2014-06-26 / Faith Community


Knitting with the Prayer Shawl Ministry

The members of the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Prayer Shawl Ministry invite anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet to join them for lessons beginning Wednesday, July 2. The group meets each week at 10 a.m. in the Adult Formation Room, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Knitting needles, crochet hooks, and yarn will be provided.

In addition to prayer shawls, they make baptism blankets; baby blankets, hats, mittens, and scarves for the Martin Luther King Community Center; and hat and scarf sets for Seamen’s Church Institute. No experience is required. Call Jeanne Derrah at 401-847-5747 for more information.

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.

Weird Animals Vacation Bible School

First Presbyterian Church will offer Weird Animals Vacation Bible School the week of July 7-11 at the church, 6 Everett St. Weird Animals activities will include Bible-learning adventures, music, teambuilding games, and making treats. Children ages 4-11 are eligible. The program will run from 9:09 a.m. to 12:12 p.m. each day. Registration is open to the first 100 children. For more information, call 401-847-1749.

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. 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.

Calvary Worship at the Beach

Calvary United Methodist Church’s early Sunday morning worship is 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’ at Trinity

Trinity Church will hold outdoor worship on Sunday, June 29, at 10 a.m. overlooking Queen Anne Square and Newport harbor. The 8 a.m. worship will still be held in the church. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

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.

Opera at Emmanuel

The Marley Bridges Theatre Company will present “The Telephone (L’amour a trois),” a comic one-act opera by Gian-Carlo Menotti, on Wednesday, July 9, at Emmanuel Church. The program, which begins at 7 p.m., will also include American art songs by Giannini, Barber, Bernstein, Quilter and Foster. Soprano Kristi De Las Angeles and baritone Louis Seymour will perform, with Mike Kregler on piano. Admission is $10. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

Community Meal Schedule

Due to concerns voiced by the local Christian Action Center, coordinator of the community meal calendar, Newport This Week will no longer print the community meal listings. Neighbors in need are advised to contact the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 401-846-4828, or the Salvation Army, 401-846-3234, for information on meals available. We regret any inconvenience.

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