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RELIGION BRIEFS: Grace Place ready as retirement community

The ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration for Charis Acres, a Church of Christ related ministry, signals the next phase for the development.

The Grace Place retirement community partnered with Department of Housing and Urban Development and received a 3.1 million dollar grant to build the two-story (29 units of one- bedroom and one two-bedroom) independent living facility for residents 62 years old and older who meet income guidelines.

Mayor AC Wharton Jr. and Michael Crusoe, executive director of Grace Place, were set to usher in the new development project at noon Thursday (Aug. 2) at 2131 Wilson Road.

Annual Wailing Women's Conference on Aug. 9-12

The Fourth Annual Wailing Women's Conference will be held Aug. 9-12 at Inner Changing Souls Church International at 3180 Old Getwell Rd.

Guest speakers include the Rev. Luella Patrick of Memphis (7 p.m. Aug. 9), Dr. Janet Floyd of Monroe, La. (7 p.m. Aug. 10), and Dr. Patricia Lewis of Memphis (noon, Aug. 11).

The conference will highlight the "Women's Day of Beauty" (Aug. 11), which will include a $25 registration fee and feature brunch, a facial makeup demonstration, a fashion show and a health fair.

The host pastor is the Rev. Romalic M. Jones. For more information, call 901-628-4889.

St. Andrew AME sets shoe giveaway

The 20th Annual St. Andrew AME Church Shoe Giveaway will be held Aug. 11 from 7:30 a.m. until 1 pm at the church's Community Life Center located at 1472 Mississippi Boulevard.

Volunteers will distribute more than 1,200 pairs of new tennis shoes to needy children from all over the Memphis area but children must be accompanied by an adult. Additionally, all school-age children will receive school supplies and free haircuts will be available on site. Representatives from various community service agencies will provide information about social services, affordable housing and financial counseling.

For more information or to volunteer call 901-948-3441.

BRIEFLY: Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Alpha Eta Zeta – DOVE Foundation, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority will sponsor their Annual Community-wide Health Fair and School Supply Give-away on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Potter's House Life Center, 489 Edith St. The event, which is open to the public, will include a give-away of school supplies to children.

BRIEFLY: It's revival time at Oak Hill M.B.C., 1725 Ragan St., on Aug. 8- 10 beginning at 7 p.m. The revival speaker is the Rev. Dr. Anthony E. Bell. The host pastor is the Rev. Alfred Mays Jr.

BRIEFLY: "Rock for Love 6," the sixth-annual Church Health Center benefit concert, is set for Sept. 6-9 at the Hi-Tone, Overton Square and the Levitt Shell. Bands set to perform include Booker T. Jones, Larry Raspberry and the High Steppers, with members of the original Gentry's, Star & Micey and more. For more information, visit ChurchHealthCenter.org/RockforLove.


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