Dear CHS family,
I became acquainted with Kiwimbi a few years ago through a college friend, Carol, and I was just elected to the Board of Trustees of Kiwimbi International. Kiwimbi's mission statement is very powerful and it spoke to me personally because I believe in my heart that education is so important to solving conflict and suffering. The mission statement:
"We see a world where all people are empowered through education to enrich their lives and reach their fullest potential. To accomplish this vision, our mission is to partner with underserved communities worldwide to create educational opportunities through locally run learning centers." Our current efforts are focused in Amagoro, Busia County, a town in Western Kenya.
I invite the CHS community to learn more about Kiwimbi and the efforts of Kiwimbi International, which provides professional and financial support to the all-Kenyan Kiwimbi Kenya organization, by attending the Kiwimbi Karamu event on Friday evening, October 20th at the Morris Museum. It will be a lovely evening - African dancing and drumming, great Kenyan food, open bar, meeting a few of the Kiwimbi Kenya staff, and an opportunity to hear our guest speaker, Mukoma Wa Ngugi, noted author and scholar. (See the flyer) Here is the link to register.
I am available to answer any questions either in person or via my email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a registration form/flyer here. (this is an image file and is not interactive )
Benefit Concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief
October 29, 4 pm, at Church of the Holy Spirit
Freewill Offerings will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. There is no admission charge. This concert is offered as a part of the Jane Self Burnham Scholars Program. (download a poster to share with your friends and neighbors)
Mr. Griggs will present "500 Years Of Music For Guitar" from the Renaissance to the Contemporary, as well as Flamenco, Brazilian music, jazz, blues and several of his own compositions. There is something for listeners of all tastes on this wide-ranging program.
Peter Griggs has presented more than 500 solo guitar concerts throughout the USA, Germany, United Kingdom, France, the Low Countries, Scandinavia and eastern Europe at art centers, festivals, museums, churches, jazz clubs and other venues. His recordings are available on Folkways Records, Music Of The World, Treecastle Music and CD Baby. He was based for more than ten years in Dusseldorf, Germany and now resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Critics in Germany and the United Kingdom have hailed Griggs as "a master of expressive sounds" known for his "sizzling guitar playing" and "sophisticated and highly enjoyable" programs. Germany’s Bergische Morning Post put it this way: “an almost unbelievable talent -- Peter Griggs performs magic!"
For a concert preview, go to: Peter Griggs: 500 Years Of Music For Guitar
Harvest Home/Family Style Roast Beef Dinner – September 16th, the Readington Reformed Church, located at 124 Readington Rd., will host their Annual Family Style Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, September 16th from 4:00-6:00 pm (3 seatings on the hour). Adult tickets are $17, children 6-12 are $6, and children 5 and under are free. Advance tickets are highly recommended for sit down or take-out meals. Please call Pat at 526-8572 to order your tickets no later than September 13th. Activities include a Quilt Show, Crafters, and Bake Sale. Proceeds to benefit the preservation of the Church.
Septmeber 2-29 - Photography Display
June Filipski, Peggy Niece and Pegg Lyons-Roehm--are having a second show, closer to home this time, at the North County Library Branch in Clinton from Sept 2-Sept 29 during library hours.
If you're able to come to our reception on Wednesday, September 20, between 6:30-8:30 PM, it'd be fun to see you. If that's not convenient, hope you may have another chance to stop in during the month. Many different pieces than our first show; June has added 10 new photos.
Clothing Drove: Cleaning closets? Parishioner, Greg Taylor wants you to know that the
Voorhees High School boys soccer team is holding a clothing drive through September 25th Clothing, accessories, linens, small toys can be dropped off in well-tied plastic bags in
the tent at the High School. Any questions, please contact the Taylors at email@example.com.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - Good News Home for Women's 30th Anniversary Celebration at the Princeton Marriott. Find out more >
19th Tewksbury Harvest Festival: September 23rd,(rain date 24th) – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Christy Hoffman Farm Park, Califon - $20 per car. Crafters, car show, pony rides, live music – all for the entrance fee. Focus is all about kids, family and community. Supports Rescue Squad.
Elder Care Seminar: September 23rd from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm to be held at the Cokesbury United Methodist Church – this workshop is led by Helen Hunter, Certified Lay Minister and is open to clergy, laity & caregivers. The event is free of charge. A continental breakfast is provided. Don’t miss this important opportunity to prepare, discuss, and grow in support of caregivers & elders in our communities. To register call: 908-236-6151.
September 24, 4:00 PM - Clarinet Quartet Concert at the Community of St. John Baptist
Music Medley with Leader Dot Cacchio
Suggested donation: $20.
Info: Sr. Pamela at 973-543-4641 x 9
A Culinary Affair Goes Hawaiian: Monday, September 25th from 6:00-9:00 pm at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Rte 173 West, Hampton. Good food, good company, good cause! Proceeds benefit Hunterdon Hospice and Visiting Health and Supportive Services. Tickets, $75 each. For more information, talk to June Filipski or call the Events office at 908-788-6591. https://hunterdonhealthcare.thankyou4caring.org/2017culinaryaffair
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - Good News Home Fall Festival - Find out more >