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File #: 11449-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Proclamation Status: Read & Filed
File created: 3/6/2020 In control: County Council
On agenda: Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Proclamation congratulating New Life Family Worship Center upon the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
Sponsors: Tom Baker, Olivia Bennett
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Proclamation congratulating New Life Family Worship Center upon the occasion of its 10th anniversary.

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WHEREAS, New Life Family Worship Center, located in the Brighton Heights Neighborhood of the Northside in the City of Pittsburgh, stands as a pillar for the local community, providing service ministries and spiritual guidance to generations of individuals and families; and
WHEREAS, New Life Family Worship Center, originally named New Life Christian Ministries was organized on March 28, 2010, at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg; and
WHEREAS, in March 2010, Pastor James O. Edwell, now Suffragan Bishop Elect, became the first pastor of the newly organized church and has served for the past ten years. The congregation consisted of 15 members including, his wife, First Lady Dianne Edwell, Brother Ernst Moore, Sister Adele Moore, Prophetess Celeste Ellis, his devoted sister, Pastor Sheila Rawlings. Sister Meloney Dennis was the first member to join the new ministry; and
WHEREAS, dedicated to servicing the community, New Life Family Worship Center sponsors a variety of programs to assist and provide services to those in need throughout the community. The following are some of the programs implemented by the church and its congregation to aid those seeking assistance: Annual Back To School Rally, Children’s Church, Gospel Sing-off Competition, pulpit exchanges with numerous churches, Kingdom Seekers, (a program that teaches young believers to be leaders and grow in their walk with God) ministry in the Northview Heights Community; and
WHEREAS, Pastor Marvin Rawlings felt the call to serve under Pastor James Edwell in ministry in the early years of New Life Family Worship Center and was installed as Assistant Pastor of New Life Family Worship Center by Bishop John T. Leslie in March of 2012. During that time, Pastor Larry Scott was consecrated as an Associate Pastor and Minister of Music at New Life Family Worship Center where they served ...

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