Celebrating Music, Love & Action – The SoulFest, will be held August 5-7, 2021 in the picturesque mountains and lakes region of Gilford, New Hampshire at Gunstock Mountain Resort. Gunstock provides an idyllic setting for this one-of-a-kind celebration gathering 8,000 attendees and more than 100 artists and speakers. As New England’s largest Christian music festival, SoulFest has become a summer staple to numerous families throughout the New England Area.
Join Route One Ministry on March 18th at 10:00am via zoom as we highlight the realities of trafficking here in the US and hear Tricia Grant’s own story of being trafficked. We as an organization strive to serve women sexually exploited and trafficked by the commercial sex industry. We strive to listen first and assist second. We hope to be a connection to the resources women need to leave the sex industry, as they need.
For more information and to RSVP for this event email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 3, 2021, 4 – 5:30pm
Online via Zoom
(Registration ends at 3pm on the day of, and the Zoom link will be sent right after that)
Fr. Tom Ryan of the Paulist Center will deliver remarks on Pope Francis’ encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, reflecting on how we can all live out the call to fraternity, social friendship, and solidarity. We could not think of a more fitting way to begin the new year. Father Tom Ryan is also a member of the UniteBoston Board of Directors. Responding to him will be Boston Islamic Seminary President Dr. Basyouny Nehela and others to be announced. Audience Q&A will follow the presentations.
Born and raised in southern Minnesota, Fr. Tom Ryan did his graduate studies in theology at the Washington (D.C.) Theological Union and the University of Geneva. He was ordained a Paulist in 1975, and served in campus ministry at the Ohio State University (Columbus) and at McGill University (Montreal, QC.), prior to directing the Montreal-based Canadian Centre for Ecumenism for 14 years and working in all ten provinces of Canada. Perceiving the need for places where Christians of different traditions could gather to share faith and life with each other as well as with members of other religions, he spearheaded the founding of Unitas in Montreal, an ecumenical center for spirituality and Christian meditation co-sponsored by eight different denominations. He served as its director for five years prior to answering the call of his community in January of 2000 to set up and develop the Paulist Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.
Dr. Basyouny Nehela holds an M.A. in Fundamentals of Religion, and a Ph.D. with Honors in Da’wa and Islamic Culture, both from Al-Azhar University. He is currently the Dean of Academic Affairs and professor at Boston Islamic Seminary. Dr. Basyouny was previously an Associate professor at Qatar University’s Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, Department of Islamic Creed and Da’wa, a faculty member at Al-Azhar University and Islamic American University, and Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston. He has also served as head, and coordinator of many academic committees covering Curriculum Enhancement, Core Curriculum, Strategic Plan, Academic Activities and Events, & Professional Development. He has taught many academic courses including Fundamentals of Dawa, Ethics, Comparative Religion, Islamic Creed, Islamic Culture, Quranic Studies,…etc.
This April 2020 New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater presents an original musical adaptation “Esther: For Such A Time As This” at the Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St. Groton, MA. (Use 343 Main St for GPS directions)
The story of a girl with two names; one hidden.
The story of two kings; one hidden.
A story of two decrees: one to destroy a people, the other to save a people.
That which is hidden comes to light in this new musical adaptation of the Biblical story of a Jewish orphan who becomes Queen to the Persian Emperor, King Ahasuerus (Xerxes) at a time when his reign has become plagued with political intrigue, plots of sabotage and genocide that threaten the unity of the Empire.
A company of 80 actors, singers, and dancers with a live orchestra will transport audiences to the magnificent winter palace of King Ahasuerus in the 5th century BC Persian capital city of Susa.
Eight Performances: April 17-26
Evenings at 7:30 p.m. April 17,18, 24,25
Matinees at 2:30 p.m. April. 18,19, 25, 26
Visit our tickets (http://www.newlifefinearts.org/tickets) page for online ordering, more details and special pricing offers.
“Esther: A New Musical Drama” is directed by Concord composer, David MacAdam. Music arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Peter Vantine
Envisioning God’s Plan – 2020 Vision Board Workshop
In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, it can be challenging to take a step back and reflect on our goals and convictions. The perfect time to do that is in the new year! Did you make any new-year’s resolutions? Are you looking to be more intentional in your faith walk? More bold or courageous? Loving? Self-controlled?
Please join us! Together we will visualize what we want for our spiritual growth this year and renew our determinations. Let’s pump out those creative juices and find fellowship with a community of like-minded believers. This can be the year you finish strong and make good on the things you began.
“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.” Ecclesiastes 7:8
and, “Commit tot he Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3
What is a Vision Board?
A vision board is a fun is a board or poster that visually displays the things you desire or dream about. It’s fun to make and is a helpful tool because when you see it every day, you can be reminded of and motivated to accomplish the things you decided to do.
Please feel free to bring your own craft supplies, poster boards, magazines, stickers, etc. We will have supplies available as well.