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February - Learn how to reach out to state senators and representatives on issues impacting families in Massachusetts by attending The Massachusetts Family Institute Advocacy Training Sessions at several locations throughout MA this month. The sessions are aimed at preparing people for MFI’s Annual Lobby Day at the State House March 8th. For complete information and registration visit www.mafamily.org.
Through – April 2 - Are you or someone you know having a struggle coping with the loss of a loved one? A weekly Grief Share meeting will be held each Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 3:00 PM , Jan. 8th through April 2nd, especially for those who are grieving a loved one’s death. You are invited to attend for one week or all weeks at Stony Lane Baptist Church, 921 Old Baptist Road, North Kingstown, RI. For more information about Grief Share, visit griefshare.org.
May 5-6 – Grace Community Baptist Church, 621 Woonasquatucket Ave. North Providence RI, invites you to the Southern New England Reformation Conference with key note speaker, Phil Johnson. Phil Johnson is Executive Director of Grace to You, the media ministry of John MacArthur, and an elder of Grace Community Church. This year’s topic is, “Answering the Skepticism of an Unbelieving Generation.” Phil Johnson will speak Friday night at 7:00pm, and Saturday at 10:00am and 6:30pm.The conference is free. For more information, call (401) 826-3121.
The Rhode Island School of the Bible will begin Spring classes on March 7th on the campus of Grace Community Baptist Church, 621 Woonasquatucket Avenue in North Providence. Class choices include New Testament Greek, Biblical Preaching, Doctrine of the Church, Apologetics (Defending the Faith), and How to Study the Bible. For more information or to register, visit RISBible.org or call 401-314-0672
February 25 – Soul Street Experience will bring Christian R&B/Oldies to the Upper Room Christian Coffeehouse, 1221 Main St. West Warwick, RI. Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm. This event is free, a free will offering will be taken.
March 4 - Speak Life will bring Contemporary Christian to the Upper Room Christian Coffeehouse, 1221 Main St. West Warwick, RI. Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm. This event is free, a free will offering will be taken.
March 9-11 - In His Image Outreach Ministries, 101 Venturi Ave. Unit 53 (2nd floor), Warwick RI, presents Souls on Fire: A Gathering of Hungry Souls Seeking to be Consumed by the Spirit of God. Doors open and beginning session at 6:00pm Thursday, and the conference continues from 9:00am-7:00pm Friday and Saturday. This event is free. Register at http://www.inhisimageoutreach.org. For more information and list of speakers, go to http://www.inhisimageoutreach.org/events/ or call (401) 885-2008.
March 11 - The Upper Room Christian Coffeehouse, 1221 Main St. West Warwick, RI, presents Christian Comedy. Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm. This event is free, a $10 cash donation is suggested at the door.
March 18 - Crimson Rain will bring Christian Rock to the Upper Room Christian Coffeehouse, 1221 Main St. West Warwick, RI. Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm. This event is free, a free will offering will be taken.
March 24-25 – Trevin Wax, Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources and has served as managing editor of The Gospel Project, speaks at the 2017 Life on Mission Conference at Westgate Church, 100 Winter St., Weston MA. Learn how to affirm what is good and right, to reject what is false and wrong, and to show how the gospel tells a better story and answers the deepest longings of people in our time. The conference is from 7:00pm-9:00pm Friday night, and 8:30am-noon on Saturday. Registration is $20. Childcare is available. For more information or to register, go to https://www.fbcsudbury.org/life-on-mission/ or call (781) 237-2633.
March 25 - Lost & Found Gospel Bluegrass Jam will bring Christian Gospel/Bluegrass to the Upper Room Christian Coffeehouse, 1221 Main St. West Warwick, RI. Doors open at 7:00pm, music begins at 7:30pm. This event is free, a free will offering will be taken.
Register for Genesis Christian Academy and Home School Co-op. Genesis Church, 81 Sandy Bottom Rd, Coventry RI, has opened their doors for home-schoolers. Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This Co-op is designed to provide a safe Christian environment, overseen by a Principal and participating parents, where students can participate in leadership classes and clubs. Students must be part of an accredited curriculum before attending. For specific guidelines or more information, email Cherrilynn at email@example.com or call (603) 531-9430.
New England Advocacy Services (NEAS) is a RI 501(c) 3 non-profit organization supplying service and support to victims of abuse, domestic violence, and more. NEAS is looking for 10 volunteers to be available 4 to 5 times per month so victims who have been In abusive situations do not have to face their abuser alone in court. For details on NEAS and how you can help, visit their website at neadvocacy.org.
FREE smoke alarms available: Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a fire in half. Install smoke alarms on every level of your home inside bedrooms and sleeping areas. The Red Cross offers a program to install FREE smoke alarms in your home and provide additional fire safety information. Visit redcross.org/local/ri/schedule-a-visit to request a safety visit, or call 1-877-287-3327 and press option 1.
Is someone you love struggling to survive, because of drinking, unemployment, drug use, or other problems? Perhaps The Salvation Army can help. They operate a Christian based, long term residential program for men and women in Providence RI, where people from all walks of life have found hope and support to rebuilt their lives. No income, or insurance is required. Call 1-800-728-7825 truck for information about this program.
Here’s a way to support a local ministry. The Pray Rhode Island Ministry has opened an account with Amazon Smile. Whenever you make a purchase from Amazon.com, be sure to sign in to do so through Amazon Smile and 5% of the purchase goes to the Pray Rhode Island Ministry if you use the link below or select Pray RI as the charity you wish to benefit from your transaction. The link for Amazon Smile is http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ge_rl_rd_gw?_encoding=UTF8&ein=51-0488135 or simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and sign in. It costs you nothing more than your normal order, but the finances will help them purchase yearly themed product, conference fees, advertising, and other misc. expenses.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center provides help for victims of domestic violence. For information about their services, or to get help, call (401) 738-1700.
The RI Blood Center invites you to donate blood and help assure that a safe and adequate blood supply is maintained. Visit one of the centers in Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket, Middletown, Narragansett or stop by a blood drive held throughout the state. Visit www.ribc.org or call 800-283-8385 to find the most convenient place to donate.
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS The Samaritans of Rhode Island will hold several free informational workshops throughout the state on teen suicide prevention awareness for parents and caregivers. Participants can learn the warning signs and what to do if a family member or friend threatens suicide, and learn about resources available to help. No registration needed. For dates and locations, visit www.samaritansri.org, or call (401) 272-4243.