2014-10-02 / Faith Community


Jewish High Holy Days

Jewish High Holy Days conclude with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Saturday, Oct. 4. Temple Shalom services are: 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. Temple Shalom is at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. Touro Synagogue will worship as follows: 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.

Homework Help Returns

Emmanuel Church offers Homework Help Nights every Thursday from 3:30-6 p.m. for students who desire assistance with their schoolwork. Students ages 8 and older are invited to bring projects and problems they are working on in school. Contact admin@emmanuelnewport.org or 401-847-0675 if you are planning to attend.

‘The Voices of Zion’

The Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church at 33 Van Zandt Ave. is having a hymn sing on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. All songs will be chosen by those attending at the “Voices of Zion.” For information, call 401-849-3569.

‘Pizza in the Hut’ at Touro

Touro Synagogue will host an open house and “ Pizza In The Hut” program “ on Sunday morning, Oct. 12, to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot beginning at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the Touro Band and learn about becoming a member. For more information, call 401-847-4794 x201.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s Church will hold a free screening of the film “Maximillian: Saint of Auschwitz,” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the parish hall at 6 p.m. The movie is about a priest who, as a prisoner in Auschwitz in 1941, offered to take the place of a young man with a family who was condemned to die by starvation. For more information, call 401-847- 6153.

Parenting Tweens and Teens Workshop

Calvary United Methodist Church will host a workshop to help parents in their relationships with teens and tweens on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Tools for negotiation, managing differences, setting limits, and encouraging independence will be discussed. Learn about the warning signs of depression, alcohol use, anxiety, struggles with body image, and other significant issues. The free workshop will be held in Crocker Hall at the church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown. Registration is required in order to have enough materials on hand. Sign up at 401-847-6181 or calvary_ pa@verizon.net.

Free Yoga at St. Mary’s

Certified yoga instructor Shelley Dungan will offer a free yoga class in the chapel at St. Mary’s, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The basic, all-levels yoga class runs 9:15-10:15 a.m. and beginners are welcome. Bring your own mat. Subsequent Tuesday classes through Nov. 25 will be offered for a suggested donation of $10 per class. A portion of the funds collected will be given to Lucy’s Hearth.

‘Pennies for Prescriptions’

Each October, St. Lucy’s Church collects “Pennies for Prescriptions.” All money donated supports the mothers and children of Lucy’s Hearth who need essential medications and do not have health insurance. Last year a note was received from a young lady who was able to get a pair of glasses. She wrote, “No words can express my appreciation. God bless.” Containers will be set out at the entrance of the church for the pennies. St. Lucy’s is at 909 West Main Road, Middletown.

Fall Study at UCC

The adult education program at United Congregational Church in Middletown is studying the book, “If the Church Were Christian: Rediscovering the Values of Jesus,” by Phillip Gulley, on four consecutive Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 14. All are welcome.

Gulley, a Quaker pastor and author, explores how the church has lost its way. This eye-opening examination of the values of Jesus reveals the extent to which the church has drifted from the teachings of the man who inspired its creation. Many Christians might be surprised to discover how little Jesus had to say about the church and that he might never have intended to start a new religion.

Sign up by calling 401-849-5444. The cost of the book is $13.

New Rector to be Installed

The Reverend Jennifer Pedrick will be officially installed as the rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

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