2017-02-23 / Faith Community


‘An Evening of Ordinary Miracles’

Cabaret artist and life coach Patrice McKinley offers an inspiring evening and celebration of well-crafted song and story, “Ordinary Miracles,” recounting her own journey from addiction to recovery on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St. Donations are gratefully accepted to support St. Paul’s Recovery Missions. All are welcome. Call the church office to reserve your seat (for planning purposes only) or leave a message with your name and how many seats to set aside. 401-846-0966.

Viktor Valkov Recital

The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents pianist Viktor Valkov on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. The program will include works by Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. A reception in the church hall will follow the performance. Call 401-423- 0515.

Evensong at St. John’s

On Sunday, Feb. 26, from 4-5 p.m., St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., will offer a brass and choral evensong and benediction for Transfiguration. Evensong, an atmospheric and deeply personal form of worship, appeals to persons of many faiths and has been adopted as an American tradition in many parishes and cathedrals of the Episcopal Church. The Evensong service lasts 45 minutes and is incense-free. It will be followed without pause by a Eucharistic devotion known as Benediction, during which incense is used. The Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County, the St. John’s adult choir and the Soulful Brass Quintet will perform. A free will offering will be received, followed by a reception. 401-848-2561.


Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will hold Compline on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. This ancient liturgy offers a rare opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation. 401-846-0660.

St. Columba’s Ash Wednesday

St. Columba’s Chapel in Middletown will hold services for Ash Wednesday on March 1. Holy Eucharist and imposition of ashes will take place at the 8:30 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m. services on that day. All are welcome. 401-847-5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Solemn Ash Wednesday

St. John’s the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 61 Poplar St., will hold a solemn Ash Wednesday service on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. The Imposition of Ashes will be accompanied by Allegri’s “Miserere,” performed by the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s adult choir. There will also be music by Byrd and Farrant. A free will offering will be received. 401-848-2561.

Lenten Study Series

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will start a Lenten study series on Ash Wednesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. It will feature a new book from Forward Movement, “The Path: A Journey through the Bible.” Copies are available through the office for $18 or you may borrow a copy. All other meetings, held on Wednesdays through March 5, will start at 6:45 p.m. Look for sign-up sheets for soup and bread for this weekday Lenten program led by the rector. Call the office at 401-847-0675 to sign up.

Salvation Army Concert

Salvation Army will perform a choir concert, “Salvation Army Songsters,” Saturday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the CCRI auditorium, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd. It is a free event. 401-846-3234.

Gospel Music Fest

Come Alive Gospel MusicFest Newport is coming in August. If you have the gift of music and love to see others blessed through music and the spoken word and would like to participate, call 401-847- 3968. We are also seeking people to create articles out of recyclable materials to display at the Gospel music event.

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