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An Evening of Discussion & Next Steps | Tues Apr 27 at 7:30PM

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Come discuss what you’ve heard at Art Music Justice and consider your next step — joining a small group, participating in local and global outreach, performing music or creating art.

This event is free and open to all. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Fellowship Hall
The Falls Church
115 E Fairfax
Falls Church, Virginia

See you there!

5 Keys to a Great Art Music Justice Weekend

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Art Music Justice Week is here! We’re excited (ok and maybe a little giddy to boot) and hope you are too.

While far from comprehensive, here are 5 ‘keys’ to our time together:

  • GET YOUR TICKETS & T-SHIRTS!

    There are some tickets still available so order your tickets and t-shirts if you haven’t already. Just do it soon! Ticket prices go up for day of sales and they will be available at Will Call

  • DON’T LEAVE YOUR WALLET AT HOME

    Bring cash or check to purchase tickets, or find helpful books or study guides in our Resource Center. Artists and other AMJ participants will have merchandise for sale

  • CARPOOL

    Not only is it fuel-efficient and green of you, it’ll give you the chance to connect with friends and family and free up much-needed parking spaces for fellow AMJ-ers

  • DON’T MISS THE SEMINARS SATURDAY

    The seminars, workshops and plenary sessions start at 9am (registration begins @ 8am). Check out the roster of topics here. The Resource Center will be available too offering books, study guides and other materials plus chances to learn more about organizations working on justice and famine relief. Don’t miss out!

  • BRING A FRIEND/MAKE A FRIEND

    Art Music Justice provides a great opportunity to invite a friend to an engaging weekend of music, art and conversation centered on the need for justice. Our hope too is that new friendships will be formed and others deepened as conversations continue beyond the weekend.

We can’t wait to see you!

Purchasing Tickets Day of the Show; Last Day for Tickets by Mail is April 11th

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Prices for AMJ concert tickets — purchasing day of the show are as follows — while supplies last:

Sara Groves …. $20
Jars of Clay …. $30

MONDAY APRIL 12TH LAST DAY TO RECEIVE TICKETS BY MAIL:
Purchase tickets online by Sunday 4/11 to receive by mail. After that date, tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call.

5 Ways You Can Help Art Music Justice

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Art Music Justice is getting closer and honestly, it’s hard for us to contain our excitement! We hope you are getting excited, too. In these last few weeks before the Art Music Justice weekend, we’d love your help in getting the word out.

Here are some ways you can help:

Buy a ticket yourself!
OK, so maybe this one is pretty obvious and we’re hoping you’ve already done this. If not, you can buy tickets online at http://artmusicjustice.com/tickets

1) Tell/Invite Your Friends
Spread the word whether you email, call, or tweet them. You can point them to the website or to our Facebook page to learn more about Art Music Justice.

2) Get a Group Together
Connect up with 19 friends and get our special group rate. No foolin’. Contact us at info-at-artmusicjustice dot com to learn more.

3) Flyer Away!
You can print and hand out our flyer which is in PDF format and can be downloaded here

4) Become a Facebook Fan
We know you want to be our fan, friend and follower, so you (and your face) should join us now!

5) Pray
We want to be open to receive what God has in store for each of us during the weekend. We covet your prayers for our time together.

On behalf of the entire AMJ team, thanks so much for helping us spread the word about this amazing opportunity. We hope to see you at Art Music Justice.

Join Us for Special Luncheon with Local Ministry Partners and Shep Owen from Food for the Hungry – Kenya

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following the 11am AMJ service at 1pm for a free luncheon and for an opportunity to meet with TFC Outreach staff members, ministry partners like S.E. Whitehouse and the Lamb Center as well as Shep Owen, a friend of TFC and Director, Kenya for Food for the Hungry.

Come join us!

