2015-11-12 / Faith Community

Faith Community Bulletin Board

‘Catechism Canter’

On Sunday, Nov. 15, at Trinity Church the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will be presenting the sixth and final session of a "Catechism Canter." This week he will be discussing "Jesus - Slightly Schizophrenic or Fully Whole?" The program will be held in Honyman Hall from 9 - 9:45 a.m. Coffee will be served and all are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church office at 401-846-0660.

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-Philipp Sendker. Discussion will be led by Florence Archambault. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

Citizen Activism Talk

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Learning Center at Channing Church at 135 Pelham St. will host State Rep. Deborah Ruggeiro for a talk entitled, “How Citizen Activism Affects the Legislative Process.” Ruggiero represents Jamestown and parts of Middletown in the Rhode Island House of Representatives; she is the Deputy Majority Leader and serves on the House Finance and Small Business committees. Topics covered will include the importance of public testimony, the role of lobbyists, and the way a bill is ultimately enacted into law. Dessert and decaf will be served. The $5 registration can be paid at the door. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-0643.

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. Up for discussion is “The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,” by Kim Edwards. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847- 0675.


St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 525 Broadway holds DivorceCare on Friday evenings at 6:30. This ministry helps adults cope with the experience of their divorce through video, group discussion and personal study that reinforce the weekly topics. On Friday, Nov. 20, the topic will be “Facing the Loss of Intimacy”; on Friday, Nov. 27, the topic is “Forgiveness is the Key to Healing.” All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact stpetersri@coxmail.com.

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.

Healing Mass

On Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m., all are welcome to attend an interparish Mass of Healing at St. Augustin’s Church to celebrate the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and the Anointing of the Sick, as well as venerating the relics while pleading for their intercession. Volunteers are needed: drivers to transport people, ushers to help people get settled within the church, assistants to help the priests as they move within the church to give the sacraments, and others. St. Augustin’s Church is located at 2 Eastnor Road in Newport. For more information or to volunteer, call the church office at 401-847-0518.

Portuguese Night Dinner Dance

On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6:30- 10 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, located at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will hold its annual Portuguese Night Dinner Dance prepared by men in the parish. Music will be provided by the Silvertones. Tickets are $18. Call Mary Silveira at 401-683-0752 for tickets or to reserve a table.

Suicide Survivor Day Rememberance

A Newport International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Newport Hospital Atrium from 1 - 5 p.m. The event is open to the public. No advance registration is required. To learn more, visit survivorday.org, call 401-846-1192, or email brendabachman@cox.net for further details.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There are more than 250 locally organized events held throughout the U.S., Canada, and around the world.

Warm-Up Wednesdays

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church welcomes one and all to drop in Wednesday afternoons from 1 – 4 p.m. for hot coffee and tea, cold beverages and snacks. Find a quiet corner to read the paper or enjoy conversation. There are board games and a jigsaw puzzle is always in progress. Enter the red doors at 12 Marlborough St.

Piano Concert

On Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m., St. Matthew's Episcopal Church at 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will host “The Golden Age of Piano.” The Jamestown Community Piano Association will present a program of piano music that would have been heard between 1890 and 1940 in salons, bars, and bordellos as well as sedate living rooms and formal concert halls. Michael Campbell, Professor Emeritus of Music at Western Illinois University, has organized his JCPA program around five themes: "Baroque Music in E" with pieces by Handel, Daquin, and Bach/ Rachmaninoff; "Those Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tunes" with the music of Mendelssohn and Irving Berlin; "Perspectives on Ragtime" with composers Kerry Mills, Debussy, Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Stravinsky, and Waller; "French Waltz Medley" with Ravel, Moratti/ Nazelles, and Poulenc; and "My Favorite Chopin." For more information, call 401-423-0515.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

On Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m., join clergy and laity from houses of worship across the island in giving thanks at the 41st annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service to be held at Temple Shalom at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. Various choirs will participate. Attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Rabbi’s Caring Cart. For more information, call 401-846-9002.

Handel’s 'Messiah'

On Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m., the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, conducted by Edward Markward, will present Handel’s "Messiah" at St. Joseph’s Church at 5 Mann Ave. The performance will feature soprano Katrina Galka, countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf, tenor Jesse Darden, and bass-baritone Erik Van Heyningen. General admission is $30; $27 in advance, $24 for seniors, and $10 for students with ID. For more information, contact 401-521-5670 or visit ricco.org.

Soup's On Coat Drive

Emmanuel Church is seeking donations of new or gentlyused clean coats, hats, gloves, and scarves for guests at Soup's On community meals. Items will be collected through the week of Nov. 22 for distribution on Dec. 1. Items may be dropped off at the church office Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, and after service hours on Sunday, Nov. 29. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847-0675.

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 Lt. James Bang for more information at 401- 846-3234. C O L I N G

Ilda (Longo) Albini, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 9, 2015 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Vittorio Albini. She is survived by her two daughters, Rosetta Izzi (Giuseppe), of Portsmouth, and Graziella Perugini of Italy, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth.

Adriana Alvarez, 94, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 6, 2015 at Warren Skilled Nursing Center. Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 13, from 4 -7 p.m. at Connors Funeral Home, Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 245 Waterman St., Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906.

Robert James Cody Sr., 82, of Newport, passed away Nov. 7, 2015 at home. He leaves behind his wife, Marie Corr Cody, and four children: Theresa Rolando (Richard), Robert Cody Jr. (Jaylore), Kevin Cody (Kelli), and Andrea Kelly (Paul). He was a U. S. Navy veteran. Donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 690, Portsmouth, RI 02871.

Joan Theresa Minor, 84, of Newport, passed away Nov. 7, 2015 at Grand Islander Center. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Minor Jr. She leaves behind her three stepdaughters, Gloria Wilson of Florida, Carole Peterson of Newport, and Diane Minor of

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Catherine M. (Peckham) Williams, 81, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 10, 2015. She leaves behind her husband, James M. Williams, Sr.; four children, James M. Williams, Jr.; (Rachel), Susan Berti (Mark), Daniel Williams and Scott Williams (Lucia); nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund, 239 Wyatt Road, Middletown, RI 02842.

Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 105

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