Phillips Memorial Baptist Church
565 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, Rhode Island  02910

Mission News from Phillips Church
PMBC Mission 


Food and Other Goods Needed:  Remember these when you are shopping: (Please bring items to the church and place them in the containers in the narthex or elevator lobby). Currently we are supporting CCAP, Cranston, with their monthly food give-away to needy folk in that neighborhood, collecting donations the second Sunday of the month during our 10 a.m. worship service.


To help local homeless shelters, Phillips Church's Mission Ministry Group has agreed to sponsor the Taste of Heaven Ministry which fills many of the needs of people who are homeless. The Mission Ministry Group, as part of its outreach effort, has agreed to sponsor a project called "The Taste of Heaven Ministry." Also, every month peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (80!) are prepared for the needy in Providence.

In addition to sharing of food, personal care items, men's socks and underwear are collected for Harrington Hall (men's homeless shelter) and McCauley House (serves needy folk in Providence). 

During the Christmas season gifts for children are collected for the Salvation Army (and other agencies) to share with needy families.


COVID-19 has forever changed the world, and to continue to support communities, organizations must change with it. As the number of those impacted by COVID-19 grows, goods become scarce, and unemployment rises, the need for spiritual support and guidance has become more pressing than ever.

American Baptist Women's Ministries has established Reset and Reimagine to support new and existing programs and services that build community, support women and children in our churches and communities across the nation as they Reset and Reimagine their future.


We help support disaster relief of all kinds, through One Great Hour of Sharing, and Church World Service. Most recently storms included: Hurricanes Harvey (in Texas and Louisiana) and Irma (in Puerto Rico and Florida), and floods in Kentucky. One hundred percent of donations go to the relief efforts; much of the aid goes to feeding ministries.


We support World Mission Offering through American Baptist Churches. Support for our missionaries around the globe is provided in numerous ways, enabling them to teach, care for, and enable many different populations (children, farmers, teachers, parents, patients...) House of Love, listed below, is one example.

We help, in our small way, sponsor missionaries Corenne and Phillip Smith, who have worked in Brazil, for several years now, with orphans. These kids from the streets are schooled and cared for until they can earn their own way. 

A House of Love

AIDS education to the ethnic minority groups of Thailand is provided by this mission. The House of Love is a home to ethnic minority women who are HIV positive and their children, AIDS orphans, and young women who had been sold into prostitution and had no-where to go when they became too sick to work. For more information, visit

Anti-Slavery Struggle

A Note from Reid Trulson, Former Executive Director 
of International Ministries, American Baptist Churches

Abuk Bak was 12 years old when Arab militiamen from Northern Sudan raided her village in South Sudan. Although slavery was abolished in Sudan in 1898, Abuk became a slave in 1987.

International Ministries has been active in anti-slavery efforts from its earliest days.

America's first Baptist foreign missionary was George Liele. His ministry to enslaved Jamaicans began thirty-two years before our mission society was organized.

When our mission society refused to appoint slaveholders as missionaries in 1855, many southern churches withdrew support and formed their own convention.

God is calling American Baptists into the anti-slavery struggle in our day, and our missionaries are leading the way. about one tenth of our missionaries are already active in some aspect of the work against human trafficking and entrapment of people in prostitution. As our missionaries help captives find physical freedom, they also bring the good news of God's love and freedom for soul, mind and spirit.

Please visit the website for more information.


"Dolls for Dementia" is a project for knitters: small blankets are made for special dolls and given to patients with dementia in nursing homes.

We help with Church of the Master's free breakfast program once a month (Providence). 

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