Listed Here is an Excellent Line of Programming Launched by Pearl for the Month of April
Prompted by COVID-19, Pearl has launched several online program offerings for the month of April. April programming includes a celebration for National Poetry Month, online storytime brought by the Twig Book Shop, and a new Interfaith Project with messages of hope and resilience from some of San Antonio’s spiritual leaders.
“Now more than ever we want to acknowledge the powerful human connections that make up our community,” said Pearl’s CMO Elizabeth Fauerso. “Because we cannot physically gather, we want to use our social media channels to bring a little bit of the energy and human connectedness we all experience at Pearl into everyone’s home during this time as well as a message of hope and staying emotionally connected with each other.”
The April line-up is as follows:
Miss Anastasia Storytime
Miss Anastasia brings her popular storytime adventures online. Join Miss A on her Instagram page, @missanastasiajoy, every Friday at 10:30 a.m. to catch her fun and spirited readings of popular children’s books, brought to you by the Twig Book Shop at Pearl. More information can be found here: https://www.thetwig.com/online-story-time. This event is free and open to all ages.
- Every Friday in April (3, 10, 17, 24) | 10:30 a.m. | Online on Instagram
Typewriter Rodeo Poems for National Poetry Month
In honor of National Poetry Month, Pearl has commissioned Typewriter Rodeo to create four custom poems to share on Pearl’s social media channels every Tuesday in April. The poems touch on themes of resilience, innovation, and the importance of staying emotionally connected yet physically distant—all of which are important now more than ever. This program is in partnership with the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture. This event is free and open to all ages.
2020 Interfaith Project
While this time of year usually brings many opportunities for gathering, we must now find ways to stay connected amidst physical separation. Given all the uncertainty, we can turn to each other and members of our San Antonio interfaith community for words of comfort and faith. Throughout the month of April, Pearl will share messages of hope and resilience on its social media channels from some of San Antonio’s spiritual leaders in honor of Easter and Passover.
- Dates include April 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14 | Online on Facebook
- Partners for this program include:
- Reverend Michael Newman
- President, Texas District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
- Rev. Michael Newman is the president of the Texas District LCMS. He has served as the MMF for Area C since July of 2008. Before serving the Texas District he served in pastoral ministry since 1987 in congregations in Texas, Illinois, and Minnesota. He has been blessed to be involved in the leadership, development and growth of a mission congregation and has served congregations both large and small. His ministry journey has included participation in multi-ethnic ministry, international mission trips, the planting of new ministries, radio and television ministry, and the writing of books and resources. He and his wife Cindy live in San Antonio and are the parents of two wonderful daughters. His hobbies include running, reading, and spending time with family. Mike’s personal mission statement is: “To vibrantly communicate usable faith in order to ignite the reality of and hunger for Jesus Christ in all people.”
- Rabbi Levi Teldon
- Assistant Rabbi, Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning
- Rabbi Levi Teldon was born and raised in a loving Chabad family on Long Island. At 14 years old he was shipped off to study at Yeshivas on two continents and Detroit, and wisely chose to become a rabbi at the age of 23. A true born-again Texan, he teaches and co-directs programming at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning in S. Antonio with his wife Rochel, and is the co-founder of Young & Jewish San Antonio. Rabbi Teldon is a published author, screenwriter, app developer, guitarist and stand-up comic—all in his own head. He and his wife are blessed with five precious children, and one beloved coffee maker.
- Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller
- Archbishop of San Antonio
- Born December 21, 1956 in San Luis Potosi S.L.P, Mexico, Gustavo García-Siller was named Archbishop of San Antonio by Pope Benedict XVI on October 14, 2010. Previously, he was appointed an auxiliary bishop of the Chicago Archdiocese on January 24, 2003 by Pope John Paul II, where he served as Cardinal Francis George’s liaison to the Hispanic community. On a national level, Archbishop García-Siller currently serves on a number of committees for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB): The Cultural Diversity Committee on Hispanic Affairs, African American Affairs, Committee on Hispanics and the Liturgy, the Committee on Migration, and the Committee on Consecrated Life and he served as Chair of Region 7 of the USCCB.
- Dr. Carey Latimore
- Associate Minister, Mount Zion First Baptist Church
- Dr. Carey Latimore is an associate professor of history at Trinity University who has a passion and love for God’s word. An ordained minister, Carey is excited about connecting his faith to his scholarly interests and community concerns. Among his many projects, he has worked with Urban Ministries (UMI) on their Vacation Bible School curriculum and wrote their Building a City on a Hill adult student book. His current project, “Stories of Faith and Inspiration: African Americans’ Journey to Canaan” will be published by Discovery House. Carey and his wife Almie reside in San Antonio, Texas and enjoy traveling and visiting his family in Virginia and her family in Samar, Philippines.
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