2015-03-26 / Faith Community


Sunrise Service at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

Celebrate the dawn and the miracles of nature at a sunrise service at 6 a.m. on April 5 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach Road in Middletown. The service, offered by Channing Church, will be held in a field with views of the beaches, St. George’s and the Atlantic Ocean. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Movie Night at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s Church will host a free screening of the film “St. Peter” to celebrate Easter. It will be shown in two parts on consecutive Tuesdays, March 31 and April 7, at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. The movie is a sweeping epic drama starring Omar Sharif as the first Pope, as he journeys from Good Friday to his own martyrdom in Rome. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-6153.

Women in the Bible

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will continue with its Life Lessons from Women in the Bible series on Thursday, April 2, at 11 a.m., focusing on Tamar, daughter-in-law of Judah (Genesis 38; Matthew 1:3). All are welcome. For more information, call 401- 846-9567.

Ecumenical Hymn Sing and Hoedown

Calvary United Methodist Church will host an afternoon of hymnody, scripture and prayer on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. with an Ecumenical Hymn Sing and Hoedown. Diverse clergy, music ministers and choirs will present, and Stephen Martorella, minister of music from the First Baptist Church in America, will be the guest speaker. Music will include a combined bell choir prelude and combined anthem sing. A reception will follow, and all donations will benefit the Rhode Island Food Bank and the Newport Housing Hotline. Calvary is at 200 Turner Road, Middletown. For more information, contact 401- 847-6181.

Good Friday Walk for Hunger

The third annual Aquidneck Island Good Friday Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness will be held on Friday, April 3, to raise awareness and funds to help alleviate the sufferings of the poor. All are welcome to walk or volunteer. The 3-5 mile routes will begin and end at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 5 Mann Ave. and travel through Newport neighborhoods, recognizing organizations that serve the neediest residents. Walkers/teams should register and collect pledge donations ahead of time to turn in the day of the walk. Registration and check in will be in the St. Joseph’s church hall basement starting at 8 a.m. on Good Friday, and the walk will commence after a short invocation at 9 a.m. For more, visit goodfridaywalkforhungerri.org or contact Sheila Finnegan at 401-619-0966 or safinnegan@aol.com.

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