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The Tarrant Area Community of Churches to Host Day of Service Event and Annual Banquet during 2011 Annual Week of Prayer in January
Local Churches Team Up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 17 and Dinner Banquet Focusing on Immigration on January 20

The Tarrant Area Community of Churches (TACC), an inter-church non-profit organization dedicated to connecting congregations and the community to affect and address unmet needs in Tarrant County, invites the community to two events during the 2011 Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 17 and January 20, 2011.

On January 17, 2011, (Martin Luther King Day), TACC is bringing together churches from around Tarrant County to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by serving those in need during the MLK Day of Service. Teams of 3-20 volunteers will meet in the morning for a start-up prayer service to be held at Baker Chapel A.M.E. Church at 1050 E. Humbolt Street in Fort Worth. Then the teams will spread out across the community to serve various needs, with projects to include: preparing and providing sack lunches for the homeless at First Street Methodist Mission, assembling craft and color packets for children at Cook Children’s Hospital, building a volleyball pit at Feed by Grace Ministries, light construction at H.O.P.E. Farm and 1516 Hemphill Outreach, sorting food items at the Community Food Bank, sorting clothes at Northside Inter-Church Agency and lending a hand at Presbyterian Night Shelter. A lunch will be served to volunteers, donated by Panera and Subway.

To serve as a volunteer, build a team or get more information for the Day of Service on January 17, please visit www.tarrantareacc.org or call Robyn Michalove at 817.335.1231.

On January 20, TACC is partnering with Holy Family Catholic Church, located at 6150 Pershing Avenue in Fort Worth, to host the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Dinner and Dialogue. This year's banquet, Walls & Bridges: Focusing on Immigration Through the Eyes of Jesus, will feature a discussion on immigration with three guest speakers: Rev. Mike McKee, Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Hurst; Xergio Chacin, Coordinator of Immigration Consultation Services at Catholic Charities and Rev. Dr. Gus Reyes, Director of Hispanic Education Initiative at Baptist General Convention of Texas. Free will offerings for the meal will be provided. Special music will be performed by Kids Who Care’s resident company.

To reserve your spot at Walls & Bridges: Focusing on Immigration Through the Eyes of Jesus, please visit www.tarrantareacc.org.







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