2016-10-06 / Faith Community


St. Peter’s Soup Suppers

St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, will hold two soup supper meals in October: Thursday, Oct. 6, and Tuesday, Oct. 25. 401-846- 9567 or stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Grace Note Singers

The Newport Community Chanting Group will present the Grace Note Singers on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 42 Dearborn St. At 10 a.m. there will be a 20-minute presentation by a few of the singers followed by a chanting session held from 10- 11:30 a.m. Grace Note Singers is comprised of over 50 women who sing to people receiving palliative care or nearing death. They use their voices to create a blessed and peaceful environment for patients and those who care for them. Visit their website, gracenotesingers.net for more information. Emmanuel Church office: 401-847-0675.

Blessing of the Animals

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will have a Blessing of Animals on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. All are welcome. For information, call the church at 401-846-9567 or email stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Chamber Concert

The Newport String Project will be the featured ensemble for the first Chapel Chamber Music concert at St. Mary’s Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Violinists Emma Lee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain Mc- Mullin will be joined by guest artists Tanya Maggi, viola, and Heath Marlow, cello. The program will include quartets by Haydn and Schubert, as well as violin duets by the Icelandic composer Hildigunnar Runnarsdotti. The concert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Admission at the door: $20 adults, $10 students under 18. St. Mary’s Church office: 401-846-9700.

‘A Twelve Step Ladder to Freedom’

On Sunday, Oct. 9, the Rev. Alan Neale, assisting priest at Trinity, will present the third program in the nine-week series comparing Christian Scripture and AA’s Twelve Steps, entitled “Steps 4-5: Checking Inventory.” The program will be held in Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, from 9-9:45 a.m. Coffee will be served and all are welcome to attend. 401-846-0660.

Noam Chomsky Seminars

The next seminar on the work and philosophy of Noam Chomsky will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 7-9 p.m. and will deal with Chomsky’s work with linguistics and philosophy. Additional seminars will take place on Tuesdays, Oct. 18 and 25. The sessions will include a brief lecture, video clips of Chomsky’s lectures and interviews, as well as Q & A, and will take place at Channing Church’s parish hall, 135 Pelham St. Registration is $5 for each lecture. Participants are asked to register at Channing Church, 401-846-0643, and give telephone contact information.

Fall Fashion Show

On Saturday, Oct. 15, from noon- 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, will present a catered luncheon and fall fashion show featuring apparel and accessories from St. Mary’s thrift shop, with special guest models, drawings, food, and fun. Proceeds will benefit St. Mary’s and its local partner in mission, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Newport. Tickets are $30 and are available after services at St. Mary’s or at the MLK Community Center. Purchase by Wednesday, Oct. 12. Make checks payable to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

‘Happy Bookers’

The United Congregational Church’s book group will meet on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and will discuss “Miracle on Voodoo Mountain” by Megan Boudreaux. The discussion in the Manchester Room will be led by Jean Green. If you are interested in attending, there is a sign-up sheet available on the Opportunity Table. The group is open to all. 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-849- 5444, uccmiddletown.org.

Newport Music Festival Winter Concert Series

The four concerts of the series will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. The first concert features the Muresanu Plano Duo and will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Join violinist Irina Muresanu and pianist Roberto Plano for an evening of music for violin and piano entitled “Rorem, Ravel and Rags!” This acclaimed duo will present works by Ravel, Rorem, Debussy, Bolcom, Joplin and others. They will explore classical music mixed with American blues, Spanish melodies, and gypsy themes, all connected by the works of Maurice Ravel. Tickets are $25. The other concerts will be held on Friday, Feb. 10; Saturday, March 25; and Friday, April 21. For more information about the festival, visit newportmusic.org.

Warm-Up Wednesdays

Warm-Up Wednesdays continues at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St. Enjoy light refreshments, hot coffee and tea each Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Puzzles, board games and art activities are available. Join in lively conversation or find a quiet corner for rest and relaxation in bright and spacious Barber Hall. All are welcome. 401-846-0966.

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