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!
It is hard to believe Rally Day is almost here. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study will resume. Most people will agree that education is important and that religious education is equally important.
One national poll showed that 92% of Americans who go to church and even 68% of those who do not go to church want their children to receive religious instruction.
It is always a blessing to see a couple return to church after years of inactivity once a child comes along. They stand before God and the congregation at the child's dedication, promise to raise their little one in the faith, then bring that young life to church and Sunday School because they want the spiritual values they learned as children to be passed on.
God bless them! They understand the importance of keeping the Christian story alive.
Israel understood the importance of religious instruction, too. It was regarded as a guarantee that the people would never forget God’s standard for right living and that their ancient faith would never die.
According to Deuteronomy 6:1-25, one of the most sacred duties the people of God have is that of passing on the faith from one generation to the next. "These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children..."
The early church understood the same thing. Paul wrote his son in the faith ,Timothy: "If you point these things out to the brothers [and sisters]"...if you instruct them..."you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus."
Yes, Rally Day is upon us. And you are invited to be part of that long tradition that passes on the tenets of our faith by encouraging others, both young and old, to our Back to Church Sunday. Hope to see you there!