Events

Events.

All programs are open to all leaders of faith communities.

 

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Security Grant Orientation
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Security Grant Orientation @ Islamic Center of Maryland | Gaithersburg | Maryland | United States

Brian Johnson, Director of the Office of Security for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Police and Fire & Rescue from Montgomery County and Washington DC will help you assess your vulnerabilities, develop a master security plan, make wise choices related to equipment services and costs.

For Information and Application for Montgomery County Faith-Based Security Grant Improvements 
Register here 

 

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Habitat for Humanity in El Salvador Summer 2017!
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day

Habitat for Humanity in El Salvador Summer 2017!

Montgomery Sister Cities invites you to volunteer as a member of our Sister Cities team in Morazán El Salvador this summer

WHEN

July 15  – July 17, 2017

WHERE

Morazán El Salvador

DETAILS 

See the flier

Habitat’s vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live

 

One in every three families in El Salvador lives in inadequate housing.

Are you willing to get your hands dirty and work along side a family in need to provide them with safe and affordable housing? No experience necessary! just a willingness to give and to learn. Team responsibilities will likely include digging, carrying bricks, mixing cement, compacting dirt, moving materials and painting.

Trip cost: $1495 plus airfare. Trip cost covers in country transport, food and lodging and a significant donation to Habitat for Humanity

Itinerary:

Day 1 arrival in San Salvador and orientation

Day 2-visit the tomb of Oscar Romero and then on to Morazán

Days 3 to 7- work on the build site with cultural activities

Day 8- Leave Morazán for a day at the beach

Day 9- Return home

We will start recruitment in January. For more information contact trip leader John Leary at MorazanBuild@gmail.com

Jul
31
Mon
2017
Safety for Refugees & Immigrants
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Safety for Refugees and Immigrants

Monday, July 31, 2017 5-8pm
Islamic Education Center
7917 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20854

Join us for a Montgomery County interfaith and community gathering where we will discuss how can uphold our values and keep our community safe.

A panel of immigration experts and religious leaders will address the latest on the travel ban for predominantly Muslim countries and how to help residents of Montgomery county celebrate our diversity.  The presentation will include an overview of the legal aspects of the an including the implications of the U.S Supreme Court rulings on the Trump administration’s executive orders, and short speeches by faith leaders on how different religions can ensure Montgomery County remains a welcoming place for everyone who lives here. Questions and oan open discussion will follow the presentation.

Featuring a panel of immigration experts and religious leaders

Moderator

Shane Rock, Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Works

Speakers

Father Jacek “Jacinto” Orzechowski,Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

Imam Ahmad Bahraini, Imam And Director of Islamic Education Center of Maryland

Kiyanoush Razoghi, Staff Attorney, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Prayer Vigil
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Tenants Association of Flower Branch are inviting us to a Prayer Vigil commemorating the First Anniversary of the tragic fire that took the lives of seven people.  Let us come together on August 10th at 7:30 pm at 8644 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring to offer our prayers and demonstrate our solidarity with those whose memories are in need of healing.

Aug
23
Wed
2017
Mystical Arts of Tibet: Sana Mandala Project Cedar Lane UU Church hosts Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery
Aug 23 – Aug 27 all-day

WHEN

August 23rd to 27th

 630pm 

WHERE

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
9601 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 

DETAILS

For more information, see the website

Aug
31
Thu
2017
Uniting Our Community After Charlottesville
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Montgomery County Clergy and Community Leader for a conversation on Uniting Our Community After Charlottesville

WHEN

Thursday, August 31st
2pm 

WHERE

Johns Hopkins University – Room 110
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, Maryland 

RSVP
Ken Reichard
ken_reichard@cardin.senate.gov
410-962-4436

Sep
9
Sat
2017
Unity Walk Interfaith Picnic at the Washington National Cathederal
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring your friends and family for an Interfaith picnic on the Cathedral west lawn

WHEN

Saturday, September 9th

5pm-8pm

WHERE

3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20016 

DETAILS

For more information and to register, see the website

Bring a meal to this interfaith, intergenerational picnic on the Cathedral’s west front. Activities, music, and art will help us build connections with next-door neighbors and people from around the region. We’ll close with shared music followed by a Havdalah (the Jewish service marking the end of Shabbat).

