2014-08-21 / Faith Community


Emmanuel Choir

The Emmanuel Church choir season will officially begin again with a rehearsal on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The choir will resume their Sunday schedule on Sept. 14. Potential members are invited to sing with the choir during the month of September – no strings attached. Come on Thursdays for rehearsals only or sing on Sundays as well. September is open recruitment month at Emmanuel, and the choir will sing some fun music to showcase what they do. Any and all are welcome. Prior musical training is a plus, but the only real requirements are an ability to match pitch, a desire for quality, and an ability to work in a team setting. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

Trinity Choir Seeks New Voices

The Trinity Church Choir welcomes new members to enhance the liturgies offered at the church. Contact Director of Music Stephan Griffin at musicdirector@trinitynewport.org for more information.

Missionary Cooperative Appeal

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will host a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 23-24, to make an appeal for the group’s mission activities in Africa, South America and the Dominican Republic. The appeal is offered in conjunction with the Diocesan Missionary Cooperative Plan.

‘Babette’s Feast’ at Trinity

Trinity Church will show a free screening of “Babette’s Feast” on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. in Honyman Hall. All are welcome.

Tibetan Monks at CBC

The Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang will present a lecture on “World Peace and Unity” on Friday, Sept. 5, at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. The lecture is part of the monks’ five-day visit to Rhode Island to share their culture, practices, and paths to peace and compassion. Central Baptist Church is at 99 Narragansett Ave. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the lecture, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 401-423-1651.

St. Peter’s ‘Yellow – Wear It, Share It’

St. Peter’s Church invites all to wear yellow to services on Sunday, Sept. 7, to celebrate “God’s work, our hands,” a dedicated day of service to celebrate being part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, as well as St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Newport.

Faith Formation

St. Barnabas is now registering for faith formation classes for the fall. Forms are available at the doors to the church, or at the parish office, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Call the Faith Formation office at 401-683-3147 for more information.

Special Mass at St. Mary’s

Fr. Kris von Maluski and St. Mary’s parish will celebrate the retirement of Mrs. Molly McGregor, honoring her 30 years of service to the parish, at a Mass on Saturday, Aug. 23. at 5 p.m. There will be a reception immediately following in the parish center. All are welcome.

Channing Ingathering

Channing Memorial Church will hold the annual Ingathering service on Sunday, Sept. 7, to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new program year. The 10 a.m. service will be followed by a potluck picnic, religious education information, and volunteer fair. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Trinity Homecoming

Trinity Church’s annual homecoming will be held on Sunday, Sept. 7, after the 10 a.m. service. The homecoming is a combination potluck picnic, service opportunity fair, and kickoff for the program year. For more information, call 401-846- 0660.

Gospel Music Fest

Graceway Community Church will host the Come Alive Gospel Music Fest on Saturday, Aug. 23, at King Park from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket or chair, and enjoy musicians and worship teams. Donations of nonperishable food items for area food banks are requested. For more information, call Graceway at 401- 846-1552.

St. Columba’s Concert

A chamber music concert, “Transcriptions and Abstractions,” will be held at St. Columba’s Chapel on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature Julie Castor on violin and Benjamin Larsen on cello, and works will include a transcription of Mozart’s Duo for violin and viola, K. 423; selections from Glière’s Duets, Opus 39; and Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello, Opus 7. The suggested donation is $20. St. Columba’s is at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Call 401-847-5571 for more information.

Bereavement Support

The Office of Life and Family will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows bereavement support program at St. Lucy’s Church in the parish center each Thursday at 7 p.m. from Sept. 11 to Oct. 30. This support group provides a peaceful place to share and learn about grief, with the spiritual comfort of the Catholic faith. It is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. For registration and more information, contact Peter A. Magnotta at 401- 421-7833 x217.

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