2014-12-31 / Faith Community


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.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s will show “The Fourth Wise Man,” starring Martin Sheen and Alan Arkin, on Tuesday, Jan. 6, the traditional Feast of the Epiphany. It tells the story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who, having missed the caravan of the wise men, spends his life looking for Jesus, finally finding Him at the end of his life. The film screens at 6 p.m. in the parish center, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Lifeline at Calvary

The women’s group Lifeline will resume meeting at Calvary United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. Lifeline meets weekly for study, prayer and camaraderie. For more information, contact 401- 855-1068 or mrkittredge@gmail.com.

Art Reception

Channing Church will hold a reception for the opening of “Ocean Themes & Youthful Dreams,” a watercolor art exhibition by Paula Visnoski, on Saturday, Jan. 10, in the parish hall from 5-7 p.m. The reception will include music by Ellyn Fleming. The exhibit will be on display through February, and a percentage of sales will benefit Channing Church.

Trinity Forum

The Trinity Forum will meet on Sunday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. in Honyman Hall for a presentation on the Newport County Citizens to End Homelessness (NCCEH). The program is a collaborative effort to help individuals and families facing or dealing with homelessness. It involves such area agencies as Child & Family, the Salvation Army, Lucy’s Hearth, Turning Around Ministries, and Riverside/Housing First RI. NCCEH seeks personal involvement, advocacy for helpful laws and policies, and donations ranging from diapers to dollars. Come and learn how to get involved. Call 401-846-0660 for more information.

‘Sundays at 5’

Unwind at the end of the weekend at Emmanuel Church with “Sundays at 5.” The service offers a welcoming community where you can pray, sing, meditate, or be in silence. Nothing is required but a desire to be present, and all ages are welcome. The weekly worship includes vocal and instrumental music, prayers, Scripture readings from many traditions, reflections and peace. A simple supper follows the 45-minute service. For more information, call 401- 847-0675.

Emmanuel Book Club

The Emmanuel Church Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee 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.

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