2016-03-03 / Faith Community


Concert Series at St. Matthew’s

On Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m., the Jamestown Piano Association will present Henry Kramer. St. Matthew’s is located at 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, contact the church office at 401-423-1762.

Sunday Lenten Series

All are welcome to attend Trinity Church’s Sunday Lenten Series entitled, “Walking with Giants: Meeting Spiritual Teachers,” at 9 a.m., Sundays through March 13. The series will take place in the Hawes Room in Honyman Hall on Queen Anne Square immediately following the 8 a.m. service. For more information, contact Fr. Alan at 215-510-1518 or assistingpriest@trinitynewport.org.

Wednesday Night Lenten Series

On Wednesdays through March 23, from 6:45-8:15 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 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. The series is open to all and continues on Wednesday, March 9, with “Faith as a Response to the Twelve Steps,” with Jan Grinnell. Preregistration 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.

Trinity Lenten Speakers Series

On Wednesday, March 9, John Zurn, headmaster of St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, will speak on “Integrity in Education.” Light refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. and the lecture runs from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The series is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-0660.

A Transformational Music and Speaking Event

The event will be held at St. Barnabas on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. Tajci Cameron will be the presenter. She is an award-winning singer, TV show host, published author and creator of “I Thirst,” which is the acclaimed musical adaptation of the Crucifixion story. St. Barnabas is located at 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more information, call 401-683-1343.

Lenten Renewal

An evening of meditation, prayer, and deep listening to Scripture will take place on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the chapel of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Participants will be steeped in and soothed by a Lenten “sound bath.” It will be presented by healer Sam Ogden, who will use the sound of quartz singing bowls to facilitate healing and wholeness. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat or blanket and pillows for comfort. The event costs $15, payable at the door. For more information, call the church office at 401-846-9700.

Newport Navy Choristers Performance

The Newport Navy Choristers will perform at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, on Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m. The concert will appeal to the entire family. The Newport Navy Choristers will also have the Nautical Notes and Sea Chanteys join them. The performance will benefit the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and the Newport Navy Choristers. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children under 12 years of age, and $20 for families. For more information, visit newportnavychoristers.org.

Talk at Portsmouth Abbey

“Education for the Catholic Future” will be presented by Catholic theologian George Weigel. The event will take place at the Portsmouth Abbey auditorium, 25 Cory’s Lane, Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. For more information, call 401-683-2007.

Parade Day Mass

On Saturday, March 12, the day of Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, a Mass in memory of deceased members of the Newport Irish Heritage Association will be held at St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway at 9 a.m.

Mass in Honor of St. Patrick

A Mass in Honor of St. Patrick and in memory of deceased members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies AOH and the victims of the Great Famine will be held on Sunday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard. The principal celebrant will be Rev. Kris von Maluski. For more information, call 401-847-0475.

Dairy Potluck

Temple Shalom, located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown, will hold a dairy potluck Friday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 401-846-9002.

Temple Shalom Benefit

"FUNdraiser Purim Shpiel" is a benefit for Temple Shalom, Middletown. It will be held on Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. This parody of the Book of Esther, open to all, features purim-themed refreshments, baked goods and beverages. Tickets are $10, $7 for children 12 and younger. Pre-reserve by sending your contact information and a check payable to Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. For more information, call 401-846-9002 or go to templeshalomri.org.

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