2013-09-12 / Faith Community


Touro High Holiday Services

Touro Synagogue will hold Yom Kippur services on Friday, Sept. 13, 6:45 p.m., Kol Nidre; and Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., 5:20 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Sukkot services are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 18, 6:40 p.m.; Thursday, Sept.19, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.; Friday Sept. 20, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 21, Shabbat Chol Hamoed, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. For more information, call 401-847-4794 or cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Newport Havurah High Holiday Services

The Newport Havurah will hold high holiday services at the Colony House in Washington Square as follows: 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 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. A potluck meal will follow this service. For more information contact Lynne Glickman at 401- 849-9197 or Howard Newman at 401-846-4784.

Concert at St. Matthew’s

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave. Jamestown, will host the first in the series of Jamestown Community Piano Association concerts on Sunday, Sept. 22, with members from Musica Dolce orchestra performing. The free concert begins at 1 p.m. and a reception will follow. For more information, call 401-423-0515.

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 handicapped 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.

New Music Minister

Trinity Church recently welcomed new music director Stephan Griffin to the bench. A native of Monkton, Maryland, Griffin holds a master’s degree in Organ Performance from The University of Texas at Austin. An active organist and accompanist, he has worked with a variety of ensembles including the Dallas Wind Symphony, The University of Texas Men’s Chorus, and the Maryland State Boychoir and performed in recital throughout the US.

Equally at home as a singer, he earned a BMA in Vocal Performance from Boston University and has done additional studies at the Royal College of Music in London. Griffin most recently served as chapel organist and music teacher at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. He is currently pursuing his DMA in Organ Performance at Boston University.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s Church will show the 1951 classic film “Quo Vadis” on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The 1951 movie earned eight Academy Award nominations and presents a massive spectacle of the early Roman Empire, including the martyrdom of Christians thrown to the lions before the cheering Coliseum throngs. The two and one-half hour film will be shown in the parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, at 6 p.m. and is free. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic supper or snacks. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Craft Night

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 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.

Back to Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church will hold a Back to School Party for parents and children on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m., with pizza, games and a puppet show. Welcome Back Homecoming and Christian Formation for Young People registration will be on Sunday, Sept.15 at 10 a.m. Children are asked to bring their backpacks to church on Sunday, Sept. 22 to be blessed during the 10 a.m. service. For information, call 401-847-0675.

Parish Dinner

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport will host its Fall Family Dinner in the parish hall on Friday, Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. and a spaghetti and salad dinner will be served 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be entertainment for children. RSVP to the office at 401- 846-6057 or 401-847-0475 by Sept. 16. A free will offering will be taken to benefit outreach programming.

Trinity Adult Forum

Trinity Church will resume its Adult Forum on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. in Honyman Hall. The topic will be “Beyond the Dirty Pages,” a study on the Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Single Moms Support Group

Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the dayto day challenges of being a single mom? Evangelical Friends Church offers 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. 17. 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.

Memory Loss Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church’s support group for those with memory loss or early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 p.m. The next meeting will be held Sept. 18. 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.

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.

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 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.

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