According to a press release from Belen Jesuit, the purpose of the mission is to serve the poor in a remote village of the Dominican Republic. The group will also deliver medicines, mostly vitamins, and building tools that will be used to construct a much-needed bridge in the village of La Piragua Abajo.
Belen President Father Pedro Suarez said, "Our school has supported such missions for over 30 years. It is one way in which Belen Jesuit fulfills its motto. "Forming men for others."
Night of fun for Episcopal youth
A "Youth Lock-in" hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida’s Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and the North Dade Deanery, will be from 7:30 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 464 NE 16th St. in downtown Miami.
The event is open to all local middle and high school age youth. Participants will take part in an evening of exploring the cathedral, a candlelight midnight worship service, games, a service project and very little sleep. The theme is "The Power of Forgiveness."
To register, call Kathy Walker at 786-417-3261.
Shores church awards scholarships
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 scholarship recipients at Miami Shores Community Church. They are: Angela Caselle, who will attend Florida State University; Elise Stewart, who will attend Florida A&M University; Emily Sell, a sophomore at the University of Florida; Sara Merrill, a junior at Florida State University; Austin Stewart, a senior at Florida A&M; Steven Pattavina, a senior at Florida State, and Lindsay Pattavina, a graduate student at the University of Central Florida.
The awards were made at the church’s Recognition Sunday on June 2.
One more win for longtime coach
Recently I told you that Bob Haworth, a baseball coach at Grace Lutheran Church, would soon be moving to Winter Springs. Well, not before his team brought home the championship.
It was a nice send-off for Haworth, who served as coach of his team and commissioner of the league. The championship game was on June 2, and Grace defeated the Seventh Day Adventist of Miami Springs team 24-10.
Way to go, Bob.
Silver Palm UMC seeks volunteers for healing ministry
Marlene Porter of Silver Palm United Methodist Church at 18420 SW 267th St. in Homestead, wants to get the word out about the church’s new class to train a team of people who want to serve others in a Healing Ministry.
She said those attending the class over an eight week period, grew in their knowledge of who they are in Christ Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit in them to minister to others. "Our faith has grown and we have learned to expect from God, rather than just hope it will happen."
Porter said trained leaders at Silver Palm are ministering to hurting people, who need physical, financial, emotional and relationship healing. She said services are at 2 p.m. every third Sunday, with the next Healing Service to be on Fathers Day.
It’s free and open to everyone. For more information call the church’s pastor the Rev. Diane R. Gutierrez at 305-247-3769.