Sunday Worship Service – November 20

Sunday Worship Service – November 27

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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. 

This week’s accompanying bulletin may be viewed here:  November 27 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).

 
 Advent & Christmas at Woodridge
 

Advent Giving Project: 

$20 gift envelopes are now available to support a student from a church – run school in the West African country of Sierra Leone.  

Each $20 donation provides a student with a uniform and shoes; book bag; pencils, pens and paper).  

Envelopes can be found on the “Giving Tree” in the lobby of the church sanctuary and the collection will continue until Epiphany Sunday on January 8th.  

Checks should be made out to “Woodridge Congregational Church” and returned in the envelope provided on Sunday morning or it may be dropped off or mailed to the church office.  Cash donations will also be welcome.  

Thank you for your generosity and support. 

 

Dec 11:  baptism; message:  “Emmanuel – God is With Us”

Dec 18:  10 am worship with the Annual Christmas Pageant 

Dec 24:  Christmas Eve service at 5 pm 

Dec 25:  There will be no in person worship on Christmas day.  A recorded service of music; a reading of the Christmas story; and a pastoral message will be available Christmas morning.  

 

Advent Bible Study (on Zoom):  3 week study of the traditional Advent and Christmas stories from the books of Isaiah; Matthew; and Luke.  Mondays @ 7 pm. all are welcome to join in even if you missed the first week … questions – contact pastor Scott at revscottspencer@gmail.com

To prepare for the birth of Jesus again into our lives and into our world – we are studying these Bible passages:

Nov 28:  The prophecies of Isaiah 

Dec 5:    The angels come to Mary and Joseph 

Dec 12:  The birth of Jesus

 

 

 What’s Happening at Woodridge
 

Sunday, December 4 at 10 am:

Advent candle lighting

Sacrament of Communion

Sunday worship message: “Do Not Be Afraid”

Scripture: Luke 1: 26 – 38 

(no Sunday school classes this week)

 

Another way to grow deeper as a faithful community:   “Jump In”

Life is full of unexpected problems and needs, large and small.  Pay attention to moments when God calls you to action, no matter how ordinary or extraordinary the situation may be.  See “disruptions” as invitations to share Christ’s love.  Write a note.  Visit the sick or the grieving.  Share a meal.

 

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