News and Events

RECURRENT EVENTS:

  • Communion Sunday: 1st Sunday of the month
  • Advisory Council Meeting: 2nd Sunday of the month, after services in the meeting room of the Counseling Center
  • Prayer Meeting: 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the meeting room of the Counseling Center

NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS:


2019 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
It has been our tradition to acknowledge one volunteer who has gone well beyond what may be expected in order to serve the Lord and make a difference in our communities. On April 13, 2019 the 2019 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Coreen St. Jean. Having experienced difficulties herself, Coreen understood that many who need help with food also need the dignity that comes from the ability to choose and purchase their own food. So, she spearheaded a supplemental food program designed to be a hand up and not a hand out. Dedicating countless hours of her own time, she started a program which now counts 38 core volunteers and more than 100 occasional volunteers to serve each week.


FRANKLIN GRAHAM EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN (May 26, 2019)
On May 26, 2019 Franklin Graham will lead an evangelistic campaign in East Providence, Rhode Island. The meeting will start at 7:30pm and will be held at Bold Point Park, 5 Pier Rd, in East Providence.


ENGAGEMENT NOTICE
Stephanie Bowen and Daniel Cozzi are excited to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony and reception will be on July 27, 2019. Invitations and additional details will follow soon.


GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT (August 13, 2019)
Join us for an unforgettable musical experience with Earnie and Jason Couch, from Nashville, TN. Details forthcoming.


REGIONAL CONFERENCE (October 25-27, 2019)
This is our denominational regional celebration: a wonderful time of worship, fellowship, inspiration and encouragement. It is a great time for our Grace Communion International’s family reunion. While the conference is primarily for pastors, elders, ministry leaders and treasurers, it is also open to others who wish to be part of this celebration.

Registration for this event is now open and needs to be completed online at the following site: https://www.gci.org/events/east-usa-regional-celebration/

Venue: Holiday Inn Oceanfront – 6600 Coastal Hwy – Ocean City, MD
Contact Information: Randy Bloom – randy.bloom@gci.org


THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION AND MEAL (November 28, 2019)
Join us for a time of thanksgiving and wholesome fellowship at the church. Details forthcoming.


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AND MEAL (December 25, 2019)
Don’t forget: Jesus is the reason for the season! Let us honor Him together in celebration and wholesome fellowship. Don’t have a family nearby? Then join us! We are a family. Getting together with your family? Then just stop by and enjoy good Christian fellowship! Details forthcoming.


RECENT HAPPENINGS:


NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER (May 2, 2019)
On Thursday, May 2, we will be observing the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme is “Love One Another,” based on John 13:34. Please, gather at the flagpole next to the Police station in West Warwick at 12:15 pm. The event will last 30 to 45 minutes. In case of inclement weather, the meeting will take place at Riverpoint Advent Christian Church located nearby on the corner of Main Street and Gough Avenue in West Warwick.


CHURCH FUNDRAISING EVENT (April 13, 2019)
Thank you for participating in our annual fundraising event on April 13, 2019. The event was quite a success and it included an all you can eat spaghetti dinner, entertainment and raffles!


WOMEN RETREAT (February 8-10, 2019)
Theme: Blessed Beyond Measure
Held at Camp Canonicus in Exeter, Rhode Island, this was an inspiring weekend, spent discovering the riches of our Father’s blessings. It offered a good balance of inspiring speakers, prayer, relaxation and fellowship time. “In worship of God together sharing His word with one another, praying for others in mutual communion.”


HOLIDAY PARTY (December 23, 2018)
Let the cheerful spirit of the season be contagious. Join us as we rejoice together in remembering the miracle of the incarnation. Enjoy a holiday party that is clean, sober and fun! Additional details will be forthcoming.


