2016-02-04 / Faith Community



St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, located at 525 Broadway, will offer DivorceCare on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 4. This 13-week program will help adults cope with divorce. All are welcome to attend. To register, email the church at stpetersri@coxmail.com.

St. Matthew’s Concert

The Jamestown Community Piano Association will hold a concert on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, located at 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, visit saintmatthewsjamestown.org.

Barn Dance

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold an old-time barn dance on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 3-5 p.m. A highlight of the event will be a performance by the fiddlers and violinists from the Newport String Project. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847-0675.

Adult Christian Formation

On Sunday, Feb. 7, at Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will present the final program of the series “Discovering the Divine Magic in Our Lives.” The topic will be “The Magic is for Movement-Beware of Holy Ghettos.” 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, contact the church office at 401-846-0660.

Mardi Gras Wine Tasting

The Choir School of Newport County will hold a mardi gras wine tasting, choir cabaret, and silent auction on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6-7 p.m. in the Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 59 Washington St. Cheese and New Orleans hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is $20 and a bottle of wine. For more information, contact the church office at 401-848-2561.

Ash Wednesday Service

On Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 59 Washington St., will hold a Solemn Ash Wednesday service. The Imposition of Ashes will be accompanied by Allegri’s “Miserere,” performed by the choirs of St. John’s and the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County. With its rare high C, the “Miserere” was considered the unique property of the Sistine Chapel and the penalty for copying it was excommunication, until young Mozart transcribed it and was pardoned by the Pope. Also included will be music by Byrd and Farrant. There is no admission fee; a free will offering will be appreciated. For more information, call the church office at 401-848-2561.

Lenten Series

On Wednesdays, Feb. 10-March 23, from 6:45-8:15 p.m., Emmanuel Church will hold the Wednesday Night Lenten Series “Living as People of Faith.” Each evening will begin with a soup supper and will include presentations on prayer, world religions, meditation, and yoga. On Feb. 10, Mother Anita will present an overview and welcome to Lent. The series is open to all. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information or to register, contact the parish office at 401-847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org. In addition, all are invited to Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m.

Financial Event

Learn about the financial side of retirement and how to retire wisely from representatives of Thrivent Financial. The event will take place at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. To RSVP, contact Kelly Anderson at 401-647-0664 or kelly.anderson@thrivent.com.

Comedy Night

The Knights of Columbus Council 256 will sponsor a comedy night on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Enjoy three comedians, music, cocktails and appetizers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by contacting Tom Murphy at 401-835-1135, George Zecher at 401-662-2067, or Tommy Nasser at 401-662-2611.

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