Interfaith Service Day
This coming Sunday! August 7th 2022


Arrive promptly by 8:30 am at the New Haven Green (corner of Temple and Elm) to volunteer for a service day project  OR  arrive anytime before noon and help us hand paint our giant billboard mural!

Dear friends,
Are you excited?  I know I am. 

I know Saint Andrew’s is bringing over twenty members.  Wow!  And don’t forget the OASIS Multi Church Youth Ministry, and seventeen faith communities, including our Muslim brothers and sisters, and our Jewish Brothers and sisters, and the Baha'is.  And Channel 8 News, and News12 Connecticut, and the WPKN radio interview last Monday (Listen Here!), and the Mayor of New Haven is expected to attend, and….. seventeen faith communities, seven service projects… the Jerusalem Peacebuilders are here from Israel and Palestine…. 
OK. It's clear I’m a little excited!
My father taught me never to boo a player on the field.  “Look,” he said, “on the field you’ve got a few dozen exhausted players needing rest surrounded by fifty-thousand people needing exercise.  So let’s cheer everyone on the field.”
Today, I’m cheering for you and I’m rooting for you to join me on the field of life.  Let’s serve, pray, and heal each other, this Sunday morning, as a living act of faith, hope, and love.
What will we do?  We will serve, pray, and heal.
How will we do it?  In community.
Where will we serve, pray, and heal?
You will choose and the work will be as light or heavy as you choose.
  • Make 100 sandwiches and distribute them to the hungry.
  • Visit and restore a Jewish cemetery.
  • Visit and learn about a transitional housing program; if you choose, help paint a room.
  • Visit Habitat for Humanity headquarters, help them prepare, learn about their program.
  • Paint a 48 foot peace mural to be posted on I-95
  • Pound weapons into garden tools and jewelry; learn about this program.
  • Walk the beach and help clean Long Island Sound; learn about Save the Sound.
Enjoy pizza, live music, and meet our visiting peacemakers from Israel and Palestine, The Jerusalem Peacebuilders. Our schedule for the day:
8:15-8:30     Arrive at the New Haven Green and register to volunteer.(be sure to get your ID wristband)

8:30-9:00    Welcome, Introductions, Meeting the Jerusalem PeaceBuilders.and divide into service project teams

9:00   Board mini buses or walk to your chosen service projects.

9:30-12:00    Enjoy fellowship while serving others.

12:00   Return to the green. (Walk or bus)

12:30-1:00    Enjoy a pizza lunch on the Green

1:00-1:30    Hear quick reports from each service project team.

1:30-1:45  Interfaith Reflections with Rabbi Josh Pernick:Jewish; Reverend Luk De Volder: Christian; Imam Bilal Ansari: Muslim; Rachel Gonzalez Ryan: Baha’i

1:45  Sandwich team walks to Chapel on the Green for food sharing.

1:45-3:00  Concert:The Afro Semitic Experience will "ignite our passion and purpose"with a live performance of spiritual, world-beat and soulful jazz.
Email or call me with questions. I so look forward to seeing you.
Bruce A. Barrett
Founder,  IWagePeace.Org

 Participating Partners
Woodmont UCC Milford,  Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel New Haven,  The Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, Christ Church New Haven,  Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church New Haven,  St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Madison,  Congregation Mishkan Israel Hamden,  First Presbyterian Church of New Haven,  First United Church of Christ of Milford,  OASIS Multi Church Youth Ministry, Trinity Episcopal Church New Haven,  Regional Baha’i Council of the Northeastern States,  St Matthew Episcopal Church Wilton,  St. Peter's Episcopal Church Milford,  The Episcopal Church at Yale, The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven,  St. Mark's Episcopal Church New Canaan
Interfaith Service Day comes in partnership with Jerusalem Peacebuilders and is made possible by a generous donation from the Episcopal Church of Connecticut, Barrett Outdoor Communications Inc. and IWagePeace.Org
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