Doology is the discipline practiced at the only teaching church/spiritual and cultural organization in Rochester, NY, known as First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. The late Minister Lawrance Lee Evans developed the idea of Doology as a teenager. Minister Evans went on to establish the Institute in 1970. In Doology, we are taught that positive action in your community or organization is valued more than just complaining.
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Wrap up of Uhuru Week (Aug 14-15)
It was a beautiful weekend to celebrate Marcus Garvey's birthday with First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. On August 14, Anthony Giordano served as MC for the rally, and he did an outstanding job promoting the good works of the Institute and Minister Lawrance Lee Evans. Brother Bernard Holmes, who is managed by Minister Evans, gave an outstanding rap to the vocals of 50Cent.
But the grand finale on Sunday the 15th was a treat. Our Charles Riley Tutorial Program , with students ranging in age from 3 to 16, spoke about various heroes and sheroes from black history, and recited from Marcus Garvey's Atlanta prison speech as well. But the big treat was hearing Minister Myra Brown sing songs of praise with her band. Minister Brown was honored by the Institute for her work in obtaining funds for the tutorial program. The sister also received one half of the funds raised by our raffle. Three of the students presented Minister Brown with gifts and a collage. Needless to say, the sister was teary eyed and was very appreciative.
Also, kudos to Sister Shiminege for being an excellent mistress of ceremonies.
Sister Myra, everyone raved about you. Hope you enjoyed your tribute!
All events are at 219 Hamilton Street at 6 PM EST unless otherwise specified First Fruits (Dec 1-25)
December 1: KWANZAA APPRECIATION PROGRAM (kickoff and introduction)
December 2, 4-9, 11-14, 16, 18-23, 25: DAILY STORYTELLING AND PRAYER (small get-togethers)
December 3, 10, 17, 24: STUDENT DOOLOGY HOUR at 4 PM, 219 Hamilton
December 15: AFRICAN MOTHERS DAY-- 6 pm, School #33 cafeteria (500 Webster Ave, all females receive flowers from the men) Kwanzaa (Dec 26- Jan 1) 6pm except for Sun Dec 31
December 26: Umoja (unity) presenter: Minister Lawrance Lee Evans will speak on "Reducing Inferiority by Promoting Unity"
December 27: Kujichagulia (self-determination) presenters: Brother Zeb Coleman and Brother Brian Griffin
December 28; Ujima (collective work and responsibility)
December 29: Ujamaa (cooperative economics) presenters: Sister Uwimana and Sister Brenda Snow
December 30: Nia (purpose) presenter: Brother Leo White
December 31: Kuumba -- 4pm Student Doology Hour (creativit…
Legacy Day: In honor of Madam Martha McMiller Jordan will be on June 6, 2017 (6 PM) at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. The event features a Doology Workshop which is coordinated by the students of the Ministry School of Doology. Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. will conduct the workshop.
The workshop is designed for those who desire "people" skills and "personal" skills for the purpose of individual success. Doology is a discipline for being successful in one's academic environment and in one's interpersonal relationships.
Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. is the Developer of Doology based on the teachings of his late grandmother, Madam Martha McMiller Jordan. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 6 is the birthday of Madam Martha Jordan. The Doology Workshop is also a fundraiser for the annual trip to the FCII Festival in July.
Minister Lawrance Lee Evans, Sr. 's legacy is finally out in a book format. One of his adult students, Sister Brenda Snow, active in the Institute for three years, was so inspired by Minister Evans' lessons and the audio lessons of his late queen, Minister Akilah Ife, that she decided to write her debut book Doology: My Meditations and Inspirations from Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. The book is now available for purchase for $15.00 USD. A prolific writer, Sister Snow uses various Biblical verses to express her love for the Evans family and explain the discipline of Doology. Sister Brenda is currently interning with Minister Evans for one year in preparation to become a minister in her own right.
Here is a link to the order form that you can download and print to order the book: