Friday, September 14, 2018
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.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio, located in Elyria, Ohio (23 miles southwest of Cleveland) is once again sponsoring the newly renamed Minister Akilah Ife Evans Festival. The festival will take place July 12-15 at two venues: Kanisa House (the headquarters of FCII Ohio) and Lorain County Community College. This year's theme is "Differences Matter." For the complete schedule, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 22, 2018
BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT FIRST COMMUNITY INTERFAITH INSTITUTE INC.
On Saturday, February 17, 2018 (6 PM), the First Community Interfaith Institute Inc., located at 219 Hamilton Street, Rochester NY, will highlight its Black History Month with its “Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley.” The classes at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. will concentrate on the classic book by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Miseducation of the Negro.
”Supporters Day in Honor of Charles Riley” (February 17, 2018, 6: 00 PM) will accent the importance of the foot soldiers who have helped to make our history and our leaders. The late Charles Riley (1958-1997) is an example of many foot soldiers who helped make our community better. The Charles Riley Tutorial Program is named after Charles Riley, who was a strong supporter of First Community Interfaith Institute Inc. and volunteered his time, energy and money to help with the after-school program at First Community Interfaith Institute Inc.
Dr. Woodson wrote about people like Charles Riley when he wrote:
“Under leadership, we have been constrained to do the biddings of others; by service, we may work out a program in the light of our own circumstances. Under leadership we have become poverty-stricken; by service, we may teach the masses how to earn a living honestly…”
The late Charles Riley gave his service and he contributed to helping many young people in our after-school program. As Dr. Woodson wrote:
“The race needs workers, not leaders. Such workers will solve the problems which race leaders talk about and raise money to enable them to talk more about…”
Indeed the late Charles Riley “translated the idea of leadership into that of service…”
Photos were taken by Sister Tyjohnna Snow-Brown
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First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio, located in Elyria, Ohio (23 miles southwest of Cleveland) is once again sponsoring the newly r...
On this day in 2018 (actually 9 September), we lost a giant, our very own National Minister, Minister Lawrance Lee Evans Sr. He sp...