2015-08-06 / Faith Community


1,000-Pound Goal

The garden harvest schedule for St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is currently Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting at approximately 8:30 a.m., which helps meet food pantry schedules. Once vegetables are picked they will be weighed and logged before being packed for delivery. Bob Gessler will provide direction as to what needs to be picked. He also maintains the harvest and delivery log so that poundage can be tracked to see progress toward the 1,000-pound goal.

Other harvest times may be added as needed depending on progress and volunteer availability. Volunteers are needed to weed and water, as well as harvest. The garden has been treated with an organic tick prevention application, and supplies, including sunscreen and a first aid kit, can be found in the garden shed.

For more information, call 401- 846-9700. St. Mary’s is located at 321 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

Super Summer Sundays

Each Sunday through Sept. 6, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, located at 321 East Main Road in Portsmouth, will hold Super Summer Sundays. The day’s activities will begin at 8 a.m. with food and fellowship, followed by worship and participation in the community garden initiative. Teens and adults are also invited to enjoy coffee and conversation at the parish house. The next Super Sunday is on Aug. 9. Contact the church office for additional information at 401-846- 9700.

Lobster Roll Dinner

Central Baptist Church hosts its annual lobster roll dinner on Friday, Aug. 14, serving lobster rolls, clam cakes and chowder. Brownies and chips are included with each lobster roll order. Eat in with new friends or take home or to the beach. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and continues until supplies are gone. The church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Parking is on the street. For more information, call 401-423-1651.

Emmanuel Church Picnic

All are welcome at Emmanuel Church’s picnic to be held on Aug. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at 42 Dearborn St. Bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share; drinks and veggie and beef burgers will be provided. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

St. Barnabas VBS

St. Barnabas will hold its Vacation Bible School from Aug. 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon at the church hall at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Registration forms are located at all entrances to the church. For more information, call the Faith Formation Office at 401-683-3147.

Trinity Movie Night

“Evening,” based on the story by Susan Minot, will screen on Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. The film takes place in Newport and includes a wedding scene at Trinity Church, which is located on Queen Anne Square. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Wedding Anniversary Celebration

The Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment is sponsoring the ninth annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration honoring couples of the Diocese of Providence who will be observing their 25th, 40th, 50th and over-50 wedding anniversaries in 2015. The celebration will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. Included are Mass, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple, and a reception for the couples and their families. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant. In order for the attendees to have their names and anniversary published in the Mass booklet, all forms must be received by Friday, Aug. 21. Call 401-278-4576 for more information.

Nursery Volunteers Sought

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church is in need of volunteers to work in the church nursery on Sunday mornings from 9:15-11 a.m. Sign up on the sheet in the church foyer, located at 99 Narragansett Ave. For more information, call the church office at 401-423-1651.

Campus and Community Project Moves Forward

Plans for better facilities for Trinity Church’s ongoing programs and an expanded mission of service with community partners have moved a step closer to realization. Accepting the results of a feasibility study, the Vestry has voted to proceed with a capital campaign to finance physical improvement to its campus. Construction of a new building, renovations to Honyman Hall, and continued preservation of Trinity Church are encompassed. Call 401-846-0660 for more information.

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