The Love Thy Neighbor concert will be held at 7pm, March 10, 2018, at the Arcata Presbyterian Church (670 11th St). This benefit concert will help raise funds for fireproofing and restoration of the historic Arcata Presbyterian Church attacked by an arson in Sept. 2017.
The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir (AIGC) and the Arcata Presbyterian Church are making a stand for love and acceptance and a stand against hatred and violence against anyone in our community. The concert will help heal the wounds from the hateful attack from the arson.
Performing at the concert will be the Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir and the AIGC Youth Choir. The AIGC will be joined by well-known local guest soloists Claire Bent, Paula Jones, Madi Simmons and Lyndsey Battle.
Free refreshments will be served and the doors open at 6pm for a silent auction and raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Arcata Presbyterian Church.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. There is no charge for children 10 years old and younger. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Wildberries Marketplace (747 13th St, Arcata) and online at AIGChoir.org.
For more information, text or phone 707-633-8781, email AIGChoir@gmail.com, or check the website at AIGChoir.org.
On September 16, 2017, an arson attacked a homeless man sleeping on the porch of the Arcata Presbyterian Church. The man was burned and the church was damaged in the ensuing fire. The man has recovered from his injuries and the church building was repaired. With the help of funds earned at this concert, the Arcata Presbyterian Church will add fireproofing to the church to prevent damage from future fires.
AIGC is committed to doing service in our community. Our choir is a voice for unity, equality and hope in our region. The AIGC holds fundraisers and participates in fundraising events for non-profits, and performs at community events, memorials, churches and for inmates of the county jail.