Harbor Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Harbor Church is a warm community of faith which seeks to serve the entire island as followers of Jesus. We are affiliated with American Baptist Churches, but our membership includes persons of many denominations and we welcome visitors from all over to our services. Sunday morning worship is always at 10:00 am year-round, followed by a coffee hour.  A Bible study for adults is held on Thursday at 7:00 pm. On Friday nights we host the Common Ground Coffeehouse with soup, coffee, and refreshments at 6:30 and entertainment (live performers, games, movies, check our weekly schedule) at 7:00 pm.

 

Harbor Church hosts many community groups in our facilities, including AA meetings, BIRA, the Wellness Coalition, Bridge Club, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Ecumenical Choir, Helping Hands Food Pantry, and Block Island Poetry Project.  The Spring Street Gallery (nee The Barn) is housed in our old barn. In addition we host the town-run Rec Center in the space below our sanctuary during the school year and operate the International Students Center in summer. Vacation Bible School runs for a week in early August (look for updates in the spring).  Harbor Church also sponsors Block Island Boy Scouts who meet on our lower level.

 

Our pastor, Steve Hollaway, has just retired after none years of service here. He and his wife Becca are moving to Baltimore.
 

Our incoming Pastor, Peter Preiser and his wife, Carrie, will be joining us in September; former Harbor Church Pastor Tony Pappas will be filling the pulpit in the interim until September 16, which will be Peter's first Sunday.

This year, First Baptist Church of Block Island (aka Harbor Church) celebrates 253 years of organized existence, but our roots go back to the faith of the original settlers of the island. 

 

 
 
Harbor Church Staff
 
 
Acting Pastor

Tony Pappas
 
Incoming Pastor
Peter Preiser
 
 
 
Financial Secretary
 
Laura Bott Chadwick 
 
 
 
Administrative Asst
 
Pat Tengwall
 
 
 
Church Sexton
 
 
Lynn Fletcher
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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