Events at Amicable
One of the most unique events on our annual calendar is the Homelessness Awareness Sleep out. Following a month-long food and toiletries drive, members of our Youth Group and friends from area churches and schools build cardboard box shelters and spend the night outdoors on Amicable's grounds, experiencing the harsh elements faced by many homeless individuals. A burn barrel provides a source of heat and gathering place for comradery. In the morning the youth return to the warmth inside to prepare Italian grinders for Super Bowl Sunday, which they sell to the congregation as a fundraising event for future retreats and mission trips. It is an eye-opening experience, one that the youth of Amicable have looked forward to for the past twenty plus winters.
The Amicable FarmCoast 5K Run and Walk was launched in 2013, attracting approximately 150 participants from throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts each spring. The scenic course extends from historic Tiverton Four Corners, just south of the church, and along the Sakonnet River. The 5K has become an important community event, especially for our neighbors at Four Corners, and registration fees along with the financial contributions of area businesses have made it a significant fundraising opportunity for the church.
We are proud of our annual fundraising events, which always emphasize the fun in fundraising. From our Summer Festival and Christmas Bazaar, to our Thanksgiving Basket drive and winter Mitten Tree, we embrace opportunties to give back to the greater community while strengthening the bonds and friendships we share at Amicable.
Feeding our Neighbors
Each year Amicable's contribution of food, non-food items and monetary donations help make this project a huge success. We are able to provide Thanksgiving meals for over 125 families in the Greater Tiverton Community, as well as donate any additional food to the Old Stone Food Pantry.
Special Summer Worship Series: (2019)
Connecting to the Spiritual in Everyday Life
Exploring Practices that keep us connected to the Divine and one another, members and friends of Amicable Church shared their experiences each Sunday.
Amicable's Lenten series "Meeting the Other" examined the 5 Moral Pillars explained in Jonathan Haidt's "The Righteous Mind". Each Sunday, personal experiences were shared on Loyalty/Betrayal, Sanctity/Purity/Degradation, Fairness/Cheating, Care/Harm, and Respect/Authority. In addition, a discussion series was held in partnership with the Tiverton Library inviting people from the community to listen and share their thoughts in an effort to heal the divide in our country.
Amicable held a special service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving on for All Saints Day. All who attended were invited to share a photo and light a candle for individuals close to their heart who have passed on.