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FEEDING THE 5,000 FAMILIES EFFORT TO KICK OFF HERE FEB. 25

posted Feb 19, 2012, 8:52 PM by Karla Marie   [ updated Feb 19, 2012, 9:02 PM ]
SUBMITTED BY THE PORTNEUF VALLEY INTERFAITH FELLOWSHIP

POCATELLO — Feeding the 5,000 Families food campaign, an annual interfaith effort to combat hunger in the community, begins with a kickoff concert Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 309 N. Garfield Ave., Pocatello. This is the 15th anniversary of the concert.

There will be musicians and singers from different faith communities. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m.

There will be a welcome from the Rev. Janie Gebhardt from the First Congregational/ UCC as well as an opening prayer. Greetings will be from the cochairs, Dawn McLauglin and Karla Reynolds. Scripture reading will be from Laura McKnight from Holy Spirit Catholic Community. The 2012 theme song will be from Norma Boyd, accompanied by Marilyn Alldredge.

There will be remarks from Joye Jones, manager of the Idaho Foodbank, a song, “Beautiful Savior,” from Reflections, an interfaith choir, a song, “When God Unfolds the Rose,” from the Rev. Seth Mena from the Real Apostolic Church, a song, “If that don't make you want to go,” from Claudette Hartle, “Christian Caprice,” cello solo, from Sophie Spreiers and Noah Smith, LDS, a song, “Prayer of the Children,” from Soundscape, ecumenical, a song, “Take Up the Cross,” from Joyful Noise from the Presbyterian Church, “Prelude in Fugue,” organ performance, by Derek Schaible from the First Congregational/UCC, a song, “Because I have been given much,” by Sydney McOmber, J.D. Packer, Bree Schmidt LDS, and a song, “The Lord's Prayer,” by Mike Sanders, Grace Lutheran.
 
The program will end with a closing prayer.

The concert is free and open to the public. If you can, bring a can or box of food for the Idaho Foodbank. The concert will be followed by punch and cookies.

The food drive runs from Feb. 25 through April 16. Theme this year comes from Hebrews 13:16 that says, “Do not forget to do good and share with others.”
 
For more information, call Dawn at 238-3540 or Karla at 637-0293, or visit www. feedingthe5000.org.


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