2017-08-03 / Faith Community


Royal School of Church Music Performances

Nearly 120 singers from around the country who are in Newport for a week of intensive musical training through the Royal School of Church Music will perform on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. A choral evensong will be held at St. George's School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown. All are welcome. For more information, visit rscmamerica.org.

Temple Shalom Welcomes Public to Sabbath Services

Temple Shalom will hold Kabbalat Shabbat, a welcoming the Sabbath service on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Services will be led by Cantor Fred Scheff. An Oneg Shabbat will follow. On Saturday, Aug. 12 a Sabbath morning service will be held at 10 a.m. Congregant Rabbi Loel Weiss and Cantor Fred Scheff will lead the services. An informal discussion of the weekly Torah reading and lunch will follow. All are welcome to both services. 223 Valley Rd, Middletown, 401-846-9002, templeshalomrhodeisland.org

St. Columba’s Series on Aging Continues

St. Columba’s Church will hold a talk on Monday, Aug. 7, about the specific nutritional needs of seniors and how food can affect health. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the topic will be safety for seniors, from Internet and phone scams and making your home safer to driving issues and automobile safety. This free series is open to parishioners and nonparishioners. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately 90 minutes. There will be plenty of time for questions. Refreshments will be served. 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 401-847-5571.

‘Music on the Lawn’

St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will hold “Music on the Lawn” on Thursday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6-7:45 p.m. The Aug. 3 performance will feature a hymn sing led by Peter Berton. The Aug. 10 performance will feature Kevin Sullivan and friends. 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.

‘Books on the Beach’

Hadassah Rhode Island will host its annual Books on the Beach event for friends and members of Hadassah on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. The book and author luncheon will be held at OceanCliff at 65 Ridge Road. Featured authors will be Joanna Rakoff, whose most recent book, “My Salinger Year,” is about the year she answered J.D. Salinger’s fan mail, and Alyson Richman, who authored “The Velvet Hours,” inspired by two women who pursued freedom in Paris during World War II. Tickets are $70. For more information, call 401- 463-3636 or email rhodeislandchapter@hadassah.org. For more information about Hadassah, visit hadassah.org.

Lobster Roll Dinner

Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will hold its annual lobster dinner on Friday, Aug. 11. Eat in or take out. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and continues until supplies are gone. 401-423-1651.

Intergeneration Supper

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold an intergenerational supper on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. The theme is Mexican food. Bring a dish to share. Everyone is welcome. 401-847-0675.

Community Yard Sale

St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The rain date is set for Saturday, Aug. 26. 401-846-9567.

Come Alive Gospel Festival

The Come Alive Gospel Music Festival will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at King Park on Wellington Ave., and will feature a mix of contemporary Christian and gospel music. “Family Matters,” a singing and playing family, and many others will perform.

George Washington Letter Reading

George Washington’s historic letter “To the Hebrew Congregation at Newport” will take place on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. The letter honors religious freedom. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information and reservations, contact the Touro Synagogue Foundation, 401-847-4794 x207 or email meryle@toursynagogue.org.

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. The concerts last for 15 minutes. Admission is 25 cents or any amount you wish. 401-848-2561.

Happenings at the Edward King House

Opera Performance

Fifth Warder Tiernan Chase will perform a “first look” recital of classic music at the Edward King House on Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. Chase, a senior at Providence College, recently made her New York debut with the New York Lyric Opera Theatre in June. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in opera. Her full recital is planned for December at Providence College. The concert will benefit the Edward King House Senior Center with a goodwill offering. Those interested in attending should visit edwardkinghouse.org or call 401-846-7426. Seating is limited.

Congressman Visit

U.S. Congressman David Cicilline will visit the Edward King House Senior Center on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., to listen to concerns and update his constituents on the current climate in Washington, D.C. regarding senior issues. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

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