2018-06-21 / Faith Community


Church Festivals

St. Barnabas, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, June 22-24. 401- 683-1343.

St. Peter’s, 525 Broadway, June 24. 401-846-9567.

Power of Song

Mt. Zion presents their sixth annual Celebration of African-American Music Month. The Power of Song Concert will be held on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., 33 Van Zandt Ave., 401-849-3569.


On Saturday, June 23, the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, at Washington and Willow streets, will hold a “Hymnathon” to benefit the August 1-15 educational tour to England for the St. John’s Adult Choir and the Professional Choristers of the Choir School of Newport County. 401-848-2561.

Gun Violence Talk

United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, will present Nan Heroux from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence on Sunday, June 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The coalition includes a group of almost 100 partners who represent medical, education, faith, non-violence and community organizations. Their combined memberships represent over 120,000 Rhode Islanders. 401- 849-5444.

Judah Touro Lecture

The lecture, “Convinced: Quaker Women and Liberty of Conscience in Early New England,” will take place on Sunday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St. Reservations are required. Cost is $8 per person. Each ticket may also be used at a later date for one tour of Touro Synagogue and the Loeb Visitors’ Center. For more details or to RSVP, call 401-847-4794 x207 or email tours@tourosynagogue.org.

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. The upcoming meeting is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. For more information contact Elder and Sister Anderson at 435-459- 1729.

St. Mark Film Fest

St. Mark’s Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown will hold a film festival, “Real Life Catholic,” on Thursdays July 5-25. The film series will begin after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and last approximately 90 minutes. Learn about the lives of contemporary Catholics and discuss each film. For more information, contact Jan Murphy, 401-423-1046 or Mary Lou Sanborn, 401-423-0912.

Summer Camp/Vacation Bible School

Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, Aug. 6-10, 9-11:45 a.m., register. 847-6181. middletownmethodist.com/events.html.

Evangelical Friends Church, 70 Bliss Mine Road, Middletown, open to Newport County residents from July 9-13, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 4-12. The theme is how to break free from poor choices and fear. Each morning will be comprised of a sports activity, a Bible lesson, songs and snacks. The fee of $40 per child. Scholarships are available, register. 401-847-1490, efcnewport.com.

First Presbyterian Church, 4 Everett St, July 26-20 from 9 a.m.-noon, register. 401-847-1749, fpcnewport.org.

Middletown Baptist Church, 1818 West Main Road, Middletown, July 30-Aug. 3, Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m., register. 401-846-8382.

St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth, Aug. 6-10 for children in Pre-K through sixth grade. Registration forms and volunteer applications (grades 7-12) are available in the faith formation office or online at stbarnabasportsmouth. weconnect.com. 401-683- 1343.

United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, July 9-20, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 401-849-5444.

Four Enduring Faiths Walking Tour This escorted, half-mile walking tour will be held on Mondays, July 9-Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. It will include Touro Synagogue, 85 Touro St., Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham St., and Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St. The tour begins at Touro Synagogue. The synagogue’s Loeb Center opens at 9:30 a.m. and admission is included in the price of the tour ticket, $10-$20. See 4faiths.org/tickets-tour-notes for rules and regulations. 401-290-7535.

Men’s Spiritual Study Group The group will be led by Ken Gaus, spiritual guide and author. Men of all ages are welcome to gather in community and address some of life’s most serious questions such as “Who am I?” and “What am I supposed to be doing?” The upcoming meeting is on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Northern Lights Holistic Center, 204b Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth. Suggested donation per meeting is $10. For the schedule of meetings, call 401-293-5655.

‘Our Daily Bread’ Ministry Stop by St. Peter’s food pantry on Saturdays, 9-10 a.m., if you are in need of bread and bakery items. 525 Broadway, 401-486-9567.

Worship Service Time Change

First Presbyterian Church, 6 Everett St., will have its worship service at 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day. 401- 847-1749.

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