2016-07-14 / Faith Community


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 Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The day includes entertainment, food and fun activities. 401-849-2300, childandfamilyri.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 be held in the parish hall on Tuesdays, July 19 and 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. Preregister with the church office at 401-846-0643 or at office@channingchurch.org.

Music on the Lawn

John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow streets, will present Doug Woolverton and Friends on Thursday, July 21, from 6-7:45 p.m. Professional musician, composer, and band leader, Woolverton has cultivated his smooth, soulful, yet energetic trumpet sound for audiences around the world. Free admission. Picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets welcome; refreshments including beer and wine will be available. He will give another special performance on July 28 at the Jane Pickens Theater, and will be headlining at the festival this year with a landmark set that Miles Davis performed at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958. 401-848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

‘Threads of Love’

Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., will welcome Therese Poisson of Threads of Love on Sunday, July 24, at 11 a.m. Threads of Love creates packages for premature babies and interment gowns. She will show samples of the work and provide patterns for those who are interested in helping. For more information, contact Therese at 401- 423-0872 or Patti Pereira at 401- 423-3685.

The Well Coffeehouse

The Well is a once-a-month Christian coffeehouse held at The Annex, 40 Marcus Wheatland Blvd., from 7-9 p.m. It features area musicians and performers from various walks of life and affiliations. All are welcome. The next coffeehouse will take place on July 29. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, email wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Hellenic Fest

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual Hellenic Fest on Friday, July 29, 4 p.m.- midnight; Saturday, July 30, noon- 1 a.m.; and Sunday, July 31, noon-6 p.m. Enjoy authentic Greek cuisine and pastries, live music and dancing, ouzo, Greek beer and wines, and shop at the marketplace. St. Spyridon is located at the corner of Thames and Brewer streets. 401- 846-0555, hellenicfest.org.

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