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CCOP on YouTube

You can find all of our latest sermon videos. Whether you missed a Sunday service or just want to re-watch a favorite message, our YouTube page is the perfect place to do so. Simply click the link below!


CCOP on Facebook

We are excited to announce that Community Church of Providence has a new site on Facebook. Our old site is no longer active (as of a few months ago), and so we want to make sure you are connected to the current page, https://www.facebook.com/CommunityofProv/.

By following us on Facebook, you'll have access to information about upcoming services, community events, volunteer opportunities, and much more. We hope that this new platform will make it easier for us to connect with our members and the wider community. So click the Facebook logo below and head on over to our page and give us a like to stay in the loop!


As we gather in fellowship this February, we are filled with gratitude and anticipation to honor Black History Month. Throughout this significant month, we will unite to recognize the invaluable contributions and enduring legacy of Black individuals in shaping our world and our faith.

During our upcoming services and events, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the rich tapestry of Black history, from the profound spiritual leadership to the unwavering commitment to justice and equality. It is our shared responsibility to acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of experiences and perspectives that have enriched our church community and our collective journey of faith.

Together, let us embrace this opportunity to deepen our understanding, nurture empathy, and reaffirm our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for all members of our congregation. Our shared exploration of Black history can serve as a catalyst for unity, compassion, and growth within our church family.

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During this month, we encourage you to subscribe to this free newsletter, 28 Days of Black History,  whose focus this year is on artists. (Click the Subscribe link in the header, below.) You really must click the Archive Link (further in the newsletter) and listen to Hazel Scott play two grand pianos at the same time (February 4)!!! This newsletter is an opportunity for us to experience the breadth of courageous African Americans who changed our world through their talent and artistry. It is an opportunity to expand our knowledge beyond the most recognized and celebrated leaders of African American history such as the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, Rosa Parks, Harriett Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and other beloved s/heroes. This is an invitation to deepen our appreciation for and be inspired by the multitude of unsung and rarely known African Americans whose gifts have blessed our world! 

Rev. Dr. Joanne Lindstrom

Visit 28 days of Black History articles here

A Hub for Positive Community Activity

Community Church has long opened our doors to share space with other organizations. Our church believes in giving back to the community, and we are proud to provide a safe and welcoming environment for other organizations to hold their events and meetings.

This initiative will benefit the organizations and also help build stronger relationships within the community. We look forward to continuing to serve our community in new and innovative ways.

Learn more below about our current building partners.

Hope City Church
The Casting Project
East Side Nursery School

Weekly Prayer


"If you have known the cruelty of ostracization, and in some ways, we all have, if you have known or seen the doors of a church, or a school, or office shut against you because of some changeable or unchangeable feature of your identity, know this; you are the song of the One who calls out from the wilderness."

Suzannah Omonuk

Poet, Harvard Divinity School student

Would you like to become a member of CCOP? 

We would love to have you!

On March 16, from 10 am to 12 pm, Pastor Sarah will lead a group for adults interested in church membership. If you can't make that date and want to set up another time, please email Pastor Sarah at [email protected].

Directory of Members and Friends Update

We are excited to announce that our church is updating and expanding our members and friends directory. If you would like to have your contact information updated or added, we invite you to take advantage of our convenient new process. Simply visit Rhodes Hall, where you will find a sheet available to update your information. This will help us ensure that our directory is accurate and up-to-date, and will help us stay connected as a community. Thank you for your participation!

Attention all ladies! You are cordially invited to our Women Together Potluck Breakfast happening this Saturday, February 10th. Join us in Rhodes Hall for a delicious breakfast and some much-needed fellowship with your fellow women. After breakfast, we will be heading downstairs for our crafting session where we will be creating beautiful spring reefs for our doors. This is the perfect opportunity to bond with other women and unleash your creativity. Bring your favorite dish to share and come with an open heart. We can't wait to see you there!

We are excited to announce that the upcoming Women's Bible Study Book will be available for purchase starting this Saturday for only $15 each. This is an incredible opportunity to deepen your faith and connect with other women in our community. We encourage you to take advantage of this offer and grab your copy this weekend. 

For those who are unable to make it on Saturday, the books will also be made available for purchase in the church office during the week. Don't miss out on this amazing resource for your spiritual growth and development. We look forward to seeing you at the Women's Bible Study!

Join us for our upcoming four-Sunday Adult Education series, "Life Together: On Kindness & Community."

In this enriching series, we'll delve into the why and how of being a community. Together, we'll explore how building a community can strengthen our connections, foster empathy, and create a more compassionate world.

This Sunday, we will meet in the parlor from 11:30 -12:30 following worship and coffee. 

