Interfilm Screening, “Dalya’s Other Country “

Please join the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica for the next screening in the Interfilm series. dalya

A smiling, effervescent teenager, Dalya is the focus of this documentary, which tells the remarkable story of a family displaced by the Syrian conflict and explores a young life caught between highly politicized identities. Dalya comes across as an ordinary Southern California teenager. She takes selfies and goes to prom. She plays sports and hangs out at the mall. She is also the only student at her Catholic high school who wears a hijab. Starting in 2013, the film follows Dalya and her mother through what seems at first a typical immigration experience. They adjust to unfamiliar American ways, even as they maintain the cultural and religious traditions that sustain them. However, they grow tense and anxious as the 2016 presidential campaign unfolds and candidate Donald Trump calls for restrictions on Muslim immigrants.

Interfaith / Interfilm Series in Utica

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Interfaith/Interfilm is a film series co-sponsored by Hamilton College and the Interfaith Coalition of Greater Utica and hosted at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute. The springtime series aims to create a productive, safe space to experience and discuss the confluences and clashes of religious traditions and to create a public forum for thinking about the place of religion in public life today. This is particularly important in a city such as Utica, which has seen wave after wave of immigrant communities settle in, bringing their own religious traditions and sacred spaces, and thus establishing a uniquely diverse religious community.

All films will be held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. from February through May and are free and open to the public. Each screening will be followed by a brief response by a member of a local religious community, offering leading suggestions and questions about the religious implications of the film. This will be followed by an open conversation among audience members.

March 1 Luncheon at Salvation Army

Our next Interfaith Luncheon will be at the Salvation Army – March 1, at 11:30 AM

The Salvation Army is committed to meeting human needs across 48 counties in Upstate New York and Sayre, Pennsylvania. Social service hubs are located in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, with Salvation Army officers and volunteers serving over 200 total communities.

ICGU November Interfaith Gathering at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

The New York Utica Mission


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

8439 Clark Mills Rd

Whitesboro, New York 13492

Wednesday November 2 @11:30


Our Host will be Jeff Rogers, the Mission President of the New York Utica Mission. He and his wife Mitzie serve as a team caring for over two hundred Missionary Elders and Sisters across most of New York State. We’ll also hear from the local Relief Society President – the Women’s Arm of Church – Nicole Field.

These luncheon meetings are part of an ongoing effort to build a strong Utica area Interfaith Coalition. We invite you to lunch with congregation leaders, CEO’s, legislators … ministers, rabbis, priests, reverends, pastors, imams, and others, toward the goal of a united inter-faith presence in our Greater Utica Area.

Richard Elliott the Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Grace Church in Utica

Grace Church, and the American Guild of Organists is sharing a Solo Concert offered by Richard Elliott the Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Solo Concert will be at:

Grace Episcopal Church Friday October 28th grace-church

The Concert will begin at 7:00 PM

This promises to be a delightful evening of music.

The Concert is Co Sponsored by the Central New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Grace Church is conveniently located on the corners of Genesee and Elizabeth Streets in downtown Utica.#6 Elizabeth St, Utica NY”/grace+church+utica/@43.1014798,-75.2309146,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x89d94726ac3e8e0f:0x4439693adfc9ae96!2m2!1d-75.2309394!2d43.1010566


Our time at Hospice & Palliative Care

Although patients who find themselves in care through Hospice can receive care for up to six months – the average length of time is only about ten days. What a blessing it is to have caring, experienced, trained help in those very hard times for both the patient and the family. Thank you all at Hospice – for all you do.

Here are a few pics from the gathering.