2014-06-19 / Faith Community


Chesapeake Youth Symphony Flute Ensemble

The United Congregational Church will present the Chesapeake Youth Symphony Flute Ensemble in concert on Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m. The Ensemble, in its 15th season, is composed of high school flutists from the Baltimore/ Washington/Annapolis area. The performers play a variety of musical styles using piccolos, concert C flutes, alto flutes and bass flutes to achieve a full orchestral sound. The group has performed in Belgium, France, Italy, and, most recently, Russia. A free will offering will be taken to benefit the church’s “Family to Family” mission which helps a local family in a time of need. The United Congregational Church is at 524 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

St. Barnabas Festival

St. Barnabas Church’s annual three-day festival begins at 5 p.m. Friday, June 27, and continues through Sunday, June 29, with fun for the whole family from start to finish at 1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. The multi-faceted festival boasts rides, games, music, dancing, raffles, food booths, a variety show, and children’s activities. There will be a “Split the Pot” fundraising raffle, and Sunday’s live auction is sure to heat up the crowd. For more information, call 401-683-1343.

Calvary Worship at the Beach

Beginning Sunday, June 22, Calvary United Methodist Church’s early morning worship will be held at Third Beach, Middletown, at 8 a.m., weather permitting. The half hour informal service will be held each week through August. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. In case of rain, services will be held in the chapel, 200 Turner Road, Middletown.

‘Mass on the Grass’ Returns to Trinity

Trinity Church will hold outdoor worship on three Sundays this summer, June 29, July 20, and Aug. 17, overlooking Queen Anne Square and Newport harbor. On those days the 10 a.m. service will be held on the lawn, but the 8 a.m. worship will still be held in the church. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

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.

Calvary Yard Sale

Calvary Church will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The churchwide sale will feature books, household items, toys, baked goods, and more at 200 Turner Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401-847-6181.

Day of Recollection for Women

Salve Regina University will hold a Day of Recollection for Women on Saturday, June 21, running from 10 a.m. - 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 program will include classical and popular music. 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.

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, incorporating 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.

Procession and Evensong

The congregations of Emmanuel Church and St. John the Evangelist invite the community to an Evensong on Sunday, June 22 at 4 p.m., to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. The service will be held at St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., and followed by an outdoor procession of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. The sermon will be preached by Fr. Michael Godderz, SSC, rector of All Saints, Ashmont, Mass. Corpus Christi commemorates the institution of the Holy Eucharist (the Last Supper). For more information, call 401-847-0675.

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