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The scriptural theme came from Joel 2:25-32 in the Old Testament with the promise that God made when he said, speaking through the Prophet Joel, “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten- the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm[a]—my great army that I sent among you.”
Sister Kathleen Harmon, a more than 60 year member of the Calvary Church family, and President of the Pastor’s Aid, clearly had a hand in the number of public officials who came out. They included Congressman Juan Vargas, San Diego City Council President Georgette Gomez, Councilmember Monica Montgomery, City Attorney Mara Elliott, California State Assembly members Todd Gloria and Dr. Shirley Weber.
One of the most moving parts of the gathering was the Prayer Moment offered by Rev. Jeraldine Jackson, Associated Minister. Another special moment was the presentation made to Mrs. Harmon by Congressman Vargas. He read a page from the Congressional Record which acknowledged her recent birthday.
The EVERBODI DANCERS provided a moving spiritual interpretative dance and the food and spirit moved mightily throughout the whole event. There was also a church representation from Bethel AME, Bethel Baptist, Greater Life, Greater Victory Church and St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber was the only elected official who spoke and she was only there briefly because of a family commitment.\