Cathedral Music Society presents…
The Cathedral Choirs
Friday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.
pre-concert reception at 7:00 p.m.
The Cathedral Music Society presents the Cathedral Choirs in concert to benefit the Ruth Ellis Center. The Ruth Ellis Center, incorporated in 1999, is a youth social services agency with a mission “to provide short-term and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless, and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.” While the Center emphasizes serving LGBTQ youth who are often ostracized, shamed, and denied services by other agencies, no youth, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation is turned away or denied services.
A great breadth of choral music will be presented from early music, to spirituals. Suggested donation at the door: $10 (adults), $5 (students and seniors)
Cathedral to host annual Absalom Jones celebration Feb. 18
The diocese’s annual Absalom Jones celebration begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit.
TThe celebration marks the work of three trailblazers in their respective churches: The Rev. Absalom Jones (the first African-American priest ordained in the Episcopal Church), the Rev. Richard Allen (first bishop and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church) and the Rev. Jehu Jones Jr. (first African-American pastor ordained in the Lutheran Church).
A reception will follow the service. Guests to the service are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to Crossroads of Michigan.
The Rev. Yolanda Whiten, pastor of St. James A.M.E. Church, Brighton will serve as preacher. Whiten is also president and CEO of the Ann Arbor Community Center, which provides programs and services promoting self-reliance, social and economic well-being, diversity and community involvement.
Download event flyer HERE
For March, the Third Wednesday Book group will read Robert MacFarlane’s book “Landmarks”
-a celebration of the language of landscape and the power of words to shape our sense of place…
This book is available locally or in Kindle/Softcover or Hardcover versions from Amazon.com