Getting to know each other
We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to make each person who comes into our church feel loved and like they’re part of a family.
9:45am Sunday School
10:45am Sunday Worship
7:00pm Bible Study
366 Warwick Neck Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889
We currently meet in the brick building located on Channing St. Parking is on Channing St. or in the parking lot behind the brick building.
What can I expect?
We’re a Spirit-led church that wants to worship God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. We believe in God-honoring worship, sound Biblical teaching, lasting relationships, and service to the community. If you’ve never visited Heritage and are considering coming, here’s some idea of what to expect.
Where can I park and what entrance should I use?
We have a parking lot behind our brick building and parking is also available on Channing Street. If you park in the parking lot, you can come in the doors facing the parking lot until 10:45am. After that, or if you park on Channing Street, please use the entrance facing the gray church. This entrance is also for those who find steps a problem.
Are the people friendly?
We believe you’ll find us to be a church that’s interested in you as an individual and not just a number. We know you’ll always find a warm welcome inside our church, and that you won’t be in our building more than a few minutes before people will introduce themselves… they remember what it’s like to be a first-time guest. Our hope is that you’ll feel like a regular member right away.
What’s the atmosphere like?
We don’t care what you wear, as long as you wear something! We promise we will NOT single you out publicly or ask you to introduce yourself to the whole church. We receive our offering (financial gifts) differently to most other churches… we ask people to bring it to the front, and we also use this time to greet one another. We’d love you to join in this time of greeting but please don’t feel obligated to give an offering. You’re our guest and we want you to enjoy the presence of God without feeling you have to give.
What will my kids do?
We’ve found that most children love music, so we don’t have Children’s Church until after worship time. In Children’s Church, the young people will hear a Bible story, appropriate to their age, and enjoy fun activities to help them learn more about Jesus.
Our Children’s Church room is located right off the worship center. No one can enter or leave the room without being seen so you can be sure your children are safe. All those who work with our children have had a background check and we strive to have at least 2 people with the children at all times. Babies have their own room on the opposite side of the worship center to the Children’s Church room.
Pastor John has 4 grandchildren, so babies and active children don’t bother him! While we encourage your children to attend Children’s Church, we want them, and you, to feel comfortable so it’s fine if you want to keep them with you.
What songs do you sing?
Our music is a mix of the older and newer. Many in our congregation feel more comfortable standing during our music time or raising their hand, but don’t feel you have to do either of these things. We want you to come and worship the Lord in a way that’s good for you.
Often, we give people the opportunity to share about the good things God has done for them. We also give people an opportunity to share special needs that they want the church members to remember in prayer.
What’s expected of me?
None of us at Heritage are perfect but we’re all keen to get to know God better. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, we invite you to join with us.
What does your logo mean?
The large leaf-covered tree was chosen as a symbol of rest and refreshing. This is what we want our church to be to those who feel worn out by everyday life. So, we pray you’ll enjoy a time of refreshing in the presence of God when you’re with us.
How do you serve the community?
As part of the Warwick Neck community, Heritage is active in the Warwick Neck Improvement Association, participates in the 4th July parade, and holds a harvest festival each September, with a portion of the proceeds going to local organizations. Heritage also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 1 and Cub Scout Pack 1, both of these are the oldest in the city of Warwick, and the building serves as a polling place for primary and general elections.