Full Conference Schedule Now Available

Friday, March 19th, 2010

SATURDAY APRIL 17

  • 8:00a

    Registration/Doors Open – Nicholson Hall
  • Resource Center Open – Upper Narthex
  • 9:00a

    Opening Plenary – Historic Church
  • 10:00a

    Break
  • 10:15a-11:00a

    Session I Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Arts and Community Transformation” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” – Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Story and Responsibility – The Art of Pictures and Words” – Choir Room
  • Steve Garber (The Washington Institute) “Seeing Seamlessly: Art Music Justice as a Vocation for Everyone, Everywhere” – Southgate 104
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Lauren Johnson (International Justice Mission) “Real Girls Beyond You.” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]

  • 11:00a-11:15a

    Break
  • 11:15a-12:00p

    Session II Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Arts and Community Transformation” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) RStory and Responsibility – The Art of Pictures and Words” – Choir Room
  • Steve Garber (The Washington Institute) “Seeing Seamlessly: Art Music Justice as a Vocation for Everyone, Everywhere” – Southgate 104
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Sara Groves “The Real You” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]

  • 12:00p-1:00p

    Lunch Break
  • 1:00p-2:00p

    Plenary – Historic Church
  • 2:00p-2:15p

    Break
  • 2:15a-3:00p

    Session III Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 3:00p-3:15p

    Break
  • 3:15a-4:00p

    Session IV Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 4:00p-5:00p

    Resource Center Open
  • 6:30p

    Doors open for Jars of Clay
  • 7:30p

    Jars of Clay Concert

Making Peace with Proximate Justice

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

by Steve Garber
Director of The Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation and Culture

A few years ago a pastor in the city asked if I would meet someone in his congregation whose work was in the world of national security. A senior official with complex responsibilities, he knew that his deepening faith required him to “think Christianly” about his life and labour, but he did not know where to begin.

What could he read? With whom could he talk? As he put it, “Day by day I have unimaginable evil coming across my desk. What am I supposed to do? How do I respond in light of my faith? I cannot do nothing—but what am I to do?”

And so we began to think together. I arranged a conversation with a handful of friends from across the city whose theological instincts I trusted, but whose own work ranged from the U.S. Congress to a Cabinet office to the State Department to a think tank: all people who with fear and trembling have given themselves to working out the meaning of their salvation in the world of politics.

Read Full Text of this Article (PDF) »

NOTE: Steve Garber will be leading a workshop on Saturday entitled “Uniting Faith and Vocation” You can read more of Steve’s work on the TWI website.

Tickets: New Combo Offer Plus Group Rates for 20 or More

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We’re excited to announce our new AMJ ticket and t-shirt package deal. Hurry now to take advantage of this special offer.

Here’s what you get:

  • (1) Ticket to Sara Groves Concert Fri Night
  • (1) Ticket to Jars of Clay Concert Sat Night
  • (1) Ticket to Saturday Workshops
  • (1) AMJ T-Shirt

All this for just $75! Visit our tickets page to learn more.

Group Rates
Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more. Discounts available on conference tickets as well. Contact us at info@artmusicjustice.com for more details.

Jars of Clay Tickets- April 17 2010 7:30PM Falls Church, Virginia

Monday, March 15th, 2010

You can purchase tickets for Jars of Clay Concert and the other two events (Sara Groves [FRIDAY] and Saturday workshops) PLUS pre-order t-shirts online.

ORDERING JARS OF CLAY TICKETS & T-SHIRTS

Jars of Clay Tickets - Arpil 17th @ 7:30PM - Falls Church, VirginiaAll tickets and registration will be processed through the The Falls Church (TFC) website. Please click here to sign in/register and buy tickets. A user account is required. If you have never registered for an event or used our Connect @ TFC site before, you can create an account by clicking on the “Need a login? Click Here” link.

NOTE: T-shirts will be available for pickup at The Falls Church at either concert or during the workshops. Tickets and seminar materials will be shipped to you via US Mail.

NEED HELP?

If you have questions or need assistance, drop us a line at info@artmusicjustice.com or try “Need Help Ordering Tickets?

Calling All Visual Artists for Art Music Justice Art Show!

