2016-05-12 / Faith Community



St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, offers DivorceCare for those dealing with the experience of divorce. The Thursday, May 12, session will focus on the idea of reconciliation; the Thursday, May 19, session will focus on how to get rid of emotional trash and live with hope and joy. 401-846-9567.

‘Proudly We Sing’ Concert

The Newport Navy Choristers will present their annual “Proudly We Sing” concert on Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. This year, the Navy Choristers have chosen the All Saints STEAM Academy music program as the beneficiary. Newportnavychoristers.org.

Presentation at Trinity

On Sunday, May 15, at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will lead a presentation entitled “Divine Dynamite.” The discussion will be on the power of the Holy Spirit and how we experience it in the church, our lives, and the world. The program will be held in Honyman Hall from 9-9:45 a.m., all are welcome. 401-846-0660.


The Learning Center at Channing, in conjunction with Interweave, a group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and their allies, will present a program about gender, gender identity and expression, the transgender umbrella, etiquette and how to be an ally. The program will be presented on Sunday, May 15, by some of Channing’s own transgender members. Interweave will have a potluck dinner preceding the program at 5:30, 135 Pelham St. Everyone is welcome for both, but can also come only to the program at 7 p.m. Marcia Mallory, 401-849-5659, mmallory59@cox.net.

Britten & Fauré Concert

On Sunday, May 15, at 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Avenue, 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.

Chanting Group Special Presenter

Newport Community Chanting Group welcomes Thupten Tendhar from the URI Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies. He spent over 20 years studying, meditating, and chanting in a major Tibetan monastery reestablished in southern India. He will share his beliefs on Saturday, May 14, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Documentary Screens

The film “Citizen Koch” will be shown at the parish hall of Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17. There will be a discussion after the film. Suggested donation $5. 401-849-5659.

Soiree at St. John’s

On Friday, May 20, from 6-9 p.m., St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., will host a soiree in the guild hall to benefit the Newport Opera House. The event is open to the public and will feature a concert premiere of its recently-acquired Steinway piano along with cellist Ben Larsen, son of Fr. Erik Larsen, rector of St. Columba’s in Middletown. 401-848- 2561.

Choir School Concert

The Choir School of Newport County’s second annual spring concert will take place on May 21 from 2-3 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. The concert will include all three of the Choir School’s ensembles, with a total of 40 singers, guest soloists, instrumentalists, adult singers from the Church of St. John the Evangelist, and the faculty and students of The Newport String Project. A reception will follow the concert. A good-will offering will be collected.

Earlier, from 11 a.m.-noon, the singers from the Professional Choristers will be given a master class by Dr. Yvonne Robinson, vocal faculty of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. Free. Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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