In a personal message, Senior Minister Steve Jungkeit invites everyone to “Rhythm of the Saints: A Gathering of the Graces in Word, Song and Film,” a three-part community event being held on Saturday, Oct. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 31, which will enable area residents to:

  • mourn loved ones lost during COVID, when memorial services were unable to be observed;
  • attend a movie screening and discussion of “City of a Million Dreams,” Jason Berry’s moving documentary about the jazz-funeral tradition in New Orleans; and
  • take part in a Sacred Jazz Sunday morning worship service led by Dr. Michael White and his New Orleans Jazz Ensemble.

The community-wide memorial service will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 2:00 p.m.; the movie screening will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m., followed by a discussion with filmmaker Jason Berry at 6:00 p.m.; and the Sacred Jazz worship service will take place on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 10:00 a.m.  

All events will take place in the Meetinghouse.  All are free and open to all area residents.  Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Masks are required, as well as proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test obtained within 72 hours of the event.