Local Briefs – April 11, 2008

Posted on 10 Apr 2008 at 7:08pm
By From Staff Reports

Women’s Chorus holding fundraising garage sale

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will hold a garage sale on Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5925 Maple Ave., near the intersection of Inwood and Maple.

Items up for sale will include furniture, clothing, electronics, housewares and home decor. Refreshments including baked goods and sodas will also be available.

TWCD is also accepting donated items for the sale.

Those with items to donate are asked to call 214-520-7828.

Tax receipts are available upon request.

Cathedral of Hope staging GAYS sale, street fair
The Cathedral of Hope will host the "Great Annual Yard Sale" on Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds at 5910 Cedar Springs Road.

All proceeds benefit the Cathedral of Hope’s Benevolence Fund, which provides financial assistance, including rent, utility payments and money for prescriptions, to those in need.

In addition to the yard sale, the church’s Ministerio Latino will host a "Grand Kermess," or street fair, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will offer games, food and prizes, as well as the debut of the Ministerio Latino’s Ballet Folklorico.



Biship T.D. Jakes

Soulforce seeks LGBT families for Potter’s House outreach
Soulforce is looking for local LGBT families to help initiate a dialogue with Bishop T.D. Jakes and members of the Potter’s House in Dallas.

The national LGBT civil rights group’s American Family Outing will visit six megachurches across the country between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day this spring.

The goal of the event is to change the hearts and minds of congregations led by those who’ve taken the reins of the evangelical movement from noted anti-gay preachers Jerry Falwell, D. James Kennedy, Pat Robertson and James Dobson. Bishop Jakes, who leads the 30,000-member Potter’s House, has called homosexuality a “brokenness” and said he would not hire an openly gay person.

An American Family Outing will visit the Potter’s House in Dallas from May 16 to 18. Soulforce plans to bring in several noted African-American leaders from the Civil Rights movement for the event, including the Rev. Jim Lawson, the Rev. Phil Lawson and the Rev. Gil Caldwell.

An information and outreach session will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12 at Living Faith Covenant Church at the Promise Worship and Community Center, 2527 W. Colorado Blvd. in Dallas. Participants should RSVP to the Rev. Deneen Robinson at 214-681-7046 or deneen.robinson@sbcglobal.net. For more information, go to www.soulforce.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 11, 2008.

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