Friday, November 4, 2011

SHARING OUR FAITH COMMUNITY's HOLIDAY MUSIC

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If your faith community is located in the Silver Spring Regional Area*; you are offering a holiday concert; you’d welcome neighbors of different faiths joining in; and, it is free, we invite you to post the details as a ‘comment’ on this blog. We’ll take care of gathering the info, making a comprehensive list, and e-blasting it.

One of the neatest things about living in Silver Spring Regional Area is the incredible number of faith communities that dot our landscape. With the holidays coming up, many of these faith communities will be celebrating with music concerts.

Most often these musical events are welcoming of all, regardless of congregational membership or faith orientation. Some of the most vibrant, exhilarating holiday music we hear is oftentimes from faith traditions other than our own. These concerts and musical events can be truly beautiful and a great opportunity to celebrate what connects us.

Our faith communities are a major integral part of our cultural fabric and provide solid anchors to our civic and social justice work. The agendas of different faith communities often intersect in the work they do with the disadvantaged. However, we are oftentimes so busy doing good in our focused project or program that we forget to check in with our neighboring faith communities to see if by occasionally collaborating we could have a more pronounced impact… Maybe by listening and enjoying each other’s music we can begin establishing the rapport that could lead to many possibilities in 2012!

If your faith community is located in the Silver Spring Regional Area*; you are offering a holiday concert; you’d welcome neighbors of different faiths joining in; and, it is free, please post the details as a ‘comment’ on this blog. We’ll take care of gathering the info, making a comprehensive list, and e-blasting it.

Simply ‘cut & paste’ the following into the ‘comment’ section of this blog and add your information:
[] NAME OF FAITH COMMUNITY:
[] NAME OF CONCERT:
[] DATE(S):
[] START TIME(S):
[] CONTACT PERSON (w/e-mail):
[] OTHER INFO:

(*The Silver Spring Regional Area consists of the area in Montgomery County south of the Beltway (plus Four Corners), east of Rock Creek Park, and west of Prince George’s County. It includes the City of Takoma Park all the other wonderful neighborhoods, and downtown Silver Spring.)

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1 comment:

Julie Drizin said...

Washington Ethical Society (WES)
Winter Festival
Saturday, December 10
6 pm
7750 16th St, NW DC (at Kalmia)
contact: Christine Parcelli christinep-AT-ethicalsociety-DOT-org
Winter Festival is an annual intergenerational, interactive, musical celebration of the season and the values of love, hope, joy, peace and giving. A charming winter play for all ages.

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