The Gathering VII
Sunday, February 20, 2011
On Sunday, February 20, Jews and Christians from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area will unite for The Gathering, a citywide celebration of hope and a time of prayer for the peace of Jerusalem. The Gathering will begin at 3 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 9400 Wornall Road in Kansas City, MO. The Gathering is free and open to the public.
In celebration of Presidents’ Day Weekend, this year’s Gathering will honor the long history of America and Israel: Standing Together. Pastor Paul Brooks and Rabbi Alan Cohen will present personal reflections about how events such as the Gathering has built bridges of understanding and enhanced their friendship. They will share their joint hopes and prayers that Christians and Jews can, through their standing together, help bring the people of the Middle East closer to peace. There will be a musical presentation performed by children and adults choirs from both the Jewish and Christian communities. Yachad: The Traveling Tefillah Band and Shir Balev will also participate. Prayers and scripture readings will be led by pastors and rabbis from our community. A reception will follow.
Those who would like to assist as an usher on the day of the event should contact Annette Fish, Administrator/Program Director, Rabbinical Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-327-4622.