2014-10-16 / Faith Community


Queen’s Chaplain Visit at St. John’s

The Vicar of Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, at Washington and Willow streets, has announced that The Reverend Canon Jeremy Matthew Haselock, Chaplain to Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, and Vice Dean and Precentor of Norwich Cathedral, will be the guest preacher on Sunday, Oct. 20, at both the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses for the Feast of Saint Luke. All are invited to attend one of the services and to welcome Canon Haselock back to Newport at a coffee hour following worship. For more information, please call the church office at 401-848-2561.

Recital at St. Mary’s

Cody Mead, new director of music at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Spring St., will play an organ recital at the church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. The recital is open to the public, and will include both sacred and secular compositions. A freewill offering will be taken to support St. Mary’s music ministries.

Trinity Adult Forum

Trinity Church’s Adult Christian Formation discussions are offered each Sunday between the 8 and 10 a.m. services. On Oct. 20, Wayne Porter will present “The Collects of the Episcopal Church,” addressing the definition and the purpose of these sonnet-like prayers used in various forms of liturgy in the Book of Common Prayer. The Rev. Canon Linda L. Grenz, Canon to the Ordinary of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, will offer a program on “Confession: All May, Some Should, None Must” on Oct. 27.

‘Aglow’ Discussion

One New Man Community will present Dot Cutter on “The Cross and the Crescent” at 7 Central St. on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. Cutter serves as the Aglow International Southern New England Islamic Education and Awareness Coordinator. The presentation is free. For more information, call Esther Boucher at 401-846-1688.

St. Clare Harvest Festival

The St. Clare Harvest Festival and Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at 309 Spring St., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The festival includes white elephants, activities, crafts, refreshments and raffle baskets. All proceeds benefit the residents of St. Clare’s. For more information, call 401-849-3204 x123.

Calvary Hawaiian Potluck

Calvary Untied Methodist Church will hold a tropical themed potluck dinner on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Get out the Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts, and enjoy fellowship and fun. There will be a presentation on malaria for adults and activities for children. The potluck dinner will be held in Dunfey Hall at the church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown. Call 401-847-6181 for more information.

Warm Up Wednesdays

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., hosts Warm Up Wednesdays each week from 1 to 4 p.m. What began as a venue for people to literally ‘come in from the cold’ has evolved into a social gathering for many seeking fellowship. All are welcome for friendship, games, reading and refreshments.

‘Zealot’ Study

The United Congregational Church will offer a four week adult study of The New York Times best seller “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” by Reza Aslan. The study will take place on four consecutive Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon, beginning Oct. 22 at the church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown. Call the office at 401-849- 5444 to register.

St. Lucy’s Potluck

St. Lucy’s Harvest Potluck Supper will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Call 401-847-6153 for more information.

Churches to Ring Bells

Churches throughout Newport will participate in “Ring the Bells to Stop Domestic Violence” on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m. Bells will ring six times in remembrance of the six domestic violence related deaths that occurred in Rhode Island in 2012.

Norumbega Harmony Concert

The Newport Historical Society will present the Norumbega Harmony Singers as part of its Spectacle of Toleration project on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Trinity Church at 7 p.m. The singing group’s repertoire consists of music from the colonial and Revolutionary era of New England, as well as music from the Sacred Harp and American folk-hymn traditions. The concert is free.

Trinity Fall Series

Trinity Church continues with its six-week series on “Just Eating: Practicing our Faith at the Table,” on Wednesdays through Nov. 20, from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. What we eat and where it comes from reflect our values. The series will bring together local farmers, food writers, chefs, and others who are thinking critically about the food systems. Share food and fellowship, combining eating and learning, each week. Call 401-846-0660 to register.

Salvation Army Holiday Assistance Program

The Salvation Army will take applications for Thanksgiving food boxes for families on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday Oct. 26, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the headquarters, 51 Memorial Blvd. The boxes will be distributed Nov. 26, from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Applicants must provide a photo ID with current address, social security or medical cards for family members, and proof of income. Call 401-846- 3234 for more information.

Haunted Graveyard Tour

St. Columba’s Youth Group will host the annual Haunted Graveyard Tour on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7:15 p.m. for the brave of heart who wish to stroll through the cemetery in the pitch black. Younger family members may prefer enjoying Halloween crafts, activities and refreshments in the bright light of St. Columba’s parish hall. Admission is $5 or $20 maximum per family. Proceeds benefit youth outreach programming. St. Columba’s Chapel is located at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. For more information, call 401-847-5571 or visit stcolumbaschapel.org.

Halloween Party at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church will hold an Open Doors Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 4-6 p.m. for parents and children in the church library, 42 Dearborn St. All are welcome to attend and costumes are encouraged. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the office at 401-847-0675.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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