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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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Who Are You to Judge Someone Else's Servant?

Romans 14:1-12, Steve Hollaway, September 14, 2014 Sometimes other people have deep-seated convictions about things that don’t matter to us. It could be any issue from bringing coffee into the sanctuary to whether we allow gay marriage in the church. Because the issue is not a big deal to us, ...
Songwriter Michelle Lewis at Common Ground Coffeehouse ...

Songwriter Michelle Lewis will perform at Common Ground Coffeehouse on Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:00 p.m. as part of a tour supporting her second full-length album, The Parts of Us That Still Remain. The Berklee graduate's music has been characterized as too refined to call folk and too personal to ...
The Lamb and the Ransom in the Context of Slavery

1 Peter 1:18-19, Steve Hollaway, September 7, 2014 You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish. – 1 Peter 1:18-19 What ...
Love in a Time of Evil

Romans 12:9-21, Steve Hollaway, Harbor Church, August 31, 2014 Everyone thinks that loving without exception is the way to live until evil walks into the room. It’s easy to love someone who loves you and hard to love someone who hates you. That’s what makes Jesus so radical and makes his way ...
Being a Transformed Nonconformist

Romans 12:1-10, Steve Hollaway, Harbor Church, August 24, 2014 How are we supposed to live that is different from the way we lived before we became Christians? That’s the question Paul is answering in the second half of the Letter to the Romans. The first half is mostly theology, big ideas about ...
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