Religious Event Unites
On Saturday, June 2, 2001,
over 2,000 people gathered in Huntsville, Alabama to kick-off their
annual March for Jesus/Jesus Day 2001. Like many other participants
in different locations around the world, citizens in Huntsville, AL
celebrated the annual Pentacost weekend event to exalt Jesus Christ
and break down the stereotypical walls of race, gender and religion.
Community members enjoyed
a variety of free foods and services at activities held across the city.
Block parties, nursing home ministries, food distributions and community
health fairs brought many people together as neighbors reached out to
one another with helping hands of friendship and support.
Charlotte Wyckoff, coordinator
for the March for Jesus 2001 said, "It's a relationship with the
churches, community, and social agencies trying to make our city a better
city. We think about missions being overseas, but if we look in our
own back yard, there are a lot of needs to be met there."
(Tai Hicks, "March for
Jesus Extends to Health Fairs, Nursing Homes and Block Parties,"
The Huntsville Times, June 3, 2001)
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