2015-08-20 / Faith Community


Trinity’s Compline Sunday

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 on Queen Anne’s Square offers this rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. The next Compline service will be Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Emmanuel Church’s ‘Angel Choir ’

The Angel Choir is a new music preparatory program for children ages 4-7 that is open to the wider community. It will be modeled after Music Together, a successful early childhood program that is well-known on Aquidneck Island. The program will take place at Emmanuel Day School, Thursdays, from 3:30 - 4 p.m., and will start on Sept. 17. Register by Sept. 3. For more information, contact Jordan at Emmanuel Church at 401-847- 0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

Mass Changes

St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street, will now offer Saturday evening mass at 5:15 p.m. St. Augustin’s Church, Thames Street, is changing its Saturday evening mass to 4 p.m. and Sunday mass to 8 a.m.

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. 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.

Neighborhood Breakfast

On Saturday, Sept. 5 at 8:30 a.m., Emmanuel Church will hold its monthly neighborhood breakfast. All are welcome to attend. Emmanuel Church is located at 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call the church office at 401-847-0675.

Visit Belmont Chapel

On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, the Belmont Memorial Chapel at the Island Cemetery will be open to the public from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. for self-guided tours. Members of the Belmont Chapel Foundation will be available to provide tour brochures and to answer questions. For further information, contact belmontmemorial@verizon.net.

Calling All Crafters

The Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, will be holding a craft fair Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For table registration, call 401-846-7076 or e-mail holycrosscraftfair@aol.com.

Confirmation Program

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. Register by Sept. 9 at pastorstpetersri@gmail.com.

Retrouvaille Weekend

Retrouvaille of New England offers a weekend for those who are considering separation or divorce. Its peer ministry is led by couples who have lived through the honeymoon phase of marriage, which is often followed by deep disillusionment before resurrection in the marriage is found using the tools taught in the program. The next Retrouvaille weekend will take place from Friday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 13. For more information, call 1-800-470-2230; to register, visit helpourmarriage.com.

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.

United Baptist Tours

The church offers tours daily between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The tours are guided and free. The church is located at 30 Spring St. in Newport and can be reached at 401-847-3210.

Backpack Drive

CrossPoint Church is looking for backpacks to help students in the community start the school year off right. For more information, call the church office at 401-846-3064, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. CrossPoint Church is located at 14 Rhode Island Ave.

Summer Concerts

Every Sunday afternoon the St. Mary’s Catholic Church music ministry offers concerts in the church at 1 and 3 p.m. The concerts are free and open to all; each lasts approximately 30 minutes. All are welcome to enjoy beautiful music in the oldest Catholic Church in Rhode Island. Concerts run through Sunday, Aug. 30.

Four Faiths Tour

Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport Congregational Church, and St. Mary's Catholic Church have united to create the “4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks” walking tour, offering visitors a chance to explore four houses of worship prominent in Newport’s history on Tuesday afternoons through the summer. At each stop, docents will recount the site’s history and reveal architectural and artistic elements.

Tours will begin at Touro at 1 p.m. and finish at St. Mary’s at 4 p.m. The cost is $28 for adults, $20 for ages 6-21. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Newport Visitor Center, the Pilot House at Bowen's Wharf, or online at 4faiths.org.

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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