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Brief: Unity of Fairfax Benefit Concert in Support of Women’s Center in Vienna

Nidza Vazquez performed her original song, En tu Corazon Hay Sabiduria (In Your Heart There is Wisdom) at the May 10 concert at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton.

Nidza Vazquez performed her original song, En tu Corazon Hay Sabiduria (In Your Heart There is Wisdom) at the May 10 concert at Unity of Fairfax in Oakton.

The Unity of Fairfax fourth annual “Who is My Neighbor” benefit concert, entitled “Breaking the Silence: Finding Your Voice," raised funds for The Women’s Center in Vienna while promoting awareness of the issues of abuse, bullying and mental illness on May 10.

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Carole Tomhave, Unity of Fairfax director of music (left) and Carol Loftur-Thun, CEO and executive director of The Women's Center, located in Vienna and Washington, D.C., at the concert.

Produced by Unity of Fairfax Director of Music Carole Tomhave, the program featured songs, prose and remarks from Carol Lofthur-Thun, The Women’s Center CEO and executive director. Rev. Russell Heiland, senior minister of Unity of Fairfax, talked about the importance of forgiveness in the healing of wounds prior to the final song by the Unity of Fairfax choir.

Concert proceeds will benefit The Women’s Center’s “Let’s Talk” educational programs, which aim to improve the psychological, career, financial and legal well-being of women, men and families in Northern Virginia, regardless of their ability to pay.

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Rev. Russell Heiland, senior minister, talks about the spirit of forgiveness before the Unity of Fairfax Choir performs its final song.

Unity of Fairfax is a positive, progressive Christian church and a local ministry of Unity, a movement founded in 1889 that provides spiritual publishing, education, prayer and events for over three million members worldwide. Unity’s best known publication, Daily Word, a magazine of inspirational messages, is distributed to nearly one million people in more than 100 countries. For more information about Unity of Fairfax, visit www.unityoffairfax.org or call the church office at 703-281-1767.