Latest COVID-19 Update
Due to the rise of COVID-19 numbers in Rhode Island, and in conjunction with the our governor’s most recent executive order, we would like to encourage those who attend The Harbor Church, especially those in higher-risk categories, to consider watching our 11:00am Sunday worship service by live-stream on Facebook or YouTube. Of course, if you prefer, you still have the option to attend the 8:30am or 11:00am worship service in-person.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul. 3 John 1:2
Changes to Children and Youth Programs
Due to the governor's latest recommendations and restrictions, the council of Elders has decided that it is appropriate to make changes to some of our youth programs.
- Children's Church (during Sunday services): No change at this point.
- Kid's Club and Youth Classes (between services): Postponed until further notice. We will however be creating a digital learning option (Stay tuned for more details).
- Youth Group (Wednesday nights): We will be reverting back to separate groups by grades (middle and high school sessions meeting on alternating weeks). High school students will meet this coming Wednesday, November 11th during our normal time.
By trying to adhere to the recommendations of the state and local governments, we hope to provide peace of mind for the health of those around us while also demonstrate love for our neighbors.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Justin HERE.
Annual Thanksgiving Service
Sunday, November 22nd (during both services)
Coming up soon is our Annual Thanksgiving Service. As part of this service, we set aside time for anyone who feels led to come forward and give special thanks to God for the many blessings he has given us throughout the year. This typically means people waiting in line to come forward to the microphone with thankful hearts. This year, we are also offering the option to send in a 60-second video of what you are thankful for this season. We want to make sure that everyone is able to be a part of this special service, whether viewing from home or in person.
Please send these 1-minute videos to the office @ [email protected].
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name." Psalm 100:4
Thanksgiving Food Basket Collection
From now until Sunday, November 15th, we will be collecting food items for our Thanksgiving baskets. Please visit our Thanksgiving table in the back of the main sanctuary, take a food item ticket and return items by next Sunday. If you are in need this season or know someone who could benefit from a food basket, please fill out the orange slip located on the same table so that we may bless them.
11 Days Until OCC Collection Week.
It's not too late to pack another shoebox!
We hope 2020 has not dampened your love for Operation Christmas Child, to help spread the gospel to the ends of the earth! There is still time to impact a child overseas by packing one more shoebox. The Harbor Church is also the primary OCC collection site for Rhode Island and we are in need of volunteers (ages 12+) to aid during collection week (Nov. 16th - Nov. 23rd).
"The Order of Rights" an Impactful Faith-Based Movie
This new Christian based movie focuses our attention on the topic of pro-life, as one young man battles to protect his right to be a father to his unborn child. Please encourage friends and family to watch as this message is so impactful, especially during this time in history.
To watch the trailer, click HERE.
*In addition, a sister in Christ Linda Green who helped in creating music for the movie, would like to share the song she was inspired to write while on the set: Linda Green | "Order of Rights".
Linda: This movie has inspired me to write a song that is a reminder that we all, young and old, have a right to life to live the life God has created us each uniquely to live for Him, to do what only we were created to do. Added bonus...you might recognize some of the faces in the video!
Are You Experiencing Financial Difficulties Due to the Impact of COVID-19?
If you attend The Harbor Church and have lost your job or had a reduction in hours and are unable to provide food for your family, make a rent or mortgage payment, need help covering medical expenses, utility costs or other practical material, our church may be able to provide some short-term assistance.
For more details, please contact the church office HERE.