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Welcome to Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

Welcome to Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church.
We are glad you found our developing website.  We hope you find it informative.
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 through music. We have been blessed with a strong music ministry consisting of a Sanctuary Choir, Hand bell Choir, Youth 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

September 2014

Recently, I noticed Dee and Bob Kolb working in the landscape around the church as I ran off to make an appointment.  They were weeding and putting down mulch in the hot sun alone and when I stopped to talk to Dee it was obvious that she was getting tired.  I offered to come back the next day and help if she would show me what to do.  The only garden I ever tended was a tomato and pepper garden that I planted one summer when I was in junior high and unlike Bob and Dee, I am not gifted with a green thumb.  And, although no one else saw their labor of love, I am sure it brought joy to the Lord to watch them devotedly beautify the grounds of His church that day.


Did you know that God has a garden?  And, God keeps that garden not just in the summer but also all year round.  Jesus said. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener” (Jn 15:1).  God’s garden was ordained before the foundation of the world, even before the beginning of time and every individual plant in God’s garden gets God’s undivided attention and love.


What I am referring to is not the earth’s vegetation that God created on the third day (Genesis 1:11-12), nor the magnificent Garden of Eden we read about in Genesis 2:8.  I am speaking about the precious garden that God has made for God’s own Self.  The Bible says, “We are God’s garden!” (1 Cor. 3:9).  And when we turn toward the care God has for us, the psalmist declares that our lives will flourish “like a green olive tree in the house of the Lord” (Psalm 52:8).


As you know, we are about to begin our fall and winter season and program at the church.  What a

wonderful time to invite the Lord to tend the garden of our individual lives, not to mention our lives together.


Our annual Rally Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, September 14th beginning with breakfast, church school registration, and concluding with musical praise and worship.  I am sure everybody is looking forward to the great breakfast awaiting us on Rally Day with the ever-popular Sticky Buns.  Sunday School classes begin the following week.  The Adult Bible Study will resume meeting on

September 10th.


The Boards and Committees of the church are up and running and looking forward to doing ministry together.  Please make note of the particulars further on in this Oak Leaves or check out our church website at www.olcbaptistchurch.com.


As your Pastor, I look forward to journeying with you into the opportunities for worship and service that lie ahead.

Gracefully yours,


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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