Learning Center This Week




THE TEACHING OPPORTUNITY schedule is now available for your sign-up. Please check the roster at fellowship hour on Sunday mornings to sign up. We need a minimum of six teachers every week to make our LC lessons happen so please do sign up for a week, a month, or a quarter – whatever works best for you – to serve our children.


CHILDREN’S TIME will take place this Sunday, at a special outdoor worship service in the Cedar Chapel. All children will attend worship with families after which they will file into the Learning Center for their Kids’ Worship and class time.


BIBLE HYMNAL SUNDAY is coming up (October 20th). If you have a 3rd grader or an 8th grader in your home who is due to receive one of these special books, please confirm with Miss Megan. The children will close this special service with a jubilant rendition of “Siyahamba” complete with rhythm instruments!


CHILDREN’S FALL CANNED FOOD DRIVE begins this Sunday. The children are asked to bring non-perishable goods to church with them every week to drop in the specially marked baskets in Farnum Hall and the Learning Center.


CHILDREN’S ADVENT MISSION PROJECT “The Changing Table”will begin on the first Sunday in Advent (December 1st) and will run through December 23rd. This is a diaper and wipes bank for community providers and families in need. All children and their families are asked to bring disposable diapers (all sizes) and wipes each week during Advent and drop them in the bassinet in Farnum Hall. The project is sponsored/managed by the United Baptist Church on Spring Street.


PUPPET SHOW UPDATE: You may have been expecting our “Nativity of Christ” puppet show to take place this December; however, in consideration of our 325th anniversary, we have moved the puppet show to December 2020 to add to the year’s festivities. This has been accepted by the Christmas in Newport Board, and the calendar change will fit in nicely to our end of year anniversary events. Coincidentally, 2020 is also the 50th anniversary of Christmas in Newport, so it will be an especially celebratory year.


LOOKING AHEAD (mark your calendars):
Bible/Hymnal Sunday – October 20th
Children’s Fall Food Drive – October 13th – November 24th
Miss Megan’s vacation – November 6th – 20th
Pilgrims’ Procession – November 24th
Children’s Advent Mission Project “The Changing Table” – December 1st – December 23rd
Children’s Christmas Eve Service – December 24th, 5 PM
Family Sunday – December 29th
Upcoming 2020 Educational Opportunities (please contact Megan for more info)::
Oberammergau Passion Play – June 2020








-  Robert Half

What People are Saying

I found a loving and caring family when I joined the church! — John, Age 54
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
I love that everyone is always welcoming and always listens. — Mia, Age 18
I like how everybody at church knows everyone and everybody is friendly even to those they don't know, no matter what. — Mackenzie, Age 15
I have fun playing games while I learn about Jesus. — Nik, Age 10
As part of this congregation, I appreciate our pastor and teacher, Rev. Joe Tripp.... — Mary, Age 59
I like listening to the Bible stories with my friends. — Damek, Age 11
I most appreciate the closeness of everyone in our church. It's like one big family. — Rebecca, Age 18
Our church is very special. While we are a community of worshipers, we are also a community of friends and family. Anyone is welcome to join our family and that is a beautiful thing. — Noah, Age 16
The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +

Highlighted Events

• Worship Service - Sundays at 10 AM

• Prayer Circle - Tuesdays @ 4 PM

• United Knitters - Thursdays @ 10 AM

• Bible / Hymnal Sunday - 10/20 @ 10 AM

• Community Meal @ United Baptist - 10/23 @ 5 PM

• Harvest Pie Buffet - 10/27 @ 11:15 AM

• Fall Cleanup - 11/9 @ 9 AM

• Holiday Bazaar - 11/23 @ 9 AM to 2 PM