Famed singer/songwriter Jim Scott will present a benefit concert Sunday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. The concert is a benefit for the 125-year-old Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church, which sustained heavy damage in a fire June 6.

Scott, a Unitarian Universalist activist and artist, is traveling around the state giving concerts to help the Brunswick church, which lost the entire rear of its building. First and second floors were gutted and historic stained glass windows were shattered; however, a historic Bible given to the church by poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was salvaged.

Longtime member of the Paul Winter Consort, Scott was co-creator of the monumental choral work “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” which was performed in Rockport several years ago under the direction of Mimi Bornstein. His musical creativity includes soundtracks for PBS, a stage musical and many recordings. As a board member of the UU Ministry for the Earth, Scott helped create the Green Sanctuary program.  With a grant from the Fund for Unitarian Universalism, he created “The Earth and Spirit Songbook,” a collection of more than 100 songs of earth and peace, providing worship and education materials that celebrate these ideals.

Suggested donation is $15; except for gas money, Scott will donate all proceeds to the Brunswick church. For more information, call First Universalist at 594-8750.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.