2013-08-29 / Faith Community


Health Insurance Forum

Central Baptist Church will host a forum for the Jamestown community on affordable health insurance 0ptions, featuring Christine Ferguson, HealthSourceRI director, on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The forum will be held at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, visit healthsourceri.com.

Salvation Army Fun Day

The Salvation Army will hold a Church Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, detailing the worship programs available. Many people know about the social services offered by the Army but not about church services. There will be free water and hot dogs, a bounce house, and information on programming at 51 Memorial Blvd. For more information, call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.

St. Lucy’s Ministry Fair

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church will hold a Ministry and Stewardship Fair Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8 after all Masses. Learn how you can share your time and talents. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

St. Joseph’s Meditation

St. Joseph’s Church, Mann Avenue and Broadway, hosts a non-denominational meditation period on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. The next session will be on Sept. 5. All are welcome.Enter through the Mann Avenue door.

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop Sale

Patrons at St. Mary’s Thrift Shop can fill a bag to the top with any women’s or men’s clothing for only $3 through Sept. 4. Stock up on great children’s clothing before school starts. The shop will be open Sunday, Sept. 1, 9-11 a.m. St. Mary’s Thrift Shop is at 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, and is open Sat. and Wed. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month 9-11 a.m.

Gearing Up for Fall

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to staff their popular Thursday evening kids’ program, held during the school year. The program will begin again in September and runs Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.; each week the event hosts up to 30 kids and teens. Adult volunteers are needed to help with programming and logistics. For more information, call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.

Exploring Catholicism

Do you want to be baptized? Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Would you like to complete your initiation into the Catholic faith? If so, then the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is for you. Classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at St. Lucy’s, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, and will be held in the parish center from 6:45-9 p.m. Contact Jane Parrillo at jjparrillo@yahoo.com to sign up.

St. Mary’s Children’s Choir

St. Mary’s Catholic Church Children’s Choir, under the direction of Cody Mead, will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Two rehearsals are offered, at 3:30 and 6 p.m., to accommodate families’ schedules. Children ages 5-11 are welcome to join the choir. Contact Cody Mead at cw.mead@yahoo.com.

Calvary Exploration

Calvary United Methodist Church will offer a 6-week series on “When Christians Get it Wrong,” beginning Thursday, Sept. 12. More and more people have opted out of Christianity and the church. In this study, Adam Hamilton explores and addresses the issues making it difficult for people to trust the church today.

The first topic will be “When Christians are Unchristian.” Each week the same class will be offered at two different times for the convenience of attendees: Thursday mornings, 10-11:30 a.m. and Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. Classes will be held at the church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-847-6181.

Back to Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church will hold a Back to School Party for parents and children on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m., and host a Welcome Back Homecoming and Christian Formation for Young People registration on Sunday, Sept.15 at 10 a.m. For information, call 401-847-0675.

Memory Loss Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church will host a support group for those with memory loss or early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers beginning Sept. 4, meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 p.m. Connect with others on the same path, receive information on available services, and discuss concerns in a caring environment. The support group for diseased persons will be led by Donna Buehler, and the caregivers group will be led by Rev. Amy Alletzhauser. All are welcome.

Single Moms Support Group

Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom? Evangelical Friends Church is offering a support group for single mothers on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6-8 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Single mothers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a free meal and engage in community with other single mothers. Child care will be provided. The group will meet at the EFC, 70 Bliss Mine Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-924-3329.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Make a difference by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 22. Register at noon at Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center; walk begins at 1 p.m. The 3-mile walk goes along scenic Bellevue Avenue, and walkers return to music, pizza, kids’ games, prizes and more. Sign up your team today at alz.org/ri and click on Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

High Holiday Services

The Newport Havurah, an association of Reform Jews, will hold a full schedule of High Holiday Services beginning Sept. 4, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the annual harvest festival, Sukkot.

For more information on services and locations, contact Lynne Glickman at 401-849-9197 or Howard Newman, 401-846-4784.

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