2015-07-30 / Faith Community


Dairy Potluck Dinner

Temple Shalom will host a dairy potluck dinner on Aug. 7 immediately following the 6:30 p.m. summer Shabbat workshop. All faiths are welcome. Temple Shalom is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401-846-9002.

Hadassah Luncheon

The Rhode Island Chapter of Hadassah will host its fifth annual “Books on the Beach Author Luncheon” on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Club. The cost to attend is $50. Proceeds from the event will support the work of Hadassah. The registration deadline is Aug. 2. Guest authors are Hank Phillippi Ryan, whose latest mystery, corruption, and romance novel is “Truth Be Told” and Rabbi Susan Abramson, whose newest book in her Rocketpower Family Series is “Challah: A Chewish Guide to the Torah.” For more information or to register, call 401-463-3636, email rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org, or visit hadassah.org/rhodeisland.

Yard Sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual yard sale Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 525 Broadway, with a rain date of Aug. 22. Everyone in the community is invited to participate in the sale. In order to reserve a space, an application form must be received by the church before Aug. 8. Donations from the congregation can be dropped off in the nursery starting on Aug. 1. To assist with setup, work and cleanup after the yard sale, sign up in the narthex. For more information, visit stpetersri.org under “Events” or call the church office at 401-846-9567.

George Washington Letter Reading

The annual reading of George Washington’s historic letter “To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport” will take place on Sunday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. The letter was written during Washington’s first visit to Rhode Island as president. In the document, Washington affirmed the new national government’s absolute commitment to the free exercise of religion, which he regarded as an “inherent natural right.” The federal government, he stated, “gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information and reservations, contact the Touro Synagogue Foundation, 401-847- 4794 x207 or email meryle@tourosynagogue.org.

Angel Choir

In the fall, Emmanuel Church and Emmanuel Day School will present the Emmanuel Angel Choir. This is an early childhood music program for students ages 4-7 and will be led by Emmanuel organist and choirmaster Waylon Whitley. The first rehearsal will be on Thursday, Oct. 1. It is open to any child in the community who loves to sing. Registration is currently open. To learn more about the choir or to register, contact Jordan in the church office at 401-847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

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