2018-05-31 / Faith Community


June Fair and Donations

Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, is seeking donations to its June Festival to be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wood or wicker furniture, paintings, marine and boating items, toys, games, puzzles, working small appliances, plants and garden equipment, jewelry, gently used household items, antiques, vintage sports equipment, and small or medium-size rugs may be dropped off at the church from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays through June 9. For information, call 401-423-1651. For assistance with transporting donations, call Dave at 401-374-2858.

Spanish Language Service

Crosspoint Church, 14 Rhode Island Ave., offers worship in Spanish on the first Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m. The next service will be on June 3. 401-846-3064.

St. Mary’s Choirs Concert

The combined choirs of St. Mary’s Church, 12 William St., will have their end-of-year concert on Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. It will feature the nearly 50 singers in St. Mary’s three choirs performing some of their favorite music. 401- 847-0475.

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 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 with hymns led by a trumpetist. 401-848-2561.

Roberto Plano Concert

World renowned pianist Roberto Plano will perform in concert on Sunday, June 3, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. The recital begins at 2 p.m. His appearance is sponsored by the Jamestown Community Piano Association. The Jamestown Community Piano, a seven-foot Schimmel grand, was purchased by public subscription in 2001. The Jamestown Community Piano Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain the piano for use by the community and to present concerts that feature the piano. A reception in the church hall will follow the performance. The concerts are free. Donations for piano maintenance and performance support are appreciated. For details, call 401- 423-0515.

‘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.

Youth Weekend June 8

“The Success of Teamwork” is the theme for the Youth Weekend offered June 8 to 10 at the Community Baptist Church Annex. On Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. will be the Friday Night Live program of music, movies, fellowship/outreach, food, and fun. A lock-in will follow for youth 10 to 17-year olds. Saturday activities run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and include teambuilding games and a cook-out. The weekend will conclude on Sunday with a youth led worship service at 10 a.m. at Community Baptist, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. All activities free. The weekend is sponsored by the Community Baptist Church Ministry. For information, call Catherine at 401-847- 1707.

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. St. John’s, 401-848-2561. St. Columba’s, 401-847-5571. Church of the Holy Cross, 401-846-7076.

Garden Party

St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, will hold its annual garden party on Saturday, June 9, from 1-5 p.m. There will be fun for all ages, plant and book sales, a flower festival, food, a choir concert, silent auction, petting zoo, pony rides and more. A Devonshire cream tea will have seatings on the hour between 1 and 4 p.m. for $15. A Hogwarts themed children’s tea (ages 4-and-over) will have seatings at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. for $5. Rain or shine, wheelchair accessible, cash or checks only. 401-847-5571.

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 required. Contact Charlotte at 401-226-1206 or email trinitytours100@gmail.com.

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 designed to help military couples, single servicemen and women, families dealing with work-related separation, and leaders who interact with them. Meetings are at 6 p.m. on Sundays through June 24. For more information contact Elder and Sister Anderson at 435-459-1729.

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.

Edward King House Membership Renewal

The annual membership fee of $30 to the Edward King House has many perks. It’s only $25 if membership is renewed by June 30. For more information, contact Carmela Geer at 401-846-7426 or carmela@edwardkinghouse.org, or visit edwardkinghouse.org.

For eight cents a day, an Edward King House member can enjoy: Enrichment programming (including the Newport Circle of Scholars and EKH day/evening wellness programs), resources, referrals for basic needs, and important quality of life resources, entertainment, wellness lectures and workshops, civic information sessions, social events, club activities, travel options, lecture series,and facility rentals.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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