2015-07-23 / Faith Community


Interfaith Prayer Service

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Newport invites the community to share in an Interfaith Prayer and Commitment Service on Sunday, July 26, at 4 p.m. The afternoon will be a time of reflection, remembrance and prayer and a recommitment to call for the end of racism and all forms of ethnic prejudice and violence. This service is dedicated to the shooting victims of a sister church, the historic Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. The Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church is located at 31 Van Zandt Ave.

Compline at Trinity

Stemming from the earliest prayer traditions of the ancient church, Compline was the last of the daily monastic services, sung as a final prayer before going to sleep. On the last Sunday of every month, Trinity Church offers this rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. This special service will be held at Trinity on July 26 at 7 p.m. Trinity is located at Queen Anne Square. For more information, call 401-846- 0660.

Movie Nights at Trinity

The film “Mr. North,” based upon Thornton Wilder’s 1973 novel, “Theophilus North,” will screen at Trinity Church on Thursday, July 30. In the novel Wilder compares Newport with the ancient city of Troy as having nine cities. Where does Trinity fit into the nine cities in both real life and in the fantasy of the film?

“Evening,” which will screen on Friday, Aug. 21, is the story of mothers and daughters, life and death, love and regret. Set with two time periods, a key section of the film takes place in Newport and includes a Trinity wedding. Both films will be shown in the church’s Honyman Hall at 7 p.m. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Methodist VBS

Portsmouth United Methodist Church will hold its “Outback Rock Weekend Vacation Bible School: Where Kids Venture Into Solid Faith” on Aug. 7 - 9. Children will explore God’s love and discover what it means to have an unshakable faith. Call 401-683-4005 for more information or to register. The church is located at 2732 East Main Road. For more information, visit pumcri.org.

Gospel Music Fest

Sponsored by on- and off-island churches, “Come Alive Gospel Music Fest” will be held Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at King Park on Wellington Avenue. A nonperishable for the Martin Luther King Food Pantry is requested. Bring a chair and a picnic, or buy food on the premises. For more information, call 401-847-3968.

Emmanuel Church Picnic

Emmanuel Church will host a community picnic on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a salad, side, or dessert to share. Veggie and beef burgers and drinks will be provided. All are welcome. Emmanuel is located at 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call 401- 847-0675.

Hellenic Fest

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual Hellenic Fest from July 31 – Aug. 2. This year the church community is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Authentic homemade Greek dishes will be available for purchase. There will also be music and dancing, and a marketplace. Admission is free. For more information, call 401-846- 0555.

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