2014-01-10 / Faith Community


Special Services at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will offer special services and music this month, beginning Sunday, Jan. 12 with a performance by Jazz Candy featuring Art Manchester and John Monllos. The speaker for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend service on Sunday, Jan. 19 will be Ben Ellecome, coordinator of the Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, on “The Universe is on the Side of Justice.” On Sunday, Jan. 26, the church will begin its series on Motown Prophets, with Rev. Bill Taylor on Diana Ross. All services begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 401- 846-0966.

St. Lucy’s Movie Night

St. Lucy’s Church will show a screening of “Courageous,” the story of four law enforcement officers who find it easy to serve and protect the public but struggle as fathers, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847- 6153.

Women in the Bible at St. Lucy’s

St. Lucy’s Church’s adult education session on Tuesday, Jan 21 will focus on several of the women of the New Testament. Who were they? What did they do? What can they teach us today? Stop by the parish library, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown at 7 p.m. to find out. The discussion will be led by Jane Parrillo. All are invited – men, too. For information, call 401-847-6153.

Toothbrush and Chapstick Drive

Calvary United Methodist Church is collecting dental health products for distribution at community meals. New, individually-wrapped toothbrushes, dental floss, lip balm, and travel-size toothpaste and mouthwash are sought. Small containers of hand lotion are also needed.

Items may be left in the box outside the church office at 200 Turner Rd., Middletown. Adult and child size toothbrushes are needed and soft bristles are preferred. No multi-packs; individual brushes are requested. Call 401-847-6181 for more information.

Newport String Project at Emmanuel

The Newport String Project will present a free concert at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. The program will feature Johannes Brahms’ Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, op. 8 and Igor Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne (after Pulcinella) for violin and piano. Newport String Project directors EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and EalaĆ­n McMullin will perform on the violins with guest artists Lauren Latessa, cello, and Ben Nacar, piano. Donations are welcome.

Trinity Adult Forum

Trinity Church will continue with its Adult Forum series on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. in Honyman Hall. Paul Rosbolt and Helenmary Lauth will present “The Sanctification of Time,” discussing the history and purpose of praying the Daily Office from the Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

LGBTQ Caregivers Support

Child & Family hosts a LGBTQ caregivers support group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Jan. 21. The group meets at Calvary United Methodist Church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown and is open to all who are dealing with the unique issues associated with these circumstances. For more information, contact the church at 401-847-6181.

Military Spouse Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church offers a support group for military spouses each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Spouse residents and those new to the area are welcome to meet at the church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown. Child care will be provided. For more information, call 401-847-6181.

Warm Up Wednesdays

Neighbors are welcome to come in from the cold at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., during Warm Up Wednesdays. Drop in anytime 1-4 p.m. and enjoy fellowship, games, and refreshments.

Chanting at Emmanuel

A chanting group meets every Saturday at 9 a.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., in the All Saints Chapel. Chanting improves receptivity and focus, raises energy levels, and helps you be a better listener. Donations are accepted in support of the church’s community meal program. All are welcome. For information, call the 401- 847-0675.

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