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November 2018

Early Music – “Let Tyrants Shake Their Iron Rod: Baroque music of the Americas”

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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English Harpsichord

Musica Spei members Jeff Tabor (Tenor) and David McCarthy (Bass, playing harpsichord) present a concert of Baroque songs from the Americas

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Early Music Festival – Crossing the Channel: Music from England to Italy

November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Lute

Juli Elliot (Soprano), and Deborah Fox (lute, theorbo, arch lute) are joined by Molly Wertz (Baroque Violin).

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Open Arms Thanksgiving Dinner

November 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Turkey dinner

A thanksgiving feast to which all (congregation and neighbors) are invited. This is an open invitation and everyone is welcome. Come join the celebration!

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Early Music Festival – Giving BACH: A Benefit Concert for the Coffee Connection

November 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Coffee beans in heart shape with coffee cup

A benefit concert with all donations going to The Coffee Connection.

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Early Music Festival – Malcolm Matthews: Music for Harpsichord

November 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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English Harpsichord

Malcolm Matthews will present a concert of music for the harpsichord.

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December 2018

Lecture – Maya Rook

December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Sanctuary, 68 Ashland St.
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Free
First Thanksgiving

Every year Americans gather around a feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and cranberry sauce on the fourth Thursday of November. But how reflective is this meal of the “First Thanksgiving” of 1621? Did the newly arrived Pilgrims really gather in harmony with the local Wampanoag tribe? And what exactly did they eat?
Donations are appreciated. Every donation of $5 - $10 - $20 helps preserve this historic building.

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Bell Choir Concert

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Free
Handbells on table

A concert of seasonal songs by the Third Church bell choirs directed by Mary Ann Rutkowski.
Donations are appreciated. Every donation of $5 - $10 - $20 helps preserve this historic building.

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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manger scene

The Open Arms Metropolitan Community Church welcomes one and all to this Christmas Eve service of worship.

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January 2019

Sand Art by Katie Jo Suddaby

January 5 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Free
Katie Jo making sand art

Come watch Katie Jo Suddaby create a beautiful sand mandala:
Saturday, 1-4: Mandala Creation and Meditation
Saturday, 4pm: Brief Dissolution Ceremony and Artist Talk
Sunday, 10:30am-11:30am: Full Dissolution Ceremony with Open Arms Congregation

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The Three Erie Canals, History and Folklore

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Free
Erie Canal

Slides of the three Erie Canal eras beginning with Clinton's Ditch, completed in 1825, and ending with the canal of today including canal folklore, stories and discussing the local canal sites in the South Wedge area.

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February 2019

Tibetan Sand Art Class

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chapel, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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$30
Katie Jo making sand art

Learn How to "paint" with colorful sand. A class taught by Katie Jo Sudaby.

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Midwinter Meditations: Celebrating the Silent Season of Snow

February 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sanctuary, 68 Ashland Street
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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A snowy country road

Musica Spei presents music of the medieval and renaissance periods chosen to display a variety of musical moods appropriate to the season. The performance is accompanied by meditations on the music: brief presentations addressed to the audience by the singers themselves.

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