2015-12-10 / Faith Community

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Spanish community of St. Joseph’s Church invites the public to the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Queen of Peace and the patroness of the Americas on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the 10 a.m. Mass. This will be the first celebration with our new Pastor, the Reverend Jacques E. Chavannes who came here in July from Providence. Following the mass, there will be a gathering for a presentation of traditional Latin American food and dance, including folk groups from Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Peru, and Venezuela.

Salvation Army Giving Tree

Along with the red kettles, the Angel Tree is one of the Salvation Army's biggest ways to help families during the holidays. For many local children, the gifts they receive through the Angel Tree will be the only ones they receive. Tags with a child's name, their age and size and their wish list are placed on the trees in People’s Credit Union branches. If you would like to help, take a tag off the tree and fulfill the child's wish with one gift, or several, and bring the unwrapped gift(s) with the tag back to the branch. The Salvation Army will pick up the gifts before Christmas Eve.

‘Fill the Bus’ Campaign

On Saturday, Dec. 12, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., assist Aquidneck Island families in need by helping to fill school buses with such items as nonperishable foods, winter wear, toiletries, gift cards and toys. Buses will be parked at three Middletown locations: the Stop & Shop on West Main Rd., BJ's on East Main Rd. and at Gaudet Middle School on Aquidneck Ave.

Discussion on Resentment

On Sunday, Dec. 13, at Trinity Church’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, Assisting Priest Rev. Alan Neale will present the final program of the series entitled "Preparing for the Inevitable (and It's Not Taxes)." The discussion will focus on resentment and the importance of freeing ourselves of this burden. The program will run from 9-9:45 a.m., coffee will be served and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-0660.

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Concert for Charity

The St. Vincent de Paul Society presents the Wakefield Concert Band performing a Christmas concert for charity at Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, on Monday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m., for a $10 donation. Tickets will also be available at the door.

An Advent Evening of Taizé

St. Lucy’s Catholic Church, at 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, will offer an Advent Evening of Taizé Prayer on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The Taizé worship service, derived from the Taizé monastic community located in Taizé, France, involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, periods of silence, liturgical readings, and the use of icons. There is no preaching during this service and it lasts for approximately one hour. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847-6153.

Yankee Gift Swap

Temple Shalom and the United Congregational Church will hold their fifth annual Yankee Gift Swap on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a $5 wrapped gift for the swap. The event will be held at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, and is open to all. For more information,Job#:call the church office at 401-849-Size:5444.

Sunday@Shalom

Temple Shalom cordially invites the entire community to its1017nextTURNPIKE Sunday@Shalom Education Series on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 10 a.m. A special presentation will be given by Robert Hicks, who is on homeleave in the middle of his one-year Peace Corps service, volunteering to provide school accreditation support among the tropical islands of Micronesia. Refreshments provided. This is a free presentation, donations are gratefully accepted. The temple is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, visit templeshalomri.org or call 401-846-9002.

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Coat Drive

The United Congregational Church in collaboration with St. Paul’s UnitedMethodist Church will collect new or gently-used winter coats and jackets for distribution to those in need in our community. During December, only men’s coats and jackets will be collected, as there is greater need for these items and limited storage space. In January, women’s and children’s coats and jackets will be collected. Items can be placed in the bin in the narthex of the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about special holiday events and Christmas services by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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