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Liturgical Dance Day
The Church of God in Christ For All Saints
3 Rowe Street, P.O. Box 2076
Morristown, NJ 07962-2076
Rev. Robert C. Rogers, Pastor
Phone: (973) 993-5508 † Fax: (973) 993-5587
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mrs. Sandra Rogers
Church of God in Christ Dance Ministry
International Dance Commission NJ Coordinator
NEW JERSEY LITURGICAL PRAISE DANCERS GATHERING TO CELEBRATE LITURGICAL DANCE DAY ON MORRISTOWN GREEN
Morristown, NJ – September 7, 2012 -- Liturgical praise dancers from Morristown and throughout the New Jersey will gather on the Morristown Green to celebrate Liturgical Dance Day on Friday, September 7, 2012, at 6:30pm, through a brief service of prayer, praise dance and by reading a proclamation from Governor Christie.
Liturgical Dance Day seeks to highlight the purpose and importance of liturgical dance in the life and worship of congregations in New Jersey. Liturgical dance is a creative art form expressing reverence, adoration and praise for who God is and for His blessings to all creation.
Following the celebration on The Morristown Green, the praise dancers will march from The Morristown Green to The Church Of God In Christ, 3 Rowe Street in Morristown, for a celebratory worship service. The praise dancers will proceed down Speedwell Avenue, going right onto Flagler Street, then left on Martin Luther King Avenue, right on George Street and left onto Rowe Street to The Church Of God In Christ.
The celebratory worship service at the Church of God in Christ will begin at 7:45pm and will feature liturgical dance ministries from throughout New Jersey. The special guest dance minister, also known as a “dancing preacher,” will be Minister Sabrina McKenzie, Founder/CEO of the International Dance Commission. On her Facebook page, Minister McKenzie stated, “The Governors of New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, New York, Virginia and Michigan have sanctioned September 7th (as) Liturgical Dance Day in honor of praise dancers around the world.”
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Mrs. Sandra Rogers, the dance ministry leader at the Church of God in Christ, a certified liturgical dance teacher, and coordinator of this event, stated, “Over a year and a half ago, I began writing several letters to Governor Christie with a plea to acknowledge September 7th as Liturgical Dance Day across the State of New Jersey. Through the grace of God’s timely favor, my request has been granted. The time has finally come.”
In the event of rain, the celebration on the Morristown Green and the march will be cancelled, but the worship service will still be held at The Church of God in Christ at 7:45pm. The Governor’s proclamation will be read at the service.
For additional information on the Liturgical Dance Day celebration on Friday, September 7th, contact Mrs. Sandra Rogers.
About The Church of God in Christ – Serving the Morristown community for over 85 years, The Church of God in Christ is a community of faith with people of diverse backgrounds, ethnic origins, cultures and ages, united and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The Church promotes spiritual growth, personal transformation and wholeness, community development and empowerment. The Dance Ministry of the Church Of God In Christ is affiliated with International Dance Commission, which is a multicultural umbrella organization and educational/training resource pool for liturgical dance ministries around the world.
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More About Morristown Green
The Morristown Green is a public park located in the center of town. It is also a historical site where many events are held. The park dates back more than 100 years and has been previously used as a military base and training grounds. The location has numerous statues of historical figures, and also holds numerous events through the year, including community celebrations, festivals, holiday events and more. Check the main site for details on the park or for a schedule of upcoming events.