CHRISTMAS CAROLING (December 16, 2018)
We are caroling again! Join us after services as we bring the joy of Christ-centered carols to the community. This year we will gift wrap and carry a number of copies of the New Testament to give as gifts to anyone interested. We will gather at the church after services, at approximately 12:30 pm (after having had a chance to eat something). After caroling we will have warm refreshments at the church. So, bring warm clothes and lots of cheer!


CHRISTMAS EVENT AT SENIOR CENTER (December 15, 2018)
Join us as we help the Senior Center next to the church serve many families in need this Christmas. This is a major Christmas event for the community and it will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m. for a variety of jobs including helping the families pick up their gifts.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! (December 12, 13, 14, 2018)
Volunteers are needed to help set up for a major Christmas event at the Senior Center next to the church. Set up will take place on December 12, 13, and 14 between 1 and 5 p.m. Volunteers can help at any time during those hours. Share any time you can and help make this season joyous for many families in need.


2018 ANNUAL TALENT SHOW (December 9, 2018)
Join us for a fun day of great fellowship, as we share our mutual talents and gifts for everyone’s edification. Our talent show is not a competition, but a great opportunity to be one big family and enjoy being together in the Lord.


THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL (November 22, 2018)
Our traditional Thanksgiving meal will be once again at the church on Thanksgiving Day and will begin at 1:00p.m. Set up will start at 11:30 a.m. The meal is followed by great fellowship and games. Join us as we celebrate our blessings and give thanks to God for the abundance of His grace.


2018 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD (October 28, 2018)
For a few years, now, Grace Family Church of RI, a congregation of Grace Communion International, has sponsored the Volunteer of the Year award. The award is presented to members of the community who have distinguished themselves in unique ways in their service to the Lord. Several members of the community are involved in this celebration, which is intended to promote and recognize continuous expressions of the love of God in serving the body of Christ and the community. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Suzanne D. Cozzi during church services on October 28, 2018. A number of guests from the community joined us for the occasion and gave her a long standing ovation. Sue had to stop her gainful employment because of her cancer, but she never stopped helping and serving the church even during that trying period. Now cancer free, she dedicates 30 or more hours per week to serve the church and the counseling center. When asked if she is planning to return to her job, she replies that she is greatly needed by the church and the counseling center. Her example and service to the Lord has touched many lives, indeed. Yet, she has never asked for or expected any acknowledgment or praise. The privilege of serving the Lord is a sufficient reward for her. Her sterling character as a woman, mother, wife and Lord’s servant shines brightly in our communities as a living testimony of God’s grace and love.


PICNIC TIME! (August 26, 2018)
Our annual picnic will once again be held in Connecticut on August 26 at 11:00 am. Please, remember that there will be no services at the church on that day. For additional details please, ask Peg Donovan. A map is available at the information table.


FREE CONCERT (August 14, 2018)
Grace Family Church is pleased to host Ernie and Jason Couch for a Christian concert on August 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Ernie and Jason Couch present gospel music in a way that connects with all musical tastes. They perform with a fun, honest and heartfelt passion. Ernie and Jason have performed and recorded albums with some of the greatest names of the gospel hall of fame, including George Beverly Shea, George Jones, Petra, Boots Randolph, Jake Hess, and James Earl Jones, to name a few. Their program is high energy and entertaining, yet deeply respectful of the God they sing about.


WOMEN MINISTRY SEMINAR (May 5, 2018)
Come join us on Saturday May 5, 2018 for “Dancing in the Rain,” a seminar that emphasizes the fact that God is always with us. It will start at 8:30 a.m. with a scrumptious breakfast. Our main speaker will be Peg Donovan, who will share with us “the Gospel in Chairs”.  We will also have prayers, and will be watching an inspirational movie. The seminar will end at 3:00 p.m. We offer this event without charge, but we will gratefully accept donations to help offset the expenses.


NEW BIBLE STUDY (April 10, 2018)
Beginning on April 10, 2018 we will host a new Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the church. We will continue to offer our evening Bible studies every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Until further notice, both studies will cover the same material.