OAK LAWN COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
229 Wilbur Avenue, Cranston, RI
Home of the Original
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Adults: $7.00; Children 12 and under: $4.00
Clam cakes, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Cornbread, Apple Pie, Coffee & Juice
SERVED FAMILY STYLE
COME ALONG AND BRING A FRIEND!
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!
From the Pastor
In February our church hosted the Cranston Clergy Association, and one of the things we talked about at length was the need for our churches to stand together against the violence that is happening in our world and in our communities. Therefore, I share with you a rough draft of a letter we sent out to our local paper and ask that during this Lenten Season you will join our fellow churches in praying for peace in our very troubled world.
We in the Cranston Clergy Association would like to add our voice to that of other clergy and religious organizations in strongly condemning the recent vandalism against the Islamic School of RI.
This kind of hate crime has no place in our community. In fact, this incident runs counter to the growing interfaith understanding that is taking hold across the state of RI through the work of statewide organizations and local congregations, including our own work in recent years.
Just this past January, the Cranston Clergy Association hosted the second annual celebration of the life of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 500 people attended the event at the Park Theatre, which included speakers, music, and other participants in an interfaith (Jewish – Christian) and multi-racial celebration of Dr King’s message of a “beloved community” rooted in God and our love of our neighbor.
Today we still take comfort and inspiration from the words of Dr King, which were spoken in a time when for many Americans “hate crimes” were the norm.
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
And so, we want the Islamic School and our Islamic brothers and sisters to know that this incident does not truly represent our community or the vision of the wider religious community both locally and statewide.
As we seek to go forward as a united community against the violence and hatred of the attack on the Islamic School in West Warwick, we seek to root our actions and our words in our religious traditions and the commandments of our sacred texts.
The members of the Cranston Clergy Association