Our Neighbors, Ourselves

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ONOOur Neighbours, Ourselves is an exploration into the lives and stories of those who have come to New Hampshire from around the world over the course of a six weeks (Wednesday Feb 26th - Saturday April 11th). Through art and creativity, we hope to highlight the experience of our immigrant brothers and sisters, to highlight the fact that immigration is not simply a “border” issue.

Utilizing the beautiful sanctuary of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Londonderry, art from around the state will be showcased, as well as pieces from UncagedArt, a traveling exhibit of art created by teenagers held in the Tornillo Children's Detention center in El Paso County between.

During these six weeks, Our Neighbors, Ourselves  will offer opportunities to experience the art space, as well as take place in book studies, weekly stations of the cross, and more. All monies raised in these events will support the NH Bail on Bond Fund who raises and disperses funds for detained immigrants, and the New Hampshire Council of Churches.

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Main Event:
Join us on February 27, 2020  at 6:30p for an evening of art and music.  Join us and hear the stories of local artists whose passion it is to share the stories of those who have come to New Hampshire from around the globe.

The evening features local artists as well as pieces from Uncaged Art, a traveling exhibit of  art created by teenagers held in the Tornillo Children's Detention Center in El Paso County, TX. Music from Los Sugar Kings, and food from Vida Cantina.

All proceeds from this event will go to the NH Bail and Bond Fund that  raises and disperses funds for detained immigrants, and the New Hampshire Council of Churches.

Artists Include:

  • Becky Field (Photographer - http://differentrootsnh.com)
  • Uncaged Art
  • Segun Olorunfemi (Painter - https://www.segunofemi.com)
  • Fr. Sam Fuller (Sculptor - https://samuelfullercapuchin.com)
  • The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop (Painter)

 

Book Study: Terry Farish Present’s: The Good Braider 
For five weeks, author Terry Farish will guide a study through her novel The Good Braider, which tells about a young girl's escape from war in Sudan and resettlement in Portland, Maine. The book was selected as an American Library Association Outstanding Book for the Lifelong Learner. This book group has limited availability, and due to limited spaces we ask that those who can commit to all 5 sessions of the study sign up. You can register here. You can find a community reading guide for The Good Braider herePurchase The Good Braider on Amazon.

Friday Stations of the Cross:
Every Friday evening at 6p, St. Peter’s will offer the Stations of the Cross where we will reflect on Christ’s passion and it’s intersection with the immigrant experience.

Open House on Saturdays:
Through Lent, St. Peter’s will be open to the public from 9-Noon on Saturday Mornings. We need two people at a time to help welcome any guests that may come into the church. If you’re interested, please sign up on the sheet in the Church Lobby

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