All programs are open to all leaders of faith communities.
DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships Webinar: “Protect Your Organization – Resources, Partners, and Tips to Help Keep Your Office, House of Worship, or Community Center Safe”
The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, members of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, and others offer numerous resources to assist faith-based and community organizations with their efforts to prepare for all types of hazards, whether natural or human-caused. This webinar will highlight federal resources and partners to help community and faith leaders improve the safety and security of their facilities.
June 13, 2017
2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT
Click here to register
Click here for more resources to protect your organization
Join the IRC in Silver Spring on Tuesday, June 20th between 7-9pm for our annual World Refugee Day celebration! As the largest refugee resettlement agencies in Maryland, the IRC recognizes this day as a chance to celebrate the diverse cultural backgrounds of the refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian migrants we serve and the contributions they make to our community.
The ticketed event will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center located in downtown Silver Spring at 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910 between 7-9pm and will feature performances, staff and refugee speakers, arts and crafts, food and drink, and activities. Stay tuned to rescue.org/silverspring for information about purchasing tickets!
You are invited to attend “Sanctuary 101 A and B”. This event is organized by the Sanctuary DMV, Faith Communities and CASA.
Overview of New Sanctuary Movement
Training in Various Forms of Response
3:00 to 5:30 pm
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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.
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
July 15 – July 17, 2017
Morazán El Salvador
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
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
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
Shane Rock, Chief Executive Officer, Interfaith Works
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
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.
August 23rd to 27th
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church
9601 Cedar Lane
For more information, see the website
Please join U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, Montgomery County Clergy and Community Leader for a conversation on Uniting Our Community After Charlottesville
Thursday, August 31st
Johns Hopkins University – Room 110
9601 Medical Center Drive
Bring your friends and family for an Interfaith picnic on the Cathedral west lawn
Saturday, September 9th
3101 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20016
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.
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
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St NW
Washington, DC 20016
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.
September 19, 2017
Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Silver Spring Medicaid
Health Care for All
Maryland State Conference of Branches of NAACP Youth and College Division
Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council
6th Annual GWAPI/GGSF Health Fair
Sponsored by the Silver Spring Interfaith Circle
Saturday, October 6, 2017
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
20020 Montgomery Village Avenue,
Gaithersburg MD 20886
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.
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.
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