In his “Daily Study Bible” series of commentaries, William Barclay includes a beautiful legend, a child’s story, really, pertaining to the post-nativity flight to Egypt of Mary and Joseph, recorded in Matthew chapter 2. The legend goes that, being weary as evening came they sought refuge in a cave. It was cold enough that the… Read more
Welcome To Our Church
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, the members of the Warwick Central Baptist Church extend a warm welcome and invite you to visit our church through this page. WCBC is a community of believers that is committed to Growing in Christ, Sharing Christ and Serving Christ together.
We welcome people of all walks of life as we seek to build a healthy spiritual community with love and humility, reflecting the character of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We strive to blend the faith witness and wisdom of our older members with the excitement and enthusiasm of the younger people, so that our life together, and the ministries that emerge from our fellowship, are fresh, vital, and prophetic.
For me, the most significant part of Local church ministry is the daily interaction with people of the church and the community. It is a tremendous privilege to be allowed into the lives of these people I work with and for. Recognizing that each day brings possibilities for special interaction with some part of the body of Christ, as well as opportunities to bear witness to God’s love to those outside the body is a special blessing.
You will find Warwick Central to be relaxed in its style worship, and, while we wish to you make you feel most welcome, we do recognize that it can sometimes feel intimidating to enter a church you’re not familiar with. You are our respected and welcome guest, and we hope you will feel as comfortable in our house as you would in that of a valued friend. Please don’t hesitate to ask our greeters at the door if you have any questions, or need somebody to help you manage the Bible and Hymnal during the service.
We hope, as well, that this information will give you a better understanding of the way we worship, and help you feel more at home when you join us.
I saw an online post that said something to the effect that We Need Christmas More Than Ever this year. I didn’t pay much attention to it, and will not go back searching for its content. But, as I sit to type this page, it was the first thing that crossed my mind. Also, I don’t… Read more
This month I leave you in the good hands of Colin Harris, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, whose recent comments in the Ethics Daily newsletter include the following: The phenomenon of "fake news" has heightened our awareness of the influence of distorted expressions of reality on many levels and… Read more
I recently participated in a Pastor’s round table discussion on the broad topic of Christian Education. Rev. Tom Wiles, our ABCORI Executive Minister offered an interesting question that went something like this, “Do you think that adding pew bibles to our sanctuaries has helped or hindered Biblical literacy amongst church goers?” While there may be… Read more
As a former runner (really!) this article caught my eye and has a p[lace in my heart. Of course it isn’t just about the running. It’s about going outside the accepted conventions (rules) when situations demand it. It is about putting our humanity – our “child of God”ness first in whatever situation calls for it…. Read more
Just when you get to thinking that nothing could knock Caitlin Jenner from her perch atop the media headline world, along comes Rachel Dolezal. Then, as her story gains momentum, we are confronted by the inexplicable tragedy at the Emmanuel African Episcopal Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C. Two of the issues represented in the headlines… Read more
Warwick Central Baptist Church 3270 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 02886 May Breakfast Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 7:00am – 11:00am Warwick Central Baptist Church – Judson Hall Menu – Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, ham, fruit salad, home fries, baked beans, muffins & danish, cereal. Coffee, tea, milk and juice. Cost is $8.00 adults,… Read more
The church women are invited to find out more about Teen Challenge RI by joining together for a brunch and discussion on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 am. Meet the ladies who are residents of this addiction recovery home, hear their faith testimonies about how God is changing their lives, tour the residence, and… Read more
Everyone is Invited to the annual Hoe Down Warwick Central Baptist Church,3270 Post Road, Warwick, RI Come to line dance, enjoy some fun.All ages welcome!raffle and refreshments.Cost: $10 – tickets at the door or call the church office at 401-739-2828