Parking available on Powderhouse Blvd, surrounding streets, and a parking lot on Raymond Street (at the West Somerville Neighborhood School)
Suggested Donations for the Peformance: $25
Paintings by the Syrian Artists will be on sale to support the artists and a portion will be designated for the STEM Cures project.
Fundraiser concert on Saturday, June 4 My name is Ayman
Halaseh, the founder of the nonprofit project STEM CURES (STEM for
Communities of Underserved and Refugees Educators and Students). https://www.facebook.com/STEM4Refugees
I am writing to thank you for your generous support for our
project and attending one of our previous events before the pandemic. We
did our best to keep our project running despite all the challenges
associated with the pandemic. I would like to invite you to our upcoming event, (https://www.facebook.com/events/278009564461513),
an art exhibition and Contemporary Arabic Music Concert on Saturday,
June 4th, featuring Basel Zayed, a unique musician and composer from
Jerusalem, Palestine.(https://www.youtube.com/user/Palsadeh/featured) The Art in Exile ( https://www.facebook.com/craig.milanesi/videos/10157661037723529)
exhibition presents 70 original paintings by ten artists who reside in
refugee camps in Jordan. The paintings capture memories of a lost home,
village, or animals that were once part of a new distant life.
I hope you join us at our event on June 4th to enjoy Arabic Music,
desserts, beverages and most importantly a falafel wrap. Regards, Ayman Halaseh
Our annual Christmas Eve Service will begin at 4:00 p.m., and will be available ONLY virtually.
The service was originally planned as a HYBRID service, allowing in-person attendance along with on-line availability. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the current surge in covid cases has led us to cancel in-person attendance for this special event.
Directions to attend the service online can be found on our Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/Clarendon-Hill-Presbyterian-Church-373782233485/).
Bring the children to church on
Saturday, February 8th,for
Valentine’s Day themed crafts and snacks, from 1:00 – 3:00
p.m. CHPC will once again be teaming up with Tufts a capella
group Enchanted for this community outreach event,
beginning with the concert at 1:15 p.m. up in the sanctuary.
Following the concert we will then host arts and crafts activities in
the basement until 3:00 p.m. The city of Somerville has graciously
lifted non-resident parking restrictions near the church for this
event. Please observe all other parking signage. Parking is also
available at the Raymond Street parking lot of West Somerville
On November 3rd, at 4:00 p.m., The Rev. Cindy Kohlmann, the Co-Moderator of the Presbyterian Church (USA), will join us for a special worship service to commemorate our 100th anniversary. CHPC will dedicate the “Art in Exile: Works from Syrian Refugee Camps” exhibition. A community reception will follow. All are welcome!
Fundraising Concert to support STEAM CURES
The Arab Student Association at Tufts and UMASS Amherst, the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) and the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church are co-hosting a Ramadan fundraising concert featuring Basel Zayed to support STEAM CURES.
When: Saturday May 18th @ 6:30PM Where: The
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church on 155 Powder Hill Blvd,
As we embark into the holy month of Ramadan,
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian church is excited to host a meal to break
the fast of Muslims after the concert to show unity and solidarity
within our community.
Basel Zayed is a virtuoso oud player and an acclaimed vocalist skilled in classical and contemporary Arabic music. He draws on deep experience with the Maqam (Arabic) music tradition to explore the beauty and universality of Middle Eastern music, especially when combined with other musical styles, such as jazz.
STEAM Cures (Science Technology Engineering Art and
Math for Communities with Under-served or Refugees Educators and
Students) is a project started in 2017 building STEAM capacity to
empower future scientists and Engineers to rebuild their counties and
communities. STEAM Cures provides STEM education supplies for
refugee camps, trains teachers on the latest STEM education
techniques using affordable materials available in their communities,
and establishes STEAM Education clubs to build future engineers and