2017-03-09 / Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD

Purim Party

Celebrate the festive holiday of Purim with the Touro Band and the Touro Hebrew School at the Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St., on Sunday, March 12, at 10 a.m. For more information, email rabbimandel@tourosynagogue.org.

String Quartet Performs

On Sunday, March 12, at 4 p.m., the ESME String Quartet will perform at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., in Middletown. The requested donation is $20. 401- 847-5571.

‘Vocation of Hospitality’ Series

On Sunday, March 12 at Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will discuss the essentials of being a welcoming person to all and its influence on our spiritual health. 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.

'Mere Christianity'

A five-week book study will be held on "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis at the United Baptist Church, 30 Spring St., Newport. The study begins on Monday, March 13. Chaplain Douglas Rosander will lead the discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. The study is open to all. 401- 847-3210.

Family Movie Night

On Friday, March 17 at 6 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will screen “Zootopia.” All are welcome to attend, and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring take-out or your own snacks. Donations will be graciously accepted. 401-847-0675.

CBC ‘Lenten Soup and Sanctuary’ Series

Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will present its ‘Lenten Soup and Sanctuary’ series on Wednesdays through April 5. It is open to the public and will include a light soup and bread lunch and a time for quiet meditation; music and short readings will be offered on specific days. The church will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and lunch will be available from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Sign up on the sheet in the church parlor to make a crock of soup or provide a loaf of bread. Contact Pastor Kurt, ksatherlie@aol.com, for more details.

Emmanuel’s Lenten Study

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will continue its Lenten study series on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:45 p.m. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays through April 5. Featured is 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. 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’

The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will present “Wednesdays in Lent: The Meaning of Ministry,” through April 5. 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. On Wednesday, March 15, the Reverend Stephanie Shoemaker will speak on the meaning of servant ministry. She has lived on Washington St. in the Point neighborhood since the early 1970s. In that time, she has exercised as a layperson, a deacon and a priest. Come hear her reflect on how servant ministry has permeated her ministry at each stage of her life, including currently as a volunteer prison chaplain. 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. Upcoming sessions will be on Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., on March 15, 22 and 29, and on April 5. 401- 846-0660.

EFC Newport MOPS Vendor Fair

The fair will take place on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Newport Athletic Club, 66 Valley Road, Middletown. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is part of a global organization connecting moms all over the world to a community of women, in their neighborhoods, who meet for times of mentoring, conversation, teaching, creative activities and leadership developments. Proceeds from the fair will benefit MOPS projects and ministry opportunities. This event will showcase Newport County mom-run businesses to our community. Contact Paula Jestings at 401-330-9055 for additional information.

Hathor Winds Performance

On Saturday, March 18, at 5 p.m., woodwind quintet Hathor Winds from Boston will perform at Trinity Church on Queen Anne Square. The concert includes selections by George Gershwin, Maurice Ravel and others. Admission is by donation. 401-846-0660.

Solar Sunday

A presentation on the new Interfaith Solar Initiative presented by Rhode Island Interfaith Power and Light and Smart Power, will be held Sunday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. It is multi-denominational effort designed to bring solar power to faith institutions, their members, and to educate Rhode Island residents on the many financial and environmental benefits of solar electricity. Information packets will be available and several experienced solar homeowners will describe their experiences and answer questions. 401-847-0675.

Alexandre Moutouzkine and Friends in Concert

Three pianists and a flutist will entertain at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, March 19, at 2 p.m. A reception in the church hall will follow the performance. The concert and reception are free. Donations for piano maintenance and performance support will be appreciated. 401- 423-0515.

‘The Activism of ACT UP’ Presentation

On Sunday, March 19, at 7 p.m., Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., will present a program about the activism of the advocacy group AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP), formed in 1987, which demanded medical research and medicines to fight the virus. Coffee, tea and dessert will be served. A potluck dinner will precede the program at 5:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share if you would like to come early, or come only for the program at 7 p.m. The evening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rex Le- Beau at interweave@channingchurch.org or 401-595-9068.

Organ Concert

The Arts and Cultural Alliance (ACA) of Newport County will present an Arts Behind the Scenes event at St. John's Church on Saturday, March 18, at 3 p.m. The focus of the event is the historic Hook and Hastings organ, presented by organist and choirmaster, Peter Stoltzfus Berton. The organ was built in 1894 and consists of 1,769 pipes. The largest pipe is 16 feet long and the smallest pipe is a half inch long. Berton will discuss the electrification of the organ and well as some of the plans for future restoration. Tickets are $10 for ACA Members and $12 for non-ACA members and available at newportarts.org.

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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