2016-10-13 / Faith Community


Pumpkin Patch at Trinity

This is the eighth year of Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch on Queen Anne Square. It is open weekdays from noon-6 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pumpkins are sold by size, not weight. There will be a costume parade on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. and children, adults and animals are all welcome. There is a pumpkin labyrinth for a prayerful walk through the pumpkins. Donations support charities such as the MLK Center, the Seamen's Church Institute, the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Newport, and Grace Orphanage in Africa. The patch will close on Oct. 31.


DivorceCare, a ministry of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. This program helps adults cope with the experience of their divorce through video, group discussion and personal study. The topic for Thursday, Oct. 13, is new relationships. All are welcome. Contact St. Peter’s at 401-846-9567 or stpetersri@coxmail.com.

Comedy Night

There will be a comedy night with Dave Kane on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Columba’s Parish Hall, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. It will include interactive comedy, quizzes, contests, prize and surprises that will remind you of the early television game shows. Admission is $20, and proceeds will help support the church’s outreach ministry. To purchase tickets online, visit stcolumbaschapel.org and click the online giving button. Tickets are also available at the church office. 401-847-5571.

Organ Recital

St. John’s, 61 Poplar St., will hold an organ concert on Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. The program lasts one hour and includes compositions from the past summer’s “Bach and Variations” series, in theme and variations form by Bach, Langlais, Sowerby, Widor and Willan. Admission by $10 suggested donation or any amount you wish. 401-848-2561.

Twelve Step Ladder to Freedom

The Rev. Alan Neale presents “A Twelve Step Ladder to Freedom-A Spirited Review of the 12 Steps,” a series that encompasses Christian Scripture and AA’s Twelve Steps. The next two sessions will be on Sundays, Oct. 16 and Oct. 23. They will be held at Trinity’s Honyman Hall on Queen Anne Square from 9-9:45 a.m., coffee will be served and all welcome to attend. 401-846-0660.

‘Happy Bookers’

The United Congregational Church’s book group will meet on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and will discuss “Miracle on Voodoo Mountain” by Megan Boudreaux. The discussion in the church’s Manchester Room, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, will be led by Jean Green. If you are interested in attending, there is a sign-up sheet available on the Opportunity Table. The group is open to all. 401-849-5444, uccmiddletown.org.

Newport Music Festival Winter Concert Series

The four concerts of the series will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. The first concert features the Muresanu Plano Duo and will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m. Join violinist Irina Muresanu and pianist Roberto Plano for an evening of music for violin and piano entitled “Rorem, Ravel and Rags!” This acclaimed duo will present works by Ravel, Rorem, Debussy, Bolcom, Joplin and others. They will explore classical music mixed with American blues, Spanish melodies, and gypsy themes, all connected by the works of Maurice Ravel. Tickets are $25. The other concerts will be held on Friday, Feb. 10; Saturday, March 25; and Friday, April 21. For more information about the festival, visit newportmusic.org.

Noam Chomsky Seminar

Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold the next seminar on the work and philosophy of Noam Chomsky on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 7-9 p.m. and will deal with Chomsky’s views on aspects of domestic and foreign policy. The session will include a brief lecture, video clips of Chomsky’s lectures and interviews, as well as Q & A. Registration is $5, and participants are asked to register at 401-846-0643 and give telephone contact information.

Children’s Clothing Sale

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m.-noon, Emmanuel Church will hold a children’s clothing sale on its lawn at 42 Dearborn St. Proceeds from this sale will benefit Emmanuel Day School programs. 401-847- 0675.

Celebrating Recovery

On Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, 12 Marlborough St., will hold a celebration of recovery. It is estimated that many thousands of addicts live in Newport County. “Celebrate Recovery with St. Paul’s” features food, music, and interactive booths with knowledgeable speakers and supportive modalities. All are welcome. 401-846-0966.

Nadejda Vlaeva Piano Concert

The Jamestown Community Piano Association presents Bulgarianborn pianist Nadejda Vlaeva in a concert featuring Franz Schubert's Piano Sonata in G Major and works by Sergei Bortkiewicz and Bulgarian composer Alexander Vladigerov. The concert will take place at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.

Warm-Up Wednesdays

Warm-Up Wednesdays continues at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St. Enjoy light refreshments, hot coffee and tea each Wednesday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Puzzles, board games and art activities are available. Join in lively conversation or find a quiet corner for rest and relaxation in bright and spacious Barber Hall. All are welcome. 401-846-0966.

Praying for our Country

Members of the clergy and the community are invited to join in prayer for our nation at noon on Thursdays through the presidential election in front of Newport City Hall, 43 Broadway. Pastor Hoffman of Evangelical Friends Church and Pastor Steve Robinson of CrossPoint Church are spearheading this initiative. For more information, contact either church: EFC at 401-847-1490, CrossPoint at 401- 846-3064.

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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