2015-01-08 / Faith Community


UCC Prayer Group

The United Congregational Church Prayer Group meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. to offer prayers for members of the church, community, state, nation and world. They gather in the Manchester Room at the church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, and new members are always welcome. The group is led by the Rev. Jill Robertson. For more information, call 401-862-8580.

‘Issues Through the Lens’

Channing Memorial Church will sponsor the second in its “Issues Through the Lens” series with the screening of the Emmy Awardwinning documentary “Where Soldiers Come From” at the Newport Library on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

The film, which has been shown on PBS, tells the story of young people enlisting, going to war, and coming home wounded, often to negative or indifferent treatment. A reservist from the R.I. National Guard will speak from personal experience and answer audience questions. The series is sponsored by the Learning Center at Channing Church. For more information, call 401-846-9643.

Motown Prophets

Calvary United Methodist Church will offer a program drawing on familiar music from the 1960s to reflect on issues that challenge one’s faith and turn some away from God. The series will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, from Jan.15-Feb. 5, in the Calvary Chapel, 200 Turner Road, Middletown. For more information, visit motownprophets.org.

Warm Up Wednesdays

Neighbors are welcome to come in from the cold at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., during Warm Up Wednesdays. Drop in anytime 1-4 p.m. and enjoy fellowship, games, and refreshments.

Financial Peace University

Calvary United Methodist Church will hold Financial Peace University on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 13-March 10 at 7-8:30 p.m. in Crocker Hall. The program is designed to teach families how to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth using entertaining video and workbook resources from Dave Ramsey. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847-6181. Child care provided.

Insight Support

Insight, a nonprofit organization that helps people living with vision loss learn how to be more independent, hosts a monthly educational group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 13 in the church hall at 11 a.m. and is open to anyone living with a visual impairment, as well as family members and friends.

Each meeting features a speaker who addresses a topic of interest to people living with vision loss. Veteran members of the group are always willing to offer advice and support to those who are newly affected by vision loss. For more information, contact Rick Andrade at 401-941-3322 or visit in-sight.org.

Recovery Mass

In cooperation with the Diocesan St. Matthias Recovery Ministry, the next quarterly Recovery Mass on the East Bay will be at St. Barnabas, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth on Sunday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. The Mass will focus on recovery from alcoholism and addiction. All are welcome.

Pancake Breakfast

The Portsmouth Knights of Columbus and Portsmouth Boy Scout Troop 1 will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 8 a.m.- noon in the St. Barnabas Church Hall. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children (6-12), and children 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the Portsmouth Senior Center, the offices at St. Barnabas and St. Anthony churches, or at the door.

Adult Education Series

On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Jane Parrillo will offer a presentation on Children of the Bible, at St. Lucy’s Church, at 7 p.m. What can they teach us? How can we pray with them? All are welcome to examine the subject. Children are especially welcome. Meet in the church library, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Call 401-847-6153 for more information.

UCC Happy Bookers

The next meeting of the United Congregational Church book group will be on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Manchester Room. The group will discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Sign up at the Opportunity Table at the church or call the office at 401-849-5444.

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