Here is what’s happening across our church
Everyone is on a spiritual journey. Whether you are new to the way of Jesus, just beginning to explore spirituality, or have been following Jesus for as long as you can remember – you are on a spiritual journey.
Every journey is unique, but we believe that no matter where we are starting from, Jesus is inviting each of us deeper and further into his life as we learn to walk in his path.
At Sanctuary, we believe that the way of Jesus is the best possible way to live and we seek to be his disciples – his apprentices – learning to walk in his ways. We describe this journey of discipleship as being lived out in four directions – Upward (being with Jesus), Inward (becoming like Jesus), Outward (doing what Jesus did), and Withward (doing all this together).
Explore what your path might look like this season as you we practice the way of Jesus together
The season of Advent is both one of looking back and one of looking forward. In one sense, it is a bit like going to the bookshelf and restarting your favorite book each year even though you know the ending.
In Advent, we spend four weeks recapturing the anticipation that was felt by followers of God for generations as they longed for the Messiah to come and undo the pain, suffering and loss of this world – and to usher in a new and better way.
And so Advent is also a season where we look forward in hopeful anticipation to the promise set before us by Jesus that He is coming back again to wipe away every tear and makes all things new. The good news of Advent is not that we are faithful in our waiting (we often aren’t) but that God is faithful in his coming.
This December we have put together a number ways to help us walk together during advent.
The Future Builder’s Gala is our thank you to all those who financially give regularly to help build the future of Sanctuary. Join us for a very special night to build a legacy together through our generosity.
A night of vision, food, and dancing.
Thursday, December 8th
Hope Events on Main
1005 Main St, Pawtucket RI
Tickets are $50 and help to cover the cost of the event (so your donations can go towards the mission!). We want to make sure that every faithful giver has the opportunity to attend so if this price is too high for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code.
Seats are limited! Register early to save yours!!
Join us for a night of worship and prayer as we seek the heart of God in and for the heart of the city.
12 Bassett St
We know that as we seek God through worship, prayer and fasting we raise the sails of our souls, making room in our hearts and lives for God to move. Every Tuesday we are inviting you to align your desire with others to see “the fame and deeds of God renewed and known in our time.” (Habakkuk 3:2)
Here’s what’s happening…
| WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL & PROMPT|
Every Tuesday morning you will receive a text* that will link you to a short devotional and prayer prompt that will align our hearts for the day. *You can also find them on the front page of this site.
+ sign up to receive text prompts
TWO ONLINE PRAYER ROOMS
guided prayer spaces to seek God through listening and intercession.
8am prayer 30min
9am prayer 60min
Tuesday evenings will be the night where we host hearts and other in-person Prayer and worship nights
+ Men’s Night – 11.1 – 7pm (sign up)
+ Heart – 11.8 – 7pm
We want to invite you fast from a meal (or something substantial if food is an issue) while praying through the daily prompt and interceding for your people.
learn more about fasting here
Sanctuary Music has released a new song – It’s Time To Dream Again
Alpha Launch night is Monday, October 3 at 6pm
If you are just beginning a spiritual journey or are interested in exploring Christian spirituality in a safe and open setting, Alpha might be for you.
WHAT IS ALPHA?
Alpha is a place where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. We share a meal together, watch a short film, and have an open and honest discussion about what it means to have faith. Alpha is an 8 week dinner and discussion series designed for people who wouldn’t describe themselves as Christians. Our team provide Alpha guests with exceptional hospitality and a friendly and respectful environment in which to discuss the big issues of life and the Christian faith.
WHO IS ALPHA FOR?
Alpha is for anyone who would not describe themselves as a Christian.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Alpha runs across ten weekly sessions with an optional weekend away midway through. Each session includes food, a short video and a discussion where guests can share their thoughts. The talks are designed to encourage conversation and explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. No question is out of bounds and everyone is free to discuss as much or as little as they wish. There’s no pressure, no follow up and no charge.
Sunday Watch Parties & Home Churches…
are a great way to experience church online together. Join with friends near and far to watch and discuss the Sunday sermon, build community and make new friendships.
The way of Jesus is meant to be walked together, and we are eager to – safely – provide ways to do this on Sundays.
There are 3 types of Watch Parties
- Home Parties
Small groups in homes or spaces watching together in person
- Facebook Parties
Virtually hosted and attended via Facebook
- Zoom Parties
Small groups gathering to watch together via Zoom
SUNDAY HOME CHURCH
Some of our midweek Home Churches have begun meeting in person on Sunday mornings. Following a home guide we sing, pray, and take communion together, streaming the message only.
Times and locations will be up soon – sign up below to be notified!
The FUTURE BUILDERS GALA is our thank you to all those who give regularly to help build the future of Sanctuary. Join us for this special night on November 22 to build a legacy together through our generosity.
The gala is where all 3 of our congregations come together for a night of new vision, dinner, dancing and stepping out together as a church to dream for PVD and beyond.
Let’s keep dreaming | 11.22 | 7pm
*Pvd location and special guest speaker to be announced