Resolution J479-2013

Commemorating the 12th Anniversary of Gospel Assembly-Queens, celebrated on February 2, 2013

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  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 8, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  12th  Anniversary of Gospel
Assembly-Queens, celebrated on February 2, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  12th  Anniversary  of  Gospel Assembly-Queens, celebrated on
Saturday, February 2, 2013, at Antun's Catering Hall in Queens  Village,
New York; and
  WHEREAS,  For  over  a  decade,  Gospel  Assembly-Queens, a non-profit
organization, has  worked  in  collaboration  with  other  associations,
organizations  and  churches, contributing significantly to the develop-
ment of the Queens community; and
  WHEREAS, A valued member  of  its  community,  Gospel  Assembly-Queens
established and continues to maintain a food pantry program which serves
over  5,000  families  per month; it has also instituted a food delivery
ministry facilitating needy home-bound individuals and families; and
  WHEREAS, Gospel  Assembly-Queens  operates  numerous  other  community
programs  including  a year-round-clothing drive, a seasonal holiday toy
and gift drive, an immigration assimilation program,  after  school  and
summer programs, and a youth employment program; and
  WHEREAS,  Gospel  Assembly-Queens  also  administers  a  dynamic youth
ministry, where guidance and counseling are provided with the  objective
of  restricting  the  negative  influences  of drugs, alcohol and street
violence, thereby helping youth focus on the positive aspects  of  life,
such as self-esteem, mutual respect, and discipline; and
  WHEREAS,  Aligned  with  an  accredited  academic  institution, Gospel
Assembly-Queens  provides  continuing  academic  support,  guidance  and
supervision,  giving  the members of its church-community an opportunity
to achieve post high school academic certificates and/or degrees to  the
Associate, Bachelor, Master's and even the Doctoral levels; and
  WHEREAS,  Gospel  Assembly-Queens  ministers  to inmates in prison, as
well as to the sick in hospitals and nursing  homes,  the  displaced  in
shelters,  locally  and  out-of-state,  and, recently, those affected by
Hurricane Sandy; and
  WHEREAS, Gospel Assembly-Queens' Pastor and Chaplain, Reverend Marc T.
Pierre and his ministry have ably provided spiritual guidance and  coun-
seling,  facilitating conflict resolutions and mediations, together with
other community services; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when  organiza-
tions  of  such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 12th Anniversary of Gospel  Assembly-Queens,  celebrated
on February 2, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Gospel Assembly-Queens, New York.

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