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Prayers for Ukraine: a Special Compline Choir Event

Information about the special service

Kalispell Compline Choir (And Friends!) is returning for a special edition of the “Nightcap for the Soul” program at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022.  Under the direction of Jennifer Stephens, members of the group have joined with other local musicians to present “Prayers for Ukraine,” a service of a cappella choral music and meditative readings offered in hopes for peace and healing of that conflict.

The choir’s monthly service of a cappella choral music and meditative readings ran monthly from September 2015 until the pandemic in 2020.  After founding director Craig Hodges was called to work outside the valley, the program has been on hiatus. 

Choir member ‘Asta Bowen said, “With the toll of suffering across Ukraine, neighboring countries, and ultimately around the world, it’s hard to imagine what we can do to  support those affected by the violence and upheaval.  This program comes from the heart, a prayer for restoration of peace to the region, and healing for all involved.”

Until a permanent director is found, the choir will return to hiatus after this special service. 

Please note the earlier time for this program, starting at 7:00 p.m.  It is expected to run about 45 minutes. 

It is free and open to the public. 

Ways to Support Ukraine

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders 

MSF runs a range of activities in Ukraine working with local volunteers, organizations, health care professionals and authorities.

Voices of Children

The Ukrainian organization’s Charitable Foundation’s mission is: “Not a single child should be left alone with the war”.

International Medical Corps 

Expands access to medical and mental health services for those living in affected communities, and works to help refugees.

World Central Kitchen

Serves meals to people across the region and partners with restaurants inside Ukraine. (Recommended by a Ukrainian working in Glacier National Park).