Press Release – Concert Fundraiser

For Immediate Release

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, CitySingers of Hartford Presenting Celtic Fire!  performance at Bethany Covenant Church

 NEW BRITAIN, January 9, 2019 — CitySingers of Hartford will celebrate the timelessness of the Celtic soul with a special performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut taking place March 10, 2019 at Bethany Covenant Church, located in Berlin.

‘’Musical expression of the Celtic people,” explains Suzanne Gates of City Singer of Hartford, “evolved over time from ancient Eastern chant to indigenous melody. It included sacred and devotional music that has its roots in original folksongs –from not only the British Isles, but also from the Celtic region of Galicia (northern Spain), Brittany (western France), Norway and other parts of Europe. These entrancing melodies (as well as reels and jigs!) will be played at the March 10 performance by Celtic musicians known throughout our region for their mastery of Irish harp, wooden flute, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodhrán, double bass, pipe organ and highland pipes. Poetry about the rhythms of Celtic life will further reflect the richness of an enduring culture symbolized by the eternal flame.’

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is a non- profit transitional housing program dedicated to serving homeless families in Connecticut. It fights homelessness one family at a time, by partnering with local congregations to help families with children remain intact and become self-sufficient. Family members are hosted on a temporary, weekly basis, by participating area congregations each evening. They also work on job and life skills, and young people are transported each day to local schools from a Family Promise day center located in New Britain.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is one of more than 200 plus Family Promise affiliate organizations across the USA. Please visit the Family Promise of Central Connecticut at  https://familypromisecct.org to learn more.

WHEN: Sunday, March 10, 2019 – 4 pm

Bethany Covenant Church
785 Mill Street
Berlin, CT 06037

There will be a Voluntary Offering at the performance to benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut

 

Contact: Paul Oates   at (860) 839-0689

Click the link below to download the flyer for the concert:

Celtic Fire Concert

2018 Family Promise Week

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The week of Sunday, October 21 through Sunday, October 28, has been designated Family Promise Week and will be celebrated nationwide.  Family Promise Week will bring attention to the crisis of family homelessness and the efforts to address it in communities across the country.

We also believe that Family Promise Week is the perfect occasion to increase awareness of the issue of family homelessness.  During the week, we hope that our supporters will give thought to the fact that children and their families make up nearly 35% of all people who are homeless, and that children themselves represent one out of every five homeless people.

In recognition of national Family Promise week, FPCCT is taking the opportunity to “Stock Up for the Winter.” Please download the flyer here: Stocking Up for the Winter. We will also be posting special content on our social media accounts about our volunteers, sponsors, and community partners!

As always, we are thankful to all of our volunteers and supporters!  A volunteer bringing in a lasagna or a youth group playing board games with homeless children is not just local outreach, it is part of a national movement.  Family Promise Week unites our communities in the belief that we can and will end family homelessness.

Berlin Congregational – Featured

Our latest Featured Congregation is Berlin Congregational Church!

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Two members of the Day Center team visited Berlin Congregational last month and had a lovely time touring the grounds and joining them for one of their “campfire church” services. Please read all about it here:

Featured Congregation – Berlin Congregational Church

Our next Featured Congregation will be the winners of the Walk-a-thon challenge! The winning team will be announced at the Walk!

Walk-a-thon – Sponsors & Special Guests

Our 3rd Annual Walk-a-thon is just over a week away! Here are some announcements:

Mayor of New Britain
Erin Stewart

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Mayor Stewart is scheduled to make an appearance at our
Walk-a-thon to kick things off at 10am!


Miss Connecticut 2018
Bridget Oei

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Come and meet Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei at the 3rd Annual Walk Away Homelessness Event on September 29th! In addition to being named First Runner Up in the Miss America Competition this month she has an impressive resume and a focus on helping kids get more involved in STEM! We’re so excited to have this dynamic woman join us!


Attention baseball fans!


Sting, the mascot for the New Britain Bees baseball team is scheduled to pay us a visit as well as….

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One or maybe both of the lovable mascots for the Hartford Yard Goats are scheduled to make an appearance at the Walk-a-thon!


Thanks to our “Believer” sponsor!

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FCC Bristol, one of our incredible host congregations, made a contribution to the
Walk-a-thon to become a “Believer” sponsor. Thank you for your generous support!


It’s not too late to sign up for the Walk-a-thon!

Visit our event website to sign-up or donate:

https://fpcct.dojiggy.com/