2018-03-22 / Faith Community


Young Life Newport County Ministry

Young Life Newport County will hold a meeting and prayer breakfast on Saturday, March 24, from 8:30-10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 4 Everett St. Anyone interested in praying for our youth is invited. To be discussed are ways to grow this local Christian ministry. For more information or to RSVP, contact 401-829-2603 or riyouglife@gmail.com.

Emmanuel Church Concert

Harpist Arilyn Mitchell will perform on Sunday, March 25, from 2-3 p.m., at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. 401-847-0675.

Palm Sunday Service, Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt

A Palm Sunday service will be held on March 25, at 10 a.m., at Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, with special music by the adult choir and the hand bell choir. A pancake breakfast, open to the public, will be served from 8:30-9:45 a.m., and an Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. All are welcome. 401-683-4005.

Sheet and Towel Collection

St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, is holding a sheet and towel collection for McKinney Shelter, located at 15 Meeting St. on Washington Square. This homeless/transitional facility houses 41 people and has a great need for new or gently-used twin sheets and bath towels. Donations, to be put in the blue bin at the church, will be accepted through Sunday, March 25. 401-847-6153.

‘Rest and Return’ Mini Retreat

The retreat, led by Jennifer Pedrick, priest at St. Mary's Church, and Shelley Dungan, director of the Sacred Center at 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will be held on Sunday, March 25, from 3-6 p.m. in the parish house. It will include 45 minutes of restorative yoga, silence for various forms of meditation, the opportunity to be nourished by Holy Scripture and to participate in Communion. Suggested donation is $30, scholarships are available, registration is required. Contact Rev. Shelley Dungan at yogishelley@gmail.com or 860-965- 9995. For more information, visit sacred-center.org.

St. John’s Palm Sunday Procession

St. John’s Church will hold a Palm Sunday procession on March 25 at Storer Park, Washington Street, at 9:45 a.m. All are invited to join the procession to St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., with hymns led by a trumpeter. The service will include music of Gounod, Victoria and Anerio, sung by the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s adult choir. 401-848-2561.

‘Christ in the Passover’ Presentation

There will be a special Christ in the Passover presentation led by Max Raev of Jews for Jesus on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 4 Everett St. This visual demonstration will show the link between the ancient Festival of Redemption and Christ as the Lamb of God. The missionaries will use Scripture as well as a table set with traditional Passover items to walk through a Jewish Passover seder, weaving the story of the Exodus together with the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The public is invited. For more information call 401-847-1749 or email secretary@fpcnewport.org.

Wargaming Program

Channing Church will present “Wargaming at the U.S. Naval War College: Preventing War by Being Prepared for It,” with Capt. Thomas R. Beall, U.S. Navy (Ret.) and Dr. Margaret M. Polski, associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College, on Wednesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m., at Newport Library’s Program Room, 300 Spring St. Beall and Polski will trace the history and current state of wargaming at the U.S. Naval War College. A Q&A will follow and refreshments will be served. 401-846-0643.

Wednesday Lenten Series

The last session of the Lenten series, “Loving Our Neighbors: You Did It to Me,” will be held on Wednesday, March 28, from 6:45-8:15 p.m., in the Emmanuel Church’s Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St. There will be an evening of reflection, conversation and a soup supper. 401-847-0675.

Lenten Gatherings

The public is invited to the final Lenten gathering, “Powerlessness, Surrender, Radical Forgiveness,” on Thursday, March 29, from 5:45- 7 p.m., at St. Paul’s Barber Hall, 12 Marlborough St. 401-846-0966.

‘Seven Last Words’ Service

Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., will hold its 29th annual “Seven Last Words” service, on Friday, March 30, from noon-3 p.m. There will be messages from seven preachers, singing and fellowship. All are invited and nursery facilities are available. 401-846-3086.

Public Easter Egg Hunt

Crosspoint Church will host an Easter egg hunt for children 2-12 on Saturday, March 31, from 2-4 p.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. All are welcome. 401-846- 3064.

Easter Sunrise Service

The community is invited to attend an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m., on Sunday, April 1, at Easton’s Beach rotunda. The service will be presented by members of the Calvary United Methodist Church youth group. All are welcome. 401- 847-6181.

Community Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt

St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, will host a community brunch and Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m., on Sunday, April 1. All are welcome. 401-846-9567.

Shelter Donations

St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, is collecting travel-sized personal care items for local shelters. Bags, located at church entrances, have been labeled with a list of items. You may fill the bag with all or some of the items. One shelter is looking for full-sized items such as shampoo and conditioner. Place donations in one of the containers at the church entrance by Sunday, April 1. 401-423-1421, stmarkjtn.org.

Spanish-Speaking Services

Beginning on Sunday, April 1, Crosspoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., will offer Spanish-speaking services on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. 401-846- 3064.

St. Mary’s Thrift Shop to Close

The thrift shop at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, will be closing soon. Donations will no longer be accepted. The shop will offer reduced prices and will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays until its last day of business on Wednesday, April 25. 401- 846-9700.

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