Friday, October 12, 2007

Festival of the Americas a Great Success

O God, who created all peoples in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world. Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of fellowship, and show us your presence in those who differ most from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Book of Common Prayer, 840.

Each year, Church of the Advent and Nuestra Senora de las Americas celebrates God's creative gift of our diversity of cultures, language, food, music and dance in an annual Festival of the America. This year's Festival on September 29 was a great success.

We can't thank everyone enough for all of the hard work and great support that not only our parishioners provided but the community at large. Folks came out and blessed us with their presence and performed from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. non-stop. A great Thanks goes out to La Primera Orquesta de Guiro en Chicago, Overhang, the Aztec dancers, Moriyah and New Community Covenant Church, a neighboring church that provided beautiful spiritual music. They all made the hours fly by too fast. Thanks for everyone who obtained donations and operated the great Silent Auction. Most importantly, Thanks to all the great cooks for a first time sold out event and a special thanks to all the co-chairs and committee chairs that took the lead and made the event possible. Thank you and God Bless you all. Please enjoy some of the photos below of our 2007 Festival de las Americas!

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