The community is invited to a benefit concert, “Hymns for the Earth,”
featuring Father Ryan Ford, a priest and pianist from Marquette’s St.
Peters Cathedral. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday,
April 27, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 West Magnetic Street in
The concert will feature compositions from Beethoven and Brahms and
other selected works and will support the efforts of the interfaith
Earthkeeper II Initiative. Earthkeeper partners include leaders from
the Roman Catholic, Buddhist, Lutheran (ELCA), United Methodist,
Episcopal, Jewish, Presbyterian, Unitarian Universalist, Bahi’I and
American Friends (Quaker) faith communities. Among its goals during
2013, is to plant thirty community gardens across the Upper Peninsula.
“Hymns for the Earth,” donations will be accepted for this project.
For more information on this and other Cedar Tree Institute
initiatives, contact Jon Magnuson at (906) 228-5494.