2014-11-27 / Faith Community


Compline at Trinity

Trinity Church will offer Compline on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. The service of Compline stems from the earliest prayer traditions of the ancient church, and the candlelit liturgy, sung by the Trinity Choir, offers an opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation as Advent begins.

Advent Meditation Concerts

St. Mark Church in Jamestown will present two free Advent meditation harp concerts on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 2 and 7 p.m. Harpists Grace Cloutier and Catherine O’Neil will perform. St. Mark Church is located at 60 Narragansett Ave. For more information, call 401-423- 1421.

Advent Reconciliation Service

St. Joseph’s Church will hold a service of Advent Reconciliation on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. St. Joseph’s is at Broadway and Mann Avenue.

Climate Change Panel

Emmanuel Church will present “A Resilient Newport,” a panel discussion on the impact of climate change in the Newport community on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. Panelists include Lauren Carson, State Representative-Elect; Paul Carroll, City of Newport Economic Development Director; Tom Hockaday, The Point Association; Liza Burkin, Bike Newport; and Rev. Dr. Anita Schell, Interfaith Power and Light. They will examine implementing the recently-passed Resilient RI Act. Food and drinks will be provided. Emmanuel is at 42 Dearborn St. RSVP at bit.ly/1xMDf2R.

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Spanish community of St. Joseph’s Church and Fr. Raymond Malm will hold a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the 10 a.m. Mass. A gathering after Mass will include traditional Latin American food and dance, with folk groups from Mexico, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela, and Peru performing. All are welcome. St. Joseph’s is at the corner of Mann Avenue and Broadway. For more information, call 401-847- 0065.

Warm Clothing Needed

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop, at 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth, is seeking donations of winter clothes. Warm clothing of all sorts is welcome, but coats, hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves in children’s sizes are especially needed.

As the weather turns colder, folks are looking for gently-used winter clothing, but the thrift shop has little to offer in the way of winter wear. The shop accepts donation during normal operating hours, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 401-266-4367 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa

St. Barnabas Church will host Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 14, in the church hall, from 9 a.m. - noon. A hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, and home fries is on the menu. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 5-12, and youngsters 4 and under are free. Tickets will be on sale at all weekend Masses, and at the parish office. St. Barnabas is located at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. For more information, call 401-683-1343.

Christmas Concert

The Jesus Saviour St. Vincent de Paul Society will present a Christmas concert featuring the Wakefield Concert Band at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, on Monday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Society’s many programs for the poor. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.

Christmas Teas

Trinity Church will host its signature Silver Tea on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m. in Honyman Hall on the Trinity campus atop Queen Anne Square. In addition to the traditional fare of finger sandwiches, sweets, and tea, the afternoon event will also feature baked goods, festive greens, and holiday treats for gift giving. Tickets are $10 at the door. The historic church will also be open for tours. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

On Sunday, Dec. 14, St. Columba’s is offering a quiet Christmas Tea, and all are invited to enjoy an oasis of calm during this busy season. The tea will be held in the parish hall from 3-5 p.m. at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and may be purchased at the parish office or at the door. For more information, call 401-847-5571.

Mitten Tree

Calvary United Methodist Church is collecting new scarves, gloves, hats, and mittens to help neighbors in need. A “tree” is set up in Crocker Hall at the church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, and all are invited to decorate the tree with these much-needed items. Consider teens and adults when purchasing pieces for the mitten tree. Gently used coats are also needed. Donations will be dispersed at community meals during the winter months.

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