Frequently Asked Questions
What denomination are you?
We are a Congregational Church associated with the United Church of Christ in the Rhode Island Conference.
What do you believe?
We are a Christian church that welcomes all people to explore their faith, deepen their connection to God, and experience the blessing of being part of a community committed to loving one another and God. Read our Welcome from our Pastor, and check out our Mission Statement.
Do you have to be a member to participate?
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
When were you formed?
Our church began in 1704 and has a wonderfully rich history. More information can be found here.
How can I become a member?
If you wish to join our church, let us know! We would be glad to invite you to our next membership class.
When do your services begin?
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are worshipping online. you can find our services on our YouTube Channel.
During normal times, join us every Sunday at 10:00 am! Services are about an hour with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow.
What options are there for kids?
We have a wonderful Sunday School program run by our full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. The children come to the first 15 minutes of worship and then are invited to Sunday School to have a hands-on experience of that day's topic. Children are also welcome to stay in worship if they prefer--whatever is best for your family. We also have nursery care available every week for infants and toddlers. Check out our Children and Youth page for more details.
How do people dress?
People dress from very casual to suits and ties. All are welcome!
Is the church accessible?
There is handicapped access on the right side of the building, where there is an elevator to the Sanctuary. There is a handicapped bathroom on the first floor.
Where do we park?
There is on-street parking (around the common) and adjacent to the post office on Willow Avenue.
Do you have an offering?
There is a free-will offering taken during the service. Envelopes are provided and you can give by check or by cash. Offerings can also be made online. Click here to do that.
When do you serve Communion?
We serve open communion to all ages on the first Sunday of the month and on special occasions. You do not have to be a member to receive.
Do you offer Christian Baptism?
We celebrate open Baptism for all ages during our church service. Click here for more information on baptisms.