County Executive Marc Elrich will join community faith leaders for a Unity Walk and Resource Fair on Sunday, October 13
The Resource Fair starts at 1 p.m. and the Unity Walk at 2:15 p.m. at James H. Blake High School, 300 Norwood Road in Silver Spring.
The Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Advisory Council, its partners, and participating congregations are sponsoring the Montgomery County Unity Walk on the Highway to Heaven (otherwise known as New Hampshire Avenue). Meet neighbors, tour houses of worship, and learn what our diverse faith communities offer.
The Opening Ceremony is at 1:30 p.m. featuring Bloom at Strathmore’s Sara Curtin, and instrumental calls to prayer from five faith traditions. The Unity Walk will take place with Ride On bus service assistance, bringing and returning people from sites along Norwood Road and New Hampshire Avenue. Ride On buses will provide service throughout the afternoon for touring houses of worship along New Hampshire Avenue, also known as the “Highway to Heaven.” There will be a police escort and buses will return people to their cars at Blake High School. This event is an opportunity to deepen the understanding of different cultures and faiths and celebrating the unity in diversity.
Montgomery County Government and nonprofit partners are the Montgomery County Police Department, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, Bloom by Strathmore, and Interfaith Network of Montgomery County.
- This event is free, although donations are welcome. To donate to this event, go to: https://iworksmc.
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- To register for the event, go to: https://events.r20.
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- To visit the Faith Community Advisory Council website, go to: http://
Further information is available contacting Rev. Mansfield “Kasey” Kaseman, Interfaith Community Liaison in the Office of Community Partnerships at Mansfield.Kaseman@
Richa Agarwala, Unity Walk Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-518-8367