Lenten Luncheon Series in Concord

Bishop Rob will be a featured speaker during The Greater Concord Interfaith Council's 56th Annual Lenten Luncheon Series. The weekly events kick off next week. Every Thursday during Lent, from 12pm -1pm, at the Salvation Army, 58 Clinton Street, Concord, there will be a guest presenter and luncheon offered for $7.00 per person. Funds raised will be donated to the Friends of Forgotten Children.

The full schedule is, as follows:

February 26 Author Joyce Ray. What compelled a Protestant to write about a Roman
saint? Ray, local author of Feathers & Trumpets, a Story of Hildegard of Bingen (March 2014), will discuss the 12th century’s most dynamic female voice and the obstacles overcome in bringing her to life for young adult readers.

March 5 The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld serves as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire. He will talk about Lent and human dignity, and he will share (and ask participants to share) stories of "dignity robbed, and dignity restored." When he is not supporting Episcopal congregations and uncovering new expressions of ministry around the state, Bishop Hirschfeld writes poetry and theological ruminations. Read more on his blog at www.tendingthevine.org

March 12 Bhagirath Khatiwada, MPA, Program Director for the Bhutanese Community of NH, will speak about life in Bhutan and why members of the community fled Bhutan & Nepal, and will discuss his program for suicide prevention. Before and after his talk we will hear live Kirtan music from the Hindu Faith Trust of NH.

March 19 Bianca Monroe, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at The Crisis Center of Central NH (est. 1978) will discuss the critical supports provided by the Crisis Center to victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, stalking and child abuse.

March 26 Clare Chapman is the Executive Director of the NH Council of Churches. The NH Council of Churches, with faith-filled witness and action, mutual respect and understanding, unites for prayer, learning, justice, peace and stewardship of God’s creation. 

Parking is available in the Salvation Army lot. Enter from either Clinton St. or South Fruit St. Entrances are wheelchair-accessible.