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Local Church Updates: Milwaukee Hosts Dinner Dance

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Milwaukee Hosts Dinner Dance

On the Sabbath of April 7, 2007, members from around the Midwest were hosted by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, congregation at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.

Traditionally the Milwaukee congregation hosts a dinner dance after the Sabbath during Unleavened Bread.

A special guest speaker, Tom Kirkpatrick, was flown in from the home office to give both the sermonette and sermon. His wife was in attendance with him. Altogether 232 people attended the services, some traveling from as far as Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be with the group.

Special music was provided by the combined Milwaukee and Oshkosh congregations. They sang "You Are My All in All" and their all-time favorite "River in Judea."

Following Sabbath services, 171 people stayed for the evening's events, which consisted of a formal dinner and a dance afterwards. The dinner consisted of a succulent steak and chicken, garlic mashed potatoes with a side of steamed vegetables.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fabry were honored in one of the dances for having worked very hard in organizing this big event. Everyone had a fun time. Dan Dowd, the host pastor, even danced the hokey pokey. Truly that's what it's all about!