Faith Formation This Season


“but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”" Matt 19:14

THANK YOU! Many people contributed to our Faith Formation: Children and Youth Ministries this year June 2022 – June 2023. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following people who shared their gifts and talents during our Sunday morning church school, summer vespers, nursery, confirmation journey and during our new “Community Around The Table” worship events. And thank you to our amazing children, parents, grandparents, neighbors, and to all the ministries and people of the church for being a part of teaching the way of Jesus and for helping to re-imagine Christian Education – Faith Formation ministries.

Nancy Adams, Elaine Amaral, Sandy Anderson, Deborah Berdy, Judy Cook, Christine Fagan, *Sara Fullerton, Elizabeth Gibbs, Jean Green, Jim Harrington, Kathie Jackson, Chris Kidd, Linda Ludvick, Karen Massaro, Susan Murphy, Bill Murphy, Dale Noelte, Karen O’Hara, *Sarah Perez, Pam Perras, Cindy Perry, *Rob Perry, *Barbara Reece, *Katherine Rice, *Matt Rice, *Ken Scigulinsky, Beth Small, Arlene Siderski, Oliver Sun, Andy Thibeault, John Wiest, *Carolyn Wiest, Chris West, Megan Weymouth

Thank you to Becky Peckham, Nursery Supervisor, and Ashley Barker, Nursery Assistant, for serving in the nursery.

* Christian Education Board Member

Welcome Home Baskets


On Celebration Sunday, we blessed the Welcome Home Baskets collected with our guest speaker Ric Wild, from CrossroadsRI as part of our “Make a Joyful Noise through All Generations” message. The Welcome Home Baskets was a mission project led by the confirmation class in May. After hearing Ric Wild’s presentation during one of their classes about the housing crisis in the state and the good work that CrossroadsRI is doing, they decided to get involved.

“We hope to help Crossroads RI by making Welcome Home baskets to celebrate with the people who are able to find a new home through Crossroads RI. One of the largest issues in Rhode Island and the United States is homelessness and as the housing crisis worsens, more people are struggling to find stable shelter. Operating under the philosophy that the true solution to homelessness is providing housing, Crossroads RI is Rhode Island’s leading organization in providing stable housing and other services for the homeless. Our goal is to create twelve Welcome Home Baskets.”

- Elena Sun, Confirmand

Within a few short weeks, the goal was surpassed and 15 very full baskets were filled thanks to the generosity of the congregation. Each basket included a variety of household items and a personal note written by the Confirmands. Over 50 towels, 40 paper towel rolls, 100 rolls of toilet paper, 60 sponges, 15 cleaning spray bottles, 50 bottles shampoos & body wash, 100 bars of soap, 15 brooms & dustpans, bath mats, shower liners, dish soap and much more were collected.

Confirmation News

  • June 14 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – “You are Here” – a self care Workshop  led by Karen O’Hara. Karen is a retired nurse and gifted teacher who blends Mind – Body – Spirit.
  • July – TBA
  • August 9 – Mission Trip to Common Cathedral in Boston


Yes, we still have Nursery Care over the summer. The temporary location will be in the upper left classroom. The Nursery is available on Sunday mornings for our youngest friends, ages infant to Pre-K. It is available to families anytime during the worship service and/or for those who need to be at church before worship for choir practice, Hospitality, Deacons, etc. Becky Peckham and Ashley Barker are both skilled childcare professionals who are highly trained.



Patty Berry,

Minister of Faith Formation & the members of the Christian Education Board

Sara Fullerton, Rob Perry, Barbara Reece, Matt / Kathleen Rice

Ken Scigulinsky, and Carolyn Wiest




“but Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them;
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”" Matt 19:14


What People are Saying

Bright! Cheery! Friendly! Great Pastor! Great music! Comforting, helpful and warm! Uplifting illuminating sermons. Our church has it all! — Bob, Age 72
We have had 17 moves. Every time we came back to Newport we were welcomed as though we had never been away. — Debby, Age 79
This church has a warm and friendly staff and membership. It's like a second home for me. — Curt, Age 84
Our Church is generous with people in need. Our church has great programs for children and youth. — Joe, Over 65
The people, the pastor, and the music all fulfill my spiritual needs and provide a sense of peace. — Florence, Age 85
I am grateful for the many opportunities to be of service to others. — Jack, Age 78
This church offers friendship, music and the preaching of God's word.
I appreciate the strong sense of community that is always inclusive and welcoming. — Elaine, Age 57
I most appreciate the closeness of everyone in our church. It's like one big family. — Rebecca, Age 18
The kindest compilation of friends and family reside within our community. I've made some of my best friends here and joining the church is the best decision I've ever made. — Noah, 16
Sunday Morning Worship Schedule: Worship: 10:00 - 11:00
Sunday School: 10:00 - 11:00
Fellowship Time: 11:00 +