2014-12-24 / Faith Community


Handbell Choir at Emmanuel

The handbell choir at Emmanuel Church is looking for new ringers to join the group. They rehearse Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. and will begin work in January for the Easter season. Prior musical experience is helpful but not necessary. Email xwilkinson@hotmail.com for more information.

New Members at UCC

The United Congregational Church in Middletown welcomed new members during worship on Dec. 14. Lorraine Buffman, Candice Noll, Richard Adams, Nancy Adams, Peter Spring, Susan Spring, and Luci Veitch joined the UCC family.

Trinity’s First Sunday of Christmas

Trinity Church invites all to celebrate the first Sunday of Christmas on Dec. 28 at the 8 a.m. worship with Holy Eucharist Elizabethan language spoken service (no music), and at 10 a.m. with Holy Eucharist modern language, hymns and Christmas carols. At 4 p.m. join the Trinity choir and community voices for Christmas on Historic Hill: A Service of Lessons and Carols.

St. Mary’s Portsmouth

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, will celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings on Sunday, Jan. 4, during the 10:30 a.m. service. The twelve days of Christmas will not officially end until the Feast of the Epiphany on Jan. 6, but the kings will be welcomed a few days early. Hear the story of their arrival – and enjoy king cake after worship.

Financial Peace University

Calvary United Methodist Church will run the Financial Peace University program for nine weeks, beginning Jan. 15. The Thursday classes will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. and child care is available. FPU consists of a nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, and it incorporates small group discussions that help encourage accountability and discipleship. Call 401-847-6181 or email calvary_ pa@verizon.net for more information.

Christmas Services

Calvary United Methodist
200 Turner Rd., Middletown,
Christmas Eve, 4 and 10 p.m.

Central Baptist Church
99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown,
Christmas Eve, 7:30 p.m.

Channing Unitarian
135 Pelham St., 401-846-0643
Christmas Eve, 5 p.m.

Chapel of Hope
Naval Station Newport,
401-841-2234, routine base access
is required. Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. ecumenical candlelight service.
Christmas Day, 9 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass.

Emmanuel Episcopal
42 Dearborn St., 401-847-0675
Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. family service,
11 p.m. Festive Eucharist.
Christmas Day, 10 a.m. joint celebration with St. John the Evangelist
and Trinity.

First Presbyterian
6 Everett St., 401-847-1749
Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. family service,
7 p.m. traditional service.

Newport Congregational Church
73 Pelham St., 401-619-5109
Christmas Eve, 6 p.m., for families

St. Barnabas Catholic
1697 East Main Rd., Portsmouth,
Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. children’s pageant, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Mass.
Christmas, 10 a.m. Mass.

St. Columba’s Episcopal
55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown,
401-847-5571, Christmas Eve,
5 p.m. family service, 7:30 p.m. meditative service, 10 p.m. Choral Eucharist with Choir.

St. John the Evangelist
Washington and Willow streets, 401-
848-2561, Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. family Mass, 11 p.m. Mass.

St. Lucy’s Catholic
909 West Main Rd., Middletown,
401-847-6153, Christmas Eve, 4, 6
and 10 p.m. Mass. Christmas Day,
9 and 10:30 a.m. Mass.

St. Mary’s Catholic
Spring St., 401-847-0475
Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. Vigil Mass,
9 p.m. Mass. Christmas, 8:30 and
10:30 a.m. Mass.

St. Mary’s Episcopal
324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 401-
846-9700, Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. family service, 6 p.m. service, 10:30 p.m.
music and 11 p.m. service. Christmas
Day, 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist
12 Marlborough St., 401-846-0966
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran
525 Broadway, 401-846-9567
Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.

Trinity Episcopal
Queen Anne Square, 401-846-0660
Christmas Eve, 4 p.m. family service,
10:30 p.m. music, 11 p.m. service.

United Congregational Church
524 Valley Rd., Middletown,
401-849-5444, Christmas Eve, 5 p.m.
family service, 7 p.m. service.

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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