Doology is the discipline practiced at the only teaching church/spiritual and cultural organization in Rochester, NY, known as First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. Minister Lawrance Lee Evans is the National Minister of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. and he came up with 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!
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 email@example.com.
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:
The month of September is very important at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. We resume our after school portion of the Charles Riley Tutorial Program.Some members of the extended Evans family have birthdays in September. The late Minister Akilah Ife Evans, the First Lady of First Community Interfaith Institute in Rochester, was born in September and married Minister Lawrance Lee Evans in September 1967, while both were still in college.
On Saturday, September 23 at 6 PM, we will celebrate Minister Akilah's legacy with the annual Minister Akikah Ife's Cultural Extravaganza at 219 Hamilton Street. The final performer's lineup has yet to be confirmed, but it s safe to say that you will have a good time while watching the finest in music and poetry from our community. We encourage one and all to participate on September 23. Food will be served. If you want to participate or have questions, please come to Student Doology Hour on Sunday at 4 PM at 219 Hamilton Street.