Ferguson Father and Daughter

Ferguson – scene of countless protests since August 9, like this one on August 30 – will become the focus of a “Day of Hope” this Saturday, July 25.

A Day of Hope, presented by more than 40 St. Louis-area churches in partnership with Convoy of Hope in Springfield, Missouri, and the City of Ferguson, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or while supplies last) on Saturday, July 25 in Forestwood Park, 806 Ferguson Ave. in Ferguson.

“Day of Hope, an event which occurs throughout the United States, will be especially meaningful to our community in Ferguson,” said Bishop Larry O. Jones of Greater Grace Church in Ferguson.

“We’ve made tremendous strides in coming together this year and this day of celebration will be a tribute to new beginnings.”

Open to the public, all activities and services are complimentary (while supplies last), including:

  • Lunch
  • Haircuts (for boys/men)
  • Community services: dozens of local community service organizations will assist with a variety of needs
  • Health Screenings (heart health, dental, and mammograms)
  • Kids Zone: dozens of free carnival games, inflatables and live entertainment.
  • A bag of groceries: more than 35,000 pounds of free groceries to be given away  
  • Digital family portrait
  • Resume writing and job counseling
  • Banking and credit resources
  • Prayer tent: Guests will have the opportunity to receive prayer from members of local churches
  • Refreshments.

“The City of Ferguson is proud to be a part of A Day of Hope and to support the many churches that are participating in this positive event,” said Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. “The resources that are being offered will not only benefit the citizens of Ferguson, but will allow everyone in the region to visit our city.”

Part of the Convoy of Hope’s 50 State Tour, A Day of Hope pools together local resources to provide long-term solutions to a more positive future.  For over 18 years this nonprofit organization has served 1.6 million Americans in over 200 cities.

Convoy of Hope, headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response.

A volunteer rally will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, July 24 at Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Rd. Volunteer positions are available for all skill sets, from set up and break down to greeting guests, helping with activities and much more. For more information, visit http://www.convoyofhope.org/outreach/ferguson/.

Community Tent Revival 

Solomon’s Temple Church will host a Community Tent Revival from August 23 through September 6, with services at 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 5569 Page Blvd. in St. Louis. Bishop James E. Holloway Sr. is founder and pastor, and Sister Linda D. Holloway is first lady and co-pastor. For information, call 314) 361- 4466 or (314) 361- 4460, email solomons@i1.net or visit www.solomonstemplechurch.org

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