Women’s Alliance Meeting & Program
Date(s) - Monday, April 6, 2020
First Unitarian Church of Providence
Singing as a Spiritual Practice
Speaker: Beth Armstrong
We will interactively explore the benefits of group singing and the many physical, spiritual, and psychological benefits of this simple means of expression. Beth has been singing for as long as she can remember and is surprised that her last 40 years have been devoted to encouraging others to sing as well.
Beth Armstrong is music director of two local non-auditioned community choruses and is serving as the sabbatical music director at First Unitarian in fall 2019. She was music director at the Unitarian Church of Concord, NH for 16 years, taught public school music for 12 years, and has sung in chorales, choirs, septets, and community theater most of her life. She thinks she is lucky to have made a career from the thing she truly loves.
Established in 1882 and incorporated in 1904. the Women’s Alliance has, since 2014, been affiliated with the First Unitarian Church of Providence. The mission continues to be to serve the community, both locally and at large; to provide friendship and spiritual and cultural stimuli for its members, and to support the church and its denomination.
The Alliance meets on the first Monday of the month from October through May, with an annual outing in June. Monthly programs, which are open to the community, feature inspiring speakers followed by a delicious optional luncheon ($10).
Membership dues ($35) support the programs and business expenses of the Alliance; all fundraising profits after expenses benefit selected charitable organizations that support women and families. The Alliance conducts fundraiser throughout the year such as selling organic coffee and cheese, and a night at the theater event. Their major fundraising event of the year is an annual “Antiques and Uniques” indoor sale. The Alliance also partners with the residents of the Tockwotton Courtyard Memory Unit for a garden project.
Contact: Gail Brule, Alliance President firstname.lastname@example.org