Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church
Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

This Week

Sunday (5/28) 9:30am - Worship with Coffee Hour to follow

                                       Boom Wackers During Sunday School


Monday (5/29) Memorial Day


Tuesday (5/30) 6:30pm - Search Committee Meeting via Zoom


Wednesday (5/31) 7:00pm - Choir Rehearsal 


Next Sunday (6/04)  Worship with Communion, Coffee Hour to follow

                                  Last Day of Sunday School



Looking Ahead

Date Time Event
Sunday, June 4 9:30am Worship with Communion, Coffee Hour to follow, Last Day of Sunday School
Wednesday, June 7 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Saturday, June 10 8:00am - 1:00pm Church Yard Sale
Sunday, June 11 9:30am

Worship with Birthday/Anniversary Recognition

Annual Church Life Meeting During

Coffee Hour

Wednesday, June 14 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, June 18 9:30am Worship, Coffee hour to follow, Fathers' Day
Wednesday, June 21 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Sunday, June 25 9:30am Worship 
Wednesday, June 28 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Please Note: THE CHURCH HAS A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS. We are in the process of switching from Verizon to Gmail. Going forward please send any correspondence to the church at OLCBC229@Gmail.com


June 10, 2023 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Contact Robin Butzier if you are interested in renting a table for $15.00

Annual Church Life Meeting Sunday, June 11, 2023 During Coffee Hour

Please plan to attend

In preparation for that meeting. Anyone that needs to provide a report for the meeting should do so by Tuesday May 16th so that Julie has time to put the reports together. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter!

Our gifts to America for Christ support regions, churches, and community organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico with grants for a variety of purposes, including: Chaplaincy and spiritual caregivers support. Aid for children living in poverty. New, innovative ministries. Developing church leaders. And promoting discipleship. AFC funds also fund scholarships for which our members may apply, and our church is eligible to apply for ABHMS grants as well. ABHMS does not retain any AFC funds for operations or overhead. One hundred percent of our AFC dollars support vital ministries.


Please help us continue to bring healing and hope to communities, families, children and Jesus disciples in 2023 by supporting this years America for Christ Offering.


Envelopes are included in this newsletter
and the pews weekly in May for your convenience.

From the Trustees

The Board of Trustees had two dying trees taken down in the back of the parsonage resulting in some available firewood. If you are interested in obtaining some of this wood for your personal use, please contact Scott Lewis (Property Committee) to arrange to get the wood. You must cut up or split any wood you are going to take away and it must be done by June 15th.







CR068 FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND WILBUR AVENUE CHCC is delighted to announce that Sara Szerlag has agreed to adopt CR068 Friends Burial Ground on Wilbur Avenue which is located next to the Oak Lawn Baptist Church. CHCC decided to put this lot up for adoption a couple of weeks ago because while it appeared to us that some work was being done there it was not being maintained on a regular basis and we had absolutely no idea who was doing what. Happily, that all changed today. Earlier today, John Hill and Paul Tognetti from CHCC met with Sara and her son J.J. Sara is very enthusiastic about assuming responsibility for this cemetery. While we were there, Robin Butzier dropped by to say "hello". As it turns out, Robin works at the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center in Warwick and is very familiar with the Friends Burial Ground. For the past four years, Robin has been periodically bringing a group of adult clients to the cemetery to help to maintain it and to participate in various activities there. Furthermore, Robin advised us that several parishioners from the church have done work in the cemetery from time-to-time. Sara invited Robin to help out anytime they want and also will encourage those interested parishioners of Oak Lawn Baptist Church to become involved as well. The bottom line is that CR068 is now going to be managed and maintained on a regular basis. We thank Sara for adopting this cemetery and hope that others will follow her lead. Since CHCC began our "adopt a cemetery" campaign a little less than a year ago a total of 17 cemeteries have been adopted by individuals. At least a dozen more are maintained by businesses, families and unknown individuals. As a result, we are convinced that Cranston's historical cemeteries are in the best shape they have been in decades. We thank everyone who has so generously answered the call to help us to maintain these sacred spaces. About CR068... There are said to be 19 burials here with 16 inscriptions and 3 fieldstones. For more information on CR068 please click on the link below:


http://rihistoriccemeteries.org/newsearchcemeterydetail.aspx? ceme_no=CR068

The Board of Christian Education is requesting assistance in the Primary Room on Sunday mornings to work with Robin. Please see either Marilyn Drummond or Robin Butzier if you are interested.

The 2023 Flower Chart is posted on the bulletin board outside the office, please sign up to bring flowers for a special occasion, celebration, or remembrance.

Be sure to also fill out a slip for the secretary dated with the week it should appear in the bulletin.

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Legacy Project

Please remember to see Robin Butzier, James Marsocci, or Laura Dwyer if you are interested in contributing. See the weekly bulletin insert for a more detailed description of the project. This project is being spearheaded by the Board of Christian Education.

Worship Service

Sundays, 9:30am ET

Contact Us

Oak Lawn Community Baptist Church

229 Wilbur Avenue

Cranston, RI 02921-1016

Phone: 401 944-0864


Interim Pastor: The Rev. Tim Chesser


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