Community Calendar

Good Friday Walk for Justice and Peace, Friday, April 14, 2017 12noon

Join us as we walk through the 14 stations of the cross. The walk will begin at 12noon at the Courthouse Square Downtown Dayton Main and 2nd Streets and will end at First Baptist Church of Dayton, 111 W. Monument.  Parking at meters is free. The walk will end with hot soups served at First Baptist Church for a love offering.

Sep
6
Thu
The Man Behind the Dream (Bayard Rustin) by Cincinnati Composer and Conductor Steve Milloy @ Antioch College's Foundry Theatre
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream calls for two story guides, solo-singer actors who propel the narrative of Rustin’s life forward and set up the captivating songs in different genres and styles. The 140 singers will be joined by two dynamic professional singers.

It is vitally important that we continue our efforts to resurrect Rustin for a new generation of globally aware citizens. His lifework of civil disobedience in the face of violence and injustice can offer desperately needed inspiration and creative instruction But it is especially important that we remember Rustin correctly. And it is my belief that depicting him merely as ‘Mr. March on Washington, ‘ which is how his mentor, labor leader A. Philip Randolph, fondly referred to him, does a grave injustice not only to Rustin but also our understanding of the remarkable history of dissent in the United States and Beyond. Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in nonviolent protest politics in twentieth-century America. If he found an attitude or action unjust and oppressive, any attitude or action, not just those related to race and ethnicity, he would more than likely seek, nonviolently, to tame it, transform it, or destroy it, no matter how legal, customary, or religious it appeared to be.”

This concert is sure to be amazing and one for the record books. Join us as we learn the life and legacy of Baynard Rustin.

Sep
7
Fri
Baynard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream by Cincinnati Composer Steve Millow @ Westminster Presbyterian Church
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream calls for two story guides, solo-singer actors who propel the narrative of Rustin’s life forward and set up the captivating songs in different genres and styles. The 140 singers will be joined by two dynamic professional singers.
It is vitally important that we continue our efforts to resurrect Rustin for a new generation of globally aware citizens. His lifework of civil disobedience in the face of violence and injustice can offer desperately needed inspiration and creative instruction But it is especially important that we remember Rustin correctly. And it is my belief that depicting him merely as ‘Mr. March on Washington, ‘ which is how his mentor, labor leader A. Philip Randolph, fondly referred to him, does a grave injustice not only to Rustin but also our understanding of the remarkable history of dissent in the United States and Beyond. Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in nonviolent protest politics in twentieth-century America. If he found an attitude or action unjust and oppressive, any attitude or action, not just those related to race and ethnicity, he would more than likely seek, nonviolently, to tame it, transform it, or destroy it, no matter how legal, customary, or religious it appeared to be.”
This concert is sure to be amazing and one for the record books. Join us as we learn the life and legacy of Baynard Rustin.

Sep
8
Sat
“Baynard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream” by Cincinnati Composer Michael Milloy @ Antioch College Foundry Theatre
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream calls for two story guides, solo-singer actors who propel the narrative of Rustin’s life forward and set up the captivating songs in different genres and styles. The 140 singers will be joined by two dynamic professional singers.
It is vitally important that we continue our efforts to resurrect Rustin for a new generation of globally aware citizens. His lifework of civil disobedience in the face of violence and injustice can offer desperately needed inspiration and creative instruction But it is especially important that we remember Rustin correctly. And it is my belief that depicting him merely as ‘Mr. March on Washington, ‘ which is how his mentor, labor leader A. Philip Randolph, fondly referred to him, does a grave injustice not only to Rustin but also our understanding of the remarkable history of dissent in the United States and Beyond. Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in nonviolent protest politics in twentieth-century America. If he found an attitude or action unjust and oppressive, any attitude or action, not just those related to race and ethnicity, he would more than likely seek, nonviolently, to tame it, transform it, or destroy it, no matter how legal, customary, or religious it appeared to be.”
This concert is sure to be amazing and one for the record books. Join us as we learn the life and legacy of Baynard Rustin.

Sep
9
Sun
“Bayard Rustin-The Man Behind the Dream” by Cincinnati Composer Steve Milloy @ House of Joy Christian Ministries
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream calls for two story guides, solo-singer actors who propel the narrative of Rustin’s life forward and set up the captivating songs in different genres and styles. The 140 singers will be joined by two dynamic professional singers.
It is vitally important that we continue our efforts to resurrect Rustin for a new generation of globally aware citizens. His lifework of civil disobedience in the face of violence and injustice can offer desperately needed inspiration and creative instruction But it is especially important that we remember Rustin correctly. And it is my belief that depicting him merely as ‘Mr. March on Washington, ‘ which is how his mentor, labor leader A. Philip Randolph, fondly referred to him, does a grave injustice not only to Rustin but also our understanding of the remarkable history of dissent in the United States and Beyond. Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in nonviolent protest politics in twentieth-century America. If he found an attitude or action unjust and oppressive, any attitude or action, not just those related to race and ethnicity, he would more than likely seek, nonviolently, to tame it, transform it, or destroy it, no matter how legal, customary, or religious it appeared to be.”
This concert is sure to be amazing and one for the record books. Join us as we learn the life and legacy of Baynard Rustin.

Sep
13
Thu
GDCC Board Installation Service @ Summit Christian Church
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Greater Dayton Christian Connections as it installs it’s new officers and board members and gives recognition to it’s retiring officers and board members. The service planned will be very special and include gospel music, a small sermon, recognition of outgoing board members and installation of new board members. You will learn about GDCC and take away fellowship and love. We hope to see you there. Persons to be installed to office are Rev. Dr. William Moore, GDCC Board Chair, Sara Seligmann, GDCC Vice Chair, Rev. Dr. Karen Young, GDCC Secretary, Overseer Eric Colter, GDCC Treasurer, Dr. Doris Moore, GDCC Parlimentarian additional new board member at large Martha Bodine Clark

Sep
16
Sun
4th Annual Peacebuilders Walk & Teach-IN @ Cooper Park/Dayton Metro Library
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1:30pm-Peace Literacy Presentation by Captain Paul Chappell, Leadership Director, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

2:30pm-Symbolic 1K Peace Walk featuring 200 Cities of Peace and Celebrating 17 UN Goals: Send off by Mayor Nan Whaley

3:30pm-Peace DAYton Opportunities

3:30pm-Film Forum on MLK by the Dayton Human Relations Council

Sep
20
Thu
Preach Peace Revival @ Summit Christian Church
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual Preach Peace Revival features (7) speakers per night preaching on Peace. The event is only 1.5 hours long but you will get a powerful message from these preachers.

Sep
21
Fri
GDCC Interfaith Prayer Luncheon @ First Lutheran Church Dayton
Sep 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Please join GDCC and our Interfaith Partners for the Annual Prayer Event @ 1st Lutheran Church, 138 W. First Street, Dayton, OH 45402. Tickets are $25.00 each. Boxed lunches are included and provided by Dayton Cooks. Ambassador Tony Hall is the keynote speaker with Hall Hunger Initiative. You can reserve tickets ahead of time by emailing Rev. Dr. Crystal Walker at drcrystal1@yahoo.com or by calling 937.789.9822. Tickets are on a first come-first serve basis. Purchase your tickets quickly. Event will be sold out.

Preach Peace Revival @ Summit Christian Church
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual Preach Peace Revival features (7) speakers per night preaching on Peace. The event is only 1.5 hours long but you will get a powerful message from these preachers.