Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dunwoody Community Wide Thanksgiving Service to benefit the Community Assistance Center - Tues Nov 20th - 7 pm at Dunwoody High School

Tuesday, November 20th - 7 p.m.

Dunwoody High School Performing Arts Center
5035 Vermack Road
Dunwoody, GA  30338

Join me and my family on Tuesday, November 20th as eight Dunwoody churches are joining together to offer a unique, community-wide Thanksgiving service complete with music, inspirational messages and good cheer.  This first-ever gathering will be hosted by the Village Church in Dunwoody High School's Performing Arts Center and begins at 7p.m. Admission is free.

A group of Dunwoody clergy, which meets regularly throughout the year, came up with the idea for the special evening of thanks-giving.  The pastors' group envisions future annual services at participants' various home churches.

Pastor Wiley Stephens of Dunwoody United Methodist Church will give the message and other pastors will participate with readings and prayers. Doug Allen, from The Village Church,  will be leading worship, with band members from The Village and other participating churches. Pastors and churches participating include Wiley Stephens, Dunwoody United Methodist Church; Jim Reiter, The Village Church of Dunwoody; Brian Dale, Kingswood United Methodist Church; Mack Hannah, Dunwoody Baptist Church; Jason Whitener, St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church; Ed Fuller and Dick Game, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church; Msgr Hugh Marren, All Saints Catholic Church, and Jeff Jansen and Bryan Marvel, Dunwoody Community Church.

In addition, Tamara Carrera, CEO and Executive Director of the Community Assistance Center (CAC) will be speaking about the organization's efforts to help Dunwoody and Sandy Springs neighbors in need. A special offering will be taken to benefit the CAC's work to provide compassionate assistance and promote self-reliance.

Hope to see you there!

PS: Facebook is not my expertise but added an event to spread the word.  Thanks.

1 comment:

Daughter of the Poet said...

A Pot of Red Lentils

simmers on the kitchen stove.
All afternoon dense kernels
surrender to the fertile
juices, their tender bellies
swelling with delight.

In the yard we plant
rhubarb, cauliflower, and artichokes,
cupping wet earth over tubers,
our labor the germ
of later sustenance and renewal.

Across the field the sound of a baby crying
as we carry in the last carrots,
whorls of butter lettuce,
a basket of red potatoes.

I want to remember us this way—
late September sun streaming through
the window, bread loaves and golden
bunches of grapes on the table,
spoonfuls of hot soup rising
to our lips, filling us
with what endures.

- Peter Pereira