2017-09-21 / Faith Community


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 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. First Day Rosh Hashanah will be Thursday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m. Tashlich, the symbolic casting off of sins in running water with pieces of bread, will follow. The Yom Kippur Eve, Kol Nidre Prayer will be Friday, Sept. 29, 6:15 p.m. Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement will be Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m., with Shacharit (morning) and Musaf (additional) services. For information, visit templeshalomrhodeisland.org or call 401-846-9002.

Organ Recital

Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will host Dr. Philip Brisson, director of music and organist at the Catholic Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky, for an evening of organ music on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted at the door. 401-846-0660.

Gospel Music Concert

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

Blessing of the Animals

A pet blessing in honor or St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the gazebo in King Park at the corner of Clinton Street and Wellington Avenue, at 12:30 p.m. Pets must be properly restrained and accompanied by an adult. No exotic animals. For more information, contact Pat Healey at 508-667-7263.

St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, will have its blessing on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. rain or shine. 401-846-9567, stpetersri.org.

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will have its fifth annual blessing in honor of St. Francis on Sunday, Oct. 8 in the churchyard (rain location: Tower Room) at approximately 11:30 a.m., following the 10 a.m. High Mass. Reasonably restrained or house-trained pets are welcome at the Mass. 401-848-2561.

'The Church's Ministry of Healing'

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the Rev. Alan Neale, Assisting Priest, will begin a five-week series on the ministry of healing. The first program, entitled "The Whole Truth," will focus on the process of being saved and becoming whole and healed through God's holiness. The series will be held in Trinity Church's Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, from 9-9:45 a.m. Coffee will be served and all are welcome. 401-846-0660.

Pumpkin Patch

The community is welcome to enjoy Trinity Church’s annual pumpkin patch in Queen Anne Square, beginning Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends and holidays, and from noon-6 p.m. on weekdays through Oct. 31. There will be music, vendors and food. Proceeds support outreach efforts to the Martin Luther King Center and others. 401-846-0660.

Yes! Dance!

YES! Dance! affirms the power of movement, creativity and expression. All are welcome and experience is not necessary. Sessions are the first Wednesday of the month. The next session is on Oct.4 at St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St., from 5:45-6:45 p.m. 401-846- 0966.

American Doll Tea Fundraiser

Be transported to a magical experience on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., with the American Girl Doll Tea. This year's theme is "A Fairy Garden." Girls from 5-12, along with their dolls, will enjoy treats, a doll fashion show and a clothing boutique where clothes will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to St. Joseph's St. Vincent de Paul's Society. Tickets are $15 for a child and adult. Additional children are $10 each. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Reserve by calling Jean Ginchereau at 401-848-1298 or Elaine Daniels at 401-846-2574.

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.

The Idea Lives On

As a tribute to the 100th anniversary of his birth, The Brookline Consort presents “The Idea Lives On,” a concert to remember the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy in the church where he wed Jackie Bouvier and again in his hometown of Boston.

The Requiem for JFK will be held on Saturday, Sept 30, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church. There is no charge for the concert. On Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. the performance will be at University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge. Admission is $10, tickets available at the door.

The Brookline Consort is an 8-16 voice chamber choir of music professionals in and around Brookline, MA dedicated to the performance of fine choral music in a chamber setting.

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