By: Jim Bailey
For nine years running, the worship centers of Redford have come together to put on the Diversity Concert. The Concert is held to support Redford Interfaith Relief. Feeding upwards of 500 people a month, Redford Interfaith Relief enjoys community support in many ways. Earlier this month, Theresa Burgess, from the Redford Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast event, made a check presentation, at a Township Board Meeting, of over two thousand dollars to the effort.
In keeping with this showing of community support, this year, El Bethel Baptist Church, Mercy Road Church, Lighthouse Community Church, St. James Presbyterian Church, and The Prayer Temple came together to put on the annual Diversity Concert. Hosted at the Prayer Temple Church, located at West Chicago and Inkster Roads, representatives from the different churches, ranging from solo presentations, to presentations by whole choirs, to specific church ministries performing to an audience filling the pews. Pastor Johnson, of the Prayer Temple, was the master of Ceremonies. A check for over two thousand dollars was presented to Redford Interfaith Relief from the event. The nine year tally for this annual event was over twenty thousand dollars. Job well done. A video of the event was done and should be able to be seen at the Prayer Temple website.
Donations are still being accepted by Redford Interfaith Relief and can be passed on on their website. Volunteer opportunities can also be explored on the site at redfordinterfaithrelief.org