2016-07-21 / Faith Community


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. Free admission, donations appreciated. Bring a picnic if you wish; refreshments including beer and wine will be available. Some seating and tables will be provided so get there early, otherwise bring blankets and lawn chairs. Parking will be available on the Point during show. 401-848-2561, saintjohns newport.org.

Return to Camelot

St. Mary’s Church, at the corner of Spring St. and Memorial Blvd., presents “Return to Camelot” twice a week through Sept., Sundays from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 3-4 p.m. “Camelot” is a remembrance of the Kennedy wedding that took place in the church on Sept. 12, 1953. Tickets are $15. Upcoming presentations will be held on Sunday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 26. returntocamelot.org.

Summer Worship on the Lawn at Emmanuel Church

With the exception of Sunday, July 31, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold its 10 a.m. Sunday service on the lawn through Sept. 4. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to All Saints Chapel. Note that the 8 a.m. service will continue to be held in the chapel. The next outdoor service will be held on Sunday, July 24. 401-847-0675.

‘Why Meditate’ Seminars

Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will present a meditation seminar with Ken Gaus based on the book “Why Meditate,” by Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman who became a Buddhist monk over 40 years ago. It will be held on Tuesday, July 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. Preregister with the church office at 401-846-0643 or at office@channingchurch.org.

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.

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.

Worship Service of Mime, Drama and Celebration

On Sunday, July 31, during the 9:30 a.m. service, the King’s Clown Troupe from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Clifton Park, N.Y., will present a unique worship service of mime, drama and celebration at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway. The Clown Troupe’s worship services are designed for all ages and denominations. All are welcome to attend the service and the potluck brunch to follow. For information, visit St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Facebook, email stpetersri@coxmail.com or call 401-846-9567.

Soup’s On

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 5 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., invites everyone in the community to enjoy a home-cooked meal. 401-847-0675.

‘Mass on the Grass’

On Sunday, Aug. 7, the 10 a.m. service at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will be held on the lawn, weather permitting. (The 8 a.m. service sill still be held in the church.) 401-846-0660.

Portuguese Cultural Festival

The Vasco da Gama Portuguese- American Charitable Society of Newport will host a Portuguese Cultural Festival on Sunday, August 14, from noon-4 p.m. on the hall grounds located at 15 Fenner Avenue. Entertainment features a performance by the Taunton Folklore Group at 2 p.m. 401-846-0913.

Vacation Bible School and Summer Camps

CrossPoint Church, July 18-22, mornings, for children entering grades 6-12, VBS Sports Camp, baseball, basketball and dance, 14 Rhode Island Ave., to register call 401-846-3064.

Middletown Baptist Church, July 18-22, 6-8 p.m., children entering kindergarten-entering grade 6, Rainforest VBS, 1818 West Main Road, Middletown, 401-846-8382, to register visit middletownbaptistchurch.com.

Calvary United Methodist Church, July 25-29, 9-11:45 a.m., ages 3- entering grade 6, “Barnyard Roundup,” Turner Road, Middletown, space limited, to register call 401-847-6181.

St. Barnabas, Aug. 15-19, pre-K (potty trained)-children entering grade 6, “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World,” 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, to register call 401- 683-1343.

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