Public Events Held at Central
Dignity Center Concert
Friday, September 21, 7:00 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1200 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis
Westminster will host a benefit concert for the Dignity Center on September 21 in Westminster Hall. J. D. Steele & Friends will perform a mix of gospel and popular songs from the 1960s and ’70s.
Westminster and 25 other congregations provide financial support and volunteers for the Dignity Center, which offers an outreach ministry to persons on the path to stability. The center is located at 425 Groveland Ave in downtown Minneapolis. Many people at Dignity Center are homeless and face obstacles such as mental illness, substance abuse, and criminal records. In 2017, 907 people visited the center 5,766 times. Come for a celebratory evening of fun, fellowship, and great music by the Steeles, in support of the positive impact the Dignity Center has on individual lives and on the community.
Minnesota Symphonic Winds Concert
Sunday, October 28, 4:00 p.m., Central Lutheran
The Minnesota Symphonic Winds returns to Central Lutheran Church to help celebrate the renovation of this wonderful sanctuary and addition, while presenting repertoire centering on the themes of peace and justice. Works to be featured include Gould’s Fanfare for Freedom, Mackey’s Sheltering Sky, Curnow’s Canticle of the Creatures, King’s Peacemaker March (conducted by associate conductor Paul Kile), Giroux’s Hymn for the Innocent, and Holsinger’s On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss. Trumpeter Garrett Klein of the Dallas Brass will share Ewazen’s moving Recuerdas from Danzante, and a new work by conductor Timothy Mahr, Imagining Peace will be premiered, featuring Pastors Chris Bellefeuille and Rob Lubben as narrators, sharing inspired words from throughout time on the title’s theme.
The concert is free. An offering will be taken for one or more Twin Cities Peace with Justice organizations.
Augsburg University Advent Vespers
For more than three decades, Augsburg University has ushered in the Advent and Christmas seasons with Advent Vespers, a magnificent experience of music and liturgy, focusing on the theme of preparation and culminating in the joyful celebration of the Incarnation. More information>
Thursday, November 29 at 8 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)
Friday, November 30 at 5 & 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 at 2 & 5 p.m.