2015-10-29 / Faith Community


All Saints’ Day Evensong

On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m., Emmanuel Church Choir will sing Evening Prayer in the English tradition. The organ prelude and postlude will feature Léon Boëllmann's complete "Suite Gothique." Choral music will include works by Stanford, Arcadelt, Brewer and Webster. A reception follows the service, which is free and open to the public. Emmanuel Church is located at 42 Dearborn St. and can be contacted at 401-847-0675.

Concert in Memory of the Deceased

On Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., St. Mary’s Music Ministry will offer a concert in memory of all the deceased members of St. Mary’s Parish. The concert will include uplifting selections sung by members of the parish choir, music played on the pipe organ, and other vocal and instrumental music. This concert is held in the hope that it will bring comfort and consolation to those mourning the loss of loved ones. All are invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 401-847-0475.

A Solemn Requiem at St. John’s

St. John the Evangelist Church will hold a Solemn Requiem for All Souls’ Day on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m., St. John’s adult choir and special guest instrumentalists will perform in a candlelit service of remembrance with Faure’s Requiem. All are welcome to attend. The church is located at 61 Poplar St. For more information, contact the church office at 401-848-2561.

‘Interpreting African Heritage’ Presentation

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, Trinity Church welcomes Keith Stokes and members of the African Alliance of Rhode Island as they present a different view of the dialogue begun with “Traces of the Trade,” a film about Rhode Island’s involvement in the slave industry. Stokes is currently involved with several African heritage groups and will present African history from historical viewpoints versus through the narrow lens of slavery which has overshadowed the stories of those of African heritage, rendering their past lives and their very humanity nearly invisible. The program will be held at Trinity’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square. Doors open at 7 p.m. for light refreshments. “Beyond Chattel Property: Interpreting African Heritage as Inclusive History” will begin at 7:30.

On Wednesday, Nov. 11 the dialogue continues with "Privilege: A Legacy of Inequality." Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 401-846-0660.

Annual Harvest Fair

St. Joseph's Church at 5 Mann Ave. will hold its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. Featured activities and tables include a major raffle with cash prizes, a quilt raffle, silent auction, white elephant sale, theme baskets table, Christmas table, boutique table, a 50/50 raffle, and children's activities. There will be a food court for lunch and a table filled with baked goods. For more information, contact St. Joseph's rectory at 401-847-0065.

Penny Social

The public is invited to Jesus Saviour Church’s Penny Social on Sunday, Nov. 8. There will be 100 items to vie for. Tickets are $1 or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the event. There will be free refreshments. The social will be held from 1 - 5 p.m., doors open at noon. The event is sponsored by the Jesus Saviour Rosary Sodality. The church is located at 1 Vernon Ave. and can be contacted at 401- 847-0065.

Music: A Common Bond

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m., the Learning Center of Channing Church will present a seminar by composer John Prevedini. He will be discussing how the basic elements of music, such as rhythm, harmony, melody and instrumentation, relate to music of different cultures. He will be exploring how we can use music to bring people together in a multicultural world. Mr. Prevedini is active in a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles, and his compositions have been performed throughout southern New England. The seminar is sponsored by the Learning Center of Channing Church, 35 Pelham St. and will be held in the Parish Hall at the rear of the church. Registration can be made office@channingchurch.org or by calling 401- 846-0643. A $5 registration fee can be paid at the door.

Craft Fair

The Church of the Holy Cross will hold its craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be crafts and a bake table, lunch will be available, and the thrift shop will be open. The church is located at 1439 West Main Road, Middletown. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-7076.

Country Bazaar

St. Peter’s Annual Old-Fashioned Country Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The bazaar will feature theme baskets, white elephants, homemade craft items, a bake table, and a silent auction. The church is located at 525 Mann Ave. For more information, contact the church office at 401-846-9567.


DivorceCare, a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, meets Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This ministry helps adults cope with the experience of their divorce through video, group discussion and personal study to reinforce the weekly topics. On Oct. 30 the focus is “New Relationships.” On Nov. 6, the focus is “Financial Survival.” For more information, contact stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Coffee for Coats

Seamen’s Church Institute will hold its annual coat drive on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Drop off new or gently-used winter coats, winter clothing or footwear and get a free cup of coffee from the Aloha Cafe.

Holiday Assistance at Lucy’s Hearth

Lucy’s Hearth will be providing Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance to current and former residents and their families.

Community members interested in donating or volunteering for Thanksgiving or Christmas should contact Lucy’s Hearth at 401-847- 2021 or email info@lucyshearth.org.

Part of the preparation for the holidays is to garner interest and obtain donations for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Lucy’s Hearth accepts non perishable food and turkey vouchers for Thanksgiving. “Lucy’s Hearth has limited freezer storage for turkeys at Thanksgiving. Vouchers and small gift cards are the easiest to take home on the bus,” said Director Jen Barrera.

For Christmas, the shelter is seeking individuals and organizations to “adopt” a family and help fulfill their wish list. The hearth is requesting gift cards from local stores in small denominations of $10 – $50 to assist families in their wish lists. Barrera reports, “We have so many small children here that still believe, and it’s difficult for us to hide presents from them in such a small building. Gift cards make Christmas easier because of their size and it also gives the moms the opportunity to go out shopping for their children and create traditions for their families.”

As a reminder, Lucy’s Hearth stops accepting donations of clothing and household items on Nov. 13 and will not resume until after the new year.

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