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Easter Invitations

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Community, Missions, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Easter Invitations

Have you been invited? “Hey, do you want to come to church with us on Easter?” You may have heard this or something similar from a friend, co-worker or family member. Depending on where you live, perhaps you’ve already received a mailer or two about a local church service. Maybe you’ve wondered why Christians like me won’t just leave you alone. I assure you, it’s not because we like imposing ourselves on others. In fact, for many of us, it’s just the opposite. On a recent Sunday, I stood up at Moody...

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2017 Banquet

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Community, Leadership, Support | 0 comments

2017 Banquet

A Blessing for All! Our Annual Banquet of Blessing was held on Thursday evening, April 6 at Rochester’s Diplomat Banquet Center and was a great encouragement for all 300+ of us who attended! The evening’s theme was “Walking humbly with God” and featured special music by Doug Smith, ministry and client stories from each branch, and an exhortation by our Executive Director, Dr. Morehouse to join together with one another in unity as we pray for and work toward genuine revival in our city. Some of the messages brought to the Banquet are...

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Facebook Dead?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking | 0 comments

Facebook Dead?

Facebook Dead, A Victim Of 2016 by Bethany Mandel Since the end of the 2016 election, and especially since it resulted in the victory of Donald J. Trump as president, Facebook has become utterly intolerable. If I were to write an obituary for Facebook, it might look something like this: Facebook, The, 12, of Boston died in the early months of 2017, after a long illness stemming from the 2016 election cycle. Born of Mark Zuckerberg, survived by Instagram. In lieu of flowers, please click on an ad on the Facebook sidebar while you check...

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March for Life 2017

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Community, Prayer, Pregnancy | 0 comments

March for Life 2017

Is the tide turning? An article published in The Washington Post today reported that thousands of abortion opponents gathered in cold, blustery weather near the Washington Monument Friday and heard Vice President Mike Pence tell the annual March for Life that the Trump administration is determined to advance the fight against abortion. The massive crowd [estimated to be nearly 400,000], bearing flags, banners and placards, then flowed down Constitution Avenue, filling the street, and rallied at the Supreme Court building across from the...

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Women Marching

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Community, Leadership, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Women Marching

A look into local history In an article published in the Washington Post this week written by one of Rochester’s strongest feminist supporters, Carol Crossed, and a descendent of Susan B. Anthony, Eric Anthony, the authors make the following unpolitically correct observation: “Unlike March organizers, Anthony and many of her feminist compatriots were staunchly opposed to abortion.” The article continues: “Those of us at the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Mass., are saddened that the museum honoring this...

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Hate Speech?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Hate Speech?

Jennifer Holliday is backing out of performing at Trump’s inauguration celebration after receiving backlash from her fans. Holliday, best known for her Tony-winning role in Broadway’s “Dreamgirls,” faced pressure from her gay, lesbian and black fans when it was announced she would sing at a Thursday concert at Washington’s Lincoln Memorial. In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Holliday defended her decision to perform at the inauguration, saying she did not realize that her participation would be...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Community, Counseling, Leadership, Medicine, Prayer, Support | 0 comments

Happy New Year!

2016 has been a banner year for our internal growth as a ministry to individuals, families, and the neighborhoods that surround us. We’ve made great strides in patient care, counseling, community outreach, and strategic planning. We opened the year with a great 2015 Annual Report, had a wonderful Banquet and Baby Bottle Drive in the spring, completed a full New Access Point application for Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status in July, hosted a record-breaking Block Party and welcomed several more Board Members in August, and...

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Merry Christmas 2016

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Merry Christmas 2016

Who is this? Who is this, so weak and helpless,      child of lowly Hebrew maid, Rudely in a stable sheltered,      coldly in a manger laid? ‘Tis the Lord of all creation,      who this wondrous path hath trod; He is God from everlasting,      and to everlasting God.* May your Christmas be filled with HOPE this year. We appreciate each of you, dear family and friends, and hope to see you in the New Year. Click here to read our 2016 Christmas letter and here for some stimulating thoughts about “season’s greetings.” *from an...

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Poverty in Rochester

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Community, Leadership, Neighborhood | 0 comments

Poverty in Rochester

The numbers keep getting worse In a synopsis of a report by WalletHub noted recently in the Rochester Business Journal (RBJ), urban Rochester ranks 1st highest in Child Poverty Rate in the U.S., a dubious distinction it shares with Detroit and Buffalo. It also ranks 4th highest in Adult Poverty Rate, exceeded only by Detroit, Cleveland, and Tallahassee. WalletHub – a social website launched by Evolution Finance that offers financial tools and information for consumers and small business owners – compared the nation’s 150 most...

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2016 Park Tree

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

2016 Park Tree

It’s up and shining! This year’s community Christmas tree in our Garden Park on Arnett Boulevard was donated and brought back from Steuben County on December 2, set up by an enthusiastic group of neighborhood volunteers and local Firemen the next day, and decorated from top to bottom the following Monday by classrooms of local elementary school students. Teachers from School #29 had been preparing for the day by getting parental permission for a neighborhood field trip on December 5, having their students make personal ornaments...

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