Welcome to the Providence Baptist Church Website! I'm so glad you've chosen to visit our site, and on behalf of our congregation I welcome you to visit us on Sunday mornings and to participate in the life of Christ's church with us.
Providence Baptist Church was founded in 2001 through the imagination of the Holy Spirit and the partnership of 5 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches in western North Carolina to embody a welcoming and moderate Baptist presence in Henderson County. Today, we are a congregation of around 75 members and we enthusiastically welcome all people. Sunday School is offered at 9:00am for adults, children, and anyone in between. The choir rehearses from 9:45-10:15am, and we gather for worship in the sanctuary at 10:30am.
Our service is a blend of contemplative and traditional styles, with lots of room for the Holy Spirit's energy and mystery to move throughout. Our sermons seek to relate the stories of Scripture and the stories of our lives, deepening our faith and our commitment to doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God and one another.
During the week we offer noonday prayers on Tuesdays in Providence House as well as 1st and 3rd Wednesday night potlucks with a focus on deepening our spiritual practices (1st Wednesdays), and exploring how those practices equip us for being authentic in our community (3rd Wednesdays).
As a church, we believe we are called to draw the circle of God's love and mercy wide, which means we spend lots of time, talent, and treasure supporting: Interfaith Assistance Ministries (IAM), Homes For Youth, the Hendersonville/Flat Rock Chapter of PFLAG, hosting a weekly Sunday evening worship meal for the community, as well as our long-standing partnership with Gethsemane Church in Cuba.
As we say before worship each Sunday, no matter who you are, or where you are in the journey of life, you have a family at Providence.
We are committed to being led by the Holy Spirit in God's rhythms of justice, love, and compassion, and we'd love to have you come and join us to see what God is up to in us, through us, sometimes in spite of us, and with us!
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Mary Apicella