St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church hosted the 4th annual “Sounds of Promise,” (1/31/16) an interfaith concert raising funds for Family Promise of South Palm Beach County, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering families making their transition from homelessness to sustainable independence.
Referred to as “an unusual example of religious cooperation among three faiths” by the Sun Sentinel, Family Promise SPBC unites this diverse group of volunteers “responding to God’s call to help the most vulnerable among us,” according to Reverend Andrew Sherman, the driving force behind the local affiliate, and MC of this year’s concert. The volunteers represent nineteen different houses of worship. Mayor Haynie of Boca Raton attended to share her support this wonderful cause.
Tim Brumfield, Director of Music and Organist at St. Gregory’s, opened the concert with “Overture” which set the harmonious tone for the afternoon. The event featured a variety of performances including several church choirs, B’nai Torah Congregational Choir, Banyan Creek Elementary Drumline and readings from The Islamic Center Boca Raton. The Grand Finale “We are the World” was led by Lisa McKenzie from Abundant Life Christian Center as the audience stretched across the aisles to join hands.
Kokie Dinnan, Executive Director, reflects, “I believe that Family Promise brings our faith community together to serve the most vulnerable children and their families experiencing homelessness.”
To learn more, make a donation or volunteer, please visit Family Promise SPBC’s website www.familypromisespbc.org or call (561) 265-3370.
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Back to Woodstock 2015 is a fundraising event on Friday, June 19th starting at 7:00 pm., at Delray Elks Lodge, 265 NE 4th Avenue, Delray Beach.
This event is sponsored by the Delray Beach Initiative group.
You may purchase your ticket(s) on line at: http://familypromisespbc.donordrive.com/event/wood2015/
Or you may call Elida Barrios at (561) 265-3370 x103.
On Tuesday, January 21st, 2015, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County held its annual meeting and volunteer appreciation event at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Over 120 people attended.
Executive Director, Kokie Dinnan introduced Karen Olson, Founder and President of Family Promise, who shared her amazing journey from the creation of Family Promise in 1981 to present day, where there are now over 184 franchises in 42 states and growing.
Kokie Dinnan shared her heartfelt thanks to Father Andrew Sherman, Co-Founder of FPSPBC and Michael Diamant, Board President, for their leadership and achievements over the past 6 years. Father Andrew and Michael are now transitioning into new roles, where they will lead our new Community Advisory Board and engage key members of our local community to further expand and support our mission.
Cindy Winter was officially recognized as the new President of the Board and new Board Members were introduced: Merrie Heniser, Ann Paton, Sharon Wagman and the Reverend Dr. Richard Barbour.
Cindy and Kokie then publicly honored and thanked all of the Volunteer Coordinators and Volunteers from our community Interfaith Congregations, whose tireless and selfless work make it possible for Family Promise to truly transform the lives of our families throughout each year.
We look forward to many more successes in 2015 and we thank all of you for your friendship and continued support!