On July 25, 2010 Christ Cares teamed up with the Building Bridges Committee of Living Springs Community Church for the 8th (or 9th?) annual Taste of Reconciliation.
Hundreds of Christians gathered from many ethnic and denominational backgrounds gathered to grow in love and understanding in other Christians in the Body of Christ.
Volunteers from Living Springs arranged an amazing assortment of ethnic food. It was absolutely beyond delicious! Much hard work went into this and it was a blessing that they fed possibly 500 or so people for FREE! We also appreciate the South Suburban Chinese Church and the Korean United Methodist Church of Homewood IL providing ethnic cuisine. There was also outdoor grilled food and games for children. We appreciate Joan Vanna and her youth group for helping with the games and clean up.
We were blessed to have a spiritual time of worship led by various ethnic choirs and singers including:
- Rev. Roy Patterson of Moody Radio and Pastor of New Life Baptist Church of Chicago Heights
- Living Springs Worship Team led by Jarvis Jernigan Jr.
- Hannah & Rev. Ken Roh of the Korean United Methodist Church
- Al Villarreal
- Rev. Charles Wallace
- Paul Radulescu
This year’s Reconciliation Award went to Ms. Jackie Rivera of Restoration Ministries of Harvey, IL for year many years of dedicated work.
Special Thanks to our Host and co-sponsor Living Springs Community Church
Building Bridges Committee:
Mia Franklin, Pastor Chris Spoor, Imogene Harrell, Jeannie Williams, Marie Boyd Skinner, *Jamieson Clay, Wayne Aardsma, *Melanie Jongsma, Scott Reese, Karin Vredeveld, Marlene Garrott, Mary Marsh. *co-leaders
There are many other people that I hope to list soon that deserve credit for help in making this event possible. I also hope to add many many photos to the http://tasteofreconciliation.com website.
Cliff Williams was our photographer and he is available to video tape or photograph your special event (contact me for his number).
Ed Stroh videotaped the Taste of Reconciliation and I hope to post it soon.