2017-11-09 / Faith Community


Live Auction

St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, will hold an auction event on Friday, Nov. 10. There will be a preview from 10 a.m.-noon. A preview and silent auction will be at 6 p.m., and the live auction will be at 7 p.m. 401- 847-5571.

Shabbat Services Temple Shalom

Kabbalat Shabbat, Greeting the Sabbath Services, Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.: Nov. 10, 17, 24. Cantor Fredric Scheff will lead the prayer and song. An Oneg Shabbat, an informal gathering with good food and delightful company, will follow services.

Shabbat morning service, Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a. m. Rabbi Loel Weiss and Cantor Scheff will officiate. Following the services, there will be a Kiddush luncheon and an informal lunch and learn, led by Rabbi Weiss.

An Introduction to Shabbat Morning Services at Temple Shalom: The Choreography of the Shabbat Morning Service.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., will observe the national Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Rex LeBeau at 401-595-9068 or email interweave@channingchurch.org.

Concert Fundraiser

Enjoy a concert by Four Bridges, an acoustic quartet specializing in bluegrass, at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. The concert is $20 cash or check, at the door or at the office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.- Fri. Proceeds benefit the church. 401-847- 5571, stcolumbaschapel.org.

Annual Service of Remembrance

Visiting Nurse Home and Hospice is holding its annual service of remembrance, Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. This nondenominational service honors the memory of patients who have died during the past year.

Poetry Series

On Nov. 12 at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, the Rev. Alan Neale, will begin a four-week series entitled “The Poetry of Rowan Williams: A Spiritual Journey in Word and Image.” The group will be reading a selection of his poems, note their spiritual references and discuss their meaning and relevance to our spiritual journey. The first poem is “Door: The Lord is always Liminal.” The program will be held in Honyman Hall from 9-9:45 a.m., coffee will be served and all are welcome. 401-846-0660.

Operation Christmas Child

Evangelical Friends Church, 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown, will take donations for Operation Christmas Child beginning on Nov. 13. Fill a shoebox with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys for children living in poverty overseas. Call the church regarding drop-off times. 401-847-1490, efcnewport.com.

Circle of Soul

Every third Wednesday from 5:45-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., invites the public to participate in the flow of rhythmic attunements, group improvisations, songs and worldbeat rhythms. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 15. 401-846-0966.

Choral Evensong and Benediction

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will host a choral evensong and Benediction for the 123rd Feast of Dedication on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. The nearest parking lot is at 25 Willow St. Reception will follow. 401-848-2561.

Book Group

The Emmanuel Church book group will meet in the guild room, 42 Dearborn St., on Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., to discuss “The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August,” by Claire North. All are welcome. 401-847-0675.

Warm Coats, Warm Hearts

Central Baptist Church is hosting its second annual Warm Coats from Warm Hearts. Coats, scarves, mittens/gloves and hats for members of the community in need, can be dropped off at the church on Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon before Nov. 18th. The church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call 401-423- 1651 or 401-423-0470.

Winter Coat Drives

United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, is partnering with St. Paul’s Methodist Church in a coat collection project. Winter coats can be brought to the church through Sunday, Nov. 19. The coats will be transported to St. Paul’s. 401-849-5444.

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., is accepting coats, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for its Housing Hotline collection through November. 401-847-0675.

St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., is collecting coats, scarves, gloves and hats for its annual coat give-away, commencing on “Black Friday,” Nov. 24, and continuing throughout the winter months. Winter clothing is available to those who need it on Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. and on Sundays after 11:30 a.m. 401-846-0966.

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