Events around Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word

2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
Sports

2017 Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans

Sunday 6:00am (22 October)
Ironman 70.3 New Orleans, New Orleans

Farmer's Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte
Community

Farmer's Market Summer Outreach with the Anti-War Cmte

Saturday 8:00am (29 July)
Midtown Farmers Market, Minneapolis

United Artistry Live 2

United Artistry Live 2

Friday 6:00pm (08 September)
ANTHOLOGY, Rochester

Worldwide Screening: William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments

Worldwide Screening: William Kentridge, Triumphs and Laments

Saturday 7:30pm (01 July)
The Dryden Theatre, Rochester

Gallery Talk: Sightlines

Gallery Talk: Sightlines

Saturday 1:00pm (18 November)
George Eastman Museum, Rochester

Focus 45: Claudia Pretelin, from the Kodak Girl to the Kodak Sna
Lecture

Focus 45: Claudia Pretelin, from the Kodak Girl to the Kodak Sna

Saturday 12:00pm (22 July)
George Eastman Museum, Rochester

Upstate Social Sessions 2017
Community

Upstate Social Sessions 2017

Friday 8:00am (15 September)
George Eastman Museum, Rochester

Noble Vibes at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival
Festival

Noble Vibes at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Thursday 7:00pm (29 June)
Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Rochester


United with Music Benefit Concert

United with Music Benefit Concert


When?

Start time: Sunday 3:00pm (25 June)
End time: Sunday 6:00pm (25 June)
Music

About

You are invited to a celebration of unity with music!
On Sunday June 25, 2017 Rochester, NY-area musicians, of diverse nationalities representing the music of cultures across the world, will entertain and unite our community through the transformative uplifting energy of music as they perform traditional and contemporary music.

The exciting musical line up of talented well known artists includes: The Dady Brothers, The Mounafayni West African Percussion and Dance Ensemble, The New York Klezmer Orchestra, Fatima, South American Guitarist Jorge Aparicio, Mike Joseph, Mary Ashton, and Native American Flutist Brittany Vetter.

They'll perform a three hour concert starting at 3:00pm, to raise funds for "Refugees Helping Refugees", a non-profit organization run by re-settled refugees who provide vital services for refugees in Rochester, New York. Government support for refugees used to be for 6 months, then it was reduced to 3 months, and now with recent legislative changes refugees only receive 30 days assistance. RHR fills in the gap by helping refugees transition to a new environment, to become self-sufficient through the following service:

English as a Second Language classes (without knowing the English language they cannot get jobs.)
Job Placement
Vocational training; Sewing, cooking, and maintenance classes, resume writing, so they can enter the workforce (possibly open their own business) and contribute to their community
Nutrition and exercise classes
Activities to give refugees a chance to socialize, and keep them from being isolated
Transportation to and from doctor’s appointments and to the immigration office, which is located in a different city. Without this service many refugees would not make their appointments.

The United with Music Benefit Concert is helping to raise $25,000. If they reach that goal, ESL Charitable Foundation will match it, totaling a $50,000 donation so that RHR can move to a permanent center for its services and programs. This will also allow RHR to operate extended hours in the evenings and weekends, and offer services to a greater number of refugees.​

An Indiegogo campaign has been created to accept additional donations. https://igg.me/at/unitedwithmusic/x/9213299

This is an important time to stand in solidarity and love. Music can heal and uplift people’s souls and bring peace to the world.