2014-01-31 / Faith Community


Discernment Evening

The Diocesan Office of Vocations will host a Discernment Evening on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence, 485 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence beginning at 5:30 p.m. for men who wish to pray and discern if God is calling them to the Catholic priesthood. Contact Fr. Carl Fisette at 401-331- 1316 for more information.

Homework Help

Emmanuel Church’s Homework Help Nights will resume on Monday, Feb. 3 from 6-8 p.m. for students who seek assistance with their schoolwork. Students are invited to bring projects and problems they are working on in school. At least one parent or legal guardian of each student is asked to remain on the Emmanuel campus during the time the child is receiving help with homework. All teachers have inclassroom experience and are from Emmanuel Church. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s Church will show “John Paul I,” on Tuesday, Feb. 11. The feature film examines the life of the beloved man who was pope for only 33 days and bridged the epic papacies of Paul IV and John Paul II. Pope John Paul I, a man of peasant origins and a devoted parish priest with a great love for orphans, the poor, and the outcasts, is remembered for his infectious smile, his warm personality, and his humble pastoral style. The two-hour movie will begin at 6 p.m. in the parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown.

Call for Food

The Salvation Army is requesting donations of food to help keep the food pantry open. Canned goods, non-perishable food items, and monetary donations to purchase food supplies are urgently needed. For more information, contact Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.

Trinity Adult Forum

Trinity Church will continue with its Adult Forum on Sunday, Feb. 2, 9-9:45 a.m. in Honyman Hall. The brief series “Exploring End of Life” will examine four key areas: Christian teaching on death and funeral planning; working with a funeral home and cemetery; end of life care options, and legal questions regarding care and estate planning. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Hat and Mitten Tree

Calvary United Methodist Church continues to collect new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for men, women, and children in need this winter. The warm items will be given out on the third Thursday of the month during the community meal. Gently-used winter coats are also needed, especially men’s. Donations may be left in the box outside Crocker Hall. Calvary is at 200 Turner Rd., Middletown.

‘Unsung Pioneers of Integration’ at Emmanuel

In honor of Black History Month, Emmanuel Church will present “Unsung Pioneers of Integration: The African-American Army Engineers Who Helped Build the 1500-Mile Alaska Highway in World War II,” a talk by author and historian Heath Twichell on Tuesday, Feb. 4 from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Built in just seven months in 1942 over an unmapped stretch of the Canadian Rockies by 10,000 U.S. Army Engineers (including 4,000 African American soldiers), the highway provided a secure emergency overland supply route to U.S. bases in Alaska threatened by Japanese attack during the darkest early days of the war.

Twichell’s talk is based on a chapter of his book, “Northwest Epic: The Building of the Alaska Highway,” which tells the story of his father’s experiences as a white officer commanding the Black 95th Engineer Regiment in the segregated army of WWII - and of the regiment’s remarkable accomplishments against great odds, both environmental and man-made.

The free lecture is part of the Emmanuel Speaker Series and will be held at the church, 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call 401-847- 0675.

The Way of St. James’ at St. Lucy’s

Last April, St. Lucy’s Church showed the movie “The Way,” the story about a man on a pilgrimage from France to Spain to pray at the final resting place of St. James the Apostle – a pilgrim journey on “El Camino Santiago,” traveled since the Middle Ages and known to have a profound effect on anyone who undertakes it. On Tuesday, Feb. 4 Lisa Gulino, Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Providence, will describe the experiences she had while making this monumental pilgrim journey last summer. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the St. Lucy’s parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

UCC offers Feb. Camp

If you are looking for something for the kids to do during February vacation, consider the United Congregational Church’s Camp Chill Out, four days of fun-filled winter activities and games at 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. Camp runs Tuesday- Friday, Feb. 18-21, 8 a.m. – noon and costs $40 per child. Call 401-849- 5444 to sign up.

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