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First Fruits/Kwanzaa schedule for Dec 2011-Jan 1, 2012


First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. invites the public to our 32 day First Fruits/Kwanzaa schedule of events. Events in bold are the major highlights of the 32 day season.

FIRST FRUITS (DECEMBER 1-DECEMBER 25)
Thursday, December 1: Kwanzaa Appreciation Program, 6 PM, 219 Hamilton Street
Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3: Kwanzaa prayer session and candle lighting, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Sunday, December 4: 4 pm, 219 Hamilton Street (Students Doology Hour, our weekly Sunday service)--also repeats on Dec. 11, 18, 25
Monday, December 5-Saturday, December 10: Kwanzaa prayer session and candle lighting, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Monday, December 12-Wednesday, December 14: Kwanzaa prayer session and candle lighting, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Thursday, December 15: African Mothers Day, 6 pm, School #33, 500 Webster Avenue (All females at the program receive a flower)
Friday, December 16-Saturday, December 17: Kwanzaa Prayer session and candle lighting, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Monday, December 19-Saturday, December 24: Kwanzaa prayer session and candle lighting, 6pm, 219 Hamilton Street
KWANZAA (DECEMBER 26-JANUARY 1)
Monday, December 26: Umoja, 6 PM, 219 Hamilton Street
Tuesday, December 27, Kujichagulia, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Wednesday, December 28, Ujima, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Thursday, December 29, Ujamaa, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Friday, December 30, Nia, 6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Saturday, December 31, Kuumba,  6 pm, 219 Hamilton Street
Sunday, January 1, 2012, Imani, 6 pm, St. John's Home, 150 Highland Av (KWANZAA FEAST--Bring dish to pass; also gifts are given, primarily educational, to the children)


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