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Volunteers Pack Toys, Write Cards to Vulnerable Children in Jamaica

Christmas will be brighter for 450 vulnerable children in Jamaica, thanks to Food For The Poor’s generous donors and the volunteers who packed dozens of toys and school supplies on Saturday. Christmas in Jamaica FFTP hosted its second Hearts United Community Day, with nearly 20 volunteers working together in the charity’s Coconut Creek warehouse to pack these special gifts. The toys and school supplies will be sent to the charity’s Angels Of Hope children’s homes in Jamaica.  Leann Chong, FFTP’s Director of Angels Of Hope Child Sponsorship Program, said the children will receive the gifts just in time for Christmas. […]

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Potential Church Gathers in Support of Life

Congregants from Potential Church participated in a Love Life Prayer Walk on Saturday, August 27 in Plantation. Love Life is a national organization uniting and mobilizing the church to create a culture of love and life that will result in an end to abortion and the orphan crisis.  Churches gather for a special time of prayer as they walk to protect and defend the unborn. The Number of Potential Church Walk Participants About 60-100 congregants registered for the Prayer Walk, estimated Troy Gramling, Lead Pastor of Potential Church. Reflecting on seeing ultrasounds of his own children, he said, “When it […]

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Prayer App Connects Believers with Persecuted Christians

A new mobile prayer app developed by Christian persecution watchdog, Open Doors USA, gives users the ability to connect with persecuted Christians suffering for their faith. Available for free in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Open Doors Prayer App was created to help strengthen and support Christian communities facing high levels of persecution with prayer and encouragement. “Prayer is the most powerful way to support our brothers and sisters worldwide who are suffering for the sake of the gospel,” said David Curry, Open Doors USA CEO. “Through this app, we are excited to provide a simple […]

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Miami Rescue Mission Celebrates 100 Years!

Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers known as The Caring Place will celebrate 100 years serving the homeless and needy with the “I CARE” 100th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, October 15th at the Signature Grand in Davie. Describing it as the “Big, Bold, Beautiful Centennial Celebration,” the Rev. Ronald Brummitt, president of the Miami Rescue Mission, said there’s been “miracle after miracle” for the Kingdom of God since its founding in 1922 when the original couple arrived in Miami in a horse-drawn carriage, being obedient to the Lord. The mission has always put God first in its outreaches, sharing the gospel […]

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Seniors “Fall into Health!” at Upcoming NMB Senior Health & Fitness Fair

The North Miami Beach Chamber, City of North Miami Beach & Commissioner Paule Villard, Senior Liaison are joining forces to hold a spectacular Senior Health & Fitness Fair on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 9 a.m. TO 12:30 p.m. at the Marjorie & William McDonald Center in NMB’s City Hall at 17051 NE 19th Ave, NMB, FL 33162. Seniors “Fall into Health” The September 22nd “FALL INTO HEALTH” Senior Health & Fitness Fair will provide a great opportunity to showcase products and services that cater to hundreds of senior adults and their families from NMB, and surrounding communities in Dade […]

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Lilly Endowment Awards Palm Beach Atlantic University $5 Million Pathways for Tomorrow Grant

Palm Beach Atlantic University has received a grant of $5 million over five years from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish new routes from theological education to careers in community development and chaplaincy. The Community Transformation and Chaplaincy program is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. It is a three-phase initiative designed to help theological schools across the United States and Canada as they prioritize and respond to the most pressing challenges they face to prepare pastoral leaders for Christian congregations both now and into the future. Palm Beach Atlantic’s School of Ministry developed an interdisciplinary concentration […]

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Creating a Culture to Positively Impact Lives, BrandStar Gladly Pays It Forward

A highly successful production studio and integrated marketing company, BrandStar is using its forces for good, supporting local charities and going beyond to impact the South Florida community. Founded by Christian businessmen Mark Alfieri and partner Doug Campbell, BrandStar’s client list includes fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Microsoft, Ford, Amazon and Google, and local clients such as the Levan Center of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Yet they’ve also harnessed their talent behind nonprofits, giving back to the community through organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Gateway Community Outreach, Live the Life South […]

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FFTP Volunteers Pack More Than 116,000 Meals to Help Ukraine

More than 450 volunteers filled FAU Arena Saturday to help Food For The Poor pack 116,640 lifesaving MannaPack rice meals for families in desperate need in Ukraine. Meals for Ukraine FFTP teamed up with longtime partner Feed My Starving Children to host Join The Pack Ukraine, drawing South Florida churches, businesses, community groups and civic-minded individuals. After seeing how MannaPack meals have blessed the lives of families in Honduras, Linda Coello, President and Founder of CEPUDO, FFTP’s longtime partner in Honduras, said she wanted to “pay if forward” to help those suffering in Ukraine. Volunteers also raised money to help […]

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Young Adults “Rally Loud” at Church by the Glades Conference

Rally Loud was a free two-day event for young adults featuring four unique experiences, live music, and powerful preaching. Under the leadership of twenty-two year old Charlie Hughes, the young adults movement of Church by the Glades called “Rally” was launched in 2019. Given the explosive growth of the ministry over the past three years, Hughes knew they needed to host an event on a larger scale to further reach the community of South Florida — this is how Rally Loud was birthed. Who’s who at Rally Loud Influencers and speakers such as Madison Prewett from ABC’s “The Bachelor,” hit […]

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God’s Gift, Inc. Empowers Girls of Colors to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

Recent data from the National School Boards Association indicates that 45% of Black students nationwide attend high-poverty schools, compared with just 8% of white students. Leading efforts to provide a supportive, faith-based environment for Black girls within South Florida is God’s Gift, Inc., a nonprofit with a mission to help students of color achieve their dreams. By way of mentoring, career preparation and weekend retreats, God’s Gift, Inc. helps girls develop their character, leadership skills and overall self-worth.  The girls recently came together with The Beauty Initiative to host a period-packing party in Fort Lauderdale with Florida State Representative Daryl Campbell […]

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