Carrie Newcomer sings of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary with a voice “as luscious as Godiva chocolate”. Newcomer performs in concert with pianist Gary Walters on 7:00pm Friday, September 27, 2019 at University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Admission is on a sliding scale from $0-$30. Everyone is welcome until the room is full. Advance reservations are recommended through Brown Paper Tickets. They will also be offered at the door, if available. For more information, call (206) 525-2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rolling Stone says “Newcomer’s material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.” The Austin-American Statesman terms her voice “an instrument as dark, rich, and luscious as Godiva chocolate.” As a contemplative Quaker and activist, she has emerged as a prominent voice for inclusive spirituality. Newcomer collaborates closely with the author Parker Palmer on powerful responses to our fractured time.
Newcomer’s appearance will feature her recent release, The Point of Arrival. She says it is about “living in times where we are asked to be better people than we ever thought we would need to be…In times like these, where do we find our grounding? I’ve been an activist all my adult life. But anger only gets you so far. And fear only gets you so far—then you burn out or you get immobilized. What we need to ask is: Where is my true compass? What’s true north? As we walk through troubled times together—whether they’re politically troubled times or our own personal troubled times—how do we keep walking with a strong center and a spiritual grounding?”
Newcomer’s appearance is produced by Spirit Workshops, a collaboration of people who learn and act together on the path to becoming more real. Additional support comes from the Adult Education Endowment of University Congregational United Church of Christ, making it possible for all who wish to attend.