RSVP’s requested, not required!

Part of the Unity Walk weekend sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. Information about Sunday’s Unity Walk at ifcmw.org.

 

Sep
10
Sun
2017
Unity Walk 2017: #Know Your Neighbor
Sep 10 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Today more than ever, our message of friendship and unity is critical. So please join us as we walk down Massachusetts Avenue, NW and visit houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of solidarity among different faiths and cultures with our community.

DATE AND TIME
Sun, September 10, 2017
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

LOCATION

Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Friendship Picnic
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a free fun- filled afternoon at Montgomery County Friendship Picnic.

Wheaton Regional Park
2000 Shorefield Rd
Wheaton, MD 20902
1-5 PM

Friendship Picnic Flyer

Sep
19
Tue
2017
Medicaid in Maryland
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Medicaid in Maryland @ Silver Spring Civic Center | Silver Spring | Maryland | United States

In cooperation with Congressman Jamie Raskin and Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services Uma Ahluwalia. Join us for a public forum on Medicaid in Maryland. We know that Medicaid matters to you, and we want to hear your stories!  Please join us for an opportunity to share how Medicaid has impacted you and your family.

When:
September 19, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM

Where:
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

RSVP:
Silver Spring Medicaid

Sponsored By:

Health Care for All
Maryland State Conference of Branches of NAACP Youth and College Division
Progressive Maryland
Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council

Silver Spring Medicaid Flyer 11AUG17

Sep
28
Thu
2017
To Breathe Free Refugee Resettlement Policy Briefing
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Oct
6
Fri
2017
6th Annual GWAPI/GGSF Health Fair
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

6th Annual GWAPI/GGSF Health Fair

Sponsored by the Silver Spring Interfaith Circle

WHEN

Saturday, October 6, 2017

2pm-6pm 

WHERE

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

20020 Montgomery Village Avenue,

Gaithersburg MD 20886 

Nov
13
Mon
2017
IW Annual Congregation Meeting
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us Monday, November 13 for a special gathering of congregations for an update on our work in the community. Learn more about key issues challenging the community we serve.
Join us for the introduction of the Interfaith Network of Montgomery County (INMC), a unique public-private partnership between IW and the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council, which will assist faith communities in meeting residents’ needs.
The meeting will feature a guest speaker, Patricia Larson, who coordinates the “Welcoming Our New Neighbors” program of the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council. Come learn more about how faith communities are welcoming our new refugee neighbors. For more information and to RSVP click here.
Nov
16
Thu
2017
Parent Academy – “Family, Faith and Your School”
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come and learn helpful information about navigating the school system including how to communicate with school staff, tips regarding excused absences, and strategies on how to deal with and report bullying. Presented in collaboration with the Montgomery County Faith Working Group.

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service & Community Service Project
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Admission: Non perishable food item

 

Jan
17
Wed
2018
Religious Land Use : Empowering Houses of Worship
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

WORKSHOP FLYER

The Faith Community Advisory Council Presents:

Religious Land Use: Empowering Houses of Worship

A community based information sharing and discussion forum. Come to learn about the process and flow for applying for a building permit in Montgomery County, Maryland, and your rights under the law.

TOPICS

County Rules & Regulations
Religious Land Use Rights under Federal Law
Consideration Buying Land & New Construction/Renovation

IN COOPERATION WITH 

Becket Law Firm
Department of Permitting Services
Department of Environmental Protection
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Office of the Special Council for Religious  Discrimination

All attendees MUST REGISTER for a FREE TICKET here 

Refreshments graciously provided by Sunflower Bakery with funds from Thrivent Financial

 

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Multicultural Dialogues on Bias – 3 Part Series
Jan 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

CLICK FOR FLYER

The Faith Community Working Group invites

Montgomery County residents of all faith traditions and ethnic backgrounds to the Second Annual Multicultural Dialogue.

