Starting Sunday, August 27, we're changing our service time to 9am!
The Baptist Church in Warren
Founded in 1764
407 Main St. Warren, RI USA
Mailing Address/Office Building/Parking Lot
16 Miller St. Warren, RI 02885 Map
Handicapped Access from the Parking Lot
RIPTA Bus 60 Providence-Newport Line
Phone: (401) 245-3669
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lion's Den Thrift shop has closed.
10 am Morning Worship in our Sanctuary,
changing to 9 am starting Sunday August 27th,
when we welcome our new pastor, Rev. Debra Lee!
News and Information
America for Christ Offering, and food for the local food bank.
Our New Minister
The Search Committee’s efforts to find a minister have born fruit. Starting Sunday, August 27, Rev. Debra Lee will begin serving both the First Baptist Church in Swansea and the Baptist Church in Warren. To facilitate our minister sharing, worship service time will be moved to 9 am.
Our roof replacement is complete! We look forward to 100 years of solid roof over our heads.
Lion's Den thrift shop has closed
The Lion's Den Thrift Shop has closed. Many thanks to our loyal workers and patrons.
In order to avoid confusion between local and international relief efforts, the Governing Board has elected to change the name of our Relief Fund to the Community Assistance Fund. This fund will continue to help residents of Warren, Bristol and Barrington with a one-time per year contribution of $100.00 towards a utility bill. We used to have the tradition of remembering local residents in need of assistance on Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of each month. Let’s resurrect that tradition to give what we can each month to this very worthy cause. Please remember to indicate on your check, or use the provided communion envelopes for your giving. Thank you.
USE PAYPAL TO GIVE ONLINE
LIVE ON YOUTUBE
We are LIVE on the world wide web! Shut-ins, vacationers, and members who live far away can now experience our church services as they happen. All you need is a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and a high-speed internet connection. Click on the YouTube options near the top of this page.
SUNDAY SERVICE VOLUNTEERING
Volunteers are always needed for coffee hour, for Sunday Morning Worship service ushers, and Nursery Caregivers (during service). The sign-up sheets are located in the Vestry.
REMEMBER SUNDAY WORSHIP TIME 10 AM
Reminder: Sunday Morning Worship begins at 10am. As a courtesy to others, please try to be seated before then. Also, if you come too late, you might miss important morning announcements. Thank-you.
On Sunday, August 27, we will be welcoming Rev. Debra Lee as our new minister.
Debra is the mother of two adult daughters, Chelsea and Brittany.
Brittany lives in New Bedford with her mom and stepfather Doug. Chelsea lives in Macedon, NY (upstate) with her dog Stella. Chelsea teaches high school, and Brittany works at Barretts in the waterfront. Rev. Lee is an Andover Newton Graduate (2010) and has been a settled pastor for the last 13 years.
Rev. Lee also received her Masters in Public Administration from Bridgewater State College (2004). She lives in New Bedford with her husband Doug and their four golden doodles: Daisy, Gracie, Pansey and Luna. Debra recently retired as the Director of the Council on Aging for the City of New Bedford. In addition to pastoring First Baptist Church of Swansea (2017), she works as a Hospice Chaplain for Community Nurse and the Operations Manager for the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts. She is in the application process for the doctoral program at Gordon Conwell Seminary.
All are welcome to join in our 10 am Sunday Worship Service
Our denomination, American Baptist Churches, USA
believes that the Bible is the inspired word of God and the final authority in matters of faith. We affirm the Trinity, that the one God exists as three persons in complete unity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. We confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, through whom those who believe can have fellowship with God. He died, taking on the sins of the world, and was resurrected, triumphing over sin and death. We focus on the risen Christ, who remains an influence in our hearts, and thus, in our daily lives.
We stand opposed to all forms of hate.
With the recent violent tragedies in the U.S.
in mind, below is the official stance of
American Baptist Churches against hate
and bigotry, first conceived in 1957
and added to over time.
Proof that Masks, Handwashing, and Social Distancing Work
According to Scientific American, influenza cases all over the globe have dropped to “minuscule levels.” We’re not seeing nearly the same numbers as we have in previous years because of the health measures in place to help slow the spread of COVID19 — hand-washing, mask-wearing, staying home when sick, and socially distancing. The publication reports approximately 600 deaths attributed to influenza during the 2020-2021 flu season in the United States, which typically peaks between December and February. Compared to previous years, where the numbers in the 2019-2020 season saw roughly 22,000 deaths, and the 2018-2019 season had more at 34,000 deaths, 600 is a 97 percent drop. So why is that happening?
The numbers are so low because the flu isn’t around. “There’s just no flu circulating,” Greg Poland, a researcher who has been studying the flu for the Mayo Clinic for decades, told Scientific American. Because of the measures in place for COVID, including increased handwashing, wearing masks, and staying home when sick, no one is out there spreading the flu either.
“It turns out if you drastically reduce global travel, close public workplaces and schools, and promote mask-wearing and handwashing, you’ll cut off opportunities for common pathogens to spread.”
Sketch of our church by Laurel Paquin
American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA),
American Baptist Churches of RI (ABCORI),
American Baptist Home Mission Societies,
National Council of Churches USA,
Baptist World Alliance,
World Council of Churches,
Lion's Den Thrift Shop,
St. Mary of the Bay Food Pantry,
Warren Church Association,
Women's Resource Center.