Beacon of Hope: Tri-Faith Center Virtual Grand Opening
Saturday, October 17
Virtual Doors Open – 6:15 PM CDT
See information on the evening ahead, and a first round of greetings and tributes from Tri-Faith friends.
Pre-Show Greetings and Tributes – 6:30 PM CDT
Original Performance: One More Chair – 7:00 PM CDT
Connecting Conversations – Following the Performance
Honoring past, present, and future, Beacon of Hope will celebrate the opening of the Tri-Faith Center as a safe haven for dialogue, prayer, and friendship-building.
Please join us as we celebrate the fulfillment of Tri-Faith’s original mission: to intentionally co-locate a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on one shared commons.
RSVP Deadline: Monday, October 12 at 12:00 PM CDT
RSVP now to reserve your Grand Opening Celebration Box, adding to the festivities. Celebration Boxes may be picked up, delivered, or shipped the week of October 12.
- Special issue of Omaha Magazine celebrating Tri-Faith
- Ceremonial candle
- Pocket Blessing
- 3D model of the Tri-Faith Commons
- Commemorative Tri-Faith wind chime (Patron Boxes only)
If you purchase more than one Celebration Box at at time, Tri-Faith will follow up via email to collect contact information for each person who wants a Box.
THIS SPECIAL EVENING WILL INCLUDE:
The Beacon of Hope Pre-Show will feature blessings, greetings, and tributes of joy and hope from Tri-Faith supporters in Omaha and around the world. Grab a glass, pour your favorite celebratory drink, and join us to toast to the future of Tri-Faith!
Pre-Show Greetings and Tributes will be broadcast via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Registered participants will receive details and links via email the week of October 12.
How big is the table? How wide is the tent? What food, stories, objects, memories will you bring to the table?
What happens when you create a safe space to listen to and learn from someone else’s story? What are the invitations in that experience? What questions does it ask?
What does it mean to belong? To unite? How does co-location of faith institutions disrupt old narratives and write the future?
How many Zoom squares can we fit on this thing? Why is Grandma on mute again?
Written by Beaufield Berry-Fisher, One More Chair is a pandemic-era play honoring and commemorating Tri-Faith Initiative’s completion of our mission to co-locate. It is a comedy with heart and history exploring the depths and differences of our human village.
The play will ignite your senses and invite you to a party where strangers gather and form unexpected relationships. They bond by discussing their past and present, while writing the future with every excited proclamation, botched joke, song, prayer, and wind chime they share. Through traditions and commitments, conversations, and conflicts they discover what it means to be a neighbor and to go home to ourselves and each other.
One More Chair will be broadcast via YouTube Live and Facebook Live. Registered participants will receive details and links via email the week of October 12.
The Tri-Faith Center offers a safe respite from hate and bigotry, and a beacon of hope for sustained empathy. Following the performance of One More Chair, facilitators will lead small groups in Connecting Conversations to keep the momentum going.
Connecting Conversations will take place via Zoom. Registered participants will receive details and links via email the week of October 12.
If you register more than one person at a time, Tri-Faith will follow up via email to collect contact information for each participant.
Tri-Faith Initiative events are recorded and archived on our YouTube Channel.
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