Hill Fest 2018 Summary

Whether you were the 70+ year-old taking pictures at the event, the 5 year-old that wiped down tables, or somewhere in between that worked on the quilts, helped clean up in the kitchen, or took time to show your enthusiasm for all the entertainers, again, THANK YOU! We couldn’t have had such a fun day and benefited a great cause without all your help and support! Thank you to all those that played a major role in pulling all this together.  Your months of preparations in all categories (decorations, time-table of events, tents/chairs, music, games, food, setup, greeters, finding a benefactor, etc) was very thorough and resulted in the day going on without even a hiccup. Had 170 people signed in, but we’re guessing we had more than 225 people.  You all made 3 quilts and raised $1,200 for IHN !!!  Good call on having the water games with temps in the high 80’s!! We are planning a “lessons learned” meeting to review what went right and what can be improved upon. We welcome your input too, the office is always taking...
Faith Talk Show with Pastor Carl-Eric Gentes

Faith Talk Show with Pastor Carl-Eric Gentes

On Thursday, November 3, at 6:30pm at the Rochester Public Library Auditorium, Muslim interfaith advocate Regina Mustafa will interview Pastor Carl-Eric Gentes as part of her monthly public forum on religion. Pastor Carl-Eric and Christopher Roberts (Gloria Dei) will be Regina’s first Lutheran guests. Come see interfaith dialogue in action. You can watch the interview live (or when it’s posted later) at the Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam website....

Who Speaks for Islam?

Join Pastor Carl-Eric for a presentation at the Rochester Public Library on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 6:30- 8:00pm. The program is an installment of the Interfaith Talk Show by CIDI (Community Interfaith Dialogue on Islam). The show’s guest is Prof. Todd Green from Luther College (a friend of Pastor Carl-Eric) who has recently writeen the book Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamaphobia in the West. Contact Pastor Carl-Eric with any...
Adult Education Series: Christian Engagement with Other Religions

Adult Education Series: Christian Engagement with Other Religions

As a Christian, what should I do, think, or know when I meet someone of another faith tradition? Members of Good Shepherd Church are addressing this question firsthand through the first Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build in Rochester this September. In collaboration with their hands-on work, the rest of the congregation is invited to explore the world of interfaith engagement. Join Pastor Carl-Eric in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 am for a three-session series exploring Christian engagement with other religions. This series runs the following Sundays: September 20, September 27, and October 4,...