Harmony Community Church’s annual gala, hosted at Grace on Saturday, October 26, 6pm, supports the church’s ministry to the children, youth and adults of North Lawndale. Grace member John Bouman, president of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law, is the keynote speaker.
It’s a high-energy, uplifting event put on by a team of hard-working volunteers from Harmony and Grace, with a kitchen crew headed this year by Jeff Cribbs. The Gala Committee organizers have again set an ambitious fundraising goal to enable Harmony to complete the entire sanctuary renovation project, providing a safe, flexible space for children and teens to gather throughout the week.
"Harmony Community Church is driving change in North Lawndale," says Bouman, "showing the courage, strength and ingenuity needed for residents to drive the changes the community needs. And the church’s example shows people in every kind of community the change-making power of faith in action. "
The Gala evening includes appetizers, dinner, cash bar, live music, program, and a live auction and paddle raise. Live auction prizes include time at vacation homes in Montana and Cape Cod, a Lake Michigan cruise on the Good Times yacht, and some very special pies and cookies.
Tickets ($100) are available in the atrium on Sunday, October 13, and Sunday, October 20, or online.
Consider becoming an event sponsor or table host. Sue Foran (708-267-1620) or Connie Zyer (708-366-4600) would be happy to tell you more about these opportunities.
Pastor James Brooks reported on plans for the Gala in Harmony’s emailed newsletter on September 23. He exclaimed, “God is good — when? All the time, baby! Let’s walk in that goodness and multiply it as we prepare for this phenomenal fundraiser!”