Be sure not to miss this Sunday’s Music at Faith Benefit Concert, “Music of Count Basie”, with the all-star 524 South Band. Proceeds from the event will go directly to Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss. Imagine provides peer-led grief support services for children and families who have lost parents or loved ones. Services are free of charge for all who attend. For more information, go to http://www.imaginenj.org
Members of the band include jazz musicians who have worked with Harry Connick, Jr., Count Basie, Duke Ellington and many of the top big bands currently on the scene. Max Morden directs and will provide fascinating commentary on the music as the band plays selections from every decade of the bands’ existence…a rare occasion to hear this music as it was meant to be heard in our acoustically perfect sanctuary.
The concert will be at 4pm on June 11, 2017 in the sanctuary at Faith Lutheran Church, 524 South St., New Providence, NJ. A free-will donation will be collected at the concert to benefit Imagine. Parking is available on-site and on local streets north of the church. Pre-concert piano music provided by Leonieke Scheuble, winner of the 2017 NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Performance.
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We switch to our summer worship schedule on Sunday, June 18. We will have a spoken Eucharist at 8:00 a.m. and a Sung Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. In between, Choir will meet at 8:45 a.m. each week to go over the anthem for that particular day. Join us!
We will gather for worship and special presentations on Saturday, September 23 and will then have our trip to Washington, DC on September 29-30. Pastor Jane and Pastor Mac will be presenting at the Saturday class, along with guests and shared resources from the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai Brith, the Islamic and Sikh communities, the NAACP, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Our trip to DC will include a visit to the National Museum of African American History on Friday, September 29. In the evening, we will tour various memorials including stops at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and the Lincoln Memorial. On Saturday, we will head to the Eastern Shore of Maryland to visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Museum with additional stops on the way home.
If interested in joining us for either the presentation day or both weekends, sign up on the kiosk or email one of the Pastors.
Registration is underway for the Washington trip with limited space available. If you were not on the “early interest” list and are interested in joining us, please speak with one of the Pastors. Some of our teachers are using this event for continuing education. If you would like to do so and need a letter, again, please speak with the Pastors. Please note that two-thirds of our hotel rooms are already booked.