2017-09-28 / 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. 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.

‘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. The Brookline Consort is an 8-16 voice chamber choir of music professionals in and around Brookline, Mass., dedicated to the performance of fine choral music in a chamber setting. The Requiem for JFK will be held on Saturday, Sept 30, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 12 William St. There is no charge for the concert. 401-847-0475.

Fall Frolic

Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold a fun family event on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11:15 a.m. It will include pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, games and more. It will be held outside, weather permitting, in the parish hall if it rains.

'The Church's Ministry of Healing'

On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Rev. Alan Neale, assisting priest, will continue the five-week series on the ministry of healing with the theme “Dr. Jesus.” The other sessions will be held on Oct. 8, 15 and 22. 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.

Narragansett Bay Chorus Performance

The Narragansett Bay Chorus will perform in the parish hall at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. This chorus is the performing unit of the Providence Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the largest male singing organization in the world. Admission is $20. Tickets are available at the church office or online at stcolumbaschapel.org. 401-847-5571.

‘Our Town’

Central Baptist Church, Jamestown, will present “Our Town.” Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 for the Nov. 3-5 production. Prices vary. 401-423-1651.

'Be the Change'

On Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6:30-8 p.m. Nayaswami Asha from Ananda Village, California will be at St. Paul's United Methodist Church as part of her East Coast tour. Her talk is entitled "Be The Change," which offer answers to long-standing and deeply felt questions on the spiritual life.

Blessing of the Animals

• At the Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 9:30 a.m. 401-846-7076.

• At King Park, in honor or St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the gazebo 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.

• At St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the chapel. Dogs must be on a leash and all other animals must be in a carrier or cage. 401-847-5571.

• At Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Sunday, Oct. 1. Pets will line up at 4:45 p.m. followed by the service at 5 p.m. Animals (one per person) must be caged or leashed. There will be free treats for all blessed animals. 401- 847-0675.

• At St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. There will be treats for pets and coffee for owners. 401-846-9567, stpetersri.org.

• At St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, on Sunday, Oct. 8 in the church yard, 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.

‘Merciful Conversations on Race’

“Merciful Conversations on Race” is a series of five sessions based on material developed by the United Church of Christ. These sessions are for people who are serious about looking into their souls and asking themselves hard questions. The series begins on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 7-9 p.m. and will continue on Tuesdays through Oct. 31. The first session is “Let’s Talk White Privilege.” Participants will meet in Emmanuel Church’s Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St. A 117-page manual is required reading for the series. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of copying. Participants are asked to provide their own three-ring binder. Light refreshments will be provided. Register at Eventbrite.com.

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.

Documentary About Race

“The Power of an Illusion” is a three-part documentary about race in society, science and history by California Newsreel. The program will begin in the library at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., with the showing of one 56-minute segment, followed by discussion and light refreshments. The first episode, “The Difference Between Us,” will be shown on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. It examines the contemporary science, including genetics, that challenges our common-sense assumptions that human beings can be bundled into three or four fundamentally different groups according to their physical traits. 401-847-0675.

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.

American Girl 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.

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