Wednesday, April 13, 2011
First Congregational Church Hosts "For the Children" to Highlight National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month will be highlighted in a unique collaborative program taking place at First Congregational Church on April 26, at 12:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join civic leaders, young musicians, and members of the community, who will gather and raise awareness of child abuse and neglect.
Musical presentations will be offered by David Brown (of the Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy) and pianists Catherine Hart and Hannah Hart. Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” will be read by Drewe Robinson, CAN Council Board Chair, and interpreted in visual theatre by First Congregational Church’s Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Todd Farley. This special hour will conclude with a light lunch provided by Subway and the CAN Council of Saginaw County. Dessert will be provided by the Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church.
Since 1979, the CAN Council of Saginaw County has been dedicated to stopping child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention and advocacy programs and services.
First Congregational Church is an acoustically superb building, which dates to 1868, and is located on the corner of Jefferson and Hayden in downtown Saginaw. The congregation is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and has recognized excellence in musical outreach and community service since the 1800’s. If you would like more information, please contact the music department at the church office center, (989) 754-6565, or Suzanne Greenberg at the CAN Council of Saginaw County.