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Block Party 2017

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2017

Was this the best one yet? We all had a marvelous time at our 12th annual Arnett Block Party on Saturday, August 5th. Volunteers started arriving at 9:00 am, and by noon when the party started we were up and Bob Puff had us all rocking to the Gospel! Seven churches pitched in with music, break dancing, a magic show, amazing bubbles, the bike clinic, and basketball hoops, jump rope, and hula hoop contests. And, can you believe it, there wasn’t a single bad incident, not even with the snakes and spiders in the Creeping Things booth! Kids...

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Block Party 2017

Posted by on Jul 29, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Block Party 2017

It’s that time of year again! Please join us at our Twelfth Annual ARNETT BLOCK PARTY! on Saturday, August 5, Noon to 4 pm Location: Arnett Boulevard from Warwick to Rugby (street closed)   Here’s the Schedule! 12:00 – 12:30 Check out the party – get a hot dog 12:30 – 1:00 Puppet Show 1:00 – 1:30 Break Dance with Johann 1:30 – 2:00 Magic Show with Nicky 2:00 – 2:30 Jump Rope and Hula Hoop contest 2:30 – 3:00 Reptile Guy 3:00 – 3:30 Amazing Bubbles! 3:30 – 4:00 New Life...

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Bike Clinic June 10

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Bike Clinic June 10

<-> Bike need repair? Come to a Free Bike Clinic Get help repairing your bike 350 Arnett Blvd parking lot June 10th, 1-4 pm <-> No Bike?? 15 free rehabbed bikes and helmets raffled off to kids without bikes Cosponsored by the Arnett Block Association & R Community...

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“Creating Hope” – Art Force 5

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

“Creating Hope” – Art Force 5

Art Force 5 Joins Team Alfred, NY – Alfred University’s Art Force 5 truly believe that they can be superheroes to the City of Rochester. After spending 2016 as the ambassadors of the Democrat & Chronicle’s Unite Rochester Challenge, the team is building new partnerships for the summer of 2017. Their primary mission is to contribute their talents to “Creating Hope: Beyond the Front Row,” an educational/inspirational video produced by numerous Rochester agencies. In 2015, agencies including the Rochester Police Department and Rochester...

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Think Again

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Community, Peacemaking, Prayer | 0 comments

Think Again

A Kaleidoscope of Colors When our son was only four years old and we moved to a different city, he raised a question that brought rounds of laughter from the whole family, and even prompted a wistful thought. Driving in the car one day, right out of the blue he turned to my wife (who is from Canada) and said, “Mummy, when do we turn black?” Caught completely off guard she said, “I don’t know what you mean.” “Well,” sounded the pensive, albeit innocent, childish voice, “You are white, we are beige, and Daddy is brown – when do we turn black?”...

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Dan Lill, Winner

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Community, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Dan Lill, Winner

2017 ESL Jefferson Award As reported in an article in the Democrat and Chronicle this week, Dan Lill is just one person but he’s convinced 160 people to volunteer with him every week so that people can get around Rochester. They can bike to their job or ride to the grocery store to get food for their family. It all started 17 years ago when he was serving lunch to the homeless with a friend, Bill D’Anza. A woman asked them if they could help her fix the flat tire on her bike and it kind of grew from there. The operation eventually outgrew his...

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National Day of Prayer 2017

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Community, Prayer | 0 comments

National Day of Prayer 2017

As noted in Rochester’s Minority Reporter, hundreds of people attended the National Day of Prayer Initiative in downtown Rochester May 4. Ark of Jesus Ministries Bishop David Singleton founded Rochester’s National Day of Prayer in 2012, which coincides with National Prayer Day, and began Thursday with remarks from local elected officials on the steps of City Hall. Mayor Lovely Warren, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo, City Council President Loretta Scott, and other officials attended the event. Following their remarks, Singleton said...

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State of City Address

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Community | 0 comments

State of City Address

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren delivered her State of the City address on Monday, April 24, as reported by WHEC. Speaking at CGI Communications on Main Street – an example she says of downtown development – the mayor lauded her accomplishments over the past four years, focusing on development downtown and creating jobs in the city along with city safety and education. The mayor started off her address by touting changes to make downtown more pedestrian-friendly, including changes planned for Main Street and the Inner Loop East...

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Flower City Work Camp 2017

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Community, Neighborhood, Youth Outreach | 0 comments

Flower City Work Camp 2017

2017 Camp a Great Success! April 17-21 was an amazing week at Flower City Work Camp this year! With over a dozen corporate and church sponsors, God worked through the students and adult volunteers to do awesome things in the City of Rochester. Check out the video below for a flavor of the week and then click here for more videos and info about FCWC! About Flower City Work Camp is a ministry of Flower City Outreach, an organization that unites Rochester-area churches to deliver a range of services into the City of Rochester. Flower City Work...

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State of the City Address

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Community | 0 comments

State of the City Address

Mayor Lovely A. Warren requests the honor of your presence at the 2017 State of the City Address Monday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. CGI Communications 150 E. Main St., Rochester, NY 14604 Free Parking at the Mortimer Street Garage, 83 Mortimer St. 14604 Please RSVP by April 17 to 428-3601...

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