2015-08-13 / Faith Community


‘Soup’s On’

St. Paul's is one of the sites in downtown Newport which participates in the "Soup's On" program. Hot meals are served at St. Paul's Church every Thursday and on the second Tuesday of the month. During the summer, lighter fare is provided. Upcoming meals will be served on Thursdays, Aug. 13, 20 and 27; and the next Tuesday meal will be served on Sept. 8. The church is located at 12 Marlborough St. For more information, contact 401-846-0966.

St. Peter’s Yard Sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, located at 525 Broadway, will hold its annual community yard sale on Aug.15 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 22. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-9567 or visit stpetersri.org.

Religious Community Visit

“Come and See” Day will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16, from 1-3 p.m. for single men and women ages 18-40. If you have considered becoming a religious Brother or Sister and would like to visit a religious community, visit dioceseofprovidence.org and click on the Year of Consecrated Life logo or call 401- 278-4663 for a list of participating communities.

Summer Bible Study

Each Wednesday through Sept. 9, Emmanuel Church offers Summer Bible Study at 8 p.m. Bring your supper and favorite Bible to discuss Scripture readings for the following week. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The church is located at 42 Dearborn St. and can be contacted at 401-847- 0675 for more information.

Blood Drive

St. Barnabas Catholic Church, located at 1697 East Main Road in Portsmouth, will hold a blood drive on Sunday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m.-noon. For additional information, call the church office at 401- 683-1343.

Confirmation for War College Youth

Rev. Barbara Reifschneider of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will offer a 10-month confirmation program especially for War College youth in grades 7-10. The program will begin Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. with pizza and will explore the biblical story in today's context. Students will be confirmed in June before their parents are deployed. Registration requested by Sept. 9 by emailing pastorstpetersri@gmail.com.

St. Barnabas Yard Sale

The annual St. Barnabas yard sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; the rain date is Sept. 5. Tables are $15 and can be reserved by calling the parish office at 401-683-1343. Make your check payable to St. Barnabas Church and mail to 1697 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. If you do not want to rent a table but want to donate some items (except for televisions, computers and electronic equipment), you may drop them off at the parish office starting on Monday, Aug. 24.

Special Needs Help Sought

A family with children who have special needs is seeking help regarding interaction recreational play. Parent supervision is present in the home. No chores are requested, the schedule is very flexible, and no long-term commitment is needed. Any amount of time will be greatly appreciated. If interested, please contact the St. Lucy’s Parish Office at 401-847- 6153.

Meals on Wheels Needs Help

Help is needed to deliver meals in the Meals on Wheels Program in Newport. This home-delivered meal program began 45 years ago and is the only nonprofit meal delivery program serving the entire state of Rhode Island. Currently, this program provides up to 5 noontime meals per week to approximately 1,500 qualified individuals. The meals are delivered primarily by a dedicated team of over 1,000 volunteers, but more volunteers are needed in the Middletown area to assist with delivery. If you have some free time, some “wheels,” and would like to know more about volunteering, contact volunteer coordinator, Ozzie Silva at 401-351-6700 x110.

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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