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The 43rd anniversary of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. is coming up!

Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. invites the community of Rochester to join him between October 31 and November 3 to celebrate the anniversary of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.  and his birthday. All events will take place at 219 Hamilton Street.The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 31: General consultation for Minister Evans' adult students, guest speaker TBA. Time: 5:30 pm

Friday, November 1: Charles Riley Tutorial Program presents "Reciprocity," Our youth students give presentations on heroes and sheroes in Black History. Time: 6 pm, dinner will be served

Saturday November 2: all day fall bottle campaign drive-- we collect NYS nickel cans and bottles. We can pick up your cans and bottles from your home or business Saturday morning, or you can drop off your cans and bottles at 219 Hamilton Street. The money raised go towards the Charles Riley Tutorial Program. The more bottles we get, the better.

NOVEMBER 2 IS ALSO THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR TWIN BROTHER MINISTERS!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MINISTERS GERALD AND LAWRANCE EVANS!

Sunday, November 3: Final event of the weekend; Minister Lawrance Lee Evans gives a Doology lecture at 4 pm. The adult Ministry School of Doology students will give presentations on their assigned nations of the African diaspora. Dinner will be served during the program. Minister Evans will not accept birthday gifts. He will only accept tax-deductible donations to First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.

We hope to see you at least one of the four days, if not all four!

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