By Parlee Jones
The Summer Gospel Fest 2017
Hosted by Spiritually Fabulous Ministries
Saturday, August 5
Institute Park 1 pm to 8 pm
Spiritually Fabulous Ministries’ Summer Gospel Fest is orchestrated to bring diverse groups of artists, individuals, groups, cultures, race and communities together to enjoy the melodious sound of gospel music, good food, free activities and giveaways, provide free services and resources – and more.
Friends, in order to help make our 2017 festival a huge success…we need your help!
Michelle Memnon is the founder of Spiritually Fabulous Ministries and the Summer Gospel Fest.
Asked what inspired her to do the Gospel Fest and she says, “I received a vision from God to host a gospel festival to bring all walks of life together to fellowship via music.”
What can the community expect at Gospel Fest?
Michelle says, “People will enjoy a family friendly experience, as well as enjoying music from various faith based ministries. People can also enjoy good food, vendors, free giveaways and fellowshipping with diverse groups.”
To become a sponsor, volunteer or vendor for the Summer Gospel Fest please contact the Event Specialist listed below. The Event Specialist is none other than Ms. Michelle Memnon herself. She is the CEO/Founder/Visionary of Spiritually Fabulous Ministries. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is www.spirituallyfabulous.com
Spiritually Fabulous Ministries’ is a networking ministry designed to connect God’s people of all races, backgrounds and beliefs. The goal is to uplift individuals’ spirits and help folks establish a closer relationship with God.
“Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
~ Psalm 133:1
Worcester Caribbean American Carnival
Hosted by the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association
Sunday, August 27
Institute Park (Parade from Chandler & Park Avenue, down Park Avenue to Institute Park)
I have had the pleasure of being a judge for this high-energy, amazing Carnival, having the best seat in the house to see the competing bands!! Bands with names like D’Midas, Camo Band, Soca and Associates and Boston Socaholics presenting themes like Elements of Life and Space Fantasy, Bijoux Glitz & Glamour and Welcome to the Jungle!
I look forward to what will come this year!🎵🎶
Since 2013 the WCACA has been bringing this wonderful energy to Worcester.
The inspiration for creating the Caribbean American Carnival was the board’s motivation – we wanted to share our culture and create a legacy for the generations to come.
We feel that shared cultures create a community and civic engagement. We found that as Caribbean Americans in Central Massachusetts, we did not have an outlet or connection locally.
As the second largest city in New England, Worcester (County) has approximately 93,000 Caribbean immigrants, which makes up about 13% of our county’s population! We act as a gateway organization to the Caribbean immigrants and their families!
Our event welcomes in excess of 20,000 to the city – which is an unprecedented attendance at a one day culturally based event! Especially directly serving a primarily minority demographic, here in Worcester!
As we grow and evolve, we hope to welcome more participation by the Worcester Community.❤
We would love for Central Massachusetts to be better represented in all aspects of the event.😌
We have continued to expand our programming throughout the year, including our annual holiday party, kid’s jamboree, and our gala.
We have been a registered nonprofit, 501(c)3, since 2013. People may not know but we are responsible for all expenses to the city in the execution of our event. Our police detail costs alone are in excess of $6,000 for the carnival. We are a grassroots organization and we have to fundraise in order to support our mission. By definition as a nonprofit, our organization utilizes all funds generated through our events to support our annual programming. We depend on the support of the community, generosity of corporate sponsors and our own board members.