Past Services and Recordings
- Compassion, Diplomacy, and Patriotism: We Can Have It All
- Rev. Cayer
- Music: Joe Jencks
In 2010, Joe Jencks was honored to be selected as a Cultural Ambassador by the US State Department, and toured the Caribbean giving concerts and workshops. Blending songs and spoken word narrative, Jencks will lead us in an exploration of what it meant for him to claim the idea of being a patriot, and why it is important for all of us to proudly claim the identity of patriot concurrent with being prophetic voices for change in our communities. The voice of dissent rises from pride in one's people, and the indefatigable hope for a brighter and more equitable future. And yes, we get to reach for it all.
Every Sunday in November the Offering (beyond regular pledges) will go to Urban Ministries of Durham.
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. Joe Jencks is also a dual US-Irish citizen, and draws on many cultural and artistic reference points in his concerts. A co-founder of the harmony trio Brother Sun, Jencks has penned several #1 Folk-songs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor, and has become a fan favorite throughout North America and beyond. Jencks was also honored to be a Cultural Ambassador for the US State Department, and has performed and preached in over 200 UU Congregations in the US, Canada, and Ireland. For more information, please visit: www.joejencks.com