See what the love of God and our community can do

Join us in serving our brothers and sisters in need:

Our thriving ministries brings together our church volunteers from diverse backgrounds. While our fundamental mission is to feed the hungry, our broader purpose is to empower individuals to serve their communities with compassion and love. There are so many ways to pitch in – all it takes is an open heart and a willingness to serve your fellow Rhode Islanders. The Barrington United Methodist Church is a partner church in Adopt a School and many other programs. If you are interested in learning more and becoming involved, please contact BUMC.


Each month we have an Adopt-A-School run to Kent Heights Elementary School.  We are always looking for more volunteersWe will pick up some items from We Share Hope on Tuesday, and afterwards the bags will be ready to be filled the rest of the day with kid-friendly, lightweight, non refrigerated items.  All bags need to be completely filled and at Barrington UMC by a certain date each month so that they can be loaded onto the truck and delivered to the school.  

If you are interested in being a shopper, please either email us or call at the church: (401) 245-2385.  

RI State council of churches

The Barrington United Methodist is a proud sponsoring member of the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Their mission statement:

“The Rhode Island Council of Churches, grounded in the Christian message and seeking to be followers of Jesus, gathers denominations, congregations, organizations, faith leaders, and individuals to serve as a catalyst for ecumenical, cultural, and interfaith dialogue; offer resources to and with each other; advocate for peace and social justice.”

Visit the RISCC website for more information about current events/gatherings at

Painting at Left by Sue Dussault-Eddins

Building Relationships by integrating discipleship in generational education (bridge)

Sunday school (Kindergarten and up) begins after Children’s Moments during worship. 

Staffed Nursery during worship for children ages 5 and under when needed.

Creating Worship Visuals & Playing Hand Bells (no experience needed!) 

Intergenerational Outreach Ministries such as caroling, Worship Skits, Group Outings such as bowling at Dudek Lanes & sledding.

Walk to emmaus

Walk to Emmaus is a way for persons to renew their Christian discipleship. Pilgrims walk a new road to Emmaus and find their hearts “strangely warmed.” At this crossroads a person is lifted up into a grace-filled life to be lived and shared with others. It is a place of convergence for diverse peoples from a variety of locations. It also incorporates the cross – the symbol of Christ and the Christian faith – and the meeting on the road to Emmaus where Jesus opens the scriptures and reveals himself to those who seek him.

Sponsored by The United Methodist Church, the Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience that takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. The highly structured weekend is designed to strengthen and invigorate the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, their congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus combines the efforts of laity and clergy to renew the Church.

Many in our congregation have experienced the love of the Walk to Emmaus and continue to gather on the fourth Tuesday of every month for fellowship and to continue to share their faith journeys.

We try to meet 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at BUMC.
Painting at left by Sue Dussault-Eddins 

worship Paintings

Sue DUSSAULT eddins

Sue created many of these paintings during our virtual services during early in the COVID pandemic. Each painting has a special message or them. Some are still available for purchase. 

Read more about the stories behind each painting.

weekly bible study

Bible study is meant for those that are new to studying the bible and those that are experts and for everyone in between. Each week we read a short passage in the bible that relates to a monthly theme and then we discuss amongst the group. Please come and join this insightful discussion.
We meet weekly at BUMC on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm.