Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sunday's In The Summer- City P.R.I.D.E. Moves Forward

                                    Who We Are-What We Do
                                                 Welcome to Dumas/Desha- AR

 A new America calls for new initiatives. After months of careful and prayerful preparation, City PRIDE arrives in Dumas and Desha County. P.R.I.D.E. is the acronym for "Positive Results in Dumas Every Day" and expands to Positive Results in Desha Every Day and will have a greater impact when it reaches Positive Results in (the) Delta and in DC Every Day.

The word pride has two connotations most often conveyed.  One is the pride of arrogance, the other, the pride of dignity and honor.  City PRIDE focuses on the latter.  It derives its strength from a people/population that works together in principles of love, unity, non-violence, humility in partnerships with community organizations including but not limited to churches, schools, colleges, governmental agencies and media networks.

Happening Now... 

Sunday's In The Summer

What's is there to do in Dumas, AR this Summer?  HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith,  the program partner for City P.R.I.D.E.  does not confess to know all the happenings but we do want to do our part.

To get started, here's what we are doing from our church location, HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith

Beginning Sunday, July 6, HMC- Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith start their new summer ministry and worship schedule.  “Sunday’s in the Summer” is the theme and includes other programs and opportunities lined up for the summer.  

8:30am-8:45:  The Cathedral Café- Hour of Power opens with a continental breakfast.  
8:45am — 9:45am: The “Hour of Power— Worship and Teaching Service” takes place in the Cathedral Cafe.  

9:45am-10am: HMC leads a national prayer call with the National Day of Prayer Task Force and the morning service concludes.  Any person desiring prayer can call in at:
712.432.0075 and enter the passcode 4961322# and receive prayer.

HMC also has a Wednesday 4pm–5pm Community Bible Study and both Sunday and Wednesday services are open to the entire community and everyone is welcome. 

CITY P.R.I.D.E.   
Check back weekly for our opening event with Hug's and Hot Dog's.   This is always a great time for some good old-fashioned hot dogs with games and hugs to top it off.   This year we will add some special food  and household product give-a-ways.

For more information and how you can get involved please email or call 870.623.8179

Recent Happenings...
Spring Break and Time to... "Getup, Cleanup, Lift-up”

It's time to get moving- Fundraising for summer fun and projects.$5 Bumper Stickers and $15 PRIDE T-shirts help get us started. Bumper Stickers are free gifts  for those parking at the West Dumas Family Life Center and want to donate to the redevelopment efforts and to youth who are picking up some pocket change for the projects being planned for them this summer. 
Following the Day of Empowerment with Dr. Michael R. Twyman, Director of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Institute on Race and Ethnicity, with the forum focusing on diversity and community development last month at the Dumas Community Center, on Saturday March 22, 2014, City P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Results in Dumas-Everyday), Day of Empowerment Series hits the streets at the West Dumas Community Family Life Center.   The theme of the weekend is “Starting at Home— Getup, Cleanup, Lift-up,” and focuses on getting the areas around the West Dumas Community Life Center cleaned up... challenging the entire community to ‘getup’ and as we all ‘lift up’ one another as we lift up our heads in community pride and in thanksgiving to God.

  The action steps outlined at the forum focused on doing outreach in preparation for the spring and summer activities.  Activities will include distribution of food in association with the Arkansas Food Bank, cleanup in the park, surveys for youth and young adults who are looking for summer employment and educational opportunities and the release of the City P.R.I.D.E. Youth Empowerment Initiative. The City P.R.I.D.E. t-shirts will be modeled for the first time throughout the weekend at various community events.

 The event is being presented by HMC-Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith, The College of Aspiring Artists and Way Maker Ministries. 

 Persons and organizations who want to team up with City P.R.I.D.E. may call 870.377.1955. The conference and luncheon is free but donations are desired and appreciated.