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Kwanzaa Appreciation Program--Showcase of Talent on December 1!

On December 1, 2015, at 5 PM, Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr., National Minister of First Community
Interfaith Institute Inc., will  announce at its First Fruits/Kwanzaa Appreciation Program the schedule 
of First Fruits/Kwanzaa celebrations, events and activities. The announcement will be made at 219 
Hamilton Street. The theme for this year is “Showcase of Talent.”

First Fruits/Kwanzaa Appreciation Program is part of #GivingTuesday  of the United Way’s ROCtheday 24 hour long online fundraiser and First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.’s annual Kwanzaa Appeal. In conjunction with "ROCtheday", the Kwanzaa Appreciation Program will  begin at 5:00 PM December1 and ending at 12:00 AM the next day. The adult students of  Minister Lawrance Lee Evans will give 
historical and cultural presentations by different artistic forms--poetry, songs, dance, and prose (recitation).

Guests are invited to meet and see the students and obtain the schedule of First Fruits/Kwanzaa celebrations. People are encouraged to bring their own laptops, smartphones, and tablets to the
Institute. 

Also, consultation with Minister Lawrance Lee Evans about after school programs, cultural folkways, 
case management, and parenting are available with Minister Lawrance Lee Evans on December 1, 
2015..

First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. is a spiritual and cultural organization, plus a teaching church. 
The Institute is known for its Charles Riley Tutorial Program, cultural activities and the development of
leaders. A detailed schedule of its 32 day First Fruits/Kwanzaa events will be announced at the First
Fruits/Kwanzaa Appreciation Program on December 1, 2015.
FIRST FRUITS/KWANZAA APPRECIATION PROGRAM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
219 HAMILTON STREET
5:00 PM-12:00 AM
Sponsored by First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. 
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Below are some photos from the November 1 dual 45th anniversary of First Community Interfaith Institute /70th birthday of Minister Evans.





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ALL NIGHT LONG!

First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will close its fiscal year with the annual "Minister Akilah Ife's Cultural Extravaganza" on Friday, September 23 at 219 Hamilton Street. September 23 is the 49th anniversary of Minister Lawrance Lee Evans and his late wife, Minister Akilah. The Cultural Extravaganza begins at 6 PM and will last the entire evening. Entertainment and dinner will be provided. "All Night Long: Minister Akilah's Cultural Extravaganza" is a fundraiser for the Institute's cultural and educational programs. Suggested donation is $150. There are five scholarships available for those who are unable to give $150.00.