January 22 Worship

January 29 Worship

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Welcome to Woodridge Congregational United Church of Christ

As a caring and welcoming community, using the Bible as a resource and the teachings of Jesus as our guide, we joyfully welcome everyone into our Christian community, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, mental status, family structure, physical or mental ability, religious background or theological perspective, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 

As Christian disciples, we invite all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, worship, sacraments, blessings and joys of our congregation.

Parking & Directions:

Woodridge is located across Reservoir Avenue and just north of the Garden City Shopping Center, near Harmony Masonic Lodge, Seven Stars Bakery and Chelo’s Restaurant on Reservoir Ave. (R.I. Route 2).

GPS:  546 Budlong Road (sanctuary), or 30 Jackson Road (office) Cranston, RI

Parking is available in the lot between Jackson and Woodridge Roads and across Woodridge Road from the sanctuary entrances (behind Chelo’s Restaurant; please do not park behind Seven Stars Bakery), as well as on surrounding streets.

Accessible rest rooms are located in both the sanctuary and Parish House buildings.

The Parish House includes Fellowship Hall, Sunday School class rooms and offices.

Worship with Woodridge

Recorded worship services are posted for viewing above. 

Accompanying bulletin(s) may be viewed here:   January 29 Worship

Look for updates here or ask to be added to our email list to receive direct notices which include links to view services, and other news.

We welcome you to Sunday worship in the sanctuary at 10 am, with appropriate precautions (see our In Person Worship page for more information).

 
Adult Education Opportunity
 

Winter adult education series …  Challenging our faith – new perspectives for 2023 

6 Monday nights at 7 pm on Zoom … more information or to register – revscottspencer@gmail.com

Jan 9:    Rev Jim Conley (Retired UCC pastor)  –  An Overview of the Book of Exodus 

Jan 16:  Mike Corey (Woodridge community)  –  Exploring Celtic Spirituality

Jan 23:  Rev Burton Bagby – Grose (Woodridge community) – The Hidden Symbolism in C. S. Lewis’

   “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” 

Jan 30:  Rev Scott Spencer (Woodridge community)  – The Tradition of Christian Pilgrimage 

Feb 6:    Rabbi Jeff Goldwasser (Temple Sinai in Cranston) – Responding to Antisemitism

Feb 13:  Rev Stuart Spencer (Moorestown Presbyterian Church – NJ) – Christian Discipleship

 

 

 

 

 What’s Happening at Woodridge
 

Feb 5:  worship with communion at 10:00 am
Rev. Burton Bagby-Grose preaching:

“We must protect the tapestry’s edge.”

Text:  Matthew 5:13-20

 

Another way to grow deeper as a faithful community:   “Forgive. … Again”

Just as God forgives us, heal relationships by extending forgiveness graciously and generously. Forgive everyone everything. Start by praying for those you resent or hate. Ask for every blessing you would want for the one you’re struggling to forgive.

Membership Exploration – If you are interested in exploring membership in the Woodridge community please contact pastor Scott.

 

On-Going Activities

Food Pantry volunteering – Second Saturday mornings – contact the church office if you would like to help out

An outdoor collection box for the Cranston Interfaith Food Pantry is located at the outside entrance at 30 Jackson Road, Cranston – bring your donations anytime