2015-09-03 / Faith Community


Outdoor Movie Night

OceanPointe Christian Church will host a free screening of “The Sandlot” at Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., on Friday, Sept. 4. The gates open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie is at 8 p.m. Popcorn and water will also be provided free of charge. For more information, visit OceanPointeri.com/TheSandlot.

Neighborhood Breakfast

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

Newport Community Chanting Group

Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 5, the Newport Community Chanting Group will meet every Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Church’s All Saint Chapel located at 42 Dearborn St. Chanting is a form of meditation with the goal of improving receptivity and focus, helping people to remain open, grounded and calm, to raise energy levels and to be better listeners. It is not necessary to be an experienced singer to join the group. The chanting group is open to anyone who wants to learn the benefit of sound healing. Many chants are by Ana Hernandez (anahermusic.com). Donations will help support the church’s community meal program. Free parking is available in the church parking lot on Dearborn Street. For more information, call the church office at 401- 847-0675.

Insight Support

Insight, a nonprofit organization that helps people living with vision loss learn how to be more independent, hosts educational group at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 8. The group meets in the handicapped-accessible Olney Room at 11 a.m.

‘Bach to Jazz’

St. Columba’s Chapel will hold a concert on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. The program features Hyungjin Choi at the keyboard and Ben Larsen on cello and will include a little bit of everything, from Bach to jazz, including a piece written for this concert. St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. There is a $20 suggested donation, 401-847-5571.

Belmont Chapel Open

Belmont Chapel, located at the Island Cemetery, will be open to the public on Monday, Sept. 7, 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 more information, contact belmontmemorial@verizon.net.

St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s Fall Worship Schedules

At St. Mary’s, Mass is on Saturday at 5:15 p.m.; Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Church is located at 12 William St. and can be reached at 401-847-0475. At St. Augustin’s, Saturday Mass is held at 4 p.m.; Sunday Mass is currently at 8 a.m. but will be at 9:30 a.m. beginning on Sept. 13; and Thursday Mass is held at 7:30 a.m. St. Augustin’s Church is located at 2 Eastnor Road and can be reached at 401- 847-0518.


DivorceCare, a program for adults and their children, is being offered locally at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m., groups will be offered separately for children and their parents to help cope with the issues surrounding separation and divorce.

The children’s group, DivorceCare for Kids, helps children age 5-12 through age-appropriate games, crafts, activities, music and DVD dramas that help children process and communicate their feelings.

The children’s program will be facilitated by Linda Gaitonde who worked as a student assistance counselor in Newport County schools for 13 years.

The adult group will meet at the same time as the children’s group. Topics of dealing with feelings, practical concerns and moving forward will be covered in the 13- week program. The adult program will be facilitated by Janet Skinner, a licensed family and marriage counselor with 15 years of experience. The programs are faith based and nondenominational. Space is limited. Registration is $20 per family, and scholarships are available. To register, or for more information, email the church at pastorstpetersri@gmail.com.

‘Camelot’ Benefits Soup Kitchen

St. Mary’s Church presents “Return to Camelot” on Tuesday afternoons, offering a remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in the church on Sept. 12, 1953. All proceeds benefit St. Mary’s soup kitchen and musical programming.

“Camelot” features vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Jackie’s stepbrother, the late Yusha Auchincloss, taped exclusively for St. Mary’s, and musical director Cody Mead performs selections from the wedding and reception. The performance begins at 3 p.m. and runs 45 minutes. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at returntocamelot.org.

Thrift Stores

St. Mary’s, Portsmouth

St. Mary’s thrift store offers a wide array of low-cost gentlyused clothing for youth and adults, along with sports, kitchen and other household items. Bring donations to the shop during shop hours, which are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The thrift shop is located in the Gibbs House, the small brown building next to the parish house, at 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. For more information or to volunteer, contact Priscilla Cousins at 401- 680-3256.

St. Matthew’s, Jamestown

St. Matthew’s Church thrift store is located at 82 Narragansett Ave. in Jamestown. Inventory includes gently-used clothing for men, women and children, along with furniture, bedding, kitchenware and electronics. Shop hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9:30- 11:30 a.m., and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. For more information, contact the thrift shop at 401-423-1762.

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