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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, followed by a coffee hour. Bible study for adults is on Thursday at 6:30 pm. On Friday nights we host the Common Ground Coffeehouse with free soup, coffee, and refreshments at 6:30 and live entertainment or a film or party at 7:00 pm.

Harbor Church hosts many community groups in our facilities, including AA meetings, BIRA, the Prevention Task Force, Friends of the Great Salt Pond, the Rhode Island Blood Bank, the Bridge Club, the Rec Center, the International Workers' Center, Vacation Bible School, NAMI-BI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), the Men's Breakfast, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Ecumenical Choir, the Block Island Poetry Project, the Boy Scouts, the Helping Hands food pantry, and the Spring Street Gallery. In addition we host the town-run Rec Center in our basement and operate the Summer Rec center for both island and visiting teenagers. Vacation Bible School will be held in late July to early August. Harbor Church also sponsors Clayhead Pottery, a paint-your-own-ceramics program.

Our pastor, Steve Hollaway, is a poet and a graduate of Princeton Seminary, as well as Princeton and Duke Universities. He and his wife Becca, who is an artist and a potter, live upstairs in the church building, which was once a Victorian hotel known as The Adrian. Soon Harbor Church will celebrate 250 years of organized existence, but our roots go back 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

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Community Invited to a Daffodil Tea on Saturday, 4/26

All Islanders and Friends are cordially invited to a "Daffodil Tea" at Harbor Church on Saturday, April 26th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.! The women of the "SSB" (Sunday School Builders; women's group) will be serving a variety of teas, coffee, delicious finger sandwiches, and baked goodies! It's a ...
Harbor Church Holy Week Services

Harbor Church invites the entire community to special services happening this week in observation of Holy Week and Easter: Maundy Thursday, April 17 6:30 pm Fellowship Meal with members of Linaje Real in Fellowship Hall 7:15 pm Bilingual Worship and Communion with Linaje Real praise band and ...
Letting Go of One Dream to Take Hold of Another

Matthew 21:1-12, Steve Hollaway, Harbor Church, April 13, 2014, Palm Sunday It was an ancient dream that brought the crowd to the road going into Jerusalem to meet Jesus. It was the dream that someday Israel would be a real nation again, with a real king and a real army. It had been centuries ...
Seeing Our Blindness and Seeing Jesus

John 9:1-41, Steve Hollaway, Harbor Church, March 30, 2014, Lent 4 While the story of the man born blind no doubt started out as a report of an actual healing like you find in the other three gospels, by the time it developed into the story we read in John 9 it has morphed into a story about ...
What Are You Drinking?

Steve Hollaway, Harbor Church, March 23, 2014, Lent 3 Jesus walks into Club Soda and says to you, Get me a drink. OK, you say, what do you want? What are you drinking? Sam Adams, Boston Lager. Not bad, but are you really satisfied with that? What, I should be drinking something darker? More ...
Harbor Church in Winter