02 Nov November 2021
In-person worship in the Church Sanctuary every Sunday at 10:00am
Masks are required for all indoor services and activities.
For a full list of our guidelines for re-opening please see our Covid Protections and Guidelines
The service will also be presented live on the CHANNING YOU TUBE CHANNEL and available for viewing afterwards.
November 7: Building Bridges Across Cultures
Juan Carlos Payer and Rebekah Rosen-Gomez
Juan Carlos and Rebekah will introduce us to the growing Latino population in Newport and around our state by looking at the dynamic cultures and what we, as a society, can do to welcome them into our beautiful city.
Juan Carlos Payero is the Board President of Conexion Latina Newport (CLN). He comes to CLN as the Deputy Director for Intergovernmental and External Affairs at the RI Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS). He has also served as the Newport Director for Social Enterprise Greenhouse. He holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from St. John’s University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). Juan Carlos is also serves as Vice-Chairperson on the Portsmouth School Committee.
Rebekah Rosen-Gomez is a founding member and now the Executive Director of Conexion Latina Newport. A native of New York, she moved to Rhode Island in1991 and has worked with families in Newport for 16 years. Rebekah has a BA in Social Work from Rhode Island College. She is employed by the East Bay Community Action Program as the Family Services Manager at Pell Elementary School.
Conexión Latina Newport seeks to educate, support, empower, and advocate for Hispanics in Newport, as well as partner with local agencies, government, and schools, to better serve this population.
November 14: Theology’s Influence on Politics and Politics’ on Theology
Rev. Bill Zelazny
Throughout history and in different cultures theological concepts have been used to legitimate political systems, actions, and stances. And politics have influenced or bent theological concepts to have meanings that may be different than originally intended to meet political ends. On this first anniversary one of the most controversial presidential elections in years Bill will take a foray into the realm of political theology.
This Sunday is our regular non-perishable goods collection for local food pantries and the Sharing Locker.
November 21: Bring Gratitude into a World that Seems to have Forgotten It
Rev. Bill Zelazny
Sometimes it seems that the world has gone crazy, and it seems that many people have forgotten how to express thanks for all the things they have rather than distress about what they do not have. On this Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, Bill will be asking us to reflect on the power of being grateful and how that will not only benefit us but also others.
Prior to the service we will have the pleasure of special Jazz music sponsored by Betsy Leerssen in memory of her husband, Neil. The music will start at 9:30a.m.
After the service is our “Lunch for the Bus”. A lunch of soup and bread will be available for pickup or for local delivery. Funds raised will be distributed for bus transportation to the McKinney Shelter, Lucy’s Hearth, Housing Hotline and TAM. We want to thank the Channing community for their generous support.
November 28: Awareness of Experience in Language
Channing Congregation Members
Poetry expressed emotions, can beckon memories, open the heart to a spiritual experience or can draw a person into a sensory experience. This Sunday we may do all of that and more as members of the congregation share a favorite poem or read one of their own and tell why that poem is meaningful to them. Come to share a Channing Church Sunday poetry fest.