On April 7th, at the fifth Lenten luncheon, Adam Smedberg, Community Engagement Specialist for Church World Service, talked about CWS’s work with Afghan refugees following the US withdrawal last summer, as well as what CWS is doing now to assist those displaced by war in the Ukraine.
On March 31st, at the fourth Lenten luncheon, Rabbi Pam Frydman and Rik Yeames talked about United Religions Initiative (URI).
On March 24th, at the third Lenten luncheon, Susan Rock and Patricia Fredette talked about the Stephen Ministry.
On Thursday, March 17th, for our second Lenten luncheon, Rev. Rebecca Josephson shared her faith journey into ministry.
For our first Lenten Luncheon, on March 10th, Hannah Essa and Bethany Cottrell talked about Brigid's House of Hope, a shelter for NH victims of human trafficking. You can view the video recording of the presentation and discussion below.
On Sunday, November 22nd at 5pm - on Zoom - the Greater Concord Interfaith Council held their first online service during this time of pandemic. We hope that it brings you some Hope and Peace, during this time of uncertainty. Blessings!
If you would like to send a freewill donation to the Friendly Kitchen, please make any checks payable to the Greater Concord Interfaith Council, with “Friendly Kitchen” in the memo, and mailed to:
PO Box 362 | Concord, New Hampshire | 03302-0362
If you prefer to give electronically, you can go directly to the Friendly Kitchen’s donation page at: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/mUS8rIVkLeW2_EFQ4r8nfg
2019 CROP Hunger Walk Summary
Thirteen faith communities participated
Total raised - $13,751.75
Team that raised the most money - South Congregational - $5,515.00
Individual walker who raised the most money - Cy Sherman - $3,170.00
CWS returned 25% of what we raised to the Interfaith Council to distribute to local programs. These programs received checks for $300.
*NOTE* The Interfaith Council supplemented the CROP funds to round up to the $300, and also made a $150 donations to the Rundlett Middle School Backpack Program & Merrimack Valley Backpack Program when the CROP Walk checks were distributed.
On June 5, 2019 members of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council had a chance to meet and speak with Dr. Jim Walsh. This event was organized by the World Affairs Council of N.H and hosted by Concordia Lutheran Church
Giving Thanks for Our Neighbors
(The Interfaith Council offers many thanks to Aaron Baker at Mulberry Creek Imagery for donating his amazing photography talent for this event.)
On Sunday November 18th, 2018 at 5pm, members of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council gathered with fellow Concord residents at Temple Beth Jacob to celebrate and express gratitude for our rich human diversity. Prayers, reflections, and sacred readings from Unitarian Universalist, Baha'i, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Society of Friends (Quaker), Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and Episcopal faith traditions were offered.
Musical selections included:
"I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table"
"Dona Nobis Pacem" ("Give Us Peace")
"Let There Be Peace on Earth"
"Shalom Chaverim" ("Farewell in Peace:")
Each year the coordinating team from the Interfaith Council that plans the Thanksgiving service chooses a local non-profit to support through an invitational donation. This year those gathered heard from the Director of the Concord Multicultural Festival who shared that they are working towards expanding the program to become more than a single event each summer. At the end of the event, everyone was invited to donate towards the efforts to expand the wonderful work of the Concord Multicultural Festival. (If you would like to support the Festival, click here to donate.)
The Interfaith Council is grateful to everyone who participated in this year's Thanksgiving event.
An evening with the Greater Concord Interfaith Council.
Bringing some light and hope into the world!
The Greater Concord Interfaith Council promotes understanding, peace, and respect. We affirm that what unites us is greater than what divides us. We work to create a respectful environment in which earnest people can explore our religious diversity through common worship, mutual education and community outreach.