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Community Church of Providence is a place where you are free to be yourself.

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Welcome to Community!

Community Church of Providence is a place where you are free to be yourself. Like the city of Providence, we are a global community and a close knit one. Diverse in ethnicity, history, worship styles and theology, we come together to follow Jesus and form deep and caring relationships, creating a space for community to grow. Our worship is friendly and casual with an eclectic blend of musical styles, interactive time for children, and engaging preaching. Rooted in the idea of “soul freedom,” we honor and celebrate the story of each person. We would love to hear yours!

General Information

We’re glad you’re here! This is a great place to start for some of our general information. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific questions!

Little Ones

Our nursery for children 0-3 is available from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Children 4 and up attend the beginning of worship with their parents and may go together to Sunday School after the Children’s Message. If you need a separate space, a rocking chair is provided in the vestibule at the back, along with a children’s “Pray-ground” of coloring books and quiet toys.

Worship Services

Every Sunday @ 10:00 am. We love the sights and sounds of children, and all children are welcome in the worship service! Sunday School is held during service.

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Our Location

Community Church is located on the East Side of Providence, not far from Wayland Square.

372 Wayland Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island, 02906

Phone: 401-751-9328


Coffee & Friends

We would love it if you would stick around and join us after the service for some friendly conversation!

Time for Coffee and Friends follows the service in Rhodes Hall (our community room), to the right and out the rear doors of the Sanctuary.

First Time Visitor Info

Our parking lot is on the North (rear) side of the building and is one-way, accessed from Hobart Ave (the West side of the parking lot). Street parking is available on the other three sides of the building and is always available and free.

On Sunday mornings, all doors to the church are unlocked after 9:15 am and the Sanctuary is easy to enter from every door. There is an accessible entrance located on Wayland Avenue with a ramp. The closest parking spot for the accessible entrance is at the far end of the parking lot, adjacent to the Wayland Avenue entrance.

The church office is open during the week, Tuesday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. On weekdays, use the rear door located by the parking lot or the accessible entrance on Wayland Avenue. Both of these doors have bells to ring for entry.

The weekly Order of Worship is located on a welcome table at the rear of the Sanctuary and on a stand near the front entrance of the Sanctuary. The pews contain visitor cards, and we invite you to fill one out and place it in the offering plate toward the end of the service.
Main Floor restrooms are located near the parking lot entrance at the back of the building. There are additional restrooms in the basement of the building.
The nursery is located on the second floor, at the top of the stairs nearest the parking lot entrance. The nursery is open to receive children ages 0-3 years from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm on Sundays. There is a Parents & Infants Room located on the Main Floor next to the restroom. It contains a rocking chair and changing table and supplies, so that parents of infants and toddlers may have a private place for feeding, rocking, and changing their children.

Frequently Asked Question

Yes, we have weekly Sunday School for children ages 4 and up and a nursery for children 0-3.

All ages of children are invited to attend worship with their families at 10 am. Near the beginning of the service, there is a Children’s Message, and then children go upstairs together with their teachers for Sunday School.

We have periodic events for families and children, such as apple-picking and hayrides in the fall, a weeklong Vacation Bible School and Service Trips in the summer. Each December there is a Children’s Christmas Program.

Check out our Children’s Ministry page for more information or contact us at

The joyful noises of children are always welcome at Community Church, but if you need a separate space, a rocking chair is provided in the vestibule at the back, along with a children’s “Pray-ground” of coloring books and quiet toys.
Yes! All who seek Jesus are invited to partake in Communion regardless of background or baptism. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month and is passed among the pews by our Deacons.
Children are welcome to receive communion at their parents’ discretion.

New members are received at any time. A person may join by statement of faith, transfer from another congregation, or baptism. If you are interested in joining the church, please contact the church at or 401-751-9328, or speak to the Pastor in person. The joining process involves conversations with the Pastor and Deacons, and optional new member classes are offered every spring.

On Sundays, we generally have between 50 and 60 worshippers, a size that allows us to know each others’ names and share what is happening in our lives during the Joys & Concerns portion of worship.

We are blessed with a Senior Pastor, Rev. Sarah Reed Jay and Music Director, Daniel Hill, as well as other dedicated staff. Visit the Staff page on our website to learn about our ministers and other staff.

Community Church offers periodic adult education and small group opportunities on Sundays after church or throughout the week. These groups change throughout the year and cover a variety of topics. Our women’s and men’s group meet once a month on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Our Band practices on Tuesday evenings and always welcomes new musicians and vocalists.

A Campus Ministry for Chinese students meets Friday evenings at 6:30 pm for a “loving meal,” worship and Bible Study in Mandarin.

Visit the Adult Ministries page to learn more.

Community Church is active in a variety of outreach ministries, both here in Providence and nationally and globally. See our Serve pages for more information.

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