2014-05-29 / Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

‘A Walk With Me’

United Congregational Church in Middletown is offering an opportunity to honor and remember loved ones with personalized bricks to be placed along existing walkways at the church. The 4x8 inch bricks will be gray with black lettering and each brick costs $40. Order forms will be available at the church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. Memorial bricks must be ordered by June 8 and are expected to be installed by September. For more information, call the church at 401-849-5444.

‘Project Linus’ Annual Quilt Show

St. Barnabas Church will showcase quilts made for “Project Linus” in the parish hall after all Masses on Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1. Made by volunteers throughout the year at the church, these quilts are donated to Project Linus – a nationwide nonprofit organization giving handmade blankets to terminally ill children. New sewers of all abilities are welcome to join the group, and instruction will be provided. St. Barnabas is at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Call 401-683-1343 for more information.

Chanting Group

The chanting group at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will meet in the All Saints Chapel on Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. All are welcome.

Emmanuel Sunday

Celebrate Founder’s Day at Emmanuel Church on Sunday, June 1. The day will include a special service, a celebration of those who have joined the church during the past two years, and a cookout courtesy of the Men’s Group. For more information, call the church office at 401-847-0675.

Pentecost Sunday

All parishioners at St. Mary’s Newport are asked to wear red to all Masses during the weekend of June 7 and 8 to help celebrate Pentecost Sunday.

Trinity Strawberry Festival

Trinity Church will host the second annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 14, overlooking Queen Anne Square. A day of fun for the whole family, the festival features fresh Rhode Island strawberries in a variety of treats - with the group’s signature homemade shortcake right at the heart of all of it. The day will include musical performances and an artisan craft fair, and tours of the historic church will also be offered. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and run until 7 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call 401-846-0660 or visit trinitynewport.org.

Steeple Sunday at Channing

Channing Memorial Church will hold Steeple Sunday on June 15 to celebrate the end of the capital campaign to fund the church steeple and bells. The 10 a.m. service will be filled with bell music and a reception will follow.

St Mary’s Portsmouth

The St. Mary’s Thrift Shop in Portsmouth has experienced a surge in customers and is in great need of more donations to keep up with the demand. Donations are accepted at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on first Sunday of every month. Drop off items in the large red bin located in the parish house lobby. They accept apparel and accessories; home d├ęcor; collectibles, household goods, and children’s clothing and shoes (newborn - youth). Donations are always accepted at the thrift shop during normal business hours, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. The church and thrift shop are at 354 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Donations help those in need and also provide additional funds to the church.

Emmanuel Book Club

The Emmanuel Church Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss great works of literature. The next book to be discussed is “Siddhartha,” by Herman Hesse, on Tuesday, June 17, at 6 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. For more information, contact 401- 847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

Touro Tours

Touro Synagogue is open for tours Sunday – Friday, through the Loeb Visitors Center, 52 Spring St. The center is open from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and synagogue tours depart at 12, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 p.m. For more information, visit touro- synagogue.org.

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