GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER

Something powerful happens when the church comes TOGETHER and prays.

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all TOGETHER in one place.” Acts 2:1

On Pentecost Sunday, May 15, at 6:00 PM, we are calling for all Christians in the Greater Rhode Island area to gather for worship and prayer. Our focus will be for the awakening of the Church and the extending of God’s Kingdom here.

We will also be praying for the movement of God through the TOGETHER gathering scheduled for October 21-22 at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Providence.

We hope you will spread the word about these prayer gatherings and make plans for you/your congregation to join us – all are welcome! 

Prayer gatherings will be taking place on Sunday, May 15th at 6PM in locations all over Greater Rhode Island, including:

Providence, Cranston, North Kingstown, West Warwick, Middletown, Swansea (MA) & South Attleboro (MA)

Click here for a flyer that you can post around your church/community, which includes more information on the specific locations of the prayer gatherings.  We encourage you to post this as soon as possible!

Click here for a bulletin insert that you can use in the weeks following Easter (or here for a B&W version).

If you have any trouble viewing or downloading these links, please let us know!

 

 


Pastors Prayer Summit 2016

The Annual Prayer Summit has been God’s instrument in uniting pastors and other ministry leaders in the common goal of knowing Christ and making Him known.

Where?      Wonderland Conference Center, 10 Capen Hill Road, Sharon, MA
When?       April 26-28;  Tuesday 10:00 am to Thursday 3:00 pm 
Who?        Men in ministry (pastors, pastoral staff, and ministry heads) in or 
                 around Rhode Island who desire to spend time with God and other
                 men who want to see God lifted up in our region. 
Cost?        $199 for double occupancy, $245 for single occupancy.  
                 Financial aid is available for anyone who needs help. 
 
More Info? Click Here for a link to the full brochure
 
REGISTER NOW!

The People’s Prayer Summit

LoveRI is pleased to sponsor the next People’s Prayer Summit.  We hope you plan to join with us and other believers throughout the state of Rhode Island to worship, pray and seek God for our communities.

What:  The People’s Prayer Summit

When:  Sunday, November 16th from 6 – 8 pm

Where:  Cranston Christian Fellowship, 1114 Scituate Ave, Cranston, will host our event.

What you can expect at the summit:  A growing network of believers praying in unity for the transformation of our state through churches with a vision to:

    • Pray for people in need
    • Care for people in practical ways
    • Share the good news of Jesus Christ

There is no child care provided for this event.

We hope to see you there!

Download Publicity Materials Below

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Summer OFF 2014

Summer OFF 2014 took place over 5 weeks, in three Providence parks with the help of eleven churches from across RI.  Summer OFF Intern, Emily Zulker, has provided a detailed summary of what God is doing in Providence and beyond through this years’ Summer OFF.  For more information on Summer OFF or how to get involved next year, contact The Philip Center.
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Over the past six years, God has grown Summer OFF hugely!  He took what began as one family with a few crafts in Dexter park and has grown it into a ministry that now includes three Providence parks and eleven churches. In these past five weeks of Summer OFF, God has continued that growth in incredible ways.
 

Dexter Park

This summer in Dexter Park, teams from Godspeed Fellowship, New Covenant Christian Fellowship (wIMG_4649ith Crossway Church) and Living Hope Christian Church/Exeter Chapel (a combination team) came to the park, each for one week. Throughout the summer, the number of kids fluctuated from twenty-five on a small day to 130 on a big day. Kids crowded around tables and blankets to get their faces or fingernails painted. Others painted with water color. Still more played games in the field. Each day the whole group paused to listen to the Bible story. Face paint became so popular that the week 2 leaders created a number system to organize the kids waiting to have their faces painted. It was like a line at the deli! In between everything the team members shared the gospel one-one-one with countless children, and many adults. 

On day 2 of Summer OFF, the Godspeed team arrived to find the park set up with a stage and a bunch of tents. Soon the park came alive with events and organizations promoting the free lunches served in city parks, and healthy living in general. Mayor Angel TaIMG_4499veras spoke, as well as others, and fun activities took place all day. The Godspeed team was able to set up crafts and face paint, and the stations were even busier than usual. Another day, Y on the Move set up a bounce house. Yet another day, Salt+Light, an outreach drama group that partners with churches, came to do a performance! Throughout the first two weeks, the teams promoted VBS at Faith and Hope Baptist Church around the corner, and about 14 kids from Dexter Park attended VBS during week three. Living Hope Christian Church and Exeter Chapel finished off the summer on August 1.

The Future of Summer OFF – Kid’s Club and Church Plant

Over the past six years, Summer OFF workers have seen door after door wide open to the gospel.  And they’ve also seen many needs. Most of the kids we serve come from broken, poor families. Often, an older brother or sister will be caring for several younger siblings as well as nephews and nieces. These kids welcome the fun and loving atmosphere of Summer OFF and are almost always open to hearing the gospel.photo

With this in mind, The Philip Center staff wants to start a Kid’s Club that would run once a week through the whole school year, right at Dexter Park. In fact, the curriculum is set and we are forming a group of volunteers. We still need a director and a place to meet.  Beyond a Kid’s Club, we see the need for a church plant at Dexter Park. It’s so clear that these kids need the spiritual and physical care that only a church can provide. One of the goals of Summer OFF and motivations for starting Kid’s Club is to create a core group of people who can be part of a church plant a few years down the road.

