Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)

Wednesday, November 21: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service organized by Interfaith Action of Evanston

Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)

Sunday, October 21 (5 p.m.): "Spiritual Pathways - Interfaith Discovery Series: The Muslim World and its Many Shades of Gray," with Dr. Mateo Farzaneh, speaker, 5:00 pm at the Lake Street Church (Evanston)

Friday, October 26 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Saturday, October 6 (4 p.m.)
Peoples Church
941 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL  60640

“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” features music, poetry, and readings from sacred texts—on the themes of harvest, thanksgiving, and autumn.



Program

Margaret Shaklee reads "Winter Meditation" by Denise Levertov and “May the Glory of the Passing Away of Autumn” by Barbara Pescan

Allan Johnston reads his poems “Potato Farming Near George, Washington, 1975,” “Hay House,” “Harvest,” “Piers” and “Radishes”

Reverend Jacki Belile reads “The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity” by Walter Brueggeman and “The Head of the Year” by Marge Piercy

Reverend Jean Darling reads a text

Sharon Hyson reads a text

Patti Nakai makes a short Buddhist commentary on the harvest theme and reads a selection from the Dhammapada ("Sayings of the Buddha").

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Seth Fisher reads “Thoreau on Autumn”

A musical ensemble performs “Autumn Leaves,” “We Gather Together,” and several songs -- with Saalik Ziyad (vocals), Joe Vajarsky (tenor saxophone), Dan Godston (trumpet) & Anthony Poretti (drums)

“Harvest Fest: An Interfaith Arts Celebration” is part of an ongoing series of events that is thematically arranged around each of the four seasons. This Seventh Annual Chicago Calling Arts Festival event is co-sponsored by the Peoples Church, Treasures of Uptown, and the Borderbend Arts Collective.
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)

Friday, September 28 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
Friday, September 28 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)

Thursday, August 2 (6 p.m.): Iftar in the Synagogue Click here to find out more!

Sunday, August 5 (7:30 p.m.) Interfaith Music Devotions at the Bahá'í House of Worship (Wilmette, IL). Click here to find out more.

Friday, August 25 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Program

  Prelude
Performed by Rosamond Brenner—Piano

1. Opening Prayer
Bahá'í Scripture
Read by: Lorelie McClure

2. “The Fountain” by Rosamond Brenner
performed by Rosamond Brenner, piano

3. Selections from Buddhist, Islamic
& Hindu Scriptures
Read by: Irma Simuni

4. “The Lord is My Shepherd” & “Short Healing Prayer”
performed by Rosamond Brenner, piano &
Cheryll Simmerman, vocals

Medley based on the 23rd Psalm and a Bahá'í prayer,
original music by Rosamond Brenner

5. Prophet’s of God are one and the same.
Bahá'í and Islamic Scripture
Read by: Chris Vodden
6. “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” & “Come Sunday”
performed by Cheryll Simmerman, flute, Jon Hey, piano & Dan Godston, trumpet

7. The Utterance of God is a Lamp
Bahá'í Scripture
Read by: Robert Rogers

8. “Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat” by Franz Schubert
performed by Jonathan Wheat, piano

9. The Sower
Christian Scripture
Read by: Ruth Jackson

10. “Hosanna”
performed by Bam Hoener, vocals

11. Closing Prayer
Bahá'í Scripture
Read by: Juliet Gentzkow

Please note: the program might be subject to change...


The Baha'i House of Worship
100 Linden Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
 847-853-2300

Transportation: If you're coming by CTA, you can take the purple line to its terminus (Linden Station), and walk east for several blocks.
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)
Friday, July 28 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Every Friday (6 p.m.): Rice & Spice International Slow Foods Dinner at the Gaia House Interfaith Center (913 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale)
Sunday, June 10 (2 p.m.): Sharing Sacred Spaces Project Culminating Event (Federal Plaza at the corner of Adams and Dearborn Aves. in Chicago)
Wednesday, June 20 (6 p.m.): Summer Solstice Interfaith Arts Event at Gillson Park. Click here to find out more.
Friday, June 29 (7 p.m.): Peace Concert at SGI-USA Chicago Culture Center (1455 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago)
 
Summer Solstice Interfaith Arts Event
Lakeview Center in Gillson Park (Wilmette, IL)
Wednesday, June 20 (6 p.m.)

free and open to the public
This Summer Solstice Interfaith Arts Event is part of an ongoing series of events that is thematically arranged around each of the four seasons.  Click here to receive updates regarding this event, and check out this blog post  about "Spring, Rebirth & Renewal" -- an interfaith arts event that happened in March.
View of Gillson Park
Photo credit: Wilmette Park District