2016-08-04 / Faith Community


Royal School of Church Music Hymn Festival

A combined choir of 150 singers will participate in a hymn festival and hold services of Evensong and Choral Eucharist. The public is invited to attend these services: Thursday, Aug. 4, 5 p.m., Choral Evensong, St. George’s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown; Friday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m., Choral Evensong, Grace Episcopal Church, 175 Mathewson St., Providence; Sunday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m., Closing Choral Eucharist, St. George’s School Chapel.

Neighborhood Breakfast

On Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8:30 a.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold its monthly neighborhood breakfast. All in the community are welcome to attend. 401- 847-0675.

Community Yard Sale

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will hold its annual community yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m; rain date is Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the Aquidneck Island Soup Supper Program, as well as other community outreach programs of the congregation. 401- 846-9567.

‘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. 401- 846-0660.

Touro Synagogue’s Patriots Park Event

Amateur radio clubs from Rogers High School and All Saints STEAM Academy will operate at Touro Synagogue’s Patriots Park on Sunday,

Aug. 7, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. This activity is part of a national program to promote national parks and historic sites. Dedicated in 1763, Touro greets over 30,000 visitors a year, and is one of four National Park Service designated sites in Rhode Island. For more information about the National Park Service Centennial, visit findyourpark.com.

Books on the Beach

The Hadassah Rhode Island Chapter invites all members and friends to attend its annual author luncheon, Books on the Beach, to be held at OceanCliff on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Two award-winning Jewish authors, B.A. Shapiro, author of “The Muralist” and Talia Carner, author of “Hotel Moscow,” will speak. Carner is the author of several books and her award-winning personal essays have appeared in The New York Times. Shapiro is the author of seven novels and her book the “Art Forger” is a New York Times bestseller. For tickets and more information, visit hadassah.org/events/ribooks, call 401-463- 3636, or email rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org.

Gospel Music Festival

The Come Alive Gospel Music Festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary with the public at King Park on Wellington Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This free event offers a family friendly afternoon of amazing Gospel sounds featuring area musicians, children’s events and inspirational speakers. The community is invited to bring their picnic baskets, blankets and chairs for an afternoon of encouraging entertainment and community. Evangelical Friends Church is the sponsor for this event. Participating churches include Community Baptist Church Newport, CrossPoint Church Newport and Graceway Church Middletown. 401-847-3968, 401-847-1490.

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.

Concerts at St. Mary’s

In August, there will be half-hour concerts at St. Mary’s every Sunday at 3 p.m. 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., 401-847-0475.

Bishop to Install Father Humphrey

The Right Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, 13th Bishop of Rhode Island, will institute Pastor Nathan Humphrey as the 14th Rector of St. John’s the Evangelist Church on Sunday, Aug. 14.

The bishop will take part in two Masses, the first on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m., for Confirmation, and the installation ceremony of Fr. Humphrey on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 4 p.m. Frank Griswold, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preach.

All are invited to the installation. Choirmaster/organist Peter Berton will lead the music at each service, including Mozart’s Mass No. 15 in C Major, K. 317.

A catered barbecue reception will follow the installation on the church lawn. RSVP to Jordan Sleeper at 848-2561 or write to Parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org.

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