2017-08-24 / Faith Community


Temple Shalom Shabbat Services

Temple Shalom welcomes the public to its remaining summer Sabbath services. They are a non-affiliated, egalitarian and inclusive “kehillah” (community). Services, led by Cantor Fred Scheff, will be held on Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow services. The Oneg Shabbat on Sept. 15 is in honor of the centennial of the Touro Fraternal Organization, which has generously sponsored the Oneg. Sabbath morning services, led by congregation member Rabbi Loel Weiss and Cantor Scheff, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Following the service, there will be our informal “Lunch & Learn” discussion.

For the upcoming High Holidays, all are invited for prayer, inspiration and introspection. No tickets are necessary. The Temple is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown.

For more information, visit templeshalomrhodeisland.org, or call 401-846-9002.

Community Cookout

The sisterhood ministry of Community Baptist church will hold a community cookout Saturday, Aug. 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. There will be fun served up with hotdogs, hamburgers, and all the fixings. Everyone is welcome.

‘Music on the Lawn’

St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will hold two “Music on the Lawn” concerts, from 6-7:45 p.m. The performances will feature David Amram on Thursday, Aug. 24, and Doug Woolverton and friends on Thursday, Aug. 31. 401- 848-2561.

Scholarship Tea

The 5 Point Club’s annual scholarship tea will be held on Sunday Sept. 10, at the Community Baptist Church Annex, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. from 4-6 p.m. This event is open to the public. Free will offering. 401-846-3086.

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. 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.

Ceremony to Honor Holocaust Survivors

The Jewish Alliance will honor Rhode Island Holocaust survivors with a ceremony on Monday, Aug. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Rhode Island Holocust Memorial on the Providence River Walk. The ceremony will pay tribute to the survivors with their names engraved in stone.

For more information or to submit a name for engraving at a later date, contact Michelle Cicchitelli at mcicchitell@jewishallianceriorg or at 401-421-4111, x 178.

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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