Borderlands Churches

What an exciting trip to New York! As an expression of work in community, First Lutheran from East Greenwich, RI, Grace Lutheran from Hartford, Conn. and Gloria Dei from Providence, RI. traveled to New York for a weekend to be in conversation with “borderlands churches.” We learned a lot what a church in the borderlands in the big city looks like. The idea of borderlands provides a helpful way of understanding where ministry should take more…

People of the Resurrection

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed. Hallelujah! After a blessed and rich Lenten journey the celebration of Easter came full of color, full of joy. Following the Gloria Dei style we start this beautiful gathering as a big family around the table to taste the traditional and delicious breakfast lovely prepare by the Shafaee-Moghadam Family. Thanks to Kamale, Gloria, Sara, Dorna, Roxane and Aria for their gentleness and holy dedication. Specials thanks for those more…

Hearts & Minds Renewed in the Lord

We continue our Lent journey through Holy Week and Easter. Yes, praise the Lord Easter is coming soon! Get ready for Gloria Dei’s celebration this April 20th. This is a wonderful occasion for baptism; so, if you are planning your baptism or your baby’s baptism, please let me know than soon is possible. Our Midweek services as part of our Lent season have been very inspirational. With an attendance in between 30 to 50 people more…

A Time of Profound Grace

In some circles February is called the month of the love. Here at Gloria Dei we take it very seriously. This month we celebrated our traditional night for couples. This is an exclusive time for that person we love. This was a special night where around 20 couples of Gloria Dei and First Lutheran enjoyed a time of sharing a delicious dish, beautiful live music, a dance time, fun moment, etc. We are very grateful more…