Friday, January 08, 2016

Circus Performance to Benefit Five Albuquerque Organizations

Photo from Albuquerque Aerialist Collective website
What do the circus and the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have in common?  The answer is this is the week when a fundraiser called Circo for the Community will take place at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona St. NE (map), on Saturday, January 23, 6:00-8:30 p.m. 

The next questions that comes to mind is, "circus, really?" and "how do you fit a circus into a church space?

There is a simple answer. The event is not a full circus, but a series of trapeze and other aerial acts performed by the local non-profit group, Albuquerque Aerialist Collective. The performance will benefit the New Mexico Conference of ChurchesLa Mesa Arts Academy, New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light, and the New Mexico Faith Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and of course, also the Albuquerque Aerialist Collective.

Purchase Tickets
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on the NMCC site or at the door (you can write a check for any of these organizations). The cost of the ticket includes dinner and a reception. Each of the organizations will make a presentation. This is a great way to observe not only the Week of Christian Unity in Albuquerque, but also interfaith unity and collaboration between religious and secular organizations. 

Flier courtesy of All Type Printing

1 comment:

Michelle Meaders said...

Sounds like a great event! And it benefits some good folks!
According to the New Mexico Conference of Churches website, it has been rescheduled for March 5:

There is a new flyer there.