Calvert Interfaith Council is an unincorporated association of clergy and lay representatives from different congregations or houses of worship in Calvert County, Maryland. CIC is open to all faith communities in Calvert County.
1) To provide a means of communication with and among the various religious congregations of Calvert County.
2) To provide for continuing education of the clergy in areas of pastoral concern.
3) To coordinate common efforts of congregations on behalf of the poor and to provide better social services for those who are in need of assistance in Calvert County.
4) To facilitate interfaith gatherings and civic events which support the spiritual and social well being of the people of Calvert County, Maryland.
CIC Officers for 2014:
Chaplain Gerry Headley, Calvert Hospice
Vice President: Rev. Ken Phelps, All Saints Episcopal Church
Marianne Roberts, Jesus the Divine Word Catholic Church
Treasurer: Sue Bilek, St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
The next CIC meeting:
The next CIC meeting will be on Tuesday,October 13, 2015.
Location: Trinity UMC, Prince Frederick. Followship starts at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and refreshments. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m.
Minutes from December meeting: cicminutesDec92014
Minutes from February meeting: MinutesFEB2015
Minutes from April meeting:minutes_April-14-2015
About CIC Meetings:
The meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 9;30 a.m. to noon. The CIC meeting is held at a different location each month. Clergy and/or representatives from various congregations volunteer to host the meetings at their places of worship. Details of upcoming meetings can be found on this website. Each meeting begins with the clergy or representative of the host (place of worship) sharing a brief (20 to 30 minutes) presentation on their faith tradition. This is followed by a business meeting to discuss and share information on relevant issues in our county. Refreshments are provided by the host place of worship.
International Day of Peace: The 2015 Day of Peace be celebrated again via letters to the editor, this year about the need for peace racially. He will draft and circulate a letter from the Interfaith Council, and urges individual congregations to do the same. Letters should be submitted to the Recorder by September 11. They will be submitted also to the local free papers such as County Times, Calvert Gazette, Chesapeake Family, and New Bay Weekly.
Thanksgiving Service: Rabbi Arnold Saltzmann encouraged keeping the focus on racism for at least a year. Art may be the way to bring the community together – music, dance, painting – and involving children. Also silence. Rev. Headley offered to convene a committee to plan the service, with Rev. Joanna White offering use of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Prince Frederick for the Sunday, November 22 service.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Please note the new e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
Calvert Interfaith Council
P.O. Box 878
Prince Frederick, Md 20678