Community Alerts

Your congregation is invited to submit a Community Alert.

Community Alerts highlight non-Center sponsored events and happenings in the community that may be of interest to congregations in your area and throughout the state. Items are posted on the website, and a monthly email goes out to congregations on the third Monday of each month. The deadline for submission is the previous Friday.

The news items in Community Alert are not Center sponsored. The information posted does not imply a Center for Congregations endorsement of those products, companies or services. We can accept only one item per congregation each month, and announcements must have a broad, general public interest. We will consider each submission, but not all can be included due to space, timing and content.

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The RENEW Fall 2017 theme is The Songs of the Messiah: Seeing and Savoring Jesus in the Psalms. Dr. Dieudonné Tamfu will go deep into the most popular book of the Bible—the Psalms. Dr. Tamfu will walk participants through the five-fold structure of the Psalms, discuss how the Psalms reveal Jesus Christ, talk about how to better interpret the Psalms, and highlight how the message of the Psalms impacts our lives today. The evening will be divided into three sessions with breaks in-between. Light snacks will be provided. All are welcome to this event of renewal and refreshment.
St. George Festival presents a heritage of faith, hospitality, good food, music and crafts from our roots in the Holy Land and the cultures that make up our congregation. The family-oriented festival includes food booths offering lamb shanks, falafel, gyros, kibbee, kafta, desserts and pastries, honey balls and grape leaves. Participants can take a guided tour of the newly built church’s unique architecture and Greek iconography and learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith.
The St. Malachy Country Fair and Hog Roast is a time for food, family, and fellowship. All are welcome to enjoy the entertainment, a fairway, Bingo, delicious food, and much more. Visit the website at or Facebook at for more information.
Central Presbyterian Church of Lafayette is hosting a weekend of theological reflection regarding the life and work of theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. The event is Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 2-5 p.m. The event is open to the public and the larger faith community. There will be a viewing of the documentary "An American Conscience - the Reinhold Niebuhr Story" with Dr. Jeremy Sabella, author of the study book for the video. Dr. Sabella will preach at 10 a.m. on Sunday September 17 at Central Presbyterian.
This dinner cabaret, performed by Ann Hampton Calloway, is a fundraiser to support Broadway's music program and operating budget.
While 50% of all adults will develop at least one mental illness over the course of their lives, many of them will go first to a pastor before going to a psychiatrist or medical doctor to seek help. However, most pastors haven’t been equipped to address mental health challenges among their people. Mental illness is not the result of weak faith or a lack of spiritual willpower. The church has a unique opportunity to eliminate the stigma and talk openly about mental health.