Who We Are

Our Message, Model, Roots, History, and Facilities.

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Our Message

Welcome

You are invited to become acquainted with the origin, beliefs, distinctive principles and inclusive fellowship of a Congregational Christian Church. We hope you will find a kindred spirit in the Congregational Way and choose to become a member of our church.

Our Model

Based on the New Testament

Congregationalism came to America on the Mayflower to reestablish a Church on the New Testament pattern – a fellowship of persons who freely choose to be followers of Jesus Christ. The earliest Christians believed that wherever two or three were gathered together in the Name and Spirit of Jesus Christ, that Christ would be there with them.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.  (Matthew 18:20).

The Mayflower Pilgrims also gathered together freely, committing themselves to worship and serve together as the Spirit of God moved them. In matters of faith they accepted full responsibility for their personal relationships with God in Christ and allowed no outside authority to dictate how they should believe, worship or serve God.

Congregationalists expect each member to have a personal relationship with God as the motivating force in his or her life.

The purpose of the Church is to help us grow in our relationship with God and our expression of God’s love in our lives.

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Our Mission

What it Means to Be a Member

To be a Church member is to recognize our commitment to God as God is made known to us in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We choose to be counted with those whose purpose is to build a more Christian community.

To be a Church member is to enter a dedicated fellowship; growing in our understanding of Christ, sharing each other’s burdens and joys, and serving others in Christ’s Spirit. These are all part of a living fellowship of those who follow Christ.

To be a Church member is to offer strength and encouragement through shared worship, prayer, study and service. Each member adds talent, time, money and prayers to the total work of the Church. When we work as a team to accomplish God’s purpose, we receive the joy of God’s contagious inspiration.

To be a Church member is to make real in our everyday lives the love of Jesus Christ. When Christ is alive within us, our relationships with others are deeper and truer. We rejoice as we experience and see God’s love expressed in Christian fellowship around us.

To be a Church member is to find forgiveness for sins, strength for life’s tasks, and assurance of a destiny worth desiring – to know oneself as a child of the living God!

If you are already a member, may these works reawaken in you the desire to serve our Lord more fully.

If you are not a member, we invite you to dedicate yourself to the Congregational Christian Way.

Our Roots

Our Journey began over a hundred years ago

Many years ago in the little village of Bliss Four Corners in the Town of Tiverton, a group of people got together to establish a place for a Sunday School to teach their children about God.  the village had a post office, a store, and a school house -- but no place of worship.  In 1892 Bliss Four Corners Chapel was erected.

Our church celebrated its centennial in 1992.  This House of Worship has survived for more than 100 years because we completely believe in the TRIUNE GOD, the INNERRANCY OF THE WORD OF GOD, and that JESUS CHRIST is the SOLE MEANS OF SALVATION.

At Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, we believe in doing everything possible to connect people to Christ and unite them to their purpose.

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Our Facilities

"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

At Bliss Four Corners Church, our children and youth are a vital part of our church family. Each Sunday, as a part of our worship service, we have a Children's Blessing, after which the children and youth go to age-appropriate classes, while the adults continue in the sanctuary.  For more information about our children and youth programs, call the church office, or contact  Natalie Piscani our Children's Director at npiscani@gmail.com or Pamela Glass, our Youth Director at pagtek@yahoo.com.