2015-05-28 / Faith Community


Peniel Church Concert

“Exaltando A Nuestro Rey” (“Exalting Our King”), a concert sponsored by the Peniel Church, will be held at the Newport Marriott Hotel on Saturday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. Some song sets will be sung in Spanish and others in English. The cost is $10 for adults.

Iglesia Cristiana Peniel (Peniel Church), a Hispanic congregation, meets every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Newport Community Church building at 100 Touro St. Services are primarily in Spanish, although a translator is made available for English-speaking congregants. For more information about the concert or the congregation, call 401-787-0371.

Game Night at CBC

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church will hold a game night on Saturday, May 30, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Clarke Hall. This event is open to all ages, members and non-members. Bring games you would like to play. Light snacks will be provided and all are welcome. The church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave. For more information, call 401-423-1651.

Free Meditation Instruction

Free Shambala Buddhist meditation practice and instruction is offered each Sunday at 1005 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Everyone is welcome. Instruction is given at the beginning, but participants may come late or leave early. For more information, email mona@monabarbera.com.

Stuff a Van with Food

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is collecting nonperishable food and household items for their Feed-a-Friend Food Pantry, in partnership with Shaw's Supermarket. Stop by Shaw’s on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and help the MLK staff stuff a van with groceries. Make a donation while running weekend errands.

St. Mary’s Summer Worship

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth will move to its summer worship schedule on Sunday, June 7. The Sunday schedule will be 8 a.m. food and fellowship, 9 a.m. worship, 10 a.m. coffee and conversation or garden gathering.

The parish house will be open Sundays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the parish office is also open); and by special arrangement. For more information, call 401-846-9700.

St. Columba’s Garden Party

Parishioners at St. Columba’s in Middletown are readying for the 24th annual English Garden Party, set across the grounds of the historic church at 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Saturday, June 6. The festivities will include the signature Devonshire cream tea, a return appearance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dancers, the chapel flower festival competition, a full slate of children’s entertainment and activities, and a cornucopia of food, book and garden treasures.

Tickets for the Devonshire cream tea are $12, with seatings at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. The children’s tea, which includes cupcake decorating and a workshop presented by POW!Science, is $5 per child. Tickets may be purchased that day or in advance at the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission to the Garden Party is free and all venues are handicapped accessible. There is something for everyone and all ages are welcome.

The English countryside-styled event will be held from 1-5 p.m., rain or shine. Proceeds from the party support local charities. For additional information on the schedule of events, call 401-847-5571.

Blood Drive at St. Barnabas

St. Barnabas will host a blood drive for the Rhode Island Blood Center on Sunday, June 14, from 9 a.m.-noon. St. Barnabas is at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

History of Unitarian Universalist Thought

Rev. Lark d'Helen will hold a three-session program on Sundays, May 31, June 7 and June 14 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the history of Unitarian Universalist thought. A light lunch will be served and discussion will follow a film. A $5 donation is requested at each session. The program will be held at Channing Memorial Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St. Preregister at office@channingchurch.org or by calling the church office at 401- 846-0643.

St. Peter’s Summer Bible Camp

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is offering a Children’s Summer Camp the week of July 13-17 from 6-8 p.m. for youth of the community. The theme is “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power,” and there will be music, crafts, Bible stories, snacks, and games. Registration begins Monday, June 15. Stop by the church office at 525 Broadway or call 401- 846-9567.

Four Faiths Tour

Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport Congregational Church, and St. Mary's Catholic Church have united to create the “4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks” walking tour, offering visitors a chance to explore four houses of worship prominent in Newport’s history on Tuesday afternoons through the summer. At each stop, docents will recount the site’s history and reveal architectural and artistic elements.

Tours will begin at Touro Synagogue at 1 p.m. and finish at St. Mary’s at 4 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults, $20 for ages 6-21. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Newport Visitor Center, the Pilot House at Bowen's Wharf, or online at 4faiths.org.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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