2017-03-02 / Faith Community


Men’s Bible Study

On Wednesday mornings from 7:30-8:30 a.m., a small group of men meet at Seamen’s Institute, 18 Market Square, to discuss and debate the relevance of the Bible for the 21st-century, postmodern man. 401-871-3229.


DivorceCare, a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, meets on Thursday evenings from March 2 through May 4, from 6:30-8 p.m. The program helps adults cope with divorce through video, group discussion and personal study. It helps children through videos, story, games, and discussion. Email Pastorstpetersri@gmail.com to register.

Community Breakfast

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend the monthly neighborhood breakfast at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Saturday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. 401- 847-0675.

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.

‘The Vocation of Hospitality’ Series

On Sunday, March 5, at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will begin a five-week series on the vocation of hospitality. The series reviews the challenges of being a welcoming person in our lives at all levels. The topic will be exegesis and passages from the Bible that deal with the virtue and importance of hospitality. The program 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.

Emmanuel’s ‘First Sundays at Five’ Series

Chants of the Taize community are featured on Sunday, March 5, at 5 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. This monastic community, located in Taizé, France, was founded in the 1940s by Roger Louis Schütz-Marsauche, familiarly called Brother Roger. The brothers of Taizé take a vow of celibacy and are committed to a lifetime of simplicity, service and community. This contemplative worship service will feature vocal solos by alto Cynthian Knight and is directed by Emmanuel’s organist/choirmaster Waylon Whitley. All are welcome to attend.

‘Yes! Dance’

YES! Dance! affirms the power of movement, creativity and expression, embraces form and freedom, rhythm and flow in the individual and collectively. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. It will take place on March 7, at 6:30 p.m. in St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St. 401-846-0966.

Emmanuel’s Lenten Study Series Continues

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will continue its Lenten study series on Wednesday, March 8, 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 April 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.

‘Wednesdays in Lent’ Series

The Church of Saint John the Evangelist presents “Wednesdays in Lent: The Meaning of Ministry,” March 8-April 5, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Evening prayer at 5:30 p.m. is followed by Low Mass at 5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Guild Hall with a light supper of soup and bread, and will end no later than 8 p.m. The topic for the first meeting is the meaning of baptismal ministry. 401-848-2561.

A Series of Mini-Retreats

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, invites the community to experience The Holy through touch, taste, sight, smell, and taste. The retreats include prayer, a simple meal, a brief address, and reflecting and exploring the presence of God using one sense at a time. Sessions will be on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., on March 8, 15, 22 and 29, and on April 5. 401-846-0660.

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 call, 401- 847- 3968. We are also seeking people who create articles out of recyclable materials to display at the Gospel music.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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