2016-07-07 / Faith Community


Return to Camelot

St. Mary’s Church, at the corner of Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., presents “Return to Camelot” twice a week from July-Sept., Sundays from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m., a remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in the church on Sept. 12, 1953. Featured are vintage film clips, photographs and recollections of the wedding day by Jackie’s stepbrother, the late Yusha Auchincloss, taped exclusively for St. Mary’s, and musical selections from the wedding and reception. Tickets are $15. Returntocamelot.org.

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.

Newport Music Festival Concerts

St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will host two Newport Music Festival concerts. The first celebrates the music of Rachmaninoff, July 12 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $30. The second, “Czech Masters,” will be held on July 13 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $32. Box office: 401-849-0700. Newportmusic.org.

‘Why Meditate’ 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 Meditate,” 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.

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.

Two Matsiko Orphan Choir Concerts

The Matsiko Orphan Choir from Covington, Wash., will perform concerts on July 12 and July 13 at two local churches. 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. For more information about the choir, visit matsikochoir.com.

St. John’s Church, at Washington and Willow streets, will present the concert as part of its Music on the Lawn series on Tuesday, July 12, at 6 p.m. Along with the concert, a hot dog or hamburger dinner will be available for $5. Admission is free, donations are welcome. There will be some tables for early arrivals, otherwise bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking on the Point will be available during the show. For information, contact the church office at 401-848-2561. Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., will hold a concert on Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information, contact the Rev. Kurt Satherlie at 401-423- 1651 or 860-944-5158.

Protecting Newport’s Historic and Cultural Coastal Assets

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will host a public workshop: “Protecting Newport’s Historic and Cultural Coastal Assets from Flooding Caused by Sea Level Rise” on Thursday, July 14. RSVP by July 11 to insure adequate refreshments. To register, contact the church at 401-847-0675. For more information about the workshop, contact Dawn Kotowicz at 401-874-6152.

Summer Fair

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

Child & Family Community Day Celebration

Child and Family Services will celebrate 150 years of providing support for children and families with a celebration on the grounds of Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, on July 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Partnering with them are two iconic and historic Newport entities, Trinity Episcopal Church (est. 1698) and the John Stevens Shop (est. 1705). The day includes entertainment, food and fun activities. 401-849-2300, childandfamilyri.org.

Knitters, Crocheters and Sewers Wanted

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., will welcome Therese Poisson of Threads of Love on Sunday, July 24, at 11 a.m. She has been spearheading Threads of Love’s only New England chapter for almost 20 years. Threads of Love creates packages for premature babies and interment gowns. The preemie packages consist of a flannel blanket, a prayer doll, a prayer card, and an infant dressing gown. Nearly 80 preemie packages a month are delivered to Women and Infants Hospital, and interment gowns are distributed to several hospitals around the state. Therese will show samples of the work and provide patterns for those who are interested in helping. Donations may also be made to Threads of Love, 61 Hamilton Ave., Jamestown. For more information, contact Therese at 401-423-0872 or Patti Pereira at 401-423-3685.

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