2013-10-10 / Faith Community


Athletic Attire Welcomed

Calvary United Methodist Church, at 200 Turner Rd. in Middletown, right across from the athletic fields at Gaudet, welcomes early bird athletes to a come-as-you-are service at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Jeans, sweats, and uniforms are welcome, but no cleats please.

TAM Community Reception

Turning Around Ministries will host a community reception at the Atlantic Beach Club, 53 Purgatory Rd., Middletown on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. The reception will celebrate the organization’s eight years of service to the residents of Newport County and emphasize the need for community involvement in prisoner re-entry, to inform the community of the various local organizations and agencies that are involved in prisoner re-entry, and to raise funds to continue to provide supportive services. The speaker for the evening is Elizabeth Earls, assistant director of rehabilitative services, R.I. Department of Corrections. For more information or to arrange for tickets, call 401- 846-8264 or email ta_ min@verizon.net. Tickets are $30.

Trinity Fall Series

Trinity Church will offer a sixweek series on “Just Eating: Practicing our Faith at the Table,” on Wednesdays, Oct. 16 – Nov. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. What we eat and where it comes from reflect our values. The series will bring together local farmers, food writers, chefs, and others who are thinking critically about the food systems. Share food and fellowship, combining eating and learning, each week. Call 401-846-0660 to register.

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 information, call 401-846-3064.

‘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.

‘Zealot’ Study

The United Congregational Church will offer a four week adult study of The New York Times best seller “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” by Reza Aslan. The study will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, beginning Oct. 22 at the church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. Call the office at 401-849- 5444 to register.

Norumbega Harmony Concert

The Newport Historical Society will present the Norumbega Harmony Singers as part of its Spectacle of Toleration project on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Trinity Church at 7 p.m. The singing group’s repertoire consists of music from the colonial and Revolutionary era of New England, as well as music from the Sacred Harp and American folk hymn traditions. The concert is free.

Calvary Hawaiian Potluck

Calvary United Methodist Church will hold a tropical-themed potluck dinner on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Get out the Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, and enjoy fellowship and fun. There will be a presentation on malaria for adults and activities for children. The potluck dinner will be held in Dunfey Hall at the church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown. Call 401-847-6181 for more information.

Holiday Assistance Program

The Salvation Army will take applications for Thanksgiving food boxes for families on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the headquarters, 51 Memorial Blvd. The boxes will be distributed Nov. 26, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Applicants must provide a photo ID with current address, Social Security or medical cards for family members, and proof of income. Call 401-846- 3234 for more information.

St. Joseph’s Fair

St. Joseph’s Annual Harvest Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the parish hall at the corner of Mann Avenue and Broadway. This annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Church guarantees fun, food and prizes for the whole family. Featured activities and tables include a major raffle with cash prizes, a quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephant sale, Hispanic table, theme baskets table, handcrafted and Christmas items, and children’s activities. There will be a food court for lunch and a baked goods table. Event runs from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

‘Aglow’ Discussion

One New Man Community will present Dot Cutter on “The Cross and the Crescent,” at 7 Central St., on Sunday, Oct. 19 beginning at 2 p.m. Cutter serves as the Aglow International Southern New England Islamic Education & Awareness Coordinator. The presentaion is free. For more information, call Esther Boucher at 401-846-1688.

Queen’s Chaplain at St. John’s

The Vicar of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Washington and Willow streets, has announced that The Reverend Canon Jeremy Matthew Haselock, Chaplain to Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, and Vice Dean and Precentor of Norwich Cathedral, will be the guest preacher on Sunday, Oct. 20, at both the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses for the Feast ofSaint Luke. All are invited to attend one of the services and to welcome Canon Haselock back to Newport at a coffee hour following worship. For more information, please call the church office at 401-848-2561.

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 will run through Chanukah.

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