UNITE ENCOURAGE WITNESS
Christians for Syracuse is a group of pastors, parachurch ministries and interested Christians who work together for a greater Syracuse.
You are the light of the world.
A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
December 8th Community Luncheon Guest Speaker:
County Executive J. Ryan McMahon, II
County Executive McMahaon will address:
Ways that the churches in Onondaga County can work together with the county leadership to advance the well-being of our community and its citizens;
How the churches can continue to partner with the county leadership to successfully navigate the COVID challenges through the holidays and winter;
Time-permitting, answer questions from the audience (submitted in writing).
Finally, in appreciation and recognition of Executive McMahon's contributions to our community, CFS will be presenting him with a Bible engraved with his name.
Christians for Syracuse luncheon location:
Dewitt Community Church
3600 Erie Blvd. East Syracuse, NY 13214
Cost: $11 per person
Catered by a local establishment underwritten by Mission Syracuse and private donors.
Please RSVP below so we can adequately prepare.
When you RSVP, include your name and email address, along with anyone else who will be joining you. Please also indicate food preferences:
1 - Fried Chicken Dinner
2 - Gluten-free/Vegetarian Meal
If you have a question you'd like our speaker to answer you must include it in your response, in writing. Thank you for your cooperation!
CFS Community Luncheon
DATE: 12/8/21 @ 12N
COST: $11 pp (cash at door)
LOCATION: Dewitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd. East Syracuse, NY 13214
WESTCOTT STREET CULTURAL FAIR:
In 2017, after much prayer, Christians for Syracuse was led to apply for a booth at the Wescott Street Cultural Fair to bring Christ and His message into this well-publicized, well-attended event. Our application was accepted, and CFS has had a booth every year since then.
Several thousand people from the greater Syracuse community attend this event each year, which presents a diversity of booths and activities. The booths and stages showcase artisans and their crafts, community resources, musical talents, and a variety of foods and beverages. Christians for Syracuse marched in the parade and had a lively booth (including street “stage” in front of our booth) at this years' event, where 10,000 were in attendance!
We spread the GOOD NEWS through dance accompanied by anointed music, free dance lessons for children, face painting, rope tricks, Gospel magic cubes, Goliath sling-shot challenge, free scripture tea bags, Bibles, gospel bracelets, “Smile Jesus Loves You” balloons, praying with people, giving our testimonies, and engaging in many weighty conversations...all sharing the love of Jesus!
Many thanks to our many volunteer participants: Light of the World Ballet, Anointed Grace Worship Dance Team, youth volunteers from Prolife Training Center, Teddy Caputo from WMHR, Jim Livi (the Bubble Man), CFS Board Members and their spouses; and the others who helped make this day a great success!
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER:
Above is a photo collage from the National Day of Prayer Service on the steps of the Onondaga County Courthouse in downtown Syracuse. This was a truly a God-honoring and historic event!
After an opening prayer, seven adorable children led us in the Pledge to the Flag, which was held by a Vietnam Veteran. Our County Executive, Ryan McMahon; the Deputy Mayor of Syracuse, Sharon Owens; and the Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature, David Knapp, read a joint Proclamation designating May 6, 2021 as National Day of Prayer in Syracuse and Onondaga County.
City of Syracuse Police Chief, Kenton Buckner, gave an inspiring and challenging keynote address. This was followed by successive prayers for our city and county offered by local leaders including Christian pastors and other Christians in leadership positions in government, business and academia.
The event was attended by approximately 140 in the audience, plus the 40 participants. It was jointly sponsored by Christians for Syracuse, the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and Mars Hill Network.
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday!
Let's continue to keep the nation, the church, and our fellow brothers and sisters in prayer!
Photo Credits: Fasulo Photography