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2015-16 Public Kwanzaa Schedule

Check out this schedule of upcoming public Kwanzaa celebrations courtesy of the Cleveland Kwanzaa Coalition. Date/Principle Sponsor Location Time Contact Info. Saturday, Dec. 26th UNITY “Friends” of the Library & AAACultural Gardens East Cleveland Public Library, 14101 Euclid Ave. East Cleveland  11:00am  Doris Willis (216) 212-6278  Saturday, Dec. 26th UNITY McMillan Family, Extended Family & Councilwoman Ruth Gray Garfield Memorial Church, 1534 Green Rd. South Euclid 4:00pm (216) 321-1530 for vendor information Saturday, Dec. 26thUNITY Family For Life Foundation 7205 Woodland, Cleveland 7:00pm (216) 800-1061 El’Aneet.
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Buckeye Community Choir & Praise Dancers

The Second New Hope Baptist Church is starting a community choir and praise dancing team for children ages 3 to 17. If you have a gift to sing or praise the Lord through dancing, sign up today. When was the last time you brought your child to church? You send them to school, but you need to bring them to church on Sundays. Come out and worship with.
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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Cleveland Clinic employees and community members observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. day of celebration. At the event on Friday, Jan. 17 at the InterContinental Hotel & Conference Center, the Reverend Dr. A. Charles Bowie of East Mt. Zion Baptist Church received the Lifetime of Service Award – Cleveland Clinic’s highest community honor. The keynote speaker was veteran political.
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Dr. E: An East Tech Grad’s Extraordinary Journey

Elaine Richardson, a graduate of East Tech High School in Central, has an extraordinary story to tell. Once a drug-addicted prostitute, Richardson is now an author and professor at The Ohio State University. On Nov. 14, Richardson told her story — of low self esteem, rape and redemption — to a crowd of people at the main branch of Shaker Heights Public Library. Her book "PHD (Po.
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Faith Column: On Living a Life of Joy

A beautiful two-story house is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac on a private, wooded lot. The house has a grand foyer entrance, four bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, an attached three-car garage and a beautifully manicured lawn. It is absolutely breathtaking to see. On the outside, it appears to be the perfect place to call home. But a closer look and a peek through the windows reveals.
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New Pastor at Buckeye Church

The Second New Hope Baptist Church, located at 2917 East 116th St., has selected a new pastor. Rev. Dr. Frank Young was elected pastor on June 30, 2013. He will be installed at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2013. There will also be an Installation Banquet at 6 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013. Call the church for more details at 216-229-2022. The Second New Hope Baptist Church.
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Nothing Happens by Chance

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away they were meant to be there — to serve some purpose, teach a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You do not always know why these people cross your path, but you know they will affect your life in some profound way. Everything happens for a reason..
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Just a Little Nudge

One day, while walking my dog, I noticed a tiny bug on the sidewalk. Somehow the little guy had gotten turned over on his back and was desperately struggling to turn back over, with all his little insect legs flailing in the air. It appeared to be a hopeless case. As I glanced down at the tiny creature, I thought to myself, “Oh, that’s too bad”.
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We Are Family

I was on the west side of Cleveland recently, and I found myself taking a long, interesting look around me. I was fascinated by what I was seeing. What did I see that so intrigued me? People. Yes, people. I watched, fellowshipped with and talked to people of different colors, different ethnic backgrounds, different denominations, different sizes. I went to Lift Him Up Ministries, 4004 Cypress.
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Leave a Legacy

Leaving  a Legacy of Generosity It has been said that we make a living by what we get in life and that we make a life by what we give. Leaving a legacy can simply be learning to be a generous giver of time, efforts, talents and so on. When the word "legacy" is mentioned, we must think beyond the dictionary definition. Though, I must admit, I.
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Church Seeks Shoe Donations

The Forgiven Community Church in Shaker Heights is having a “Shoes 4 Haiti” shoe drive to help the families in Haiti with their basic needs. Haiti has been through an awful lot historically. And the country is still struggling to recover from the natural disaster that took place in 2010. Many of the families do not have any shoes on their feet. Fathers, who don’t have.
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Cory Church Connects to Neighborhood

The city of Cleveland has 109,237 churches. I was given this information while in a seminary program at Ashland Theological Seminary, through the McCreary Center. We were told: “When you have a church anniversary, it should be for the community around you ... You should be able to look outside your windows, and see change going on around the building." I wanted to start looking at what.
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Resident Publishes Book

Carol Jones grew up in a house full of trouble, but she found peace. And now, she hopes her story — documented in the new book “Letting Go of Yesterday’s Pain” — encourages others to find better days ahead. Jones’ church friend, Vivian Cox, wrote the book published in December. Jones had a book signing at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in University Circle earlier this year. She said.
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Growing up, I often heard my father say, “Keep your faith strong and your hopes high!” As a little girl, I didn’t quite understand what this expression meant, but I always loved to hear him say it. As an adult, I came to understand how important it was to “keep my faith strong and my hopes high” as the disappointments and challenges of life started to.
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The Free Gift

Who doesn’t like receiving gifts? I certainly do, and so does everyone else I know! Gifts have a way of making us feel loved and special. Throughout the years, I have learned an expensive gift doesn’t necessarily make you happier. In fact, the best gifts I have received have been relatively inexpensive, but it was the thoughtfulness behind the gift that warmed my heart. We all have.
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