2016-10-20 / Faith Community


PUMC Pumpkin Patch

The Portsmouth United Methodist Church pumpkin patch is open daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. through Saturday, Oct. 29. Proceeds from this yearly fundraiser support the church’s mission projects. The church is located at 2732 East Main Road, Portsmouth. 401-683-4005.

‘Financial Survival’ Meeting

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, Newport, holds DivorceCare meetings on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The topic for Thursday, Oct. 20, is financial survival. Discover the common financial mistakes divorced people make and how to develop money management skills. All are welcome. Contact St. Peter’s at 401-846-9567 or stpetersri@coxmail.com.

‘A Night at the Beach’

The Episcopal Diocese of R.I. will hold “A Night at the Beach” fundraiser to benefit the Episcopal Conference Center in Pascoag on Friday, Oct. 21, from 5-10 p.m. It will be held at the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach on Memorial Blvd. For more information and tickets, visit eccri.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 Friday, Oct 21. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, email wellcoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Children’s Clothing Sale

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m.- noon, Emmanuel Church will hold a children’s clothing sale on its lawn at 42 Dearborn St. Proceeds will benefit Emmanuel Day School programs. 401-847-0675.

Forum on The Lord’s Prayer

Just about everyone knows The Lord’s Prayer, but have we ever heard it in Aramaic or thought about what it means? Dr. Vance Morgan, Providence College philosophy professor and a Teacher of the Year, will dig beneath the form of the prayer and then lead a discussion at Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown (at Oliphant Lane), on Sunday, Oct. 23. Eucharist will be at 9:30 a.m. in the church, followed by the forum in the Parish Hall. 401-846-7066.

‘A Twelve Step Ladder to Freedom’ Series Continues

On Sunday, Oct. 23 and 30, at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale will lead the discussion comparing AA's Twelve Step program to Christian Scripture. The discussion on Oct. 23 is entitled “Reaching Out to Freedom: Steps 8 and 9"; the discussion on Oct. 30 is “Free Each Day”: Steps 10-12.” The discussions will be held in Honyman Hall from 9-9:45 a.m., coffee will be served and all are welcome to attend. 401-846-0660.

Celebrating Recovery

On Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., will hold a celebration of recovery. It is estimated that many thousands of addicts live in Newport County. “Celebrate Recovery with St. Paul’s” features food, music, and interactive booths with knowledgeable speakers and supportive modalities. All are welcome. 401-846-0966.

Noam Chomsky Seminar

Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold the final seminar on the work and philosophy of Noam Chomsky on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 7-9 p.m. The session will include a brief lecture, video clips of Chomsky’s lectures and interviews, as well as Q & A. Registration is $5, and participants are asked to register at 401-846-0643 and give telephone contact information.

‘Warm-Up Wednesdays’

St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., offers Warm-Up Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. Puzzles, board games and art activities are available. Join in lively conversation or find a quiet space for rest and relaxation in bright and spacious Barber Hall. All are welcome. 401-846-0966.

Fall Festival

Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, will hold its fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. It will include a bakery table and silent auction. 401-683-4005.

Haunted Graveyard

St. Columba’s churchyard, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, will be the site of the church’s “Haunted Graveyard” Oct. 29, 5-9:45 p.m. It includes chilling tales by ghouls and might be too intense for the very young. The cost is $5 and space is limited. 401-847-5571.

‘Pipe Screams’ Halloween Organ Concert

This year’s concert features Peter Stolzfus Berton and Cody Mead along with the choristers from The Choir School. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Episcopal Charities. 401-848-0561.

Bishop Nicholas Knisely to Visit Emmanuel Church

On Sunday, Oct. 30, Bishop Nicholas Knisely will visit Emmanuel Church. He will officiate at the Eucharist and preach during the 8 and 10 a.m. services. All are welcome to attend. Emmanuel Church is located at 42 Dearborn St. Parking is available across the street.

‘Trunk or Treat’

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will present its third annual “Trunk or Treat” for Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m.- noon. It will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, park behind the church and go inside to get goodies. All are welcome. 401-846-9567.

Candlelight Ceremony

Members of the community are invited to a non-denominational “Remembering Ceremony” in Touro Park on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. It will be hosted by Channing Memorial Church and new minister, Rev. Bill Zelazny. After a brief commemorative service at 6:30 p.m., people will be invited to light and place a candle on the walk on the south side of the Old Stone Mill. All people, regardless of their faith tradition, are invited to participate. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into Channing Memorial Church. 401-846-0643.

Coat Drive

The United Congregational Church will partner with St. Paul's Methodist Church in their coat drive. They are collecting clean, gently-used winter coats and jackets for men and women. Coats for children are not needed at this time. Coat Give-Away Day will take place on Friday, Nov. 25, at St. Paul's Methodist Church. Coats will continue to be offered during Warm-Up Wednesdays, community meals and by appointment throughout the winter. Coats will be collected in the narthex at the entrance to United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. 401-849-5444.

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