On May 24, 2011, the Full Employment Council (FEC) awarded MORE2 the Outstanding Community Partner Award.
At the 24th “Jobs in the Business Sector” Luncheon, Clyde McQueen remarked that MORE2 was on the forefront of calling for social justice in the metro area.
We recalled the early days of MORE2 when Clyde spoke out at a community meeting, characterizing our work, “Nothing much was happening until these pastors came along.”
Rev. Bob Hill (Community Christian Church), who did the invocation at the lunch, stated (quoting Marge Piercy), “‘The pitcher longs for water to carry/and a person for work that is real’–MORE2 congregations came together because of a longing for justice in our bistate, metro region. This award is an honor to all of those in our congregations who have the courage to act for justice.”
Present to receive the award were Rev Hill, Rev. Michael Brooks (Zion Grove Missionary Baptist Church) and Mary Lim-Lampe.
Congratulations to all the members of the MORE2 congregations!