2014-10-09 / Faith Community


‘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 music by the Touro Band and learn about Touro membership. For information, call 401-847-4794 x201.

Trinity Pumpkin Patch

The annual Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch is set to open on Saturday, Oct. 11 for three weeks of fall fun atop Queen Anne Square. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, plants, and decorative items will be available through Halloween. Weekends will be full of family-friendly events with music, dancing, food, and special events planned. The Pumpkin Patch will be open weekdays from noon-6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

St. Mary’s Newport

The Rosary will be recited Monday through Friday at 7:10 a.m. during the month of October at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. All members of St. Mary’s parish family are invited to participate.

St. Clare Harvest Festival

The annual St. Clare Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, with a full slate of events including a major raffle with cash prizes, quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephant sale, theme baskets, handcrafted items, Christmas table, and children’s activities. There will be a food court for lunch and a table filled with baked goods to go. All proceeds directly benefit the residents at St. Clare nursing home. The day runs 10 a.m.-to 3 p.m. and will be held at St. Clare’s, 309 Spring St., rain or shine. For additional information, contact St. Joseph’s rectory at 401-847-0065.

Exploring Membership at Channing

Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church will offer a series of three discussion evenings to explore the church as a “serious spiritual alternative for the modern world.”

Longtime members, Channing friends, and visitors are invited to join Rev. Jay Deacon and the membership committee to learn about the Unitarian Universalist faith, Channing Memorial Church, and what it means to be a member.

Meet Wednesdays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall, 135 Pelham St.

To register, contact 401-846- 0643 or office@channingchurch.org.

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 film 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. The message is an inspiration for all ages. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Self-Guided Walking Tours of St. Mary’s Cemetery

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church welcomes visitors to walk its historic cemetery at 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth. The oldest gravestone is dated 1797, and among those buried in the churchyard are General James Parker, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor; Admiral Stephen B. Luce, founder of the U.S. Naval War College; the Rt. Rev. Thomas March Clark, Bishop of Rhode Island and Presiding Bishop of the United States; and Sarah Gibbs, who donated more than 80 acres of land in the 1840s and paid for the construction of the church. For more information, call 401-846- 9700.

‘Trinity’s Spiritual Roots’

Trinity Church will offer a three week mini-series exploring its humble beginnings as a church in Newport, the effect the presence has had on the community over the years (some good and some not so good), and a few of the people who have influenced and helped form the church Trinity is today. The program runs Wednesday evenings Oct. 15, 22, and 29. Meet at 7 p.m. for refreshments; the program runs 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call 401-846-0660 for more information.

Philippine Bario Fiesta at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s will host a Philippine Bario Fiesta Night on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. at the parish center, 909 West Main Rd. Middletown. Enjoy a night of fun and great food, as well as cultural dancing and songs and prizes, for a donation of $25. Proceeds benefit St. Lucy’s and support the medical mission trip to the Philippines by Rhode Islandbased Lingkod Timog. Volunteers on the mission trip pay their own expenses to provide medical, surgical, and dental care to tribal people in remote villages. Donations pay for medicine, supplies and hospital services. For more information, call 401-848-0622 or 401-847-5605.

St. Lucy’s Adult Education

Jane Parrillo will discuss “The History of Sainthood” on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at St. Lucy’s Church. All are welcome to meet in the parish library at 7 p.m. Call 401-847-6153.

Emmanuel Book Club

The Emmanuel Church Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 21, to discuss “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” by Ransom Riggs at 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend (whether you’ve read the book or not). Gather in the Guild Room at Emmanuel, 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call 401- 847-0675.

Women’s Spirituality Ministry Retreat

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will offer “The Promise of Autumn” women’s retreat on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Autumn is a season of vulnerability. Trees let go of their leaves; the earth gives up the harvest. The promise in this season of transformation is the grace to go within to find that place of silent waiting. All are welcome. A $15 donation includes snack, lunch, and a beverage. Contact the church office at 401-846-9700 or info@smcportsmouth.org to sign up.

St. Spyridon Craft Bazaar

Celebrate autumn at St. Spyridon Church on Saturday, Oct. 25, with Greek pastries and holiday crafts made by the children of the church. The bazaar runs 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 390 Thames St. Admission is free. For more information, call 401-846-0555.

‘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. Containers will be set out at the entrance of the church for the pennies. St. Lucy’s is at 909 West Main Road, Middletown.

Knitters at UCC

The United Knitters meet each Thursday morning at 10 a.m. at United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown to knit and share fellowship. New members are welcome to join in knitting prayer shawls for those in crisis. Beginners need not fear; veteran knitters are available to help. Call the church for more information, 401-849-5444.

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