2015-03-19 / Faith Community


Piano Concert in Jamestown

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., will host Italian pianist Daniela Roma on Monday, March 30, at 3 p.m. Ms. Roma will be in Rhode Island to judge the Piano Extravaganza competition at the University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center. The concert has been designed especially for students, although everyone is invited to attend. For more information, call 401-423-0515.

Temple Family Series

Temple Shalom's Family Education program will present “Amsterdam” on Sunday, March 29, at 10 a.m. David Nathanson and Michael Mendell will lead the discussion. For more information, call 401- 846-9002. Temple Shalom is at 223 Valley Road, Middletown.

Touro Passover Seder

Touro Synagogue will hold its annual community Passover Seder on Saturday, April 4. For information, call 401-847-4794 x201.

Good Friday Actividay

The United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, will hold a Good Friday Actividay on Friday, April 3, for children in grades K-6. The morning of Easter activities, crafts and stories runs from 8 a.m.-noon in Farnum Hall. Cost is $20 or $30 for two siblings. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

'Three Days of Praise’ at Mount Zion

Mount Zion AME will hold a three-day celebration March 19-21 to kick off its 170th anniversary celebration. The music ministry will present “This Is My Story” on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. honoring both black history and the church history. A fried catfish dinner will be offered Friday, March 20, in the Community Baptist Church kitchen. Dinners are $10 and will be sold from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. or until sold out. Call 401-846-3086 to place an order.

On Saturday, March 21, all are welcome to join the “By Request Hymn Sing” at 7 p.m. at Mount Zion. For more information on any event, call 401-849-3569. Mount Zion AME is at 33-35 Van Zandt Ave.

Tuesday Lenten Series at St. John's

The Lenten series at St. John the Evangelist Church is designed so that neighbors, friends, members, and seekers can learn more about this particular place on the Point and its “peculiar people.” The next program, on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m., explores what the people of St. John’s do outside the church; what we are all called to do as “peculiar people” in the world; and what gives lives meaning and purpose. This presentation will give participants an opportunity to reflect on their own calling within the community. St. John’s is at Washington and Willow streets.

Trinity Compline

The Trinity Church Choir will sing Compline on Sunday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The service stems from the earliest prayer traditions of the ancient church. Traditionally, it is the last of the daily monastic services, sung as a final prayer before going to sleep. This candlelit liturgy offers an opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Zen at Channing

Channing Memorial Church offers Zen meditation every Monday evening from 7-8:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 135 Pelham St. This practice teaches how to clear the mind, understand the true self, and live with clarity and compassion. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. Bring cushions and/ or a blanket. For more information, contact Jamie Caster at 401-619- 0791 or hosoi71@yahoo.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 the Rev. Mary Johnstone on “Telling Our Spiritual Stories,” on Wednesday, March 25. 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.

‘Sounds and Songs for Peace’ at Emmanuel

The Newport Community Chanting Group will present a “Sounds and Songs for Peace” workshop with Christopher Kavi Carbone on Saturday, March 28, from 9-10:30 a.m.

Participants will be invited to join in with singing, chanting, toning and guided movement to help cultivate peace. These sound and song practices will be drawn from various streams in the field of sound and healing, including Nada yoga, vocal toning, and the “Dances of Universal Peace.” Chanting is part of the Christian tradition and people of all faiths are welcome.

Donations for the workshop are accepted to support Emmanuel Church’s community meal program and pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

Struggling with Infertility

Meredith Martin, a local practitioner of Mercier Therapy, will host a screening of “Fertility: The Shared Journey with Mercier Therapy” at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. George’s Chapel, on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Contact 401-741- 0188 or rimeredith@aol.com for more information. St. Mary’s is at 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

St. Mary’s Weekday Masses

St. Mary’s Catholic Church holds weekday Masses during Lent at 7:30 a.m. Rev. Kris Von Maluski will present multimedia Stations of the Cross on Thursday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Women of the Bible

St. Peter's Lutheran Church continues its Life Lessons of Women in the Bible series Thursdays at 11 a.m. through mid-April. Leah (Genesis 19-35; Ruth 4:11) will be studied on March 26. For more information, call 401-846-9567.

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