Pete Mancini at Grounds and Sounds - Friday, August 10, 8:00 p.m.

PeteManciniPete Mancini got his start as the frontman and primary songwriter of Butchers Blind, a critically acclaimed rock band from NYC. His debut solo album Foothill Freeway explores the Americana influences that were a hallmark of his work with his former band. Mancini was inspired to release Foothill Freeway after hearing the story songs of artists like Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen. This storytelling influence is on full display throughout the title track, which features a sparse arrangement reminiscent of Jason Isbell and Jackson Browne.

Mancini’s songs have received glowing reviews and radio airplay around the world, and they continue to win over hearts and minds wherever they are heard.  Pete is currently touring in support of Foothill Freeway with his band, the Hillside Airmen, and is thrilled to be returning to the stage of Grounds and Sounds Café!

"…Pete Mancini can bring three chords, the truth, and heartbreak as hard as anybody. " - Wide Open Country

Intelligent, sensitive and jubilant songcraft, with a startling lack of cynicism rare in our post-modern ironic world.” Buddy Woodward (The Dixie Bee-Liners)

To hear Foothill Freeway, title cut of Pete's new CD, click here. For tickets, click here.


Humanist Discussion Group – Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m. 

humanist greenThe next meeting of the Humanist Discussion Group is at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 3 in the Yellow Room at the Fellowship. We will continue our discussion of Beyond the Partisan Divide. The topic is "Congregational Stands on Significant Issues."  All are welcome.

When considering whether or not to pass a congregational resolution on an issue, there are several important questions that can help discern if and how to go about it.

  1. The first thing to keep in mind is that anything done in a congregational setting can be divisive if done poorly.
  2. An important question when considering a congregational resolution is to ask how it helps reach a goal.
  3. Another question to consider is whether or not the resolution reflects the congregation’s identity.