Our church's annual meeting and potluck will be taking place on February 18th immediately after service. This is a great opportunity for our community to come together and share a meal while discussing the future of our church. We will have both online and paper sign-ups available for dishes, so please sign up using the link below or in Rhodes Hall. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual meeting and potluck dish sign up

Thoughtful Insights From Reverend Charles Hartman

When Roger Williams was forced out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636, he made his way to the banks of the Seekonk River and began his settlement in what is now East Providence. When the Plymouth Colony leaders objected he moved to what is now Providence and settled there. He did this with the cooperation and blessings of Canonicus, the sachem of the Narragansett people. The Baptist are indebted to the indigenous people in their struggle to survive and flourish. Baptists and the Narragansett people now have a long history that include important figures like Princess Redwing who was a member of the Berean Baptist congregation in Harrisville. Now we encourage support for the efforts to relocate the Tomaquag Museum from Exeter to a site on the URI campus

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On The Spiritual Journey: Rocks and Roots

“finding a path through the wilderness”: a sermon and four sessions

Join us as we explore of what it means to grow spiritually. We seek spiritual growth in order to sustain our faith and practice in our daily walk. Using the metaphor of “wilderness,” we will read and reflect on passages from scripture, poets, theologians, and mystics. As we discover both personal and corporate pathways through “wilderness” both real and metaphorically, we will share questions and seek wisdom about those things challenging us as persons,

communities and as the church.

Our format begins with the sermon on February 25: Rocks and Roots: “Let’s Talk about the Walk”. We will follow that sermon with four zoom sessions. Each one will continue to explore themes introduced through the sermon.

Registration forms are available In Rhodes Hall

Please choose the time best for you. We will announce a final schedule when everyone has had a chance to

register. Please sign up soon.

We encourage folks to commit to all four sessions as each one builds on the previous one.

Question may be directed to Charlie at [email protected]

March 11 and 25, 2024

The Narragansett Nation, a two-part lecture series, free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the UUCSC Antiracism Group 7:00-8:30  UUCSC Sanctuary

Part I "Traditions and Lifeways"

Part II "Survivance of the Narragansett in RI"

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Faithful Reflections: Excerpts from Scripture

Office Administrator and Community Care Coordinator

Ms. Taisha Thompson

Reflecting on Acts 17:26, we are reminded of the profound truth that all of humanity shares a common origin and purpose. The verse states, "From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands."

This verse serves as a powerful affirmation of the interconnectedness of all people and the divine intention behind the diversity of nations and cultures. It emphasizes that despite our differences, we are ultimately part of a shared human family, intricately woven together by the hand of God.

In the context of Black history or any cultural observance, Acts 17:26 can be a source of inspiration and contemplation. It prompts us to recognize and honor the diverse tapestry of human experience, acknowledging the unique contributions and narratives of every individual and community.

From a standpoint of faith, this verse invites us to approach our interactions with humility, empathy, and an appreciation for the rich mosaic of human existence. It calls us to seek understanding and unity, recognizing that each person's heritage and identity is part of God's intentional design.

Ultimately, Acts 17:26 encourages us to embrace the beauty of our shared humanity while celebrating the distinct backgrounds and journeys that have shaped us. It calls us to view differences not as barriers, but as opportunities for mutual learning, respect, and the expression of God's infinite creativity.

As we reflect on Acts 17:26, may we be moved to embrace the diversity of the human experience with gratitude, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to fostering unity and understanding within our communities and beyond.


CCOP Annual Easter Celebrations

As we prepare for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, we are kindly asking for your support in the form of candy donations. We would greatly appreciate any contributions of individually wrapped candy to help fill the eggs for the hunt.

Donations can be dropped off at the church office during regular business hours, or brought to any of our upcoming services. Your generosity will help make this year's Easter Egg Hunt a memorable and enjoyable experience for our children.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our church community.


We are excited to announce the launch of the Children's Prayer-Ground at the back of our sanctuary!

We understand that attending religious services with young children can sometimes be challenging, as they may become restless and need a space of their own. That's why we have created a special area in the back of the sanctuary just for them.

The Children's Prayer-Ground offers a safe and welcoming environment for children to play and explore while still allowing their parents or guardians to follow the service.

Join American Baptist Women of RI Saturday, March 16 at the Norwood Baptist Church in Warwick for our annual spiritual retreat. Rev. Dr. Reppa Cottrell and Donna Sherman will be leading the bible study and reflection in the morning and the afternoon will include workshops and time to share. The $20.00 fee includes lunch.  Registration deadline is March 2

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Here at The Community Church of Providence we encourage children to be an active part of worship! Sunday school for children is held during service. If you're looking for a fun and engaging way to get your kids involved in church activities, Sunday School is the perfect place to start. Join us Sunday and see what your child can create!

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