2016-04-28 / Faith Community


St. Bridget’s Project

The Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians in Newport will hold the St. Bridget’s Project for Lucy’s Hearth women and children on Saturday, April 30, from noon-3 p.m. Baby and toddler needs include diapers, wipes, shampoo, soap, bottles, wash cloths, clothing, strollers, sippy cups and toys. Drop off items at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Pink and blue balloons in the parking lot will indicate the drop-off area. 401-847-6153.

Kingdom Breakthrough New England

CrossPoint Church and Evangelical Friends Church will host a two-day event of arts and worship. On April 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at CrossPoint Church there will be prayer, worship and teaching workshops; at 6 p.m., at Rogers High School, the Light of the World Ballet will perform. On May 1 at 11 a.m., there will be a worship service along with another ballet performance at Jane Pickens Theater. The two-day event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Evangelical Friends Church at 401-847-1490.

Concert at Emmanuel

On Sunday, May 1, Emmanuel Church, 14 Dearborn St., will present Schola Cantorum of Boston. Music by Guerrero and Morales will be featured. General admission is $25. 401-847-0675.

Holocaust Remembrance

The annual Yom Ha Shoah Holocaust Remembrance Service will take place at the United Congregational Church, Middletown on Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The service will be led by Rabbi Marc Jagolinzer along with other members of the local faith community. The public is invited to attend.

Neighborhood Breakfast

On Saturday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will offer its monthly free neighborhood breakfast, hosted by the Men’s Group. All are welcome to attend. 401-847-0675.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Since its inception, this day has united Americans from all socioeconomic, political, and ethnic backgrounds in prayer while also encouraging personal repentance and righteousness in the culture. For more information, visit nationaldayofprayer.org.

A National Day of Prayer for America event will take place under the flagpole outside of Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway, on Thursday, May 5, at noon. The officiant minister will be Rebecca Allen.

Also at noon, an observance will be held outdoors at Portsmouth’s Legion Park (adjacent to the Town Hall) and include uplifting readings and prayers offered by local spiritual leaders of many faiths. This event is being coordinated by Francis Gutierrez, Chaplain of American Legion Post 18. Prayer guides will be distributed to attendees.

The Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church will commemorate National Day of prayer with an ecumenical service of prayer, hymns, and testimony that evening at 7 p.m. at the church, 31-33 Van Zandt Ave. 401- 849-3569.

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Watts at her home, 15 Calvert St. On May 7, starting at 9 a.m., items will be packed into barrels for shipping. Donations will be sent to the Asile Communal Church in Haiti. She has previously done mission work in Africa and Haiti and also collected items for hurricane and house fire victims. She says there is a great need for the simple things we sometimes take for granted. For more information, call 401-258-3845.

Film Noir Showing

The Learning Center of Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will present “The Lady from Shanghai” on Saturday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. Discussions will be led by Sam Jernigan, a film aficionado who has led courses at the Circle of Scholars at Salve Regina University. A $5 donation is suggested. 401-846-0643.

Mother’s Day Piano Concert

On Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m., the Jamestown Community Piano Association will present a concert by Manabu Takasawa at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., in Jamestown. Dr. Takasawa is a professor of music and the director of the graduate program in the Department of Music at the University of Rhode Island. In addition to works by Frederic Chopin, Franz Schubert, and Maurice Ravel, he will play pieces by the Spanish composer Enrique Granados and two women composers, the American Amy Beach and Polish Tekla Badarzewska.

Britten and Fauré Concert

On Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., will hold a concert by the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra. The concert will be conducted by Edward Markward and will feature works by Benjamin Britten and Gabriel Fauré. Tickets are $10- $30. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Rhode Island Red Cross home fire preparedness campaign. For more information, visit ricco.org or call 401-521-5670.

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