The people at Unity on the Bay are asking the community to join in their efforts by taking the time to "focus on God's creation" on Sunday by attending Earth Day Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. in English or at 1:30 p.m. in Spanish.
Shanté Haymore, a spokesperson from the church said in a press release: "Churchgoers won't find styrofoam at Unity on the Bay, but they will notice an electronics recycling drive, green tips in the foyer and a skit that teaches adults environmental habits led by the youth ministry."
Unity is inviting houses of worship throughout the community to join their efforts in the following activities on Earth Day Sunday. For example, Unity on the Bay will accept electronic items from the general public that will be environmentally recycled and dropped ff at a Miami-Dade County recycling center.
In addition, through a partnership with Environmental Coalition of Miami and the Beaches and Unity on the Bay, an inspirational message will be read to the congregation.
Because of its efforts to preserve Planet Earth, Unity on the Bay has been awarded the environmentally friendly EarthCare certification by the Unity worldwide Ministries.
Haymore said, "The environment does not take a back seat to common faith initiatives like fighting against hunger or poverty at Unity on the Bay. The congregation increasingly sees a connection between care for God's creation and social issues. ... Through the church's year-round bulletin recycling program, Unity has saved roughly 800 pounds of paper since last year. The church's Green Team efforts extend to recycling plastic, paper and aluminum."
Churches nationwide, are coming aboard the faith-based green movement and are spreading the idea that environmental protection is a responsibility shared among spiritual denominations.
For more information regarding the Earth Day Sunday activities at Unity on the Bay, contact Haymore at 305-573-9191 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archbishop to celebrate mass for lawyers
The Red Mass, a Catholic tradition that dates back to the 13th Century, will be at noon Tuesday at Gesu Catholic Church, 118 NE Second St. in downtown Miami. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate the Mass with the Miami Catholic Lawyers' Guild.
At the Red Mass, lawyers, judges and government officials proceed into the church donning red vestments or garments to signify the fire of the Holy Spirit, whose guidance is sought for all who pursue justice in their daily lives.
Following the Mass, the Guild will host a reception at the church's Hurtak Hall to honor Judge Beatrice Butchko of the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, the recipient of the Guild's 2013 "Lex Christi, Lex Amoris" award.
Celebrating ‘prophets in training’
The Apostle TD McNutt and Kingdom Training Institute will have a "Prophetic Explosion Release Summit,” in honor of the students who have successfully fulfilled the beginners course "Prophets in Training." The event, titled "Impartation, Revelation, Elevation," will be April 24-16, at New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church, 777 NW 85th St. All services will begin at 7 p.m.
Kingdom Training Institute opened its Miami campus on October of 2012. Classes are held Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. Teachers include Pastor/Prophet Brenda Ray of West Palm Beach; Apostle Mark Chironna of Orlando; Pastor/Prophet Marcus Mickles of St. Louis, Missouri and bishop Iona Locke of Southfield, Michigan.