2013-09-19 / Faith Community


Touro High Holiday Services

Touro Synagogue will hold Sukkot services on Thursday, Sept.19, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 20, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 21, Shabbat Chol Hamoed, 8:45 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. Chol Hamoed Sukkot weekday services will be held Sunday, Sept. 22 through Wednesday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Shemini Atzeret will be Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26, 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Simchat Torah will be on Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m., with Torah parade and ice cream immediately following the service; Friday, Sept. 27, 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, regular Shabbat services, 8:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 401-847- 4794 or cji@tourosynagogue.org.

Sukkot Services

The Newport Havurah will hold a Sukkot celebration on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. at the home of Howard and Mary Newman, 55 Farewell St. A potluck meal will follow this service. For more information contact Lynne Glickman at 401-849-9197 or Howard Newman at 401-846-4784.

Annual Pet Blessing

The annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, will be held on Oct. 6 at the gazebo in King Park. Father Michael Malone will preside. All pets must be properly restrained and accompanied by at least one adult. No exotic animals, please. For more information go to staugustinnewport.org or call Pat Healey at 401-588-1263.

Rock & Roll at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s will host a Rock & Roll night on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the parish center, 909 West Main Rd. Middletown. Enjoy a night of fun and great food, as well as dancing and prizes for a donation of $25. All proceeds benefit St. Lucy’s and support the medical mission trip to the Philippines by Rhode Island-based Lingkod Timog. Volunteers on the mission trip pay their own expenses to provide medical, surgical and dental care to tribal people in remote villages. Donations pay for medicine, supplies and hospital services. For more information, call 401-619-5336.

Children Most Welcome

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., has recently renovated its nursery and Sunday school areas, with new paint, carpeting and curtains. The church has also added a “quiet room” for mothers and babies, with new furniture for changing, napping and breast feeding. Three childcare workers with background checks staff the facility.

In addition to Sunday church programming, the spaces are utilized for Parents as Teachers on Tuesday mornings, a free parenting program offered by the Newport Public Schools to parents of young children. On Wednesday through Friday, Christopher Carbone runs Music Together, an interactive music and movement class for infants, toddlers and young children.

Craft Night

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a Friday evening get-together on Sept. 20, 6:30-9 p.m. Meet in the narthex of the church at 525 Broadway, and bring a craft project and a snack to share. Craft Night is open to the community. For more information, call 401-225-7902.

Emmanuel Speaker Series

The Fall Emmanuel Speaker Series will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 8 with “The Fate of the Coast,” by science writer and former science editor of The New York Times, Cornelia Dean. Dean will discuss the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities worldwide, but with particular emphasis on the implications for the residents of Newport and Rhode Island. All are welcome to attend this free event at the church, 42 Dearborn St. Call 401-847-0675.

Concert at St. Matthew’s

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, will host the first in the series of Jamestown Community Piano Association concerts on Sunday, Sept. 22 with members from Musica Dolce orchestra performing. The free concert begins at 1 p.m. and a reception will follow. For more information, call 401-423-0515.

Back to Emmanuel

Emmanuel Church will hold a Blessing of the Backpacks on Sunday, Sept. 22. Children are asked to bring their backpacks to church to be blessed during the 10 a.m. service. For information, call 401-847-0675.

Parish Dinner

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Newport will host its Fall Family Dinner in the parish hall on Friday, Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. Cocktails are at 5 p.m. and a spaghetti and salad dinner will be served 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be entertainment for children. RSVP to the office at 401- 846-6057 or 401-847-0475 by Sept. 16. A free will offering will be taken to benefit outreach programming.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Make a difference by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 22. Register at noon at Salve Regina University, O’Hare Academic Center; walk begins at 1 p.m. The 3-mile walk goes along scenic Bellevue Avenue, and walkers return to music, pizza, kids’ games, prizes and more. Sign up your team today at www.alz.org/ri and click on Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

RCIA Inquiry

Interested in Catholicism? Join a group of fellow seekers and explore the faith together during the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The Inquiry is the first stage on the journey to Catholicism. A new series begins Wednesday, Sept. 25 at St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth. Call 401-683-1343 for more information.

St. Paul’s Thrift Shop

St. Paul’s Thrift Shop has a continuing need for donations of salable furniture and quality household items in good condition. All donations are tax deductible and support the job skills training program of St. Paul’s Thrift Shop and Church Community Housing Corporation. If you would like to donate, call the store at 401-847-8441 to schedule a pickup.

Art and History Mix

Newport Congregational Church, located at Pelham and Spring streets, is open to the public for viewing through September on Friday and Saturday, with informal tours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Historic Landmark’s murals and stained glass windows by John La Farge, as well as the adaptive reuse projects by Rhode Island School of Design students will be on display. The RISD exhibition consists of models and drawings related to potential adaptive re-use scenarios for the historic sanctuary and art installations incorporating the La Farge artwork. Entry is from Pelham Street. For more information, call 401-619-5109.

Trinity Tours

Historic Trinity Church offers guided tours daily through September. Trinity was founded in 1699 as the first Anglican Church in the colony, and the current building was built in 1726 by master builder Richard Munday. The 30-minute tours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, immediately following the 10 a.m. service. For more information, call 401-846-0660 or visit trinitynewport.org.

Warm Up Wednesdays

St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., is once again hosting Warm Up Wednesdays each week from 1 to 4 p.m., with fellowship, reading material, games and refreshments available. All are welcome.

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