Local Missions

We honor our long tradition of vital mission involvement. Our women were involved with rolling bandages and providing help during WWII. This help continues today with involvement in White Cross, support of South Providence Neighborhood Ministries, and Church World Service through Women’s ministry outreach.

Warwick Central was instrumental in the establishment of the Trudeau Center for our special needs’ population here in Warwick. Rev. P. Bishop Covell, Jr., Pastor Emeritus at Warwick Central was the first in Rhode Island to see a need for adult day care. Through his involvement, Warwick Central was the first in the country to offer this of program. Today this program is ongoing daily, with the church used as a center for this important service.

Weekly, donations of food are collected to support the West Bay Community Action Marketplace.

As a mission outreach, our church facility is used by many outside groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and many other support groups and organizations. Warwick Central has proudly sponsored a Boy Scout troop for 40 years.

Denominational mission programs that we support include World Mission Offering, America For Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing, and the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Fund, with thousand of dollars generously given by our church family each year. In addition, our annual mission budget supports United Mission within the denomination, the Baptist Fund of Rhode Island, and the Rhode Island State Council of Churches.

The first Sunday of each month a special offering is taken to support the Fellowship Fund, which is administered by the Diaconate for community needs.

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Your generosity is always appreciated.


House of Hope: Harrington Hall

House of Hope CDC
3188 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI 02886
401-463-3324      —    info@thehouseofhopecdc.org

Times are tough for many of us in Rhode Island and across the country. But with the generosity of your time, talents, and financial support, you can make a difference to the child who has had to change schools every three months when his family has to change shelters. You can make a difference to the woman who needs a safe and stable environment to recuperate after breast cancer surgery or to the man who has been sleeping in his car until the weather became too cold.

Together, we can work to alleviate the burden of poverty in our community and bring back hope to all Rhode Islanders. We thank you for your continued support!

Harrington Hall Men’s Shelter — In the Evening

We typically serve 100-120 men each night (more in the colder months) in this 120-bed facility. Shelter guests are provided with a clean and safe place to sleep, dinner, and the opportunity for a shower in the morning. Well-trained professional staff are available to engage shelter guests in services, triage their immediate basic needs, maintain health and safety in the facility, and connect guests with our case management staff.

Generally the shelter is open from 5pm until 7am. At times we open earlier, stay open later, or remain open all day due to inclement weather or excessive heat. In the average year, we provide approximately 35,000 bed-nights and serve nearly 40,000 meals at Harrington Hall.

Warwick Central Baptist Church has committed to help with God’s love to the local mission.   There is a list of personal care items needed on a monthly bases located on the bulletin board in the church office and a special collection box in the sanctuary.  All items should small sizes;  these men carry all their belongings with them as they have to leave the shelter every morning.   THANK YOU !!

To learn more, or to volunteer at Harrington Hall, please call us at 401-463-3324  or info@thehouseofhopecdc.org

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MENTOR MISSION

MAKING A DIFFERENCE “ONE KID AT A TIME”

The AMERICAN BAPTIST CHURCHES OF WARWICK (ABCOW) group has been making arrangements to partner with the Warwick Mentoring Program in a mentoring endeavor that will reach into our schools in a special way. A mentor (this is not a tutoring program) spends an hour per week with a student selected by the program, being a one-on-one friend by talking, playing a game, or whatever might work in hour particular relationship. The mentoring program has been in place for some time now, with results that show just how important a steady adult figure can be in a child’s life. Shy kids come out of their shells as well as improved attendence. Students respond to positive role models. The clergy of ABCOW feel that God has given us this vision for a community ministry.

We offer this opportunity for ministry in confidence that God’s people in our churches will respond with enthusiasm and passion for young people.


 

CHURCH OF THE MASTER BREAKFAST MISSION

This is our extended mission project in support of the Church of the Masters’ breakfast program. That program provides a free breakfast on Saturday morning for anyone in the Olneyville area in need. We have provided 6-8 people to help serve and set up every other Saturday each month. It has proved very popular among our congregation.

If you are interested in helping with this most rewarding mission, please contact the church office.

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE, MORE PEOPLE ARE NEEDED FOR THIS MOST IMPORTANT LOCAL MISSION. PLEASE CONTACT AL MARTIN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT!


 

WARWICK CENTRAL MIDNIGHT MISSION

This is a group of caring Christians who make bag lunches and deliver them to hungry folks at Crossroads, a homeless shelter in Providence every Monday night.

You can help by donating the fixings: cereal, juice, bread, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, Miracle Whip, chips, cookies, drinks/waters. We also need paper lunch bags, sandwich bags, and napkins. Donations can be left in the marked box outside the church office.