Harbor Church


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 a.m. year-round, with Sunday School available for children during worship. all followed by a coffee hour.  On Friday nights we host the Common Ground Coffeehouse with free soup, coffee, and refreshments at 6:30 and live entertainment or a film at 7:00 pm.

Harbor Church hosts many community groups in our facilities, including AA meetings, the Rhode Island Blood Bank, the Bridge Club, Vacation Bible School, NAMI-BI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the Men's Breakfast, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Ecumenical Choir, the Helping Hands food pantry, and the Spring Street Gallery. In addition we sponsor the International Students Center in summer and the Block Island Boy Scouts. We host the town-run winter Rec Center.

Our pastor, Steve Hollaway, retired effective July 31, 2018; he and his wife, Becca, will be moving to Baltimore. Former Pastor Tony Pappas will be filling the pulpit until our new pastor, the Rev Peter Preiser arrives and begins preaching Sept 16. Pastor Peter and his wife, Carrie Johnson, an educator and professional musician, will live upstairs in the church building, which was once a Victorian hotel known as The Adrian. They are looking forward to joining our church and our community and we look forward to welcoming them.

Harbor Church this year celebrates 253 years of organized existence, but our roots go back over 350 years to the faith of the original settlers of the island.

Please contact us at 466-5940 for more information about programs and arrangements for island weddings, or email us at harborchurch1765@gmail.com

For more info visit our web site: www.harborchurchblockisland.org