“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” 

John Muir

Interfaith Service Day


“We are all in this together.”

Interfaith Service Day brings a diversity of individuals from religious, non-religious and spiritual groups together in fellowship and service to others.  As service project volunteers, each of us will work side by side with others from different traditions in support of variety of community service projects (see below). Each service project includes an engagement facilitator to encourage joyful interfaith dialogue. . You are invited and we hope you will join us. Admission is free and open to all ages. Please sign up here to let us know you’re coming

When:  Sunday, August 6th ~ 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Arrive early or anytime throughout the day. Volunteer for one or more of the service projects. Projects will be located both on the green and to offsite locations, with private bus transportation provided by IWagePeace.Org  A brief overview of our schedule (more detail to follow as finer details unfold):

  • 8:30 am
    -A coffee meet & greet and registration
    **Note: Habitat for Humanity volunteers leave promptly via bus at 8:45 for the affordable housing construction project
  • Beginning at 9:00 am
    – Service projects commence
    – Guest engagement, displays, and activities throughout the day
  • Beginning at 12:30 pm
    – A midday grand feast catered by Sanctuary Kitchen of New Haven
    – An interfaith celebration
    – An afternoon of live music
  • Interfaith Guest EngagementVolunteer facilitators will help us all “break the ice,” and meet each other.
  • Billboard Mural DisplayPainting For Peace is a hands on project where community members hand paint a giant 48′ peace mural which will be posted on a CT interstate billboard, visible to hundreds of thousands of viewers on our CT highways. This year we’ll paint our 7th mural.  We will also display up to six past projects, each 48 feet long.
  • Jerusalem PeacebuildersJerusalem Peacebuilders promotes transformational, person-to-person encounters among Israeli, Palestinian, and American people across religions, cultures and identities. Thirty visiting high school seniors from JPB will share with us their vision and their work.
  • A Midday FeastWe will gather on the green together to enjoy a luncheon feast prepared by New Haven’s Sanctuary Kitchen.
  • An Interfaith CelebrationBrief reflections from our participating faith traditions.
  • Afternoon Live MusicLive afternoon music by local performing artists. Stay tuned!

Registrations are closed for this event