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Bishop Knisely’s 2019 Easter Message

04/21/2019 7:51:45 PM

Christ is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! And because he lives, everything in the universe is re-made and exists now in the light of God’s presence. This video presents my reflection for this Easter. 

Church Profile: Epiphany, Rumford

02/20/2019 10:00:42 AM

Epiphany began its Episcopal ministry in the Rumford section of East Providence in 1944, known then as St. Michael and All Angels. In the years since, Grace Episcopal in the Phillipsdale neighborhood of East Providence (1990) and St. Martin’s in Pawtucket (2007) merged with St. Michael’s, and today we are known as Church of the […]

A covenant of cooperation in Woonsocket

02/19/2019 3:22:20 PM

Churches forge alliance to share resources Two churches in Woonsocket have agreed to launch a new approach to offering their ministries in that community. At their 2019 annual meetings, St. James Episcopal Church and St. Mark Lutheran Church formally adopted a “Covenant of Cooperation and Partnership.” It will provide a roadmap for how they share […]

Priest to become U.S. citizen

01/23/2019 2:58:27 PM

St. Martin’s rector completes long journey January 24 is a big day for the Rev. Mark Sutherland, rector of St. Martin’s, Providence. That morning, Sutherland will become a United States citizen. “I’m really looking forward to being able to vote,” he said. “It’s such a period of turmoil and change. Being able to register to […]

Church profile: St. Thomas’, Greenville

01/23/2019 2:47:40 PM

One of the fastest-growing churches in our diocese, St. Thomas’ is especially proud of its healing ministry. The Rev. Susan Carpenter, rector, started a weekly healing service six years ago that now attracts people from the community as well as parishioners. Also, members of the Northern Rhode Island Chapter of the Order of St. Luke, […]

Church profile: Church of the Transfiguration, Cranston

01/17/2019 4:42:13 PM

Christ calls us to love. The Church of the Transfiguration lives into that mission with great delight. What other church invites you to enter through a whale’s mouth, has parishioners dancing in the aisles or takes 29 members to visit a member in a nursing home? Whether holding a Taizé service, keeping the Maundy Thursday […]

Church profile: All Saints’ Memorial, Providence

01/10/2019 1:03:59 PM

All Saints’ Memorial Church is a vibrant, neighborhood church with a diverse congregation and stunning worship space, situated in Providence’s West End. Founded in 1846, All Saints’ has been committed to being Christ’s body in the world, and continues to be a beacon of hope to all. We serve spiritual and human needs through worship […]

Operation Turkey Sandwich: Jesus loves you and makes a great sandwich!

12/20/2018 12:58:46 PM

A few months ago the Church of the Holy Cross leadership were approached by a family that has been attending for almost a year to discuss an outreach idea. The Klampert family had pastored another church previously where they started Operation: Turkey Sandwich. For the last five years, the Klampert family, along with their previous church, other congregations, […]

Praying, Praising on the River

11/08/2018 5:18:06 PM

A reflection by Bishop Nicholas Knisely I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I feel God’s presence most strongly when I’m outside and not, like most people would expect, when I’m in a church building. Don’t get me wrong. I often feel and know God is near in consecrated worship spaces – and particularly during […]

Advent Curriculum: Journeying the Way of Love

11/07/2018 2:55:21 AM

  For the season of Advent, Journeying the Way of Love offers four sessions to be explored as we await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke. Luke’s gospel provides a pattern for understanding how we can live the Way of Love as individuals, as families and friends, […]