Monday, March 15th, 2010

LIVING ARTFULLY – IN SEARCH OF ARTISTS!
Art Music Justice Art Exhibit
Friday, April 16 – Sunday, April 18, 2010

If you are a visual artist and have created artwork with a message of redemption (this includes sculpture and photography), we would like to invite you to participate in the AMJ artshow. During our Art Music Justice weekend, we will host an art exhibit celebrating God’s redeeming justice on the earth, and our certainty of our heavenly redemption. No previous exhibit experience is required, and all pieces will be returned after the event.

If you are interested in participating, submit your portfolio images (with dimensions) electronically in jpeg format to: Candee Currie, ccurrieartmusic-at-hotmail.com. Space will be limited. Entries will be chosen by the AMJ art show curator, submit your entries by Saturday, April 10, 2010. All selected pieces must be framed or wrap around canvas (no staples) with hooks and wires.

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An Evening of Discussion & Next Steps | Tues Apr 27 at 7:30PM

Come discuss what you’ve heard at Art Music Justice and consider your next step — joining a small group, participating in local and global outreach, performing music or creating art. This event is free and open to all. Pizza and drinks will be served.

CALENDAR

FRIDAY APRIL 16

  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Sara Groves
  • 7:30p
    Sara Groves concert

SATURDAY APRIL 17

  • 8:00a
    Registration/Doors Open – Nicholson Hall
  • Resource Center Open – Upper Narthex
  • 9:00a
    Opening Plenary – Historic Church
  • 10:00a
    Break
  • 10:15a-11:00a
    Session I Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” – Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Lauren Johnson (International Justice Mission) “Real Girls Beyond You.” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 11:00a-11:15a
    Break
  • 11:15a-12:00p
    Session II Begins
  • Charlie Peacock “The Artist as Creator, Servant, and Prophet” – Nicholson
  • Heidi Metcalf Little (Hudson Institute) “Global Philanthropy: Why Good Intentions Aren’t Enough” – Modular I
  • Christy Yates (Gordon College) “Justice Begins at Home” – Modular II
  • Elizabeth Fitch “Poetry from Pain/God’s Good Use of Our Brokenness” Rooms 116/117
  • Ted Haddock (International Justice Mission) and Jim Wildman (National Public Radio) “Telling Stories with Words and Pictures” – Choir Room
  • Troy Groves/Shep Owen (Food for the Hungry Intl)/Jena Nardella (Blood:WaterMission) “Poverty in Africa, What You Can Do” – Southgate 106
  • Sara Groves “The Real You” – Southgate 112 [Cornerstone and Crossroads Girls only]
  • 12:00p-1:00p
    Lunch Break
  • 1:00p-2:00p
    Plenary – Historic Church
  • 2:00p-2:15p
    Break
  • 2:15a-3:00p
    Session III Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 3:00p-3:15p
    Break
  • 3:15a-4:00p
    Session IV Begins
  • Sara Groves “The Many Sides of a Songwriter” – Nicholson Hall
  • Rev. Bill Haley “Theology and Spirituality for AMJ: Owning Our Dignity, Anticipating Our Destiny, Releasing Our Gifts”- Modular I
  • Bill Wichterman, (Wedgwood Circle) “The Culture Stream: How Our Nation is Shaped” – Modular II
  • Andi Ashworth “The Art and Work of Caring” – Choir Room
  • Katie Keister and Connally Gilliam “The Healing Power of Art & Creativity PART I” – Southgate 104
  • Nar Tiang (The Falls Church, Outreach Department) “Who is My Neighbor? Local Justice Opportunities” – Southgate 106
  • 4:00p-5:00p
    Resource Center Open
  • 6:30p
    Doors open for Jars of Clay
  • 7:30p
    Jars of Clay Concert

SUNDAY APRIL 18

  • 11a
    Sunday Service – Worship Service, to include special music & messages from Sara Groves and more
  • 1p
    Lunch with Local Ministry Partners and Shep Owen – Director, Kenya for Food for the Hungry (Location: Fellowship Hall)