2016-08-25 / Faith Community


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, admission is free and refreshments will be served. The next coffeehouse will be on Friday, Aug. 26, and soloist, songwriter and gospel artist Kenneth Johnson will perform. wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

St. Barnabas Yard Sale

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 3. 401-683-1343.


Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will offer Compline on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. This ancient service, sung by members of the Trinity Choir, offers a rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. 401-846-0660.

Community Meal

United Baptist Church, 30 Spring St., will offer a community meal on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. 401- 847-3210.

Back-to-School Music on the Lawn

On Thursday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, 61 Poplar St., will present the Toe Jam Puppet Band for an interactive show for all ages. Free event. BBQ dinner available for $5, grilled hamburger or hot dog also for purchase. All are welcome. 401-848-2561.


The DivorceCare ministry for adults and children will meet for 13 weeks on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway. Sessions begin Thursday, Sept. 1, to help people with the experience of divorce. All are welcome to attend. Register at stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Trinity’s ‘Mass on the Grass’

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will offer its last outdoor mass of the season on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m., weather permitting. The 8 a.m. service will still be held in the church. 401-846-0660.

Worship on the Lawn

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will have a service on the lawn on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. In case of bad weather, the service will be held in the All Saints Chapel. The 8 a.m. service will remain in the chapel. 401-847-0675.

Emmanuel Church’s ‘Living as People of Faith’

This series recommences on a regular basis on the first Wednesday of the month beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6:45-8 p.m. in Emmanuel Church’s Guild Room. It explores people of various faith traditions and spiritual practices. Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 401-847-0675.

New England Festival of Hope

This year the third annual New England Festival of Hope will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd. The salute to the fallen and the first responders of that day in 2001 will include presentations by Rhode Island Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Newport Council Vice Chair Marco T. Camacho, and a performance by the U.S. Navy Band Northeast.

Also present will be representatives from our local police and fire departments in honor of all the first responders who gave their lives in support of our country on 9/11.

Red Sox Hall of Famer Dwight “Dewey” Evans and New England Revolutions midfielder Teal Bunbury will offer inspirational speeches, and XGames Gold medalist and record holder Kevin (KRob) Robinson will give a bicycle demonstration. Nefestivalofhope.com.

Praying for our Country

In response to the political and racial tension in our country, members of the clergy and the community are invited to join in prayer for our nation at noon on Thursdays through the election season in front of Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway. Pastor Hoffman of Evangelical Friends Church and Pastor Steve Robinson of CrossPoint Church are spearheading this initiative. For more information, contact either church: EFC at 401-847- 1490, CrossPoint at 401-846-3064.

Choir School Auditions

Boys and girls who would like to sing in the Choir School of Newport County may arrange an informal audition by contacting the director, Peter Stoltzfus Berton, at petersberton@gmail.com. More information on the choir school can be found at thechoirschoolri.org.

New Minister for Channing

The Rev. William Zelazny has been engaged as the new minister at Channing Memorial Church (Unitarian Universalist). He comes to Channing after serving several congregations and 15 years as a district executive with the Unitarian Universalist Association. He will begin in September. Channing Memorial Church is located at 135 Pelham St.

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