2017-10-05 / Faith Community


Shabbat, Sukkot and Sh'mini Atzeret/Simchat Torah at Temple Shalom

After the solemn days of introspection and repentance, we celebrate the bounties of the harvest and the joys of the Torah. Come rejoice in song and prayer, and then eat, drink and be merry with us in our sukkah, the booth that represents the temporary shelters used during the harvest and by the Jews during their 40-year trek from Egypt to the Promised Land. Its fragility also symbolizes our need for God in our lives.

Cantor Fred Scheff will officiate at the following events and services, except for Shabbat Morning Services on Oct. 21, which will be officiated by Rabbi Loel Weiss in addition to Cantor Fred Scheff.

Friday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Shabbat and First Day Chol Ha'Mo'Ed Sukkot

(intermediate day)

Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Sh'mini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, Yizkor- -Memorial services will be recited, Simchat Torah celebration, dancing, fun and food

Friday, Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat, Oneg Shabbat will follow

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. Shabbat morning services, an informal "lunch and learn" will follow services.

Friday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat, an Oneg Shabbat will follow

The temple is located at 223 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, visit templeshalomrhodeisland.org, or call 401- 846- 9002.

‘Race: The Power of an Illusion’

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7-9 p.m., the California Newsreel documentary about race in society, science and history continues with “Episode 2: The Story We Tell.” The film will be shown in the library at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., and will be followed by discussion and light refreshments. For more information, contact betsidwyer@gmail.com.

Emmanuel Church Book Club

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m., the Emmanuel Church Book Club will meet in the Guild Room, 42 Dearborn St., to discuss “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women,” by Kate Moore. All are welcome. To learn more about the club, contact Jordan Sleeper at weddings@emmanuelnewport.org.

Movie Night

On Friday, Oct. 20, from 7-8:30 p.m., Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will screen the 1932 classic “The Mummy.” Movie night is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. 401-847-0675.

Warm Up Wednesdays

St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., will hold Warm Up Wednesdays in Barber Hall through March, from 1-4 p.m. Hot coffee, tea and refreshments are available. The next Warm Up Wednesday is on Oct. 11. 401-846-0966.

Pumpkin Patch

The community is welcome to enjoy Trinity Church’s annual pumpkin patch on Queen Anne Square. It begins on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and there will be music, vendors and food. It will be open on weekends and holidays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on weekdays from noon-6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Proceeds will support outreach efforts to the Martin Luther King Center and others. 401-846-0660.

Discussion at Trinity

On Sunday, Oct. 8, at Trinity Church, the Rev. Alan Neale will present a discussion titled “Dr. Church,” which will focus on how the community of faith extends this ministry beyond its own members. The session is held at Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square, from 9-9:45 a.m. Coffee will be served and all are welcome. 401-846-0660.

Rosary Rally for World Peace

On Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon, people across the nation will pray the rosary for world peace. The community of St. Lucy’s Church will pray the rosary at the church sign at 909 West Main Road, Middletown. Bring a lawn chair if you wish to sit. In the event of rain, the group will meet in the parish center. All are encouraged to attend with their families. 401-847-6153.

‘Four Faiths’ Tour

Take a tour of four houses of worship, starting with Touro Synagogue, 72 Touro St., from 1-4 p.m., Tuesdays through Oct. 24. The cost is $20-$28. 401-290-7535, 4faiths.org.

Blessing of the Animals

• At St. Peter’s Church, 525 Broadway, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m., rain or shine. There will be treats for pets and coffee for owners. 401-846- 9567, stpetersri.org. • At St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar St., in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, on Sunday, Oct. 8 in the church yard, rain location, Tower Room, at approximately 11:30 a.m., following the 10 a.m. High Mass. Reasonably restrained or house-trained pets are welcome at the Mass. 401-848-2561.

Tea Fundraiser

Be transported to a magical experience on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 5 Mann Ave., with the American Girl Doll Tea. This year's theme is "A Fairy Garden." Girls ages 5-12, along with their dolls, will enjoy treats, a doll fashion show and a clothing boutique where clothes will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to St. Joseph's St. Vincent de Paul's Society. Tickets are $15 for a child and adult. Additional children are $10 each. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Reserve by calling Jean Ginchereau at 401-848-1298 or Elaine Daniels at 401-846-2574.

Chanting Group

The Newport Community Chanting Group will meet on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. Chanting is a form of meditation and improves receptivity and focus, helps you remain open, grounds and calms you, raises energy levels, and helps you be a better listener. You do not have to be an experienced singer. The group is open to all voices and forms of spirituality and to persons who want to learn the benefit of sound healing. Donations accepted in support of the church’s community meal program. 401-847-0675.

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