2013-10-03 / Faith Community


Newport String Project

The Newport String Project will hold its inaugural concert on Sunday, Oct. 6 at Trinity Church at 4 p.m. The free concert will feature Newport String Project violinists EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and EalaĆ­n McMullin, with guest artists Jesse Holstein, of Community Music- Works, on viola and Heath Marlow, director of the Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory, on cello. The quartet will perform Haydn’s “Quartet in D Major op. 20 no. 4” and Beethoven’s “Quartet in E flat major op. 127.” For information, visit newportstringproject.org.

Insight Support Meeting

Insight, a nonprofit organization that helps people living with vision loss learn how to be more independent, hosts a monthly educational group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the church hall at 11 a.m. and is open to anyone living with a visual impairment, as well as family members and friends.

Each meeting features a speaker who addresses a topic of interest to people living with vision loss. Veteran members of the group are always willing to offer advice and support to those who are newly affected by vision loss. For more information, contact Rick Andrade at 401-941- 3322 or visit in-sight.org.

St. Mary’s to Host Bonfire

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth will host a fall bonfire at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. All are welcome to bring chairs or blankets. The church is at 324 East Main Road.

Trinity Adult Forum

Trinity Church will continue with its Adult Forum series on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. in Honyman Hall. Kate Lengyel will present “Night Prayer: The Office of Compline,” discussing the history and purpose of this service of quiet reflection held at the end of the work day. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Channing Global Forum

The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church will present the first lecture in its Global Issues Forum series on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the Program Room at the Newport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. The series is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be “Emerging Africa: Problems and Prospects,” by Dr. Jake Smith. The forum will provide an introduction to Africa, focusing on its history, geography, people, politics, economy, and current issues, with a concentration on the conservation of natural resources and sustainable development. Smith has been chairman of the Conservation Council of Nations, and has served on election observer missions to Ethiopia, Kenya and Gabon.

Cross Point Church Potluck

The Women’s Ministry of Cross Point Church will hold its annual Woman’s International Cultural Potluck on Friday, Oct. 11, in the church at 14 Rhode Island Ave, from 7-9 p.m. Bring a favorite cultural dish to share. Child care will not be provided. For more information, call 401-846-3064.

Rock & Roll at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s will host a Rock & Roll Night on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the parish center, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Enjoy a night of fun and great food, as well as dancing and prizes, for a donation of $25. All proceeds benefit St. Lucy’s and support the medical mission trip to the Philippines by Rhode Island-based Lingkod Timog. Volunteers on the mission trip pay their own expenses to provide medical, surgical and dental care to tribal people in remote villages. Donations pay for medicine, supplies and hospital services. For more information, call 401-619-5336.

Touro Exhibit at Redwood

Redwood Library is hosting an exhibit documenting the rich history of Touro Synagogue in celebration of the synagogue’s 250th anniversary. The exhibit opens Oct. 3 and will run through Chanukah. The opening reception will be on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2-4 p.m. and the public is welcome.

Emmanuel Speaker Series

The Fall Emmanuel Speaker Series will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 8 with “The Fate of the Coast,” by science writer and former science editor of The New York Times, Cornelia Dean. Dean will discuss the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities worldwide, but with particular emphasis on the implications for the residents of Newport and Rhode Island. All are welcome to attend this free event, 42 Dearborn St. Call 401-847-0675.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s Church will show the film “Fireproof” on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The movie stars Kirk Cameron as a heroic fire captain whose marriage is about to go up in smoke. The twohour 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.

St. Lucy’s Gardeners

St. Lucy’s gardeners, landscapers, and foresters will hold their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the parish center at 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. The church is located on what was once known as the Brookfield Farm and the property features many flower beds, lawns, bushes, and trees which require ongoing maintenance. New members are always welcome. Contact the rectory at 401-847- 6153 or email stlucyoffice@gmail.com for more information.

‘Musica Italiana’ Concert

St. Peter’s Church will host Newport Festa Italiana’s “Una Sera di Musica,” a night of Italian arias and melodies, on Sunday, Oct. 13, with tenor Rinaldo Toglia, soprano Esty Crisona, and pianist Marina Struvela. The scholarship fundraising event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance by calling 401-847-4444 or 401-683-4378. St. Peter’s is at 525 Broadway.

Military Spouse Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church offers a support group for military spouses each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Spouse residents and those new to the area are welcome to meet at the church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown. Child care will be provided. For more information, call 401-847-6181.

The Salvation Army hosts a weekly women’s fellowship group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at 51 Memorial Blvd. The fellowship events include game nights, tea parties, movie nights and Bible studies. All are welcome and asked to bring a potluck dish. For more information, call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846- 3234.

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