TWO THOUSAND WELL WISHERS EXPECTED AS COMMUNITY, RELIGIOUS, CIVIC, BUSINESS AND POLITICAL LEADERS HOST INTERFAITH SERVICE DURING BISHOP MOORE'S FINAL WEEKEND AS PASTOR OF FAMED NEW YORK CHURCH
MOUNT VERNON NATIVE ASSIGNED TO WESTERN DISTRICT AS RELIGIOUS LEADER OVER CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, NEVADA, ALASKA, WASHINGTON, OREGON, AND COLORADO
Mount Vernon, New York, Monday, September 24, 2012 - - - Members of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church (Mount Vernon, New York), members of the general public, religious, business, community, civic and public leaders will assemble to highlight Bishop W. Darin Moore's final weekend as pastor of Centennial after nineteen years of service. As many as two thousand people from coast-to-coast are expected to descend upon Mount Vernon in an expression of their appreciation for Moore's lifework, while simultaneously celebrating his elevation to the Episcopacy of the AME Zion denomination in a powerful "Interfaith Affirmation and Farewell Celebration" on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11 AM at Mount Vernon High School, 100 California Road, Mount Vernon, NY.
This interfaith church service and celebration will take place the day before his concluding Sunday service as the pastor of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church. This gratis solitary celebration format was chosen due to the fact Bishop Moore has been inundated with well wishes and calls from members of his congregation, friends, colleagues, elected officials and so many others who are simultaneously saddened and overjoyed with the news of his appointment as the new bishop of the Western Episcopal District. The Western Episcopal District covers the states of California, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, Washington and Colorado, which requires that Bishop Moore leave his current post as Pastor of Greater Centennial and relocate to perform his duties as one of twelve bishops serving the AME Zion denomination of more than one million members.
In an effort to accommodate and unify all of the tributes that have been extended to Bishop Moore, an "Interfaith Affirmation and Farewell Celebration" has been established to salute one of the living legends of the AME Zion family. Immediately following the service, a reception will be held in the Mount Vernon High School dining facilities.
Interfaith Affirmation and Farewell Celebration for Bishop W. Darin Moore, Pastor of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church
Two thousand attendees consisting of the General Public, Community, Religious, Civic, Political and Business Leaders
Saturday | November 10th | 2012
Mount Vernon High School
100 California Road
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
914-664-1838 Ext. 122 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Highlights of 2012 AME Zion General Conference (Charlotte, NC) where Moore was elevated to Bishop|