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Weekend of Music/Exploration/Inspiration – April 9-11

Joe Jencks is a 22-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter and a celebrated vocalist based in the Chicago area. He is known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Blending well-crafted instrumentals and vivid songwriting, Jencks serves it all up with a lyric baritone voice that has the edgy richness of a good sea-salt caramel. Co-founder of the harmony trio Brother Sun, Jencks has penned several #1 Folksongs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor. He has become a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. Joe has performed and preached in over 200 Unitarian Universalist congregations in the US, Canada, and Ireland and is also a dual US-Irish citizen. Jencks has also been a Cultural Ambassador with the US State Department. For more info, please visit: to learn more about Joe. We will send you the link for the day of each event.

Workshops Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

Dancing with The Mystery: An Exploration of the Ideas of Joseph Campbell in Song & Story ~ Hosted by Joe Jencks

Drawing on Joseph Campbell’s work in mythology and anthropology, this course explores common threads in heroic narrative though Folk music and stories. From ancient tales to modern stories, music documents the heroic journey with surprising revelations.

Sunday Service

Cultural Diplomacy: Finding the Common Ground

On Sunday April 11th, international touring musician and lay UU Preacher Joe Jencks, will lead a service exploring the idea of culture as a form of diplomacy. In 2010 Jencks was selected by the US State Department as a “Cultural Ambassador” and toured the Caribbean giving concerts, workshops, lectures, and interviews. Through spoken word and song, Jencks will share some of his experiences and consider the lessons learned as they apply not just to foreign relations, but to how we relate to each other here apply not just to foreign relations, but to how we relate to each other here and now.
Mark your calendars for this extraordinary event.
You will be sent links the day of the event.
This event is open to the public on Eventbrite