2015-11-05 / Faith Community



DivorceCare, a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, meets Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This ministry helps adults cope with the experience of their divorce through video, group discussion and personal study to reinforce the weekly topics. On Nov. 6, the topic will be “Financial Survival.” For more information, contact stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Annual Harvest Fair

St. Joseph's Church at 5 Mann Ave. will hold its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Transcendentalist Movement

“An Evolutionary Spirituality,” a talk exploring the Transcendentalists, will be given by Rev. Jay Deacon on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. Register in advance with the church office at 401-846-0643 or e-mail office@channingchurch.org.

Penny Social

The public is invited to Jesus Saviour Church’s Penny Social on Sunday, Nov. 8. There will be 100 items to vie for. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. There will be free refreshments. The social will be held from 1 - 5 p.m., doors open at noon. The church is located at 1 Vernon Ave.

Monday Meditation

Zen meditation sessions are held on Mondays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Channing Church parish hall, 135 Pelham St. No experience necessary. Bring cushions and/or a blanket. The next session is on Nov. 9. For more information, contact Jamie Caster at 401-619-0791 or email hosoi71@yahoo.com.

Soup’s On

St. Paul’s Church, located at 12 Marlborough St., provides hot meals on the second Tuesday of each month. The next community meal will be served on Tuesday, Nov. 10. For more information, call the church office at 401-846-0966.

Music: A Common Bond

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., the Learning Center of Channing Church will present a seminar by composer John Prevedini. He will discuss how the basic elements of music, such as rhythm, harmony, melody and instrumentation relate to music of different cultures. His compositions have been performed throughout southern New England. Registration can be made at office@channingchurch.org or by calling 401-846-0643. A $5 donation is requested.

Slavery Discussion

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Trinity Church will welcome Keith Stokes and members of the African Alliance of Rhode Island as they present a different view of Rhode Island’s involvement in the slave trade. The talk will be held at Trinity’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square. Doors open at 7 p.m. for light refreshments and the talk will begin at 7:30. For more information, contact the church at 401- 846-0660.

Trinity 101

After the 10 a.m. service on Sundays, Nov. 8 and 15, Trinity Church will offer an orientation session about the church and its community. Learn about the ministries for children and families, the church’s outreach, its music and other things. Trinity Church is on Queen Anne Square. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-0660.

Craft Fair

The Church of the Holy Cross will hold its craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be crafts and a bake table; lunch will be available, and the thrift shop will be open. The church is located at 1439 West Main Road, Middletown. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-7076.

Country Bazaar

St. Peter’s Annual Old-Fashioned Country Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The bazaar will feature theme baskets, white elephants, homemade craft items, a bake table, and a silent auction. The church is located at 525 Broadway. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-9567.

Happy Bookers

The next meeting of the United Congregational Church’s Happy Bookers group will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, in the Manchester Room at the church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. Gather at 7 p.m. to talk about "The Art of Hearing Heartbeats" by Jan-Phillip Sendker. Discussion will be led by Florence Archambault. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

Book Group Meeting

Emmanuel Church’s book group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Guild Room at 42 Dearborn St. They will discuss “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” by Kim Edwards. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847- 0675.

Dairy Potluck

Temple Shalom will hold a dairy potluck on Friday, Nov. 20, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Temple Shalom is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, contact 401-846- 9002.

Emmanuel Church’s Lasagna Dinner

Emmanuel Church, at 42 Dearborn St., will hold its Lasagna Dinner and Annual Holiday Fair Preview Night on Friday, Nov. 20, from 5-8 p.m. Any vendors who wish to sell during the preview night are encouraged to do so. The silent auction will not be available until Saturday. The fair, featuring local crafters, silent auction, bake sale, children's activities and more, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Table rentals are $25; rentals for the preview night are at no additional cost. For more information or to rent a table, contact the church office at 401-847- 0675.

Aztec Two-Step Concert at St. John’s

On Saturday, Nov. 21, enjoy an evening with the legendary folkrock duo Aztec Two-Step at St. John’s Guild Hall, 61 Poplar St. The group’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio, ushering the music of the '60s into the '70s and beyond. One of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts, and possessing a rich musical legacy of their own, few groups are more qualified to interpret and perform the timeless songs and harmonies of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. They will also perform their own fans’ favorites. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 401- 848-2561.

Holiday Assistance at Lucy’s Hearth

Lucy’s Hearth will be providing Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance to current and former residents and their families. Community members interested in donating or volunteering for Thanksgiving or Christmas should contact Lucy’s Hearth at 401-847-2021 or email info@lucyshearth.org. As a reminder, Lucy’s Hearth stops accepting donations of clothing and household items on Friday, Nov. 13, and will not resume until after the new year.

Bell Ringers Wanted

The Salvation Army of Newport County is looking for volunteers as bell ringers for its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, Nov. 20 - Dec. 24. Bell ringing will take place at local Stop & Shops, Shaw’s, and Walmart. Two-hour shifts are available from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Individuals, families, or organizations interested in volunteering should contact Salvation Army Lieutenant James Bang for more information at 401- 846-3234.

Chancel Bell Choir

Do you sometimes hear bells ringing? If you do, you may be just the person to join United Congregational Church’s chancel bell choir. The fall rehearsals have just begun, so it's not too late to join. The bell choir is open to nonchurch members. If you would like to give it a try, they would be happy to have you. The church is at 524 Valley Rd. in Middletown. For questions, call Peter Davis, director at the church, at 401-849-5444.

Donations Sought for Thrift Shop

St. Mary's Thrift Shop is seeking donations of summer, fall, and winter clothing and small household items. Donations are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off in Gibbs House during store hours (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Small items may be left anytime in the exterior drop box by the entrance to the shop. Books, breakables, TVs and outdated electronics cannot be accepted. The shop is located at 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. For more information, call 401-846-9700.

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