2014-09-18 / Faith Community


Jewish High Holy Days

Jewish High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah at sundown Wednesday evening, Sept. 24, and culminate with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Saturday, Oct. 4.

Temple Shalom services are: Wed, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah worship; Thursday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Rosh Hashanah traditional worship with Tashlich immediately following service, 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashanah evening worship; Friday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Rosh Hashanah contemporary worship, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Shuvah; Fri, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. Kol Nidre worship; Sat, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. Yom Kippur, Yizkor recited, 5:30 p.m. closing worship. Call the temple for information on cards of admission at 401-846-9002, or stop by the open house on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 7-8 p.m. Temple Shalom is at 223 Valley Road, Middletown.

Touro Synagogue will celebrate the holy days as follows: Rosh Hashanah services Wednesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Tashlich at 5:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 27, Shabbat services 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur services, Friday, Oct. 3, 6:15 p.m. Kol Nidre; Saturday, Oct. 4, 8:30 a.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m., Yizkor at 10:15 a.m. Visit tourosynagogue.org for tickets to services.

Scripture Study

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church holds Scripture study each Wednesday immediately following the 9 a.m. morning Mass until 10:30 a.m. Meetings are led by Jane Parrillo in the parish center, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, and focus on the upcoming Sunday readings. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Chanting Group

The Newport Community Chanting Group will meet at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. Chanting is a form of meditation and improves receptivity and focus, raises energy levels, and helps listening skills. You do not have to be an experienced singer to join the group, and it is open to all those interested. For more information, call the church office at 401-847-0675.

Calvary Military Support

Calvary United Methodist Church hosts a weekly support group on Wednesday mornings for military spouses and friends at 10:30 a.m. at 200 Turner Road, Middletown. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at 401- 847-6181.

Book Talk at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church will offer a book talk on “Death Comes for the Archbishop” on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Although written by Willa Cather over 75 years ago, the book resonates with many contemporary themes and was listed by Time magazine as one of the Century’s 100 Influential Works. It examines the work of two French missionaries assigned to the New Mexico Territory in 1851, offering a vivid portrait of two men who dedicated their lives to reconnecting a church to its mission. The presentation will take place in the St. Lucy’s library at 7 p.m. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Newport’s Colonial African History

Channing Memorial Church and historian Theresa Guzman Stokes are presenting a series on Newport’s colonial African American history. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Guzman will lead a tour of Washington Square sites built by, lived in, or associated with colonial-era people of African descent. Gather at 6 p.m. in Washington Square.

She will also lecture on “Creative Survival: Thriving in a Slave Trade Port” on Tuesday, Sept. 30, discussing African Americans who created their own self-help groups, educated their children, and formed their own churches. The lecture will be held in the Channing parish hall at 7 p.m. The registration fee is $10. Register in advance at 401-846-0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

St. Mary’s RCIA

St. Mary’s Church will offer Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes in October for those interested in exploring the Catholic faith. Call the parish office at 401- 847-0475 for more information.

Community Baptist Church 40th Anniversary

Community Baptist Church will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the church with a showing of the film, “Facing the Giants,” on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The screening will take place at the Church Annex, 50 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. Popcorn and treats will be served. Guests are asked to bring church photos, memorabilia, stories, etc. to share. Suggested donation is $5 for individuals and $10 for a family. For more information, call 401-847- 1707.

New Hours at St. Mary’s Episcopal

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth has shifted to its fall schedule. The new schedule: Saturday at 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist; Sunday, nursery care 7:45-11:45 a.m. in the parish hall, 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, 9-10:15 a.m. breakfast and fellowship, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Christian education classes for adults and children, 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, and 11:30 a.m. light refreshments. St. Mary’s is at 324 East Main Road. For more information, call 401-846- 9700.

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