Hundreds of Texas Congregations Participate in Children's Defense Fund's National Observance of Children's Sabbaths® Celebration

Hundreds of Texas Congregations Participate in Children's Defense Fund's National Observance of Children's Sabbaths® Celebration

Events Nationwide Focus on Lifting Up the Next Generation in Advocacy and Prayer

HOUSTON – Throughout the month of October, diverse faith communities across the nation will take part in the Children’s Defense Fund’s (CDF) 20th annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® Celebration. A local celebration will be held in Houston on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's United Methodist Church, 6731 Scott Street. The public is invited to attend.

Based upon the theme, “Blessed to Be a Blessing: Lifting Up the Next Generation,” the event will feature special performances by youth singers, a mass choir, dancers, and musicians in a presentation directed by story weaver Sister Mama Sonia/3sisters in the spirit Theatre Ministry. This annual celebration provides the opportunity for communities of faith to strengthen existing efforts for children, discover new opportunities, and respond to the Divine mandate to nurture, protect, and advocate for all children.

WHO: Children's Defense Fund – Texas
WHAT: A city-wide Children's Sabbath celebration featuring special youth performances and prayers to lift up the next generation. The public is invited to attend.
WHEN: Sunday, October 17, 2010
  3:30 p.m.
WHERE St. Mary's United Methodist Church
  6731 Scott Street, Houston

For individuals or groups wishing to participate in the performance, rehearsals will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2nd, 9th, and 16th at St. Mary's UMC, 6731 Scott Street in Houston.

 

To learn more about the Children’s Defense Fund National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths® annual celebration, visit: www.childrensdefense.org/programs-campaigns/faith-based-action.

 

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The Children's Defense Fund is a national non-profit child advocacy organization whose Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.