Jazz Vespers First Homeless Sabbath Event
Townley is located at 829 Salem Road in Union, New Jersey and the service from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admission is free to all but a free-will offering will benefit Monarch Housing Associates and its mission to end homelessness.
Click here a flyer for the Jazz Vespers worship service.
Carrie will lead the service together with Townley Church’s pastor Rev. Howard Bryant.
They will be backed up by The Jazzin’ All-Stars, a crew of talented professional jazz musicians that Carrie has assembled.
The musicians will imbue Vespers with a jazz beat and spirit that it has rarely voiced before. Ecumenical and non-denominational, Townley’s Jazz Vespers will bring people together with the universal language of music in a joyful and meaningful worship service.
People are encouraged to come when they can, and leave as they wish throughout the service.
“The Jazz Vespers service at Townley Presbyterian Church is an opportunity for of us to focus on our neighbors who do not have a place to call home and by working together we can end homelessness in our communities. It will also be the first of several events including the Homeless Sabbath and Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day Vigil that we hope all of our friends and neighbors will participate in,” said Rev. Howard Bryant.
“Since 1990, Monarch Housing has been working to end homelessness in New Jersey through sound planning, advocacy and partnerships and the creation of housing opportunities for all. Townley Presbyterian Church has been a longtime partner in helping us increase awareness that we can and must end homelessness,” said Richard W. Brown, CEO, Monarch Housing Associates. “Partnering with the Salem Roadhouse Cafe is always a joy and pleasure.”