MASS ON THE GRASS:
Once a year during the summer months, we gather in our beautiful garden for a Eucharist in the sunshine. Parishioners bring beach chairs and a dish to share for our potluck brunch. We set up card tables under the trees and everyone enjoys some together time in the sun.
Phil Campbell’s MUSIC SERIES:
Phil Campbell long running (4+ years) Friday evenings once a month feature music from a range of Broadway musicals and now popular musicians of the past (Beach Boys, Woodstock, etc). He offers background and narrative in musical history, plot and more for a toe-tapping evening of singing along to your favorite hits. He delights us with tidbits about the actors, cultural references and lends his own rich baritone to the soundtracks. Each offering has been a sweet walk down memory lane for those of us in attendance. Whether South Pacific, Oklahoma or Fiddler on the Roof . . . they are evenings not to be missed.
HOLY HIKING: Three Saturday afternoons during the summer and fall we take worship out into God’s creation in locations throughout Rhode Island and Southern MA. We’ll hike for an hour or so enjoying fellowship with one another and discovering a new landscape whether a wooded trails, rolling hills by a stream or the wide open ocean. Somewhere along the way, we’ll pause to hear the Word of God, to pray and then to break bread. We bring our dogs to join the fun and craft a liturgy that is more informal, often Celtic in origin and always Spirit-filled.
SIMPLE TABLE – Dinner Church Evenings: Jesus and his disciples so often experienced holy communion around a meal, in a common setting, among friends as miracles happened and eyes were opened to recognize Christ in the breaking of bread. Healing happened around tables as did moments of challenge, repentance and mercy. So we have been crafting occasional evenings centered around various spiritual themes and experiences to be times of holy communion – not the sacrament, but the sharing of grace among fellow pilgrims on the Way. It is a simple meal, prayers, reflection, table discussion, music/video/art/poetry and ends with Compline. All Saints’ Day is our only Dinner Church where the sacrament of Holy Communion is included.