Summer OFF Outside the US

Summer OFF also had a visitor from South Carolina during week one! Richard Moore is currently raising support to go to Germany. He will be working with Janz Team and LEAP Network, and hopes to transplant the Summer OFF idea to Germany in 2015. We’ve also had interest from a ministry in France that may like to start Summer OFF there.

Riverside Park 

Christian Life Church, Cranston Christian Fellowship, and Christian Hill Community Church/Heritage Christian Fellowship each ran Summer OFF in beautiful Riverside Park. They flexed their schedule around a blow-up waterside that’s at the park every afternoon, and have built relationships with the workers who run it. The hardworking teams have come up with creative ways to attract kids to a more secluded location. The Christian Life team put on a Christmas in July skit and the Cranston IMG_4690Christian Fellowship team brought a snow-cone machine!  One of the leaders of the Christian Hill/Heritage Christian team, Taylor, is a police officer who’s beat is the Riverside Park area. He’s familiar with the kids and made great connections with them. One day, he even got police cars to come and give a demonstration for the kids, who were totally enthralled.  The Riverside teams this year discovered that the best emphasis for this park is on building relationships and consistently sharing the gospel with the same kids, caregivers, and park workers each day. Riverside Park saw the number of kids grow from about 30 to 85 over the summer.

Jennifer Rivera Park 

Jennifer Rivera Park is a new location for Summer OFF. Just around the corner from Jennifer Rivera Park is FIMG_4539aith and Hope Baptist Church. Faith and Hope ran a VBS the week after the Summer OFF program in this park, so Summer OFF there was both ministry and advertising for VBS. Partnering with Grace Harbor Church, a team from Concord Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN came to serve in Jennifer Rivera! They treated their week in Providence as a full-time missions trip, doing ministry in the park during the day and other outreach activities in the evenings. Similarly to the Riverside teams, this team emphasized building relationships and had a really great week.

Partnership with Churches

Summer OFF is also hoping to partner with the Village Church in Dallas, TX. This year, old friends — the Huddlestons (members of the Village Church) — came to serve with Summer OFF during week 3, and we look forward to more opportunities to serve with the Village Church in the future.

It was a thrilling summer full of ministry training, outreach and laying a foundation for a new church. Praise God for all he’s doing in Providence!


Intentional Evangelism System Workshop

On Friday, May 30th, Vision New England is offering a FREE workshop for Pastors and Church Leaders interested in developing and building a healthy evangelism system.  If you want to be  more intentional about reaching your community in a purposeful, practical and effective way, you don’t want to miss this workshop!  

LoveRI shares the vision of prayer, care, share that encompasses intentional evangelism.  We encourage you to attend this FREE seminar that unpacks the power of non-linear evangelism and will help you put this philosophy into practice in your community.

The seminar is taking place at Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland, MA on Saturday, May 30th from 9:30am – 3:00pm.  For more information or to register for this FREE event, click here.


Living Prayer: The Lord’s Prayer Alive in You

Dennis Fuqua, author of Living Prayer, will be in RI to explore ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ in a way that will strengthen your prayer life now and in the future.  Bringing a fresh approach to very familiar words, Dennis will deepen your understanding of The Lord’s Prayer in a creative, interactive and more meaningful way and equip you to use it as the primary pattern for your prayers.

The Lord’s Prayer, Alive In You  2-day Seminar will be held at Stony Lane Baptist Church on March 30th from 5-8pm and March 31st from 6-9pm.  Cost is $15 at the door but you must register in advance.  Contact Stony Lane to register at 401-294-4973 or by email at kim(at)slbc.necoxmail.com

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Standing Together with Pastor John Teeter

Rhode Island area pastors have joined together in a truly great mission.

It is called Standing With John.

We would be honored if you would join with us.

For more information about the terrible accident that happened to our good friend Pastor John Teeter, check out this VIDEO or view the information* below. 

We hope to present John and Trish with an offering of $100,000 to help them with the great challenge they are facing.  It is simple if we all pull together. If even 1000 families give a $100 offering the challenge will be met.  

Please help us by sharing this video with your friends, colleagues and congregations.  You can access it using this  LINKand you can acquire the high resolution, quality version of the video by hitting “Download” on the linked player.  If you would like a DVD version of this video, New Life Worship Center (newlife@nlwcenter.org) can provide it.

Donations should be made out to: RI Section of the Assembly of God and forwarded to Victory AG, 321 Veazie St. Prov. RI 02904.   These monies will be administered responsibly through an official and accountable fund that has been created by John’s denomination for this purpose.  Since this project did not originate with John Teeter, all gifts will be tax-deductible. 

We hope to meet our goal by April 6th, with the hope that we can announce the results shortly thereafter.

Thank you for your effort and kindness.

*        Rev. John Teeter has been pastoring in Chepachet, RI for 24 years. He and his wife Trish have 5 children and one grandson. They reside in Chepachet and pastor Glad Tidings Community Church.  John fell while painting a house on May 7 of last year. He spent four months in the hospital and rehab and returned home on Sept. 12. John and Trish’s home is being converted into a more accessible living space to accommodate John’s limitations, and your gifts will enable this transition. His recovery is progressing and he is gradually getting stronger. Even though he is confined to a wheel chair, he is getting more mobile and more involved again with the ministry, preaching once a month and doing lots of phone counseling.