2015-09-24 / Faith Community


Women’s Discussion Group

St. Mary’s Church will offer a discussion group for women who endeavor to lead a more authentic life, who try to find the time to enjoy the things that really matter, and live a more fulfilled life. For more information, email Catherine Alexander at mobilemedicaltraining@gmail.com or attend the first meeting on Friday, Sept. 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Center library at 12 William St.

Guys Group

A study of the book "The Times of Their Lives," by James Deetz, about Plymouth Plantation from 1620-1690, will begin Saturday, Sept. 26, as part of the Central Baptist Church Guy’s Group. The Guys meet weekly on Saturdays from 8 - 9:15 a.m. in the church Clarke Fellowship Hall for breakfast (provided) and book discussion, led by John Andrews. All guys are invited. For more information, call 401-423- 1651 or visit cbcjamestown.com.

Pro-Life Rose Sale

St. Mary’s Church will hold a prolife rose sale in the courtyard on 12 William St., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27. The sale will help the Mother of Life Center. For more information, call the church office at 847-0475.

A Cappella Choral Concert

The Narragansett Bay Chorus will perform at St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 2 p.m. The chorus is the performing unit of the Providence Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest a cappella male singing organization in the world. Admission for the performance is $20. St. Columba’s Chapel parish hall is located at 55 Vaucluse Ave. in Middletown. For more information, call 401-437-6043 or visit singnbc.com.

Compline at Trinity

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 bedtime. On the last Sunday of every month, Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square offers this rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. This special service will be held at Trinity on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Community Meal

Trinity Church will serve its next community meal on Monday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. Monetary contributions can be sent to the parish office and non-perishable food items and dinnerware (plastic utensils), hot and cold cups, and napkins may be left in the tower room. For more information or to volunteer, contact the church at 401-846-0660.

Book Group at Emmanuel Church

The group meets the third Tuesday of every month in Emmanuel Church’s Guild Room to discuss great works of literature. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. William Goldman's “The Princess Bride” will be discussed. All are welcome to attend, whether having read the book or not. Newcomers are welcome. Emmanuel Church is located at 42 Dearborn St. For additional information, contact the church office at 401-847-0675.

‘First Sunday at 5’ Program

On the first Sunday evening of each month at 5 p.m. there will be a liturgical and music event at Emmanuel Church. Sunday, Oct. 4, will be dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, and the church’s annual Blessing of the Animals will be held. Each person may bring one pet. All types of animals are welcome and all must be either leashed or caged (or stuffed). Pets line up at 4:45 p.m. for a procession into the church. All are welcome to attend. Emmanuel Church is located at 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call the church office at 401-847-0675.

St. Peter’s ‘Blessing of the Animals’

On Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., St. Peter’s will hold its pet blessing on the lawn of the church. Bring caged or leashed animals, fish, birds and more to be blessed. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 525 Broadway. For more information, contact 401-846-9567.

Animal Blessing at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

Bring your pets (or stuffed animals!) to the 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, or 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, service for a blessing. Use leashes and cages as needed to ensure the safety of both pets and people. The 8 a.m. Sunday service will be pet-free for those with allergies or aversions. St. Mary’s is located at 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth. For more information, call 401- 846-9700.

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