2016-03-10 / Faith Community


St. Barnabas Special Music Guest

Tajci Cameron (pronounced "Tie-chi"), an award winning singer, TV show host, published author and creator of “I Thirst,” which is the acclaimed musical adaptation of the Crucifixion Story, will perform transformational music at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted. 401-683-1343.

Lenten Renewal

Healer Sam Ogden will lead prayer and meditation of Scripture on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m., at the chapel of St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Wear loose clothing and bring a mat or blanket and pillows for comfort. The event costs $15 and is payable at the door. 401-846-9700.

Chanting Workshop

On Saturday, March 12, from 10- 11:30 a.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold a chanting workshop. People of all faiths are welcome. Donations will be accepted to support the church’s community meal program. 401-847-0675.

Channing Coffeehouse Features ‘Little Black Heart’

On March 12, at 7 p.m., Channing Coffeehouse will feature Katherine Quinn and Little Black Heart in the church’s parish hall, 135 Pelham St. A mix of blues and folk tunes will be led by Quinn. Open mic performers will precede main performance at 8 p.m. Suggested donation of $5.

Sunday Lenten Series

All are welcome to attend Trinity Church’s final discussion of its Sunday Lenten Series entitled, “Walking with Giants-Meeting Spiritual Teachers” on Sunday, March 13, at 9 a.m., in Honyman Hall on Queen Anne Square immediately following the 8 a.m. service. The topic will be "Mindfulness." 401-846-0660.

Lenten Mission at St. Lucy’s

In celebration of the Year of Mercy, Rev. Henry Cain, S.J. and Virginia Blass, D. Min., will lead St. Lucy’s Parish Mission on Monday, March 14, Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. The theme is “Jesus Christ is the Face of the Father’s Mercy.” The focus of the gathering on March 14 will be “Deepening in Compassion,” May 15 will be “Deepening in Mercy,” and May 16 will be “Deepening in Mission.” Free will offerings will be appreciated. St. Lucy’s church is located at 909 West Main Road, Middletown. 401-847-6153.

Trinity Lenten Speakers Series

On Wednesday, March 16, Brenda Nienhouse, executive director of the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center, will talk on integrity in the arts. 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. 401-846-0660.

Talk at Portsmouth Abbey

“Education for the Catholic Future” will be presented by Catholic theologian George Weigel 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. 401- 683-2007.

End of Life Conversation

St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will offer an end of life conversation on Wednesday, March 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. The topic will be funeral homes and funeral planning. 401-846-9700.

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. 401-846-9002.

Well Coffeehouse

The Well is a monthly coffeehouse held at The Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., featuring Christian music and written work performed by area musicians and artists from all walks of life, churches and affiliations. This community outreach coffeehouse ministry endeavors to connect individuals throughout Newport County for an evening of encouragement, entertainment and fellowship. All are welcome to attend. Admission is free and refreshments are served. The next coffeehouse will be on Friday, March 18, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, email wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Blood Drive

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will hold a blood drive Sunday, March 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Make an appointment at ribc.org, sponsor code 1255.

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