Coming Events

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18th, 10:00 AM - Thursday Seasoned Gleamers Brunch and Bible Study Class resumes.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20th 12NOON -   Evangelism Ministry Meeting in Classroom 5.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24TH,  7:00 PM - Joint Board Meeting.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 7:00 PM - Anniversary Prayer Service.  Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr., Union Baptist Church, choir and officers.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27th 9:30 AM -   Men’s Fellowship Meeting.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29th 7:00 PM - Deacon Board and Auxiliary of Deaconesses Meeting.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd 10:00 AM - Women’s Ministry Meeting.  Saturday Bible Study.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4th - 37th Anniversary at this Site – ONE SERVICE SUNDAY; Communion ~ Visitation; 8:30 AM - Sunday Church School; 10:00 AM - Morning Worship Service.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th 2:00 PM - Ushers and Nurses Unit Pre-Valentine’s Luncheon.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th - Ash Wednesday.12NOON - Community Ash Wednesday Service (location to be determined); 6:00 PM - Providence Ash Wednesday Pancake Supper; 7:00 PM - Providence Ash Wednesday Service.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18th - 1st Sunday in Lent.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th - Black History Month activity.











The Deacons' Corner
"Let all things be done decently and in order"


Watch Care is a tradition within Baptist churches. Watch Care means that you are away from your home church for a period of time but would like to fellowship with a church in the area you are staying for that time so you “join” under Watch Care. Watch care allows a person to participate with the ministries of a church and receive spiritual guidance, direction, and leadership from a Pastor through another church without transitioning their membership from their "home" church.  Watch care can be a ministry or function as a service for individuals who are temporarily unable to attend their home church where they hold official membership.

Examples of individuals under watch care can be college students or people with jobs or business in areas away from home for an extended period of time.

At Providence, we extend the hospitality of watch care in accordance with the Old and New Testaments. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1 ASV) and “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me’” (Matthew 25: 35-36 NLT).

At the “greatest church at the corner of Pennsylvania and Lafayette Avenues,” we welcome every opportunity to provide Christians who are away from their home church a worship place among fellow believers.

NOTE OF SYMPATHY:  The Co-Pastors, Officers and members express sincere sympathy to Brother John Artis  and family in the loss of his brother.



Attention All Clubs and Organizations:

 It’s Annual Report Time!  Please submit to the church secretary all report(s) to be included in the 2017 Annual Book and 2018 Projected Itinerary.


Please Note: All women are invited to join the Women’s Day "Sister to Sister Circle" conference call line to share prayer concerns each week on Monday and Thursdays at 9:00 AM - and 7:00 PM - The dial in number is 1-641-715-0827. The ID number is 224338#.

If you are interested in making sure your church tithes get to the church on time, you can contact your bank or credit union and set up assistance in paying your bills through their Online Banking or Bill Payer Service using your PC, tablet, or smart phone; you set the amount and dates the withdrawals are to be made and they do the rest.  You never have to write a check again!  For questions or additional information, please contact Trustee Barbara Redman, Church Treasurer.


The Read-Aloud will now take place on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, where feasible.  If you are interested in reading to our children, please sign-up.  See Pat Brown to do so. 

Balcony Usage: We are asking members and friends to please utilize the lower sanctuary first for sharing during the worship service. In the event there is an overflow in the sanctuary the balcony will be made available. Otherwise we ask that you assist us by cooperating with this request.

PLEASE NOTE: The new church email address is

Members who have turned in pledge cards can pick up their envelopes in the church office.

CD copies of the Sunday Worship Services are available upon request.  Please fill out the request form in the church office or see any member of the Multi Media Ministry to place your order.

You are requested to notify the church office and Trustee Board of any Call Meetings or cancellation of scheduled meetings and rehearsals.









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