Rev. Bill Zelazny will conduct a non-denominational “Remembering Ceremony” in the church Sanctuary. After a brief memorial service people will have the opportunity to light a candle in silence and place it in the Remembrance Wall. All are invited to participate.
All men, members and friends of Channing Memorial, of all ages, are invited to participate in the newly forming Great Guys Group. The plan is for the Gathering to meet for breakfast and discussion of topics of interest to men in the Parish Hall on the third Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. to make a simple breakfast together and wrap-up by 10:30.
Rev. Bill will host the first gathering. We will scramble eggs, fry up some breakfast sausages and toss together some fruit. Bill has selected for the discussion topic the question “What is one thing I learned from my father.” We will also talk about what we might want to do going forward with this men’s gathering.
If you have been thinking about becoming a member of Channing Church, plan on attending the one-session “New UU” class presented by Rev. Zelazny and the Membership Committee. The class will be from 7:00 to 9:00 on Tuesday, November 21 in the Channing House (the Beige Victorian east of the church) Library.
During this two-hour class participants will learn about Unitarian Universalist history and philosophy/theology, the Unitarian Universalist Association, Channing Church history and operations, opportunities to get involved, and how the church is funded. There will also be time for Q & A on whatever topic participants wish to cover. Refreshments will be served.
The class is open to everyone who is thinking about becoming a member or reactivating membership. Please send an email with contact information to email@example.com if you plan to attend by November 20.
A member signing ceremony will be held during the service on Sunday, December 3, 2017, or anyone wishing to join Channing Memorial as an official member or be welcomed as a returning member.
November 27, 20177:30 pm - 9:30 pm Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
With Dan Freess, MD
at the Newport Public Library
Dan Freess has been employed for many years, as has his wife Liz, as an emergency physician, and he also speaks to community groups on health care issues. Dan’s talk will include an overview of the history of health insurance and government health policy; a rundown on the Affordable Care Act and new health-related legislation; and some thoughts on possible directions for the future. Some themes that might be included are end of life care, the opioid epidemic, high deductible health plans, and balanced billing.
Q & A will follow; refreshments will be served.
November 29, 20177:30 pm - 9:30 pm Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St, Newport, RI 02840, USA
What’s Happening at the State House & Your Local Community
With Linda Finn and Nan Heroux of the RI Coalition Against Gun Violence
at the Newport Public Library
Linda Finn and Nan Heroux from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence will lead a discussion about local initiatives to reduce injuries and deaths from gun violence, which has become a public health issue in our state. The Coalition was created in 2013 after the RI General Assembly failed to pass common sense gun legislation.
As always, there will be time at the end for Q & A. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the Channing Social Action Committee