2018-05-24 / Faith Community


Becoming a Self-Reliant and Resilient Family

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel, 177 Miantonomi Ave., Middletown, continues its series of one-hour classes at 6 p.m. on Sundays through June 24. The next session is on May 27. For more information contact Elder and Sister Anderson at 435- 459-1729.

‘The King of Kings’ Screens

The original Cecil B. DeMille silent film, “The King of Kings,” will be shown on a full-sized screen at St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., on May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. St. Mary’s youth choir and Cantorum Vigilae will perform a musical soundtrack that becomes the narration of the film. This free event is open to the public. 401- 847-0475.

Worship and Lemonade

On Wednesday, May 30, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., invites the community for worship, hospitality and the Holy Eucharist in All Saints Chapel at 6 p.m. followed by lemonade and cookies on the lawn. 401-847-0675.

Choral Evensong and Benediction

St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will hold a choral evensong and benediction for the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday June 3, at 4 p.m. This contemplative service of music features the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s adult choir along with organ music. The evensong service will last 45 minutes and is incense-free. It will be followed without pause by a Eucharistic devotion known as benediction at which incense will be used. Weather permitting, the benediction will include a procession of the Blessed Sacrament outdoors in the streets surrounding the church campus with hymns led by a trumpetist. 401-848-2561.

‘One Church, One Prayer’

On Monday, June 4, meet at Crosspoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., as churches and pastors on Aquidneck Island gather to pray for our community. 401-846-3064.

AICA Thrift Store Closing

The Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 Main Road, Portsmouth, will close on Saturday, June 2. Hours of operation are Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 401-849-5550.

Episcopal Church Crawl

The Church of the Holy Cross, 1439 West Main Road, Middletown, St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, and St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., will all have special events on Saturday, June 9. From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. the Church of the Holy Cross will have a lawn party. From 1-5 p.m. St. Columba’s will have an English garden party, and from 6-8 p.m. St. John’s will hold a New England clam boil fundraiser for its Choir School’s England tour. St. John’s, 401-848-2561. St. Columba’s, 401-847-5571. Church of the Holy Cross, 401-846-7076.

Clothing Donations

St. Barnabas, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, has a St. Vincent de Paul clothing bin behind the chapel for those that would like to make donations. St. Lucy’s also has one on the side of the parish center. If the bin is full, donate at another time instead of leaving items on the ground.

Friendly Visitor Program

Child and Family Services is seeking volunteers for its friendly visitor program that provides homebound seniors in Newport County opportunities for socialization and companionship. The time commitment is as little as one hour a week. Contact Gerry LePage from Child and Family’s elder care program at glepage@childandfamilyri.org or 401-848-4185 for details.

Trinity Volunteers

Trinity Church is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors and give tours. If you can spare three hours a week, enjoy meeting people from near and far, have good communication skills, and like history and architecture, consider training to become a tour guide at Trinity Church. Prior experience is desirable but not necessary. No religious affiliation is expected or required. Contact Charlotte at 401- 226-1206 or email trinitytours100@gmail.com.

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