This is an exciting time at Dunn’s Corners Community Church Presbyterian. Our search committee is considering candidates and praying for God’s guidance as we prepare to welcome our next Pastor. We are seeking a pastor with energy, fresh ideas and a sense of adventure to minister to our current members, but as importantly to create and implement new, innovative, and fun ways to engage more people in our community. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Presbyterian Church Leadership Connection website for more information.
DCCCP is a welcoming and inclusive community church that is centered on love, compassion, and Christian service. We strive to build a community that is rooted in faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ, where everyone feels valued and supported regardless of their background, sexual orientation, or political beliefs. Our goal is to inspire and empower our members to live out their faith through acts of service and outreach.
Over the years, we have found many ways to foster a sense of belonging and connection. Here are a few:
Refugee Support and Dinner The people of DCCCP have worked with the Dorcas Foundation of Providence in resettling four Syrian refugee families over the past 5 years plus one from the Congo. Congregation volunteers purchase all the items needed to fully outfit the apartments…pots, pans, bedding, linens, cleaning and cooking supplies, etc. Then they set up the apartment so it is ready to move in. During the summer of 2022, one of our refugee families, husband Sami, wife Ola and their 2 adult children and teenage daughter prepared a wonderful authentic Syrian dinner for about 60 congregants of Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian.
From a church member: “Our church is a true community. And what a joy it is that our community encompasses all ages! With a background in theatre, it has been my privilege to “direct” many presentations at DCCCP with cast members ranging in age from 3 months to 80 and rehearsal times from 3 months to half an hour! We have presented many versions of our Living Nativity, reenacted the Last Supper and set the kids loose to perform “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for an evening of fun.‘I have seen seniors who have never performed before participate because of what the Last Supper means to them and I have seen a big brother playing Joseph gently care for his baby sister playing Jesus. But the best part is getting to know everyone and watching them grow. (Charlie Brown just graduated from college and Pig Pen is attending Providence College!) Just a quick smile and a hi from any of them is all it takes to make my day!’
Memorials and funerals for non-members When a local high school soccer player died suddenly from an aneurysm, her shocked parents looked for a place to grieve. The funeral home wasn’t big enough but it knew our reputation – Dunn’s Corners Community Church is always ready to help. The Church was so full, not everyone could enter. Volunteers set up chairs outdoors and wired speakers to play for the extra attendees. The local newspaper posted a story about the tremendous outpouring of support.
Habitat for Humanity DCCCP has a mission team that has supported South County Habitat for Humanity for many years. DCCCP volunteers work on low income housing rehab projects and new home construction projects in Washington County aka South County, Rhode Island. The team typically works for four hours on the first Saturday morning of each month performing various construction tasks based upon individual knowledge and skill levels. Additionally, a smaller team of DCCCP members works on one day each week.
From one of our Choir Members: “Sing to the Lord A New Song” Isaiah 42:10. The definition of Psalms is “a sacred song or hymn”. I have sung all my life. To me, singing is prayer that lifts the spirit in a unique way. The music ministry at Dunn’s Corner drew me to this place. Our choirs welcome anyone wanting to sing or play bells and we all become part of a ministry that lifts our spirits and the spirit of the Congregation as well. As a group we often sing at funerals or go caroling…visiting homes of members who may not be able to get out to church any longer.
Recently I read: “Music has a way of piercing the soul that assists in our expression and response to God and to the Church”. The music at DCCCP is an integral part of our relationship with God as a congregation.
Our Sew Good Souls group made over 80 gorgeous quilts and sundresses for distribution through ‘Quilts without Borders” and the “Chikumbuso Dress a Girl Around the World” program. Kirkin’ of the Tartans – Annually we celebrate our Scottish/ Presbyterian heritage with a Kirkin’ of the Tartans celebration.
Community baptisms – Local families and families of congregants love having their babies and grandbabies baptized at DCCCP.Blessing of the pets – So many people love their pets and were excited to have a blessing of the pets in our outdoor Chapel in the Pines.