Unity Concert - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
Joining our voices together as ONE
November 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church – 1701 L St. Sacramento, CA 95811
Concert and light bites – Tickets available mid-September!
About the Unity Concert:
On November 18, 2018 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento, in partnership with local faith leaders and elected officials, will be kicking off the first ever “Unity Concert” to support Build for Unity, a community and multi-faith collaboration which brings together people of all colors, creeds, and communities to counter intolerance and build homes for local families in need. The evening will include appetizers and a collection of performances featuring a unique convergence of musical styles.
Habitat’s pilot Build for Unity Project in 2016/2017 brought together 180 different local faith organizations and donors and began a national campaign which has now sprouted interfaith Build for Unity Projects in over 20 cities across the US.
Tickets for the Unity Concert will be made available in mid-September.
What is #BUILDforUnity ?
“Build for Unity” is a monumental interfaith build program and effort by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento to bring people together of different backgrounds and faiths to put aside differences and build homes and unity in our community.
From January 2016- June 2017 in Sacramento, various Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Jewish, Sikh, and other interfaith communities came together to fund and build Habitat homes as a permanent representation of unity within our community. These homes were made possible through the generosity of 180 different faith communities and individuals who raised $176,000 and worked side by side to build the homes as a symbol of unity.
The homes of the first Build for Unity project were dedicated on June 22nd, 2017. Over 1,000 volunteers from all different faiths contributed to the building of the homes, putting in 10,000 hours of labor alongside the families. Planning is now underway for #BuildforUnity 2018/2019.
To learn more about our Build for Unity project, how it started, and the people behind the initiative – watch the video below or check out our Build for Unity publication.
To join Build for Unity as an individual or to get your place of worship involved, click here or contact Laine Himmelmann at BuildforUnity@HabitatGreaterSac.org .
We are also currently putting together a Faith Leaders Committee to frame the future of our Unity Concert and next Build for Unity Project. If you would like to be involved in our Faith Leaders Committee or would like to get your faith community or place of worship involved in Build for Unity 2018, please email BuildforUnity@HabitatGreaterSac.org.