Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 PM
Good food, music, fellowship and a good cause will be on the menu at Swarthmore UMC on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 PM, when it hosts “Songs of Freedom,” a Community Choral Concert as a fundraiser for Eastern PA’s legal aid ministry to help refugees and immigrants. Justice for Our Neighbors of the Delaware Valley (JFONDV).
Participants are invited to gather first in the church sanctuary at 10 AM to rehearse and then at 3 PM for the community concert. They will sing the music of popular musician, composer, performer and educator Mark Miller, who arranged “Songs of Freedom” and who believes passionately that “music can change the world.”
Miller, who will conduct the performance, is Assistant Professor of Church Music at Drew Theological School, a Lecturer in the Practice of Sacred Music at Yale University and has directed music for the 2008 General Conference and other United Methodist events.
Donations to participate start at $20. Register at www.jfondv.org/markmiller.html. Bring a chair and plan to join in the day.
ReconcilingCongregations of EPA will sponsor this “wonderful opportunity to support the work of Justice for Our Neighbors and come together to energize our spirits, as we emerge from the pandemic and continue our work of building the Beloved Community.”
JFONDV provides free and low-cost legal services and education to low-income immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees so that they can obtain U.S. work approval, escape violence, and be united with family. More information can be found at www.jfondv.org