2015-10-08 / Faith Community


Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch

The Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch is held on the Queen Anne Square lawn. More than 1,000 pumpkins will be delivered on Friday, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m., and volunteers are needed to unload them. Crafters are invited to make fallthemed items. Baked treats are needed for sale on the weekends, and musicians are invited to participate Saturdays and Sundays. Funds raised will support Trinity and its outreach partners. The Patch will be open from Oct. 10-31, Monday through Friday, from noon - 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Contact Diane Myers at 401-924-5531 or dianemassage99@gmail.com for additional information or to volunteer.

Kennedy Wedding Remembrance

“Return to Camelot” offers a 45-minute remembrance of the Sept. 12, 1953 Kennedy wedding that took place in St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St. Vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Mrs. Kennedy's late stepbrother will be featured. Musical selections from the wedding and reception will be performed at the church. The remembrance will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10; Monday, Oct. 19; Friday, Oct. 23; and Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained by calling 401-847-0475 or visiting returntocamelot.org.

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

The Portsmouth United Methodist Church will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at 2732 East Main Road. Proceeds support the church’s youth mission projects. For more information, call the church office at 401-683-4005.

Open Outreach Meeting

All are welcome to discuss present and future outreach initiatives at an open outreach meeting at Emmanuel Church on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 11:15 a.m. The church is located at 42 Dearborn St. For more information, call the church office at 401-847-0675.

Festa Italiana Event at St. Joseph’s

“An Afternoon of Arias and Italian Melodies” will be held Sunday, Oct. 11, at 2:30 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Church at 5 Mann Ave. At 1:30 p.m., the doors will open and there will be a silent auction and light refreshments. The concert will feature soprano Stephanie Tierno and organist and pianist Denis Tetrault. Tickets are $35. For advance sales, call 401-683-4378 or 401-480-5397. Proceeds will benefit the Senator John O. Pastore Cultural Scholarship, which provides area high school students the opportunity to visit Newport’s sister city, Imperia, Italy.

National Day of Prayer Event

The Newport County National Day of Prayer Committee will hold “Metanoia: A Night of Prayer and Repentance" on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Held at Bliss Four Corners Congregational Church, 1264 Stafford Rd., Tiverton, the event will offer Scripture readings from the Old and New Testaments, congregational singing of hymns, and prayers offered from a local minister. The event is open to the public; seating is limited. For additional information, contact Minister Monique LeMaire at 401-619-2221. The Newport County National Day of Prayer Committee is a group that is based on Judeo-Christian principles.

‘Hereford Variations’ Organ Recital

St. John the Evangelist Church will offer an organ recital on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., by composer Peter Berton, also the choirmaster at St. John’s. Members of the Choir School of Newport County will also sing. Video projection of the stained glass windows from the Hereford Cathedral, in Hereford, England, will accompany the concert. This is part of a 15-stop, 15-month tour. The $5 suggested donation benefits the organ fund. For more information, visit herefordvariations.org or contact the church office at 401-848-2561.

Zen Meditation

Every Monday from 7-8:30 p.m., Channing Church offers Zen mediation in the Parish Hall at 135 Pelham St. This practice teaches how to clear the mind, understand our true selves and live with clarity and compassion. No experience necessary. The next session is Monday, Oct. 12. Bring cushions and/ or a blanket. For more information, contact Jamie Caster at 401-619- 0791 or hosoi71@yahoo.com.

Gilded Age Newport in Color, a Walking Tour

Newport historian Theresa Guzman Stokes will share new research about the social, religious and political life of the black community in Gilded Age Newport on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. On the tour with Theresa and Keith Stokes, they will highlight some of the key sites where families of color lived, worked, vacationed, and worshipped in the late 19th century. To register or for more information, contact the Channing Church office at 401-846-0643 or e-mail office@channingchurch.org.

Transcendentalist Movement Sessions at Channing Church

“An Evolutionary Spirituality,” with the Rev. Jay Deacon, will explore the Transcendentalist movement. Learn about the Transcendentalists and their contribution to religious and spiritual thought and explore ways to extend their vision for today and tomorrow. There will be five sessions and a field trip to Boston on Nov. 7 to see some of the sites closely associated with Unitarian Universalism. The sessions will take place at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 and 11 (all Wednesdays), dessert and decaf will be served. Registration fee is $10 for one or more sessions; costs associated with the field trip are separate. Register in advance with the church office at 401-846- 0643 or e-mail office@channingchurch.org.

‘Traces of the Trade’ Screens

On Monday, Oct. 19 from 6-9 p.m., Trinity Church will screen the documentary “Traces of the Trade” followed by a panel discussion. The evening focuses on the role that Episcopalians in Rhode Island had in the slave trade. Trinity Church is located on Queen Anne Square. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-0660.

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