Sunrise Presbyterian Church, 18400 NW 68th Ave., will host a meeting of My Hope America with Billy Graham at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
My Hope America is a grass roots movement that seeks to create relational evangelism on a local and personal basis, according to Barbara Hassall, an elder at Sunrise Presbyterian.
The movement, Hassall said, will culminate nationally during the week of Nov, 7, which is the 95th birthday of the beloved evangelist Graham.
According to a press release from Hassall, "My Hope America with Billy Graham movement is an effort to reach people across the United States with the gospel of Jesus Christ. ... Under the guidance of local pastors, Christians across the country are asked to open their homes to share the Gospel with friends, family, colleagues and neighbors through programs featuring a new and powerful message from Billy Graham, dynamic music and testimonies. Like the Apostle Matthew, some will invite their guests into their homes or churches to learn about Jesus using television or video, while others will gather at a coffee shop or the park to watch the program on a tablet or smartphone.
"Christians from thousands of churches across the U.S. are asked to follow the following steps in participating in the event to culminate in November:
• Look Around — and identify friends, neighbors, co-workers, fellow students and family who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior and they write their names on a prayer list.
• Look Up — and pray every day for each person listed.
• Look Out — for opportunities to build deeper relationships with the people on the list.
• Look Forward — to the event, and invite every person on the list, prepare their three-minute story, and pray for God’s help as they invite guests to receive Christ.
• Look After — those who give e their lives to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith."
If you or your church would like to participate in the movement, go to www.MyHopewithBillyGraham.org and click Training to register. You may also call Hassall at 305-821-5841, ext. 330, for more information.
The third annual "Back 2 School Resource Fair," presented by Miami First Church of the Brethren, will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Aug. 10, at the Biscayne Gardens Civic Association Hall at 15000 N. Miami Ave., where the congregation meets for worship on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
The multi-cultural, multi-ethnic congregation is currently collecting backpacks and filling them with school supplies which will be distributed to needy students. If you can donate school supplies to the effort, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Day at St. John AME
It’s going to be a great weekend at St. John A.M.E. Church at 6461 SW 59th Pl. in South Miami, and the community is invited. The occasion is the annual Women’s Day Celebration, which will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with a pre-program celebration. The Rev. Dr. Joseph Turner and the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church will be in charge of the worship service.
Then, at 10 a.m. Sunday the women of the church will be honored during a special worship service at 10 a.m. The theme is, "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made."
The weekend celebration will conclude at 4 p.m. Sunday with a post-program with the Rev. Dr. Willie Leonard of the St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church of Coconut Grove leading the worship service.