2014-08-28 / Faith Community


Youth Explosion Weekend

The MLK Center and Community Baptist Church will host a Youth and Young Adult Explosion Weekend beginning Saturday, Aug. 30. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament runs 12-2 p.m. at the MLK Center courts, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. Music will be provided by a DJ from 1-4 p.m. at the CBC Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., and a cookout will be held from 2-6 p.m. On Sunday, a worship service will be offered at the Community Baptist Church at 10 a.m. All activities are free and open to all youth and young adults. For more information, contact Rev. Lauri Johnson, 401-265-4321 or Min. Hadrain Friend, 401-849-5467.

Family Movie Night

The Community Baptist Church will hold a family movie night on Friday, Aug. 29, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. The film "Secrets of Jonathan Sperry" will be shown. There will be popcorn, pizza, and drinks, and the event is open to the public. A donation of $5 for individuals and $10 for families is requested.

Tibetan Monks at CBC

The Tibetan monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang will present a lecture on “World Peace and Unity” on Friday, Sept. 5, at Central Baptist Church in Jamestown. The lecture is part of the monks’ five-day visit to Rhode Island to share their culture, practices, and paths to peace and compassion. Central Baptist Church is at 99 Narragansett Ave. and the talk begins at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the lecture, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information, call 401-423-1651.

St. Mary’s BBQ

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church will hold a country style barbecue with all the fixings and a silent auction on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 6:30-10 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Adults are $25 and children 12 and under are $5. Tickets need to be purchased in advance and are available after services or by calling the office at 401-846-9700. St. Mary’s is at 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth.

UCC Handbell Choir

The United Congregational Church seeks new members for the handbell choir. Experience is not necessary and it is easy to learn to play the bells. The first meeting of the choir is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Farnum Hall, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. They will be polishing bells and marking music, so this is a perfect time to learn about the bells and practice ringing. The first rehearsal will be at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

Monk Chanting and Performance

The monks of Gaden Shartse Dokhang Monastery will perform at the Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St., offering a performance of ritual chanting and music on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. They will offer a short talk on the history of Tibet and perform their renowned deep octave chanting, cultural dances in full costume, and a demonstration of classical Tibetan debate. The monks will also hold a Q&A session. Donation is $20. For more information, call 401-560-0979.

UCC Homecoming

The United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, is hosting Homecoming Sunday on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. The celebration includes church school registration, the Blessing of the Backpacks, church school orientation, and a family potluck picnic. Children should bring school backpacks to church with them that day. For more information, call 401-849-5444.

Catholicism Series

Mrs. Sheree Krause, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, will facilitate a program of study and discussion using Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series on Catholicism beginning Monday, Sept. 8. Each evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck supper, followed by viewing a DVD and discussion until 7:30 p.m. The series runs on Mondays through Nov. 17. Call the parish office at 401-846- 6057 to register or email krausesw@ me.com

‘Sundays at 5’

Unwind at the end of the weekend at Emmanuel Church in a new worship service, “Sundays at 5" on Sept. 14. Find a welcoming community where you can pray, sing, meditate, or be in silence. Nothing is required but a desire to be present, and all ages are welcome. The weekly service includes vocal and instrumental music, prayers, Scripture readings from many traditions, reflections and peace. A simple supper follows the 45-minute service. For more information, call 401-847-0675.

Emmanuel Book Club

The next meeting of the Emmanuel Church Book Club is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. The book to be discussed is “The Shack,” by William P. Young. The group meets monthly in the Guild Room at the church, 42 Dearborn Street. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information contact the church office at 401-847-0675 or admin@emmanuelnewport.org.

‘Voice of an Angel’ Concert

St. Joseph’s Church will present a concert, “Voice of an Angel,” with soprano Stephanie Tierno in the gallery and sanctuary of the church on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. She will present music by Schubert, Puccini, Mascagni, Bernstein, Webber, and operatic and musical theatre selections. Admission is $15, $10 for students. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling 401- 847-0065 or 401-339-6165. St. Joseph is at Broadway and Mann Ave.

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