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Celebrate Friendship Day on May 3

Church Women United of Pulaski County will sponsor May Friendship Day on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m. It will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 408 North Jefferson Ave. in Pulaski.

In 2013, there is a common theme for all three celebrations. This year they are exploring the biblical text, Revelation 3:20, “Behold I stand at the door and knock.” It is a Human Rights Celebration-Breaking Down the Door of Injustice. The theme for May Friendship Day is “Swinging Wide the Doors of Hospitality.”

In our units of Church Women United, in our faith communities and in our personal lives, we have many opportunities to swing wide the doors of hospitality. Many times we are caught in situations that are uncomfortable and we feel like looking through a peephole instead of opening wide the door. How open are we toward the newcomer, the person who is different because of race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, or physical, mental or emotional handicaps? In the May Friendship Celebration, we hope to find ways to grow in relationships and ways to minister to one another, and look for opportunities to open wide the doors to God’s people, whoever they are and wherever we meet them on our faith journey.

Miss Judy Casteele, formerly of Pulaski, Executive Director of Project Horizon of Lexington and past Governing Body Chair of Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance will be the keynote speaker.

The Fellowship of the Least Coin, a global ecumenical movement of prayer for peace and reconciliation, will be observed.

Barbara Wingo will lead the service. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, contact Lavelva Stevens at 980-0501.