Monday, May 10, 2010

Interfaith Prayer Service for the Middle Tennessee Community

One of my brothers in Interfaith Dialogue is organizing this event and asked me to participate. I'd like to invite all our friends to attend.

The African Methodist Episcopal Church (13th District) will host an Interfaith Prayer Service at Greater Bethel AME Church on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. In light of the recent devastation brought on by the flood in Middle Tennessee, the purpose of the Prayer Service is to strengthen relationships and foster unity among people of all faiths for the good of the community.

“Middle Tennessee has suffered the effects of a flood of epic proportions. Currently, over 20,000 people are without electricity while countless others are displaced from their homes and unable to return to salvage precious belongings. It is estimated that 90% of persons whose homes have been damaged are without flood insurance. President Obama has approved federal disaster assistance, but it will be communities of faiths that will provide assistance in rebuilding lives and restoring hope,” stated Bishop Vashti McKenzie, presiding Bishop of the 13th Episcopal AME District.

A number of African Methodist Episcopal churches and related organizations immediately became involved in the clean-up effort and in providing resource centers for Middle Tennessee communities. “It is clear, more Middle Tennesseans will have to come together in unity to rebuild homes, businesses, institutions and places of worship and, in so doing, build a greater Nashville,” stated Bishop McKenzie.
The Interfaith Prayer Service has been created - for community leaders, pastors, activist, and citizens - to help bring the community together for healing and restoration. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Greater Bethel AME Church, 1300 South Street, Nashville, TN.

For more information contact Rev. Roderick Belin or Rev. Anica Howard at 615-242-6814.

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