2017-09-14 / Faith Community


Adaptive Surfing Clinic

Sponsored by Middletown’s Friends Evangelical Church, Amp- Surf will hold an adaptive surfing clinic at Second Beach, 474 Sachuest Point Road, Middletown, on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event involves adaptive surf therapy with certified adaptive surf instructors and is free for anyone with any kind of disability. Those interested in participating or volunteering at the surf clinic can register at http://ampsurf.org/ampsurf-east-2-2/.

Channing Church Presentation

The Learning Center at Channing Church will present a program by Dr. Marcus Nevius, assistant professor of History and Africana Studies at URI. He will speak about the “hidden” but thriving colonies of escaped slaves and others in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. The program will take place at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Channing Church at 401-846-0643.

Gospel Music Concert

On Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 50 Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., will present “Then Sings My Soul,” an evening of hymn-singing worship. 401-846-3086.

Healing Journey

Rosie Warburton, a sound healing practitioner, will present a healing sound journey at St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Friday, Sept. 15, from 7-8:20 p.m. She will utilize flutes, gongs, ocean drums, rain sticks rattles and didgeridoos. Suggested donation is $15. For more information, visit wholisticsound.com. Reservations requested by calling the church at 401-846-0966.

Four Faiths Walking Tour

There will be a walking tour of four houses of worship on Tuesdays, through Oct. 24, 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.

‘Return to Camelot’

St. Mary's Catholic Church will present "Return to Camelot," on Tuesdays, through October 24, from 3-4 p.m. Celebrate the Newport wedding of John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, featuring historical footage 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

Temple Shalom High Holy Days

Temple Shalom welcomes the public to its high holy day services. The temple is a non-affiliated, egalitarian and inclusive “kehillah” (community). No tickets or any payment are required to participate in prayer and reflection. Inspirational New Year and Day of Atonement worship will be led by Cantor Frederick Scheff and guest Rabbi Thalia Stein.

. Erev Rosh Hashanah, New Year evening: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

. First Day Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. Tashlich, the symbolic casting off of sins in running water with pieces of bread, will follow.

. Yom Kippur Eve, Kol Nidre Prayer: Friday, Sept. 29, 6:15 p.m.

. Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement: Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. Shacharit (morning) and Musaf additional) services.

For information about Yizkor memorial prayers (afternoon), Musaf services, rest accommodations, Mincha, Ne'ilah, and breaking the fast, please visit templeshalomrhodeisland.org, or call 401-846-9002.

Temple Shalom Shabbat Services

Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, welcomes the public to its remaining summer Sabbath service. The temple is a non-affiliated, egalitarian and inclusive “kehillah” (community). Cantor Fred Scheff will lead the service on Friday, Sept 15, at 7:30 p.m. An Oneg Shabbat will follow and is in honor of the centennial of the Touro Fraternal Organization, which has generously sponsored the Oneg.

Community Connections on Grieving

The Hambly Brick House will host the Newport County Death Café on Friday, Sept. 15, from 7-8 p.m. The International Death Café Movement creates a casual environment in which to talk about death in order to value life. The aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make most of the finite lives. This is a non-directed conversation. Call Community Communications to let them know you are coming, 401-619-2877.

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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