ifsd 2022

Interfaith Service Day
Sunday August 6th
New Haven Green

(under the shade of trees at College & Elm)

Join us for a transformative interfaith service experience:

A time of sharing and service, a time of reflection and giving, of invitation and response, and celebration.

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"We are all in this together."

Interfaith Service Day brings a diversity of individuals from religious, non-religious and spiritual groups together in fellowship and service to others.  As service project volunteers, each of us will work side by side with others from different traditions in support of variety of community service projects (see below). Each service project includes an engagement facilitator to encourage joyful interfaith dialogue. . You are invited and we hope you will join us. Admission is free and open to all ages. Please sign up here to let us know you're coming

When:  Sunday, August 6th ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Arrive early or anytime throughout the day. Volunteer for one or more of the service projects. Projects will be located both on the green and to offsite locations, with private bus transportation provided by IWagePeace.Org  A brief overview of our schedule (more detail to follow as finer details unfold):

  • 8:30 am
    -A coffee meet & greet and registration
    **Note: Habitat for Humanity volunteers leave promptly via bus at 8:45 for the affordable housing construction project
  • Beginning at 9:00 am
    - Service projects commence
    - Guest engagement, displays, and activities throughout the day
  • Beginning at 12:30 pm
    - A midday grand feast catered by Sanctuary Kitchen of New Haven
    - An interfaith celebration
    - An afternoon of live music

Our growing list of 2023 Interfaith Service Day Partners....more to follow soon

  • Abdul-Majid Karim Hasan Islamic Center Hamden
  • Center Church on the Green New Haven
  • Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel New Haven
  • Congregation B'nai Jacob Woodbridge
  • Congregation Mishkan Israel Hamden
  • Dixwell Ave Congregational UCC New Haven
  • First United Church of Christ Milford
  • First Presbyterian Church of New Haven
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven
  • Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church Milford
  • Muhamad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford
  • Muslim Coalition of Connecticut
  • Regional Baha'i Council ot the Northeastern States
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church Madison
  • Saint Peter's Episcopal Church Milford
  • Shalom United Church of Christ New Haven
  • Temple Emanuel Orange
  • Trinity on the Green New Haven
  • Woodmont United Church of Christ Milford
ISD 2022 Remarks
Become an Interfaith Service Day Partner:

We believe it is important to consciously encourage interfaith activities, dialogue, and understanding. This day of service is a public reminder that we are one people, that we have nothing to fear from our differences, and that in fact, our differences make us a strong, vibrant, and dynamic community. We can disagree on doctrine and theology, while respecting, learning, and enjoying one another. Interfaith Service Day gives your congregation a voice and opportunity to take a stand, send a message, grow and learn together. We hope you will join us

Service Day Project Volunteer Opportunities

 *The work will be as heavy or light as you choose; projects are both on the Green and offsite with private bus transportation provided by IWagePeace
Criscuolo Park Save the Sound
Beach Clean up

with Save the Sound

Cemetery Hebrew Free Burial
Sacred Cemetery Restoration

with the Hebrew Free Burial and Loan Association

Blessing Bags
Preparing blessing bags for those in need

with Beth-El Center of Milford and Columbus House of New Haven

Christ Church Preparing Sandwiches
Transform guns into garden tools

with Swords to Plowshares Northeast

Feeding the Hungry Christ Church
Feeding the Hungry with

with The Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen New Haven

Stop Solitary CT
Advocate for humanizing the Connecticut prison culture with

with Stop Solitary CT

Habitat for Humanity Construction
Affordable housing construction

with Habitat for Humanity of GNH

*preregistration is required before pre event day with a limit of 12 volunteers
Painting for Peace on the Green
Paint a giant 48 ft mural with a message

with IWagePeace.Org

...and much more

  • Interfaith Guest Engagement
    Volunteer facilitators will help us all “break the ice,” and meet each other.
  • Billboard Mural Display
    Painting For Peace is a hands on project where community members hand paint a giant 48' peace mural which will be posted on a CT interstate billboard, visible to hundreds of thousands of viewers on our CT highways. This year we'll paint our 7th mural.  We will also display up to six past projects, each 48 feet long.
  • Jerusalem Peacebuilders 
    Jerusalem Peacebuilders promotes transformational, person-to-person encounters among Israeli, Palestinian, and American people across religions, cultures and identities. Thirty visiting high school seniors from JPB will share with us their vision and their work.  
  • A Midday Feast
    We will gather on the green together to enjoy a luncheon feast prepared by New Haven's Sanctuary Kitchen.
  • An Interfaith Celebration
    Brief reflections from our participating faith traditions.
  • Afternoon Live Music
    Live afternoon music by local performing artists. Stay tuned!
Volunteer Sign Up
Please let us know you're coming -
it helps us plan!

All that we ask to participate is your physical and spiritual presence. Admission is free and open to all ages. Please let us know you or your group are coming so we can best plan. Thank you in advance for doing so!

Interfaith Service Day is made possible with generous grants from the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Center Church on the Green New Haven, Barrett Outdoor Communications, and IWagePeace Inc.

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