March 31, 2016
Dear Members and Friends of Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation,
It’s been sixteen months since the Adult Choir started planning a pilgrimage to Romania. Now, we are only nine weeks away from a 13 hour flight on Lufthansa Airlines that will take us to Bucharest for the start of our adventure. After a short stay in the Romanian capital, we will load 23 choir members and 5 guests into a bus and travel to Transylvania to explore and experience the historic roots of Unitarianism, and connect with our co-religionists through the universal language of music. During our eleven day trip, we will perform our one hour concert at four different Unitarian churches.
A trip like this is expensive; well over $3,000 per person, with a total budget of over $100,000. Though many choir members are able to afford this trip, there are some who cannot. We held four different fundraising activities to assure that everyone wanting to go to Romania could go. Thanks to you, the members and friends of our congregation, we succeeded in reaching and exceeding our fundraising goal of $15,000. Everyone wanting to go, can and will go. I don’t know how we could have done this without you. Thank you so much!
Final preparations for the pilgrimage are taking place and we hope that you, the members and friends of our congregation, can attend at least one of three concerts that will be held prior to our leaving for Romania. By the way, if you find yourself in Romania between June 7 and 17, you are more than welcome to attend one of our four concerts.
Below, is our concert schedule. We hope see you at one or more of the performances.
Thank you again for your support of the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation Adult Choir.
Tom Steffens, Music Director
Romanian Road Tour 2016
United States Schedule
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb
May 15 at 4:00pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Elgin
May 19 at 7:30pm
Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation
May 30 at 7:00pm
Brasso Unitarian Church in Brasoz/Brasso
June 11 at 7:00pm
Sepsiszentgyorgy Unitarian Church
June 12 at 11am Service, followed by Mini-Concert
Bolyai Square Unitarian Church in Targu Mures/Marosvasarhely
June 15 at 7:00pm
1st Unitarian in Cluj/Kolozsvar
June 16 at 7:00pm