World AIDS Day events set Dec. 1-3
CAMP Rehoboth will host a World AIDS Day service Friday, Dec. 1. The event will begin at CAMP Rehoboth at 5:30 p.m., and attendees will walk over to All Saints’ Church on Olive Avenue for the service at 6 p.m. A reception will be held immediately following in the parish hall.
Once again, CAMP Rehoboth will host a portion of the AIDS Quilt for viewing at All Saints’ Church, where it will serve as a powerful visual backdrop for the service as attendees remember the many lives lost to AIDS and reflect on its continued impact today.
Other viewing opportunities at the church will be available from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, for private prayer and meditation; 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, including a 5 p.m. special service with prayers and music for World AIDS Day; and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 3, with services at 8 and 10 a.m.
The service will feature names of those lost to the AIDS epidemic, submitted by community members. To submit names for remembrance, go to camprehoboth.com/worldaidsday. The program will showcase performances by a select group of the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus with musician Alicia Mickenberg on viola. The service will be nondenominational.
This year, CAMP Rehoboth’s World AIDS Day commemoration will also include an interpretive art activity. On days leading up to Dec.1, and on World AIDS Day itself, participants will have an opportunity to create a painted rock that expresses their feelings about HIV/AIDS, love, loss and hope.
Materials will be provided. Participants can take a seat, meditate for a moment, select and create their painted rock. Then creations can be taken to a special location of one’s choice. The rocks can also be left at CAMP Rehoboth. Later, they will be transferred to a place of quiet reflection, a temporary meditative garden on the property.
Opportunities to create a painted rock are set from 2 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1, at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center in the Elkins Archibald Atrium, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach.
For more information, go to camprehoboth.com.