Four Corners Community Chapel
Cumberland, Rhode Island
The Pastor's Page
 
 
Rev. David Pierce, Pastor

     Welcome to Four Corner's Community Chapel!  I hope you'll take some time to click and browse your way through our website.    Whether you have been attending Four Corners Chapel for years and are just checking in to get information about an upcoming community event or service, or you came out just this past Sunday and are now looking to follow-up with us, or you've never been to church before (or in a very long time) and you're trying to decide if this is a place you can get started (or start over), you've come to the right place!  


     We all have a story to tell about where we've come from, where we're headed, or maybe why we've stalled out.  About the things we do believe in, and don't believe in, and would believe in if it were only a little easier to do so.  


     There are many churches in the Cumberland area.  A lot of churches do a lot of the same things and no two churches do everything the same.  


     One of my most endearing thoughts about church is that we're a way station, a stopover for everyone who needs one.  You might be tired out from the road or really excited about the road ahead.   But you need some supplies.  You pull over at 200 Angell Road on a Sunday morning and are greeted by a small crowd.  They've come out to welcome you in, to give you a resting place, to listen as you tell your story and to discover that you are not the only traveler out there.  At Four Corners Community Chapel there are plenty of seats.  And if you can't find one, we'll give you ours.  


     Sunday services are full of both moments of quiet reflection, prayer, and lively participation.  We celebrate Communion at 8:30 a.m. every week and on the first Sunday of each month at 10 a.m.  In the tradition of this church, we believe God invites every person to the Communion table.  Young and old, every race, sex, gender, no matter how small your faith in God, in the spirit of Jesus, God welcomes you.  


     At Four Corners Chapel we also gather around God's word, believing that the Bible affirms our questions, our uncertainties, our fears, and answers us back with, yes, a story about a God who shares our concerns for a more just and peaceful world and who promises to be with us in making that world come to pass.  We take seriously our responsibility to public discourse, to standing with the marginalized, caring for the environment, serving the poor, and learning from those whose faith, creed, and tradition are different from our own.    


     I invite you to join us at Four Corners Community Chapel on a Sunday morning or to stop by during the week.  I'd love to hear your story!

 

- David


     A native of New England, David was raised in Mansfield, MA.  He attended Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.  David also holds a degree in Social Work.


     He served churches in Yorktown, VA and Bloomsburg, PA before returning to the Boston area two years ago to live closer to family and to work as a hospice chaplain.  David is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who will also hold standing in the United Church of Christ (UCC).


     He enjoys running, hiking, coffee, biographies, and a good baseball game.  He blogs at pleasegrace.wordpress.com and can be reached at 401-333-6171.  David and his wife have two young children.