2016-06-09 / Faith Community


Graceway Yard Sale

Graceway Community Church, 215 Forest Ave., Middletown, will hold a yard sale to benefit its Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 11, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 401- 846-1552.

Trinity Tour Guides Sought

Historic Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square is looking for volunteers to lead tours of the church. Guides must complete a training course on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-noon. For more information or to volunteer, contact adminassistant@trinitynewport.org or call 401- 846-0660.

New Members’ Welcome Weekend

On Saturday, June 11, at 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 12, at 8 and 10:30 a.m, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth will formally welcome new members during its services. If you are considering making St. Mary’s your spiritual home, contact the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick, jennifer@smcportsmouth.org, or 401- 846-9700 x 103 so the church will include you in the festivities.

Week of Fasting and Prayer

From Monday, June 13 through Friday, June 17, CrossPoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., will hold a week of prayer and fasting for the community. During this time, the sanctuary will be open at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for prayer. 401-846-3064.

Strawberry Festival

On Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will hold its fourth annual Strawberry Festival on the lawn. There will be strawberry shortcake, craft vendors and more. 401-846-0660.

People of Faith Series

Emmanuel Church welcomes the community to its new speaker series: Living as People of Faith 2.0. On Wednesday, June 15, the Jewish faith will be highlighted by guest speaker Lisa Kotlen. Kosher refreshments will be provided. The talk is from 6:45-8 p.m. in the church’s Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St. 401-847-0675.

Sacred Nourishment Class

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, in partnership with Jeannette Bessinger, clean food coach, will present “Sacred Eating,” Wednesday, June 15, from 6-7:30 p.m. The aim is to bring connection, intuition and peace to daily eating habits. The church is located at 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. 401-846- 9700.

Music on the Lawn

On Thursday, June 16, from 6-8 p.m., St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will present Music on the Lawn. Parking on the Point will be available during the show. Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. 401-848-2561.

The Well Coffeehouse

This once-a-month Christian coffeehouse features area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations and takes place at The Annex, 40 Marcus Wheatland Blvd. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. The next coffeehouse will be Friday, June 17, from 7-9 p.m. wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Thrift Sale on the Point

On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will hold a thrift sale on the church grounds. Tables are available to rent for $20 per space. 401-848- 2561.

CBC June Festival

The Central Baptist June Festival is Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Special activities include taking Olde Tyme photos in costumes, paint-your-own Jackson Pollock painting, and children’s games. Items for sale will include jewelry, vintage treasures, furniture, white elephant, indoor flea market, plants, and a kids’ market; donations of sale items will be accepted on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m.-noon. Clam chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, and baked goods will be available to buy at the event. 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, 401-423-1651.

Emmanuel Giving Tree

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., has a Giving Tree in the hallway, providing an opportunity to give to local agencies in need of donated goods. Remove a tag from the tree; each tag notes an item that the agency has requested. Donations are to be placed under the tree. A different agency is featured each month, with June featuring Child and Family Services. 401-847- 0675.

Emmanuel Book Group

The Emmanuel Church book group meets the third Tuesday of every month in the Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St. Great works of literature are discussed, and all are welcome to attend, whether or not the book has been read. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 21, at 6 p.m. when John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley: In Search of America” will be discussed. For more information, contact Jordan in the parish office at 401-847- 0675 or at admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

‘The Power of Song’

The music ministry of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church celebrates African American Music Month with “The Power of Song,” featuring the sounds of old school gospel and music of Stevie Wonder on Thursday, June 23, at 7 p.m. Free will offering. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 31- 33 Van Zandt Ave., 401-849-3569.

Summer Lunch Program in the Parks

The Newport Public School Department provides free meals for everyone 18 and under, Monday through Friday during July and August as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program. There are no income requirements or registration.

If you would like to help make a positive impact and enjoy a sunny day in a Newport park, contact Dolores Prendergast for more information at 401-835-3862 or email dprendergast3@cox.net.

ACT Food Rescue

The Aquidneck Community Table is initiating a food gleaning/ rescue program that will distribute locally-grown, fresh produce and other market goods to those in need.

The food rescue will take place at the Wednesday Farmers’ Market on Memorial Boulevard. The public may also drop off donations there, between 2-6 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering, may contact Susan Wells at 401-378-7595 or swells229@yahoo.com.

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