Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

Worship Service - Sunday, 7/14/2024, 9:30am

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!

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From The Interim Pastor

Summer 2024

Ah, Summertime! I hope you have many opportunities to settle into the slower rhythm of summer so that you may enjoy the balmy evenings and sunny days. Things slow down somewhat for the next couple of months. Schedules seem to relax a little more – no need

to get up and get kids off to school on time. The pace of life seems to calm, if only a little bit. I know that for many of us work continues, but hopefully that too calms a little.


For some, summer is also a time to take time off from church life. And that’s okay because God doesn’t just meet you in church. Of course, we’re always happy to see you in church and hope that we will see you some over the summer so we can keep in touch and hear how your summer is going. We will continue to have services over the summer, of course. And we will be looking for ways to make those services meaningful and supportive. And, as you know, the sanctuary is air conditioned!


Summer is also a time for travel and vacations. The good news is that God travels well. God traveled quite a bit with the early Israelites during their forty years camping and traveling through the wilderness. God continues to travel with us, no matter where our journeys take us. And sometimes new and unfamiliar settings are just the place for us to see things in a new way, to gain new insights into our relationship with God and Jesus.


No matter what your summer holds for you, I pray that you will find time to savor what this season has to offer. May you find time to relax, to reflect, and to be renewed by the Spirit. And may you find joy and lightness during this summer season.


Blessings abounding,

Pastor Linda

The Search Committee was appreciative of those in attendance at the March 10 congregational meeting where the Executive Board made a recommendation for reducing the Pastoral position to a two thirds position rather than one of full time. After discussion, a vote was passed in the affirmative. The Search Committee has contacted Rev. Courtny to repost the updated Pastoral position. Once again we await inquiries.


Please continue to keep our search in your prayers.

Thank you,




Search Team Covenant of Commitment

  • We will pray for the search team, our church, and our perspective pastor.

  • We will see the leading of the Holy Spirit.

  • We will agree on clear roles and responsibilities.

  • We will pursue with integrity the pastoral selection process

    upon which the team has agreed.

  • We will respect the opinion of others.

  • We will strive for peace, cooperation, respect, and unity in

    our discussions.

  • We will maintain confidentiality—candidate names, references, and team discussions will not be shared beyond the team and our consultant. We will not disclose confidential information to friends, family, or others.

  • We will be punctual and attend all meetings, if at all possible.

  • We will follow through on assignments.

  • We will respect and communicate support for the teams

    decision as we recommend a candidate to our congregation.

The Legend of the Dogwood

There is a legend, that at the time of the Crucifixion, the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber of the cross.


That it was used for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree. Jesus, nailed upon it, sensed this, and in His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering said to it "Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted, and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross... two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns,

and all who see it will remember."


Submitted by: Robin Butzier

Worship Service

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Contact Us

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

229 Wilbur Avenue

Cranston, RI 02921-1016

Phone: 401 944-0864

Email: olcbc229@gmail.com


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