2015-06-04 / Faith Community


Baby Supplies Needed

The Lady Hibernians are running the St. Bridget’s Project to collect much needed supplies for the youngest members of the community. Infant formula, baby food, diapers, wipes, bassinette sheets, crib sheets and gently used furniture are all sought and will be distributed to Lucy’s Hearth in Middletown. Donations may be dropped off at the Hibernian Hall on Wellington Avenue on Sunday, June 14, from 12-3 p.m. For more information, call Carol Ann O’Connell, LAOH, 401-662-1054.

Quilt Show and Blessing

Quilts made by the St. Barnabus Church Linus Association will be blessed at the Saturday, June 6, 5 p.m. Mass and then be shown in the Church Hall. The quilts are distributed to children in need. For more information, contact the church at 401-683-1343.

Corpus Christi Evensong

St. John the Evangelist Church, at the corner of Washington and Willow streets, will have a special solemn Evensong, outdoor Corpus Christi procession, and benediction of the blessed sacrament on Sunday, June 7, at 4 p.m. The unique liturgy features The Choir School of Newport County singing Messiaen’s motet “O sacrum convivium” written for the feast day, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Herbert Sumsion, and a setting of the Preces and Responses by John Sanders.

100 Questions on UU

Channing Memorial Church will offer “100 Questions about Unitarian Universalism” on Sunday, June 7, in the ladies parlor, 135 Pelham St., at 11:30 a.m. This informal forum will address those questions you have always wondered about with regard to UUs. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study

The Men’s Group at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth will offer a light breakfast and fellowship on Saturday, June 13, 8:30 a.m. in the adult education room. Newcomers are welcome. Contact Paul Westrom at pwestrom@neit.edu for more information.

CBC Seeks Donations

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church is looking for donations of books, CDs, DVDs, wood or wicker furniture, paintings, marine items, toys, games, puzzles, working small appliances, plants and garden equipment, jewelry, household items, antiques, sports equipment, and small or medium-size rugs for its June festival marketplace. This is the perfect time to clear out the clutter for a good cause. Drop off at the church 9 a.m. - noon on Saturdays, June 6 and 13. No TVs, computers, upholstered furniture, large appliances or entertainment centers. The church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave. For more information, call 401-423-1651. For assistance with transporting donations, call Dave at 401-374-2858.

Dairy Potluck

Temple Shalom will hold a dairy potluck on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. prior to worship, which is at 7:30 p.m. Share your culinary talents and a meal as a Temple family. All faiths are welcome. Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown. For more information, visit templeshalomri.org or call 401-846-9002.

Trinity Strawberry Festival

Trinity Church will host the third annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 20, overlooking Queen Anne Square. Fun for the whole family, the festival features fresh Rhode Island strawberries in a variety of treats - with the group’s signature homemade shortcake right at the heart of all of it. The day will include musical performances and an artisan craft fair, and tours of the historic church will also be offered. Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and run until 7 p.m., rain or shine. For more information, call 401-846-0660 or visit trinitynewport.org.

Emmanuel Book Club

The Emmanuel Church Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month to discuss great works of literature. The next book to be discussed will be “The Red Heart,” by James Alexander Thom, on Tuesday, June 16, at 6 p.m. Newcomers are welcome, whether you’ve read the book or not. For more information, contact 401- 847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

Gardeners Wanted

The St. Mary's community garden has begun but they are still looking for people who want to help plant, weed and harvest through the season. Onetime and ongoing volunteers are welcome. St. Mary’s is at 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth. Contact coordinator Elise LaParle Garcia at elise123@cox.net.

Prison Ministry

St. Mary’s Portsmouth will offer an opportunity to learn about a religious study program at the Adult Correctional Institute on Friday, June 12, at 9 a.m. in the adult education room at the church, 324 East Main Road. All are invited to learn about Amazing Grace, a ministry of The Blessing Way that offers Bible study, spiritual formation, and Eucharist with music to a congregation within the ACI. Reserve by June 5 to John and Cherie Martin at martin.cherie77@gmail.com.

Zumba Classes

Temple Shalom offers low-impact “Zumba with Debbie” every Tuesday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per session. Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401- 846-9002 or see templeshalomri.org.

Interfaith Summer Day Camp

United Congregational Church will offer an interfaith summer day camp for children in K- sixth grade. This year’s theme is CAMP: creativity, art, music and play. The camp runs Monday through Friday, from July 13 to 24, from 8 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. To register, go online to uccmiddletown.org. Registration forms are also available in the Church’s Farnum Hall, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. For additional information, call the church office at 401- 849-5444.

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