2017-07-06 / Faith Community


Peter Quire Day

A High Mass celebrating the founding of “The Free Chapel of Saint John the Evangelist,” by African American layman Peter Quire, will be held on Sunday, July 9, at 10 a.m. at the Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 57 Washington and Willow Streets. The service will feature special music from the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County (two dozen professionally trained children from St. John’s and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church) and the St. John’s adult choir. 401-848-2561.

‘Return to Camelot’

St. Mary's Catholic Church will present "Return to Camelot," on Tuesdays, from July 11 through October, from 3-4 p.m., celebrating the Newport wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. Enjoy vintage film clips from Sept. 12, 1953, along with a live performance of music from the wedding ceremony and reception at Hammersmith Farm. For more information, visit returntocamelot.org

Four Faiths Tour

There will be a walking tour of four houses of worship on Tuesdays, July 11-Oct. 31, from 1-4 p.m. The tour starts at Touro Synagogue, Touro Street. Visitors can explore the Loeb Center, admission included in the ticket. To fully enjoy the exhibits, it is suggested you arrive at 12:30 p.m. After visiting Touro Synagogue, visitors will be escorted to Trinity Church, Newport Congregational Church and St. Mary’s Church. Prices vary. Visit 4faiths.org or call 401-290-7535.

Movie Night at Emmanuel Church

The public is invited to watch “Casablanca” at Emmanuel Church hall, 42 Dearborn St., on Friday, July 21, at 6 p.m. Snacks will be available or feel free to bring your own. Donations will be graciously accepted. 401-847-0675.

St. Matthew’s Summer Fair

St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold a summer fair on July 22. 401-423- 1762.

‘Projecting Change’ Exhibit

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will display the Rhode Island School of Design and the Newport Restoration Foundation’s "Projecting Change" exhibit for the summer. The focus is on Bridge Street and the issue of preservation in historic neighborhoods that are severely threatened by rising sea water levels. The exhibit can be viewed during office hours and other times by arrangement: Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m.-noon; and Sundays 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 401-847-0675.

Summer Concerts at St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., is offering free organ concerts on Sundays at 3 p.m. throughout the summer. The concerts feature the newly-restored pipe organ and organists from around the region. 401-847-0475.

‘Bach and Friends at Quarter Till’ Organ Recitals

The “Bach and Friends at Quarter Till” summer weekend organ recital series will be held on Saturdays and Sundays until Sept. 3 at Saint John’s Church, 57 Washington St. Programs will be held on Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. The concerts last for 15 minutes. Admission is 25 cents or any amount you wish. 401-848-2561

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

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