The Diocese of Des Moines
Interfaith Lecture: Music in Worship
April 5, 2012
Written By: Kyle Lechtenberg

The Des Moines Area Religious Council is delighted to announce the second lecture in the David Bear Memorial Interfaith Lecture Series.  This year’s event will be held on May 2, 2012, 7:00 p.m., in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Congregational Church, 4126 Ingersoll Ave. in Des Moines.  Speaking on “The Role of Music in Worship” and leading us in song will be Kyle Lechtenberg, Director, Office of Worship, Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines and Linda Shivers, Cantor, Tifereth Israel Synagogue.  


This series of lectures is made possible by a legacy left by David Bear, a prominent Des Moines engineer and businessman for more than 50 years. Bear was passionate about serving the community.  A member and leader at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, he was a pioneer in breaking down barriers among people of all faiths.  In addition to his many other professional and community affiliations, he served as President of the Des Moines Area Religious Council in 1992 and was President of the DMARC Foundation in 1989 and 1990.  He continued to serve as a board member of the Foundation until his death in the spring of 2010.  In his honor, the Bear family has established the David Bear Memorial Interfaith Lecture Series.   The lecture is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Please visit the DMARC website: or call (515) 277-6969 for more information. Save to


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