2014-11-20 / Faith Community


Remembering Kennedy and St. Cecilia

Saturday, Nov. 22, marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, as well as the Feast of St. Cecilia. To commemorate this day, the choristers of the Newport County Choir School will visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church and sing special music at the Saturday 5 p.m. Mass.

Anniversary Concert

Community Baptist Church is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a community concert on Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. The concert will feature local singers, musicians and choirs. Community Baptist Church is located at 50 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. For more information, call 401-847-1707.

Mitten Tree

Calvary United Methodist Church will be collecting new scarves, gloves, hats, and mittens to help neighbors in need beginning Sunday, Nov. 23. A “tree” will be set up in Crocker Hall at the church, 200 Turner Road, Middletown, and all are invited to decorate it with these much-needed items. Consider teens and adults when purchasing pieces for the mitten tree. Gently used coats are also needed. Donations will be dispersed at community meals during the winter months.

Thanksgiving Day Service

Emmanuel Episcopal Church will celebrate Thanksgiving with worship on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. The service of Holy Eucharist will include organ music and Thanksgiving hymns. The sermon will be on counting your blessings. All are welcome to this annual event.

Seamen’s Thanksgiving

The Seaman’s Church Institute will host its annual community Thanksgiving dinner from 12-2 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Organ Recital at St. John’s

Music on the Point will present an organ recital at St. John the Evangelist Church on Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 23, at 4 p.m. St. John’s organist Peter S. Berton will play music by Bach, Franck, Charpentier and others. The one-hour recital will feature a video monitor for close-up views of the organist and organ mechanisms during the performance, and tours of the pipe chamber will be offered following the concert. A donation of $5 is requested to benefit the organ restoration fund. For more information, email parishoffice@saintjohns-newport.org. The church is at the corner of Washington and Willow streets.

Compline at Trinity

Trinity Church will offer Compline on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. The service of Compline stems from the earliest prayer traditions of the ancient church, and the candlelit liturgy, sung by the Trinity Choir, offers an opportunity for deep spiritual contemplation and meditation as Advent season begins.

Community Gratitude Gathering

Join yogi Shelley Dungan on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 5 p.m. for an hour of gentle, all-levels yoga and meditation on Thanksgiving Eve. The session will be held in St. Mary’s Church parish hall, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Cost is by donation, with a portion of the funds going to Lucy’s Hearth. Bring a yoga mat.

Stocking for Soldiers

Parishioners at Trinity Church are gathering items to stuff stockings for military men and women serving overseas. Needed are toiletries, tissues, candy, pocket games, toothbrushes, small combs, CDs, and DVDs. Donations to purchase items are also welcome. Contributions may be delivered to the church office in Honyman Hall weekdays, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or brought to coffee hour after church on Sundays. For more information, contact coordinator A. Oliver at 401-619-0742.

Housing Hotline Dance

The Housing Hotline will host a fundraising dance on Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. The event runs 7-11 p.m. and will feature DJ Phino playing a variety of music and a karaoke contest. Tickets are $10 each, $15 per couple, and are available by calling 401-846-4896.

St. Mary’s Christmas Cards

Christmas cards showing the St. Mary’s Catholic Church sanctuary at Christmas are available in the parish office. The cost of a pack of twenty cards and twenty envelopes is $10. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 12 William St. Call 401-847-0475 for more information.

Volunteer Needed at MLK

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is seeking a “handy” volunteer to undertake simple repairs, painting, and general maintenance of the building and grounds on an as-needed basis. The center is looking for someone one day per week but days/times are flexible. Contact Nancy Harten, volunteer coordinator, at 401-846-4828 x103.

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