Jesus as we move int the events of Holy Week. Come, receive your palms and sing, "Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord." With inspirational music provided by the Oak Lawn Choral Bell Choir, involvement of our youth, and a thought provoking message by Pastor Barbara.
Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017:
7:00pm - Join us as we remember the last supper of Jesus with his friends and receive communion.
Good Friday, April 14, 2017:
12:00pm - Good Friday Service. Please join us for a joint worship service with other Christian Believers at St. David's on the Hill, 200 Meshanticut Valley Parkway.
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017:
6:00am - Woodridge Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, invites you to join them for their sunrise service.
9:30am - Easter Worship. We invite you to join us and bring family and friends as we celebrate Jesus' glorious resurrection from the dead. Special Music will be presented by the Santuarcy Choir.
Dear Community Neighbor,
On Monday, May 1, 2017 the Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church will be having its 150th May Breakfast. This special event will be held at the church at 229 Wilbur Avenue, Cranston, from 6 to 11 a.m. The church will also be celebrating this milestone with a series of community events beginning in early April, including May Pole dances, period crafts, and sundaes.
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church held the Original May Breakfast in 1867 in order to raise funds for a new church building. The tradition has been carried on ever since, though its purpose has moved beyond raising building funds. Though the dishes have changed with the times, the core menu has always been a feast for the senses - piping hot clam cakes, fluffy scrambled eggs, hand-sliced honey ham, freshly baked cornbread, homemade apple pie, juice and coffee, and handmade May baskets filled with treats. It’s also a wonderful way to interact with the community around us, and we always have fun.
The 2017 May Breakfast proceeds will go toward continuing the ministries and missions of Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church.
We would be delighted if you were a part of making this event a success, by becoming a sponsor! We sincerely thank you in advance for your support.
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you as we embark on a journey of reflection, meditation, worship, and service over the course of the next several weeks.
The Lenten season differs in many ways from the Advent season: we don’t have a hanging of the greens, we don’t sing carols, and instead of anticipating the birth of the Christ child, we prepare ourselves for His death and resurrection. Now, it could be said, this all sounds rather glum in contrast— but we can rejoice because we know He has risen, He has risen indeed!
As we read in Romans 12:1-2, “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Paul writes to the Romans that we believers are called to study, worship, and renew our minds and in so doing, we may know the perfect will of God. Just as we marvel over the circumstances of Christ’s entrance into our world during Advent, we can also find ourselves amazed at the power, creativity, and love of God. During Lent, we ponder how Jesus left this world only to rise from the grave to sit at God’s right hand.
After spending forty days being tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Jesus stayed busy. During His last week on earth: he cleared the temple, cursed the fig tree, taught the Sermon on the Mount—and that’s just the first two days. In fact, the majority of the Gospels focus on this latter part of Christ’s life.
This Lenten season, won’t you join me in learning more about our Savior—His last earthly days and the glory of the days to come?