Carmel United Methodist Church is planning a community service in the Palladium at the Carmel Performing Arts Center, to be held on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The Music Ministry is assembling a chorus and orchestra to present Rene’ Clausen’s “Memorial”, a work commissioned by the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in 2003. The music is both poignant and uplifting. The overriding theme is one of healing, cleansing, unity and hope, a theme which will be carried throughout the entire worship service.
The service will transcend just the performance of a beautiful musical work. One section of “Memorial” will feature interpretive dance. There will be hymns, testimonies, mini-messages, readings and several additional musical selections of varying genre. Artistic slides will accompany many of the service elements. An offering will be taken to benefit a chosen organization which supports the families of fallen first responders.
The service is free and open to the entire community. Palladium doors open at 10 AM. The concert hall opens at 10:10 AM. No tickets required. For more information on the event, contact Ray Marsh, Minister of Sports and Recreation for CUMC,[masked].
Look for Maureen in the South Lobby at 10 a.m. to be seated together if desired.
We will meet in SOUTH LOBBY (back of Palladium) at 10 a.m. With this event free and open to the public, and seating beginning at 10:10 a.m., I think we should make an effort to meet as close to 10 a.m. as possible. We can always visit till the event begins at 11 a.m.
The City of Carmel is participating in the national Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m., so after the 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. event at The Palladium, anyone who wants further reflection, meet in front of the Gazebo at Civic Square to observe the moment of reflection and sirens sounding/church bells ringing at 1 p.m.
STOP AND REMEMBER is being observed across the nation in observance of the 10th anniversary of 9-11. First responders will sound sirens and participating area churches will ring church bells for one minute at exactly 1 p.m.
Anyone who wants to go to lunch afterwards, can then pick a location, or part ways for the afternoon.