2016-06-30 / Faith Community


Newport Community Chanting Group

The group meets every Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. in the All Saints Chapel, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. The community chanting group is open to all voices and forms of spirituality. Chanting is a form of meditation. Experienced and non-experienced singers are welcome. Many of the chants are from chants by Ana Hernandez, anahermusic.com. Donations accepted in support of the church’s community meal program. The next meeting will be on Saturday, July 2. Church office: 401- 847-0675.

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.

Berkshire Choral International Chorus

On Saturday, July 2, at 7:30 p.m., Trinity Church, 141 Spring St., will host the Berkshire Choral International chorus, with 90 auditioned singers hailing from across the U.S. Open-seating tickets are $20 and may be purchased at berkshirechoral.org/hear-us/tickets/ or by calling 413-229-1999.

‘4 Faiths, 4 Landmarks’ Tour

This walking tour showcases Touro Synagogue, Trinity Episcopal Church, Newport Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and starts at Touro Synagogue, 52 Spring St., at 11 a.m., on Sundays and Tuesdays, July-Sept. Upcoming tours will take place on Sundays, July 3 and 10, and Tuesday, July 5. Advance ticketing is required. 401-290-7535, 4faiths.org.

‘Mass on the Grass’

Trinity Church, 141 Spring St., will begin its fifth annual series of outdoor services on Sunday, July 3. The 10 a.m. service will be held on the lawn, weather permitting. The 8 a.m. service will be held in the church. Additional outdoor services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 4. 401-846-0660.

Concerts at St. Mary’s

In the months of July and August, there will be half-hour concerts at St. Mary’s every Sunday at 3 p.m. Each Sunday a different program will be presented. Hear music played on the pipe organ and sung by talented singers. Programs feature a wide range of music, from classical pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms, to jazz-inspired music by Gershwin and Kurt Weill, to avant-garde music by composers such as Messiaen and Langlais, and much more. All concerts are free and open to the public. The church is located at the corner of Memorial Blvd. and Spring St., and upcoming concerts will be held on Sundays, July 3 and 10. 401-847-0475.

Meditation Gatherings

Rev. Jaegil will begin weekly meditation gatherings on Tuesday, July 5, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the Barber Hall, from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. The Tuesday gatherings will be ongoing. 401-846-0996.

Bach Organ Recitals

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will hold 15-minute organ recitals on Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., and on Sundays at 5:45 and 8:45 p.m. through Sept. 4. Each day’s concerts will highlight the music of Bach and a work in variation form by another composer. Admission is 25 cents or any amount you wish. 401-848-2561.

Financial Seminar

On Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m., St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will hold a seminar entitled, “Your Legacy: Family, Church and Charity.” Learn how to financially sustain people and organizations so that your legacy will live on. 401-848-2561 or vicar@saintjohns-newport.org.

EFC Sports Camp

The Kickin’ Kids Sports Camp at the Evangelical Friends Church (EFC) will be held July 11- 15. For the third year, this half-day camp will provide coaching and teaching to more than 90 local children. Soccer, flag football, cheerleading, and preschool sports will all be combined with Bible stories featuring a positive message. Managed by the Uncharted Water Sports Ministry (located in South Carolina and Colorado), the camp is open to ages 4 through 12. On Friday, the children will hold a final performance for their families highlighting the week through music and song. The fee to attend is $35 and includes the daily activities, a t-shirt, drinks, and snacks. EFC Newport is a contemporary church located at 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown. For more information, call 401-847- 1490 or visit efcnewport.com or uwsportsministry.org.

Meditation Seminars

The Learning Center at Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will present meditation seminars with Ken Gaus. The seminars will be based on the book “Why Mediate,” by Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman who became a Buddhist monk over 40 years ago. Sessions will include an overview of ideas in the book, participation in guided meditation, guidance in individual meditation, and an introduction to the concept of listening to your inner voice. Sessions will be held in the parish hall on Tuesdays, July 12, 19 and 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. The fee is $5 per session or $10 for all three. Preregister with the church office at 401-846-0643 or at office@channingchurch.org.

Matsiko Orphan Choir

The Matsiko Orphan Choir from Covington, Wash. will perform at Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The energetic youth will give an hour-long performance of dynamic cultural dances and singing in full vibrant costumes, along with inspirational live testimonies about how they have overcome some of the most difficult of circumstances. Never before in the history of three nations have orphaned or vulnerable children been allowed to travel outside of Peru, India and Liberia. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, contact the Rev. Kurt Satherlie at 423-1651 or 860-944-5158.

Summer Fair

St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold its summer fair on Saturday, July 16. 401-423-1762.

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