We’re so grateful for all of the musicians, volunteers, and attendees who made our 2022 winter benefit concert such a lovely evening. Thanks to your generosity we had a tremendously successful fundraiser raising more than $22,000 in support of the peace & justice work of On Earth Peace! 

If you'd like to (re)watch the wonderful concert featuring Hearth & Hymn and Jacob Jolliff & Seth Hendricks, follow the link below. The music starts at the 22 minute mark.

Winter benefit concert on december 3!

We are thrilled to announce our Winter Benefit concert on December 3 benefiting On Earth Peace. The concert, hosted at Manchester Church of the Brethren, will feature a special duo performance from Jacob Jolliff & Seth Hendricks as well as the beautiful music of Hearth & Hymn (scroll down for full musician features). There is a $25 suggested donation for this benefit concert with all proceeds supporting the wonderful peace and justice work of On Earth Peace. 

A ticket purchase RSVP is appreciated so we know how many folks to expect and to encourage financial support for On Earth Peace. Tickets for our December 3 benefit concert for On Earth Peace are being processed through the On Earth Peace website. NOTE: Walk-up attendees will be welcome and there will be multiple ways to support On Earth Peace if you have not made a donation ahead of time. Doors open at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm!

We will be monitoring COVID rates in the area and will announce any protocols in the weeks prior to the event.

On Earth Peace (OEP) is an independent nonprofit organization developing leaders for justice and peace. OEP helps individuals, churches, and other community groups who are ready to learn and use active nonviolence to respond to conflict, injustice, violence, militarism, and war. 

Not able to join us in-person? Tune in via a high-quality livestream thanks to the team at the Manchester Church of the Brethren. Click on the youtube link below to tune in on December 3rd at 7:00pm EST.

Jacob Jolliff grew up just south of Portland, OR. He was awarded a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007. Shortly after graduating from Berklee, he won the National Mandolin Championship. In 2014, he joined the progressive bluegrass group, Yonder Mountain String Band. He toured with YMSB until the end of 2019, releasing two albums with them. This year he has been touring with Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart, as well as his own group, The Jacob Jolliff Band. Learn more about Jacob Jolliff.  

Seth Hendricks is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and pastor living in North Manchester, IN. A longtime member of the band Mutual Kumquat, Seth's primary current musical project is the group Friends with the Weather alongside longtime collaborators Chris Good & David Hupp. Seth serves as Pastor of Youth & Congregational Life at Manchester Church of the Brethren as well as Co-Coordinator of Sing Me Home. 

Hearth & Hymn is a close harmony, minimalist folk project produced by songwriters, song collectors and multi-instrumentalists Samantha Cooper and Elisabeth Pixley-Fink. Beloved artists in the Michigan folk scene, their masterful harmonies and seamless vocal blend capture a room. Raiding family songbooks and sharing old tunes, Hearth & Hymn reimagines songs that move them through a queer, feminist lens. The pair grew up immersed in “kitchen music” traditions, and have been performing together for over a decade. Their current project is Lullaby Bangers, released through Earthwork Music. Learn more about Hearth & Hymn.