What to expect

What makes PDCC different?

We are: broad-minded, innovative, contemporary, friendly, caring, education oriented, community minded, justice seeking, peace making, musical, inclusive, and welcoming.


We honor other paths to God, don’t pretend to have all the answers, and care more about relationships than rules. We seek to live the protestant and congregational belief that everyone has a role in the ministry of the congregation, and clergy are called to equip people for the work of ministry.

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Who we are

Our religious life is shaped by five guiding principles: We are Christian, Open Minded, Spiritual, Evolving & Diverse.

“Christian” means we perceive in Jesus the divine qualities of love, peace, joy, and justice.

“Open-minded” means we understand faith as a quest, not a clutched certainty.

“Spiritual” means we believe God is a spirit of love that can be felt and known by each one of us.

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This may be the place for you!

If you:

  • Are looking for a faith community that gathers around the teachings of Jesus Christ and strives to live out those truths in the modern world;

  • Are seeking a church that retains a strong sense of tradition, yet is open to doing new things;

  • Are searching for ways to bring peace through justice by serving in the local community and wider world;

  • Know in your heart that God’s love knows no bounds, and one way of honoring that is to practice a hospitality where all are welcome–young, old, rich, poor, different colors and sexual orientations;

  • Have ever wondered, “How am I to live my life?” or if you have ever sensed that there is a higher power at the center of the universe–and would like to be around others wondering and sensing the same thing! 

"Just visiting"?

You, too, are welcome! We are located in beautiful Southern Rhode Island near Narragansett Bay and ocean beaches and not far from historic Newport. If you’re vacationing or just visiting for the summer, please join us one Sunday!