2013-09-05 / Faith Community


Touro High Holiday Services

Touro Synagogue will hold Rosh Hashanah Services Thursday Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., with Tashlich at 6 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 7, Regular Shabbat Services at 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Yom Kippur Services will be Friday, Sept. 13, 6:45 p.m. Kol Nidre; Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., 5:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 401-847-4794 or cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Newport Havurah High Holiday Services

The Newport Havurah, an Association of Reform Jews, will hold High Holiday Services at the Colony House in Washington Square as follows: Rosh Hashanah Morning Service, Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m.; Taschlich, Thursday, Sept. 5, following Rosh Hashanah Morning Service; Erev Yom Kippur (Kol Nidre), Friday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur Morning Service, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m. and Yom Kippur (Yizkor and Concluding Service), at 4:30 p.m. This service will be followed by a potluck break-the-fast.

The Havurah’s Sukkot celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the home of Howard and Mary Newman, 55 Farewell St. Contact the hosts a week in advance at 401-846-4784 or 4marynewman@cox.net to facilitate planning. A potluck meal will follow this service. Please respect Jewish dietary tradition when preparing your food. For more information contact Lynne Glickman, 401-849-9197 or Howard Newman, 401-846-4784.

Homecoming Sunday

The United Congregational Church, Valley Road, Middletown, will hold their annual family picnic on Homecoming Sunday, September 8 at the church, following the 10 a.m. service. Hot dogs and desserts will be provided and parishioners should bring a side dish or salad to share. The event will kick off the new church year and opening of the church school.

On Homecoming Sunday, the church will once again provide a “Blessing of the Backpacks” as a way of ushering in the new school year. Parents should have their children bring their school backpacks with them to church. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

St. Peter’s Schedule Change

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will switch from its summer schedule on Sunday, Sept. 8. Services will be 8:15 a.m. spoken Eucharist, 9 a.m. choir rehearsal and 10 a.m. sung Eucharist. Voices in all ranges are welcome in the choir. Church school will resume on Sept. 15. For more information, call 401-846-9567.

Relief Trip Presentation

In July, several volunteers from Emmanuel Church spent a week in Long Island helping repair damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. On Sunday, Sept. 8, the volunteers will share their experiences during the 8 and 10 a.m. services. Free parking is available in the Dearborn Street lot. For information, call 401-847-0675.

Church Life Sunday

First Presbyterian Church will begin a new programming year on Sunday, Sept. 15. Sunday school will be held at 9:15 a.m. and worship will be at 10:30 a.m. A special coffee hour will follow worship, with information about activities and events planned for the coming year. The church is handicap accessible and hosts Bible study, youth activities, music and women’s ministries, and community outreach. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-1749.

Craft Night

St. Peter’s will hold a Friday evening get-together on Sept. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Meet in the narthex of the church at 525 Broadway, and bring a craft project and a snack to share. Craft Night is open to the community. For more information, call 401-225-7902.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 www.alz.org/ri and click on Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Art and History

Newport Congregational Church, located at Pelham and Spring streets, will be open for viewing through September on Friday and Saturday, with informal tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Historic Landmark’s murals and stained glass windows by John La Farge, as well as the adaptive re-use projects by Rhode Island School of Design students, will be on display. The RISD exhibition consists of models and drawings related to potential adaptive re-use scenarios for the historic sanctuary and art installations incorporating the La Farge artwork. Entry is from Pelham Street. For more information, call 401-619-5109.

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