The Sparrow’s Nest

The Sparrow’s Nest is a health and hygiene supplement hosted at North Foster Baptist Church that provides items that are not covered by SNAP or food stamps to low income individuals in Foster, RI. Items include razors, bar soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, all-purpose cleaner, laundry soap, dish soap, Kleenex, paper towels, and toilet paper. Specialty items like conditioner, body wash, lotions, and other health and hygiene products are available from time to time depending on the donations we receive.

Everything offered at the Sparrow’s Nest is provided 100% by donations. Without donations and our dedicated volunteers, The Sparrow’s Nest would not be able to function. Every donation counts and makes a huge difference!

The Sparrow’s Nest is held on the first Saturday of every month in the NFBC Family Room from 9:00am to 11:00am (the Family Room can be accessed by parking in the rear of the church and entering the door on the left). Keep an eye out for our monthly article in the Foster Home Journal for updates!

The Sparrow’s Nest opened its doors in 2008. We are happy to say that The Sparrow’s Nest will be celebrating their 10th year of service in October 2018!

If you have any questions about The Sparrow’s Nest, please email our coordinator, Heather Arnold, at If you are interested in donating to the Sparrow’s Nest, please drop off donations at the Department of Human Services in Foster. If you are a Foster resident and think that you could benefit from this supplement, please contact Carol Mauro, DHS Foster. After meeting with her, she will give you a letter and ID number that you must bring to your first Sparrow’s Nest visit if you qualify. We look forward to serving you!

The NFBC Choir

The NFBC Choir provides anthems and special music for our weekly worship services during the choir season (September through early June). We are currently 8 members strong! New members are always welcome to join us! You don’t need to sing like BeyoncĂ© in order to be part of the choir! We accept singers from all skill levels, styles, and backgrounds with open arms.

The Choir rehearses every week (schedule is TBD at this time). In addition, we practice every Sunday before worship at 8:45am.

If you are interested in joining the NFBC Choir, please email our Music Director,
Julia R. Arnold, at The 2018-2019 Choir Season starts on September 2nd, 2018!

Contact Info and Staff

North Foster Baptist Church
81 East Killingly Road
Foster, RI 02825

Current Pastor: Rev. Barry Arruda
Pianist: Dianne Du
Music Director: Julia R. Arnold
Office Managers/Secretaries: Kirsten Gosper and Julia R. Arnold
Office Telephone #: 401-647-5805
NFBC Email:

This website was created and is managed by our in-house technology wizard, Dr. Steve Du. Graphics, editing, and website assistance provided by Julia R. Arnold.