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Our 45th annual MLK event is on Jan. 15!!

On Friday, January 15. 2016, on what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday, First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.  will honor Dr. King’s accomplishments with its 45th annual King commemoration. At 5 PM, Minister Lawrance Lee Evans, the National Minister and founder of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. , will lecture on “Our History, Our Story, Our Perspective, Our Struggle, Not Negro History.” Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. is a 1972 graduate of Colgate Rochester Divinity School/ Bexley Hall/Crozier Theological Seminary.

The annual Martin Luther King program at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.  is open to individuals of all faiths. First Community Interfaith Institute Inc is a spiritual and cultural organization, plus a teaching church based in the South Wedge that specializes in the discipline
of Doology. Doology is a discipline developed by Minister Lawrance Lee Evans that honors his mentor and grandmother Madam Martha McMiller Jordan. Doology (which Evans developed when he was 13 years old) is the personification and manifestation of his grandmother.
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FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC.219 Hamilton Street Rochester NY 14620-1112
PHONE: 585-461-0379 ** FAX: 1-585-495-2329** EMAIL: fciirochester@gmail.com ** WEB: https://www.facebook.com/fciirochesterFor more information, contact Sister Uwimana Oni at 585.461.0379 or uwimana@fciirochester.orgPRESS RELEASE12/17/18FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC.'s FINAL WEEK OF KWANZAA
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