2017-07-20 / Faith Community


Julia Ward Howe Talk

A lecture, “Julia Ward Howe and the Writing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic” will be held Saturday, July 29, at 3 p.m. The talk, part of a series will focus on the lives of people who lived in R.I. and have had an effect on the Judeo-Christian history of our state and nation. The lecture is hosted by the Rhode Island Christian Institute which is an Integrated Auxiliary Ministry of Pure Ministries. This is a fundraising event for Mission: American Prisons. Currently their ministers go to two prisons in Massachusetts.

Seating is limited, call 401-619- 2221 to make a reservation. A donation of $20 per adult, $10 per junior (17 and under) and $15 per senior (60 and over) is suggested. The event will be held in the Pure Ministries office, 1676 East Main Road, Suite 3, Portsmouth.

‘Music on the Lawn’

St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will hold “Music on the Lawn” on Thursday, July 20, from 6-7:45 p.m. The Strattones, comprised of five vocalists and many instruments, play music from Dusty Springfield to Led Zeppelin to original pieces. Some seating and tables will be available for those who arrive early. Otherwise, bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food truck service, beer and wine will be available. Donations are appreciated. Parking on the Point will be allowed during the show. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Guild Hall. 401- 848-2561, saintjohns-newport.org.

Movie Night

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 accepted. 401- 847-0675.

St. Matthew’s Summer Fair

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

Listening to Your Inner Voice

A spiritual seminar called "Listening to Your Inner Voce" will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar will focus on connecting with, paying attention to and listening to your inner voice. The event will be hosted by Ken Gaus and Linda Evans. Admission is $40 if you pre-register or $50 the day of the event. 401-487-8700.

Emmanuel Church Intergenerational Supper

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold an intergenerational supper on Thursday, July 27, from 5:30-8 p.m. The theme is American food. Bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome. 401-847-0675.

Jesus Saviour Bazaar

Jesus Saviour Church, 509 Broadway, will hold its summer bazaar July 27-29, from 7-11 p.m. 401-847-1267.

Hellenic Festival

St. Spryridon Church, 390 Thames St., will hold its Hellenic festival, highlighting the Greek culture through traditional food, pastries, wine, music and dancing, July 28, 4 p.m.-midnight; July 29, noon to 1 a.m., and July 30, noon-6 p.m. 401-846-0555.

St. Mark’s Summer Festival

St. Marks’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold its summer festival, June 29, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 401-423-1421.

Vacation Bible School

Crosspoint Church, July 24-28, 14 Rhode Island Ave. 401-846-3064

‘Maker Fun Factory’

First Presbyterian Church, July 24-28, 4 Everett St. 401- 847-1749; and St. Barnabas Church, July 31- Aug. 4, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, 401-683-1343.

Early Bird Service

Calvary United Methodist Church offers an 8 a.m. service on Third Beach on Third Beach Road, Sundays through August. It is informal. 401-847-6181.

Four Faiths Walking Tour

There will be a walking tour of four houses of worship on Tuesdays, through Oct. 31, from 1-4 p.m. The tour starts at Touro Synagogue. 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 the 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.

Summer Concerts

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, 61 Poplar St. Programs are held on Saturdays at 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., Sundays at 5:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. except for July 23 when there will not be an 8:45 p.m. recital. The concerts last for 15 minutes. Admission is 25 cents or any amount you wish. 401-848-2561.

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