2015-02-26 / Faith Community


Star Drek’ at Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom will host the lighthearted fundraiser “Star Drek” on Sunday, March 1, at 7 p.m. Immerse yourself in the adventures of the crew of the Yentaprise, as they save the small Jewish colony on the planet Hebron from the evil clutches of the Klingon Prime Minister, Haman. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and under. Purim-themed refreshments will be available. Temple Shalom is at 233 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401-846-9002.

Lenten Bible Study

St. Barnabas Church will offer an eight-part study on Monday evenings during Lent and the Easter season beginning March 2. The program, “You Can Understand the Bible: A Quick Journey through the Bible” featuring Jeff Cavins, will be moderated by Fr. Peter Andrews. The class runs 6:30-8 p.m. Registration is required. Call 401-683-1343 or email sbcchurch@stbarnabas. necoxmail.com.

Trinity Lenten Series

The next speaker at Trinity Church’s Lenten Speakers Series, "Feeding Mind, Body, and Spirit: Our Selves, Our Souls and Bodies," will be Rev. Gillian Barr, who will discuss feeding the soul through service, on Wednesday, March 4. The evening begins at 7 p.m. with a reception, and the program runs 7:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Stations of the Cross

St. Barnabas Church offers special Stations of the Cross for children and families each Friday during Lent at 5 p.m. Regular Stations of the Cross are at 6 p.m. St. Barnabas is at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

Lenten Fish Dinners at St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas will host a Lenten fish dinner in the church hall, 1697 East Main Road in Portsmouth, on Friday, March 6, from 5-7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, youth 5-12 are $6, and children under 5 are free. Dinner includes clam chowder, baked fish, potatoes, cole slaw, bread, beverage, and cake. Proceeds will benefit St. Anthony and St. Barnabas churches and the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center. Tickets are available at the St. Barnabas office.

Author Lecture ‘Raising Gentle Men’

Jay Sullivan, author of "Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge," will discuss his memoir and his work at Salve Regina University on Tuesday, March 17. His book details the two years he spent living at Alpha Boys School, an orphanage in Kingston, Jamaica, run by the Sisters of Mercy. The lecture will be held in DiStefano Lecture Hall at 7 p.m.

Sullivan discusses three central themes – the common struggle to define our identity in life, the goal of ensuring our identity adds value to the world, and the need to build a community around us to help us achieve that value. A book sale and signing will follow the discussion. All proceeds from the book support the work of the Sisters of Mercy and the Jesuits in Jamaica.

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