2014-05-01 / Faith Community


Yom Ha Shoah Service of Remembrance at Temple Shalom with Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer. Yom Ha Shoah Service of Remembrance at Temple Shalom with Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer. Holocaust Memorial Service

Temple Shalom recently held its 39th annual Holocaust Memorial Service of Remembrance. Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer and guest speaker Alyse Lichtenstein, who spoke about interviewing children and grandchildren of Nazi perpetrators in Berlin, stand with seven memorial candles kindled in memory of the six million Jews who perished and in memory of the righteous of other nations.

TAM Weekend

Turning Around Ministries will host “A Time of New Beginnings” to support outreach efforts to assist previously-incarcerated individuals integrating back into society. The fundraising dinner and silent auction will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the Ramada Inn, 425 East Main Rd., Middletown. The event begins at 6 p.m. and tickets are $50. For more information, contact TAM at 846-8264 or ta_ min@verizon.net.

St. Mary’s Portsmouth

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth offers weekday study and fellowship in the parish house, 324 East Main Rd. Wednesday afternoon Bible study begins at 3 p.m. and the Thursday morning study begins at 7:30 a.m. All are welcome. Call the church office at 401-846- 9700 for more information.

New Services at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Episcopal Church will offer a different type of worship service on two Sundays in May at 5 p.m. The services will be held in the All Saints Chapel on the campus at 42 Dearborn St. on May 4 and May 18 and will include chants and prayers. Following the worship, dinner will be served in the Guild Room. For more information, contact the church at 401-847-0675.

Trinity Forum

The next Trinity Church Sunday Forum will be held at Honyman Hall on May 4 at 9 a.m. Dr. Hayat Alvi, of the U.S. Naval War College, will present “Arab Spring Revisited,” an update on the situations in the Middle East. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Transcendentalist Series Canceled

Channing Church’s series on the Transcendentalist Movement has been canceled.

100 Questions on UU

Channing Memorial Church will offer “100 Questions about Unitarian Universalism” on Sunday, May 4, in the ladies parlor, 135 Pelham St., at 11:30 a.m. This informal forum will address those questions you have always wondered about with regard to UUs. How do you join the congregation? What is Channing’s connection to the larger church? Do UUs believe in an afterlife? All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Pope Francis Documentary

A National Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Thursday, May 1, with the showing of the documentary film, “Francis, the Pope from the New World” at 7 p.m. at Jesus Saviour Church in Newport.

St. Barnabas Country Western Hoedown

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, will hold a Country Western Hoedown on Saturday, May 17, in the parish hall. The event begins at 6 p.m. and features a buffet dinner, country dancing, a pie eating contest and lots of fun. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under and are available by calling Mary Silveria at 401-683-0752 or in the parish office.

Israeli Independence Day Concert

Congregation Jeshuat Israel of Touro Synagogue will celebrate Israeli Independence Day with a free public concert by Heifetz on Tour on Tuesday, May 6, at the synagogue, 85 Touro St., at 7 p.m.

The concert is presented by the Jamestown Arts Center in partnership with the Heifetz International Music Institute. A reception will follow in the Levi Gale House across the street from Touro Synagogue. For more information or reservations, contact Susan Woythaler at 401-846-2125 or susanlark@cox.net or visit tourosynagogue.org. Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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