The exercises in this series of dialogues develop from the first to the third. We encourage you to attend this dialogue and consider attending the second and third dialogues.

All attendees must register at: tinyurl.com/fcwgdialogue3
Capacity: 120 (Registration will close once capacity is reached)

Snow Date : January 28; an email will be sent to registrants

If you registered for the first and second dialogue YOU MUST register for the third dialogue.

Potluck will begin  at 5:30 PM

The dialogues will start promptly at 6:00 PM

FREE PARKING
No child care provided
Trained facilitators will lead small diverse groups of 8 in the exercises
Those who arrive at 6:10 P.M. will be seated together

Feb
20
Tue
2018
Neighbors In Need Working Group Open Forum
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Be among the first to hear about the evening of April 9th where our County Executive will address the benefits of the Interfaith Network of Montgomery County (INMC) and we will demonstrate reasons why more faith communities should get on board. We want to demonstrate the value and synergistic power evident when government, nonprofits and faith communities work collaboratively.

On Tuesday, February 20 we will begin preparing for April 9th by hearing progress reports related to healthcare, hunger and welcoming our new neighbors. This will serve as a basis for the launch in April.

!!!ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER!!!

www.tinyurl.com/ninwgforum

In Collaboration With

Montgomery County Food Council
MANNA Food Center
Dementia Friendly America
Montgomery County Health and Human Services
Primary Care Coalition
Welcoming Our New Neighbors

 

Apr
9
Mon
2018
INMC Launch
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

YOU ARE INVITED

 Monday, April 9, 2018 is the formal launch of the Interfaith Network of Montgomery County
(INMC) at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Beginning at 6:00PM with a refreshment, live music and resource fair.  At 7:00PM. County Executive Isiah Leggett will address the value of INMC in creating a welcoming, resilient and inclusive county.
The Interfaith Network of Montgomery County (INMC) is a public-private partnership between the Montgomery County Faith Community advisory Council (FCAC) and Interfaith Works (IW). The FCAC was created to respond to the needs and concerns of faith communities, working collaboratively with government, non-profits and community organizations on an interfaith basis. IW was founded in 1972 by a group of faith leaders united in their commitment to combat poverty and homelessness in Montgomery County.

GUEST SPEAKERS

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ISIAH LEGGETT
MARK HETFIELD, PRESIDENT & CEO of HIAS
CRYSTAL CARR TOWNSEND, PRESIDENT of the HEALTHCARE INITIATIVE FOUNDATION
MCPS ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT DR. JONATHAN BRICE
MCPD ASSISTANT CHIEF CAPTAIN LAURA LANHAM

RESOURCE FAIR PARTICIPANTS

Neighbors in Need Related Resources

MANNA Food Center

Montgomery County Food Council

Community Food Rescue
Primary Care Coalition
Maryland Faith Health Network
Interfaith Works
A Wider Circle
Community Ministries of Rockville
Dementia Friendly America
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Welcoming Our New Neighbors Related Resources

Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center
MCAEL
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Lutheran Social Services
Solutions in Hometown Connections
The Asylum Seekers Assistance Project
Montgomery County Muslim Foundation
Identity
HIAS
NoVa Friends of Refugees
International Rescue Committee

Faith Community Working Group Related Resources

Jewish Community Relations Council
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County Police Department
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services
Rumi Forum
Humanity First
Races for Peace
Montgomery County Human Rights Commission

Religious Land Use Related Resources

Department of Environmental Protection
Interfaith Power and Light
Montgomery County Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake
Department of Permitting Services
Montgomery County Community Use of Public Facilities

DATE & LOCATION

MONDAY, APRIL 9
6 – 9 PM
SILVER SPRING CIVIC BUILDING
1 VETERANS PLACE
SILVER SPRING, MD 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BECOME A MEMBER

Apr
24
Tue
2018
Securing Places of Worship Spring Informational
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Faith Community Working Group Presents:

Securing Places of Worship, Spring Informational

The Faith Community Working Group with its partners is hosting a timely workshop for faith leaders, office staff. greeters, ushers and building and grounds and worship committees. Click Security Workshop for the flyer.