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Energetic and Successful - Faith Communities Raise Funds for ICM

1. Amazing Grace! Revival Hosted by Ben Hill, Cascade and Central United Methodist Churches Donate $20,000

On May 4 - 6, senior pastors of three of Atlanta's historical United Methodist churches made children the central focus of their joint spring revival and ICM the recipient of three nights of offerings which totaled almost $20,000.

"Historically, church revivals have brought people from various communities together for a time of spiritual rejuvenation. We, Rev. Winn, Rev. Moss and I, wanted to take this church revival a step further by making a tangible contribution to the revival of justice for our children. And with the work that ICM has done and does on behalf of children, we couldn't think of a more deserving recipient," said Rev. Byron E. Thomas, senior pastor of Central United Methodist Church and vice chair of ICM.

Rev. Richard Winn, senior pastor of Ben Hill United Methodist and Rev. Marvin A. Moss, senior pastor of Cascade United Methodist gave their full support to ICM and encouraged congregants to do likewise by contributing to the offering in a thoughtful way.

The proceeds from the revival will give ICM additional leverage in making policy-level changes for children throughout Georgia.

2. Bluegrass Festivals Hosted by UUCA and the Cliff Valley Music Conspiracy Benefit ICM

Bluegrass Fundraiser Coming August 23, 2008 : Bring your family; ICM Gets the Proceeds

For the third straight year, the Cliff Valley Bluegrass Festival will be a benefit for the Interfaith Children's Movement. This year's Festival is Saturday, August 23, from 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

This family-friendly event features thirteen-year-old fiddler, Alex Thomlinson, winner of several contests, and Atlanta's most entertaining bluegrass band, Cedar Hill.

Doors open at 3:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. Along with the concerts, there's jamming (musician hanging out around the building playing bluegrass standards), food, and refreshments.

Complete Bluegrass Festival information and directions at http://cliffvalleymusicconspiracy.org/.

The 2006 and 2007 events raised more than $4,000 for the Interfaith Children's Movement.



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