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Revival at Holyland COGIC

Senior Pastor, Philip Powell of San Bernardino Christian Center will portray Martin Luther King, Jr., in the re-enactment of the Civil Rights Movement on Friday, February 28th, at 7:00 p.m.

“We Don’t Believe He Brought Us This Far to Leave Us,” is the theme of the event, scheduled to take place at the Center located at 1808 Commercenter West, Ste “D”, in San Bernardino.

The re-enactment was written by Lana J. Walton, an alumni of UC/Riverside, with majors in Sociology and Psychology.

Material for the re-enactment was gathered from a quarter’s study of The Civil Rights Movement in her senior year at the university which culminated in a class trip to Montgomery, Atlanta, Selma, and Birmingham.

Pastor Powell, guest speaker at San Bernardino’s City Hall’s Martin Luther King’s Day Celebration, has the talent and charisma to portray King, Walton comments. She believes that her prior training and experience in Theatre Arts, Acting, and Directing has equipped her to spot such naturals.

The re-enactment will culminate with the March on Washington, with deliverance of the famous “I Have A Dream Speech.” “People of all races attended the March on Washington -- Blacks, 60,000; Whites, Asians, Latinos. These are the people that I would like to see surrounding Pastor Powell on that evening, cheering him on,” stated Walton.

The event is free to the public, and free will proceeds will benefit the center’s high school scholarship funds. For further information call (909) 796-8569.

Allen Chapel AME Sponsors Adoption Seminar

A free two hour adoption orientation will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Allen Chapel AME Church, 4009 Locust, Riverside.

The meeting is sponsored by Holy Family Services Adoption & Foster Care, a state-licensed, nonprofit, accredited adoption agency serving residents of San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Approximately 6,000 children currently living in permanent foster care are available for adoption. Jo Johnson, LCSW, will present information about how to adopt older children and sibling sets.

Seating is limited and reservations are suggested. Refreshments will be served.
For additional information call Jo Johnson at (800) 464-2367.

Unity of Choirs

The “Unity of Choirs” concert will feature several churches and community choirs celebrating Black History Month with uplifting and inspirational gospel music and spiritualism. The event will be Saturday, February 15, 2003 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Delmann Heights Community Center.

The church chorus will include St. Timothy Community Church, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Sweet Voices of Soul Community Chorale, Angels of Praise Dancers, and Faith Filled Voices. The Delmann Heights Community Center is located at 2969 N. Flores Street (cross street 30th) for more information call Andy Brown at (909) 384-5417.

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