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World Day of Prayer in Fox Chapel features Suriname native

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
Suriname‘s World Day of Prayer writing group.
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Suriname‘s World Day of Prayer writing group.
World Day of Prayer volunteers include Susan Tusick, Linda Ban, Rev. Alex Shuttleworth and Elizabeth Hobbs, of Christ Church Fox Chapel.
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World Day of Prayer volunteers include Susan Tusick, Linda Ban, Rev. Alex Shuttleworth and Elizabeth Hobbs, of Christ Church Fox Chapel.

Christ Church Fox Chapel will host World Day of Prayer on March 2 and leaders welcome all to the event which supports missionary work across the globe.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and services start at 11 a.m.

World Day of Prayer began in the 1800s as a way for Christian women to bring together races, cultures and traditions of fellowship.

In the Lower Valley, 15 churches alternate hosting the community-wide event, joining 170 countries. The national committee each year selects a country for special recognition, and this year is Suriname, a small country in the Northeast corner of South America.

Former Suriname native Lillian Goncalves will be the guest speaker.

The theme is “All God's Creation is Very Good.”

Chairwoman Elizabeth Hobbs lived in Suriname for two years.

“In Suriname, I felt the presence of God and witnessed acts of love and kindness as never before,” Hobbs said. “I had never experienced such universal love for others. I found the Suriname people to be incredibly friendly, even to total strangers. They enjoy life and particularly enjoy sharing their abundance.”

Childcare is available during services. A light lunch will be served after.

The church is at 630 Squaw Run Road East in Fox Chapel. To reserve a spot, call 412-781-1161.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or @tawnyatrib.

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