Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

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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A Message From Pastor Barbara

May 2018

Warm hugs in Christ!


May is here and I never think about the month of May without thinking about my dearly departed mother, Doris. My mother loved the Lord deeply and I so look forward to our reunion in the Heavens not so far down the road.


Maybe May causes you to think about your mothers, too.


Mothers Day reminds me of the teacher who gave her class of second graders a lesson on magnets and what they do. The next day in a written test, she included this question: My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I? When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the word Mother.


While many of us may get a chuckle out of this little story, we must also agree that there is a powerful truth being shared here as well. There is something magnetic about a mother, especially when that mother is someone who loves and follows the Lord each day. Of course, the same can be said about fathers who also sacrifice for their families in so many ways.


We are going to take a moment on Mothers Day to honor the women in attendance, remembering those women who have impacted our lives in so many ways, including our biological mothers.


I love the following little story that shows the simple love and appreciation a child can have for Mom:


A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help. Her sons memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, I am the light of the world. The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud clear voice said, My mother is the light of the world.


Of course, we know the Light of the World is Jesus, but the Lord wants His light to shine in, and through each one of us to a world darkened by sin and despair.


The love of Christian women can serve as a tremendous example to children of the kind of love the Lord has for them.


Ladies, we appreciate you and hope to see you and your extended families with us on Mothers Day.


Gracefully yours,

Pastor Barbara

Worship Service

Sundays, 9:30am ET

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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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