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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The 35th Annual FCII Festival is two weeks away!
The theme for this year's FCII festival in Elyria, Ohio is "Diversity for All People/" The four day schedule of events (July 10-13) has two venues: Lorain County Community Collevige (www.lorainccc.edu/) and the Ohio chapter headquarters, the Kanisa House,142 Cleveland Street.
RSVP by calling (440)366-3244.
Below is a summary of the schedule so far:
Thursday July 10: 3-8 PM, Kanisa House-- arts and crafts, games, drumming circle
Friday July 11: 9 AM to 8 PM at LCCC College Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road--workshops, lunch, day concludes with the Elizabeth Coleman Awards Dinner (6-8 pm)
Saturday July 12: 9 AM-12 PM, LCCC Ewing Center--recreational activities, followed by lunch, day concludes with the Martha Jordan Dinner (6-8 PM) featuring the Rochester chapter and Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr., the National Minister of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.
Sunday July 13: 10 AM-2 PM. Kanisa House--Church service, lunch and other activities
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…
The Rochester (NY) community and the Elyria (OH) community are saddened by the passing of a distinguished scholar, researcher, community organizer, teacher, case manager, and clergyman, the renowned Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr, who transitioned on Sunday, September 9. from a brief illness.
This morning (September 14, 2018) will be his homegoing service at Aenon Baptist Church, 175 Genesee Street, Rochester NY 14611.
Please keep the Minister's immediate and extended family, and the First Community Interfaith Institute of Rochester and Elyria in your prayers.
If you are in the Rochester area please pick up a copy of the September 12 edition of the Challenger Community News. On page 2 is a beautiful article that summed up the legacy of this great man. I did not get the permission of the Challenger Community News to reprint their article, thus, I cannot include it in the blog at this time.
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: