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!
I am writing this greeting halfway through our celebration of Christmas, and a brand new year is upon us yet again. The birth of Jesus signals a turning point in history, a new beginning for sure. In the same way, the New Year prompts us to reflect back and thank the Lord for the many blessings bestowed upon us in this past year. It is also a time for new beginnings. How fitting that the new year should fall just days after we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
While we enter this New Year with thanks to God, we also meditate upon the new beginning that is secured for us in Christ. As Paul writes to the Corinthians: “So, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new.” (2 Cor. 5:17)
And as Jesus Himself reminds us: “See, I am making all things new.” (Rev. 21:5)
Make no mistake about it; our God is not a God who stands idly by. God is living and active in our world. But, God works through ordinary people like you and me to bring about God’s divine will. What a privilege that we are called to participate in the work of God’s kingdom.
As we enter this New Year, let us always be reminded that while we may do the planting and the watering, it is God who gives us the growth. Therefore let us continue to come and be nourished by God’s word. Let us rejoice in the birth of our Savior and look forward to Christ making all things new as we seek God together.
New Year’s Blessings,