2014-06-12 / Faith Community


Day of Recollection for Women

Salve Regina University will host a Day of Recollection for Women on Saturday, June 21, running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will focus on “The Beatitudes and Teachings of Pope Francis,” and will be held in the Salve Regina Chapel, lower level. The program director is Sr. Eugenia Brady, a Sister of St. Joseph of Cluny. Park on Leroy Avenue and bring a bag lunch. All are welcome. A free will offering will be accepted. For more information, call Pat Crandall at 401-782-9856 or Jeanne Perrotti at 401-864-1576.

‘Cast in Bronze’

First Presbyterian Church will host the Cast in Bronze Youth Handbell Ensemble in a free concert on Tuesday, June 24. The group is from the Friendship Methodist Church, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has toured across the Midwest and internationally. The first half will include classical music and the second half features popular tunes for all ages.

The concert will be held at FPC, Broadway and Everett Street, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, visit fpcnewport.org or call 401-847–1749.

Emmanuel News

Emmanuel Church welcomed 30 new members to the church during the Founders Day celebration on June 1. On Sunday, June 15, the church will celebrate the Feast of the Trinity, Father's Day, and Reverend Dr. Anita Louise Schell’s 30 years as a priest. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

St. Mary’s Mission

A presentation on St. Mary’s parish mission, “Hope of Sinners, Hope of the World,” will be held June 22- 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s in Newport. Fr. Mark Barron (a member of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception Order of Stockton, Mass.) will give talks on the message of Divine Mercy, with an array of media, music, and prayer. Confessions will be heard each evening starting at 5:15 p.m. While all are welcome to attend all three evenings, it is not necessary, as each night stands alone. For more information, call 401-847-0475.

Guest Minister at Channing

Rev. Roger Brewin will preach on immigration reform at Channing Church on Sunday, June 22, prior to his participation in the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly convention. Brewin became a Unitarian Universalist minister in 1977 and is currently retired from active ministry, after serving nine congregations. He is editor of the “Journal of Religious Humanism.” The service will be at 10 a.m. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

FPC Summer Hours

First Presbyterian Church is operating on a summer schedule until Sept. 7. Sunday worship will be as follows: prayer gathering at 8:45 a.m., worship at 9:30 a.m., and fellowship following worship. For more information, visit fpcnewport.org or call 401-847–1749.

UCC Summer Camp

United Congregational Church in Middletown will offer “Whirled Peas” summer camp July 7-18 for children entering grades K-6. The summer camp is open to children of all faiths. Camp days run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for the convenience of working parents. Registration forms are available in Farnum Hall at the church, 524 Valley Road. For more information, call the church at 401- 849-5444.

St. Mary’s Bible Study

St. Mary’s Catholic Church offers Bible study and prayer group every Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the parish center, Memorial Boulevard and Spring Street. Everyone is welcome, either for a one-time visit or regular attendance. For more information, call 401-847-0475.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Service Change

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth will offer Super Summer Sundays from June 15 to Sept. 7. There will be food and fellowship in the parish house from 8-9 a.m.; full worship with Eucharist 9-10 a.m.; and coffee and conversation from 10-10:30 a.m.

There will be no changes to the 5 p.m. Saturday service. For additional information, call 401-846-9700.

CBC Festival

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church will hold its annual June Festival on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., with food and treasures to suit every taste. Shoppers will find an indoor flea market with garden and book centers; marine and sporting goods areas; white elephant and vintage sections; and a spot just for children.

Diners will enjoy clam chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs and strawberry shortcake, as well as a variety of baked goods. The festival will also include a raffle and a silent auction with tickets, gift certificates and pieces of art and jewelry. The church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave. For more information, call 401- 423-1651.

Chanting at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church’s chanting group meets on Saturdays at 9 a.m. in the All Saints Chapel, 42 Dearborn St. Chanting improves receptivity and focus, raises energy levels, and helps listening skills. For information, call 401-847-0675.

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