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The 34th Annual FCII Festival begins next week!

Our Ohio chapter in Elyria is sponsoring the 34th Annual FCII Festival. If you are interested in a positive, family oriented weekend of activities, this is the place to be next weekend. The FCII Festival is always held the second weekend in July. Elyria is a town just west of Cleveland. The Festival's theme this year is "Building a Loving Community."

Below is the schedule of events:
34th ANNUAL FCII FESTIVAL
“Building a Loving Community

                                                           THURSDAY JULY 11
6-8 PM at the Kanisa House: Lucy Battle Cookout

FRIDAY JULY 12
all events for the day at the LCCC College Center
9 am-12 pm: various activities (e.g., arts and crafts, movie, music)
12 pm: lunch
1 pm: talent show
6 pm: Elizabeth Coleman Dinner


SATURDAY JULY 13
9 am-12 pm: recreation at LCCC Ewing Center
12 pm: Ruth Hamilton lunch
1 pm: Martha's trivia
6 pm: Martha Jordan Dinner--keynote speaker is Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr.

SUNDAY JULY 14
all events for the day at Kanisa House
10 am:fellowship, refreshments
11 am: Family Worship Hour
12 pm: Lucy Battle Lunch
12:30 pm: Anger management


        Kanisa House is the headquarters of the Ohio chapter--the address is 142 Cleveland Street, Elyria OH.
     LCCC is Lorain County Community College, located at 1005 N Abbe Road, Elyria OH.
     For more info on the various events and how you can support the FCII Festival, contact FCIIOHIO@aol.com or call 440.366.3244.

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