Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Summit of Seven" Event to Feature NFL Official and Supreme Court Justice

The Summit of Seven – a conference that challenges “youth to prepare themselves for success in life” – will be held on June 7-9 at the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay.  There will also be a banquet at the Holiday Inn Viera on June 8 at 5:00 pm.

The event commences on Friday June 7 at 6:00 pm for “Food and Fun.”  Neely Dunn, the NFL Supervisor of Officials for the Southeast Region, will be a speaker.
On Saturday June 8, the conference begins at 7:00 for breakfast and includes workshops that run from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  The Saturday night banquet will feature The Honorable James E.C. Perry, a Florida Supreme Court Justice.  Tickets for the banquet range from $35-$50.

The event concludes on Sunday morning at 11:00 with a worship service at Mt. Moriah, with Dr. Joe Lee Smith , Brevard Community College Ambassador to speak.
The United Way of Brevard is seeking volunteers for this event.  Contact Keith Heinly at 321-631-2740 or Moses Harvin, Sr. at 321-725-1791 for more information.

In the mid 1980’s the men of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church organized programs to enhance professional and personal relationships among the male gender.  The men organized a barbeque for the men and boys within the community to break down the walls between the young and the young-at-heart as an attempt to foster a bond between the adult males, teenagers and young boys of our community.
In 1993, the Summit of Seven emerged as a transformation of the annual barbeque into a conference & workshop.  This event drew over 200 participants in its first year of operation. Each male was challenged to bring seven other males with him to the Summit, hence the name “Summit of Seven”.  Spiritually, seven means completeness.

Previous speakers have been Congressman James L. Clyburn of South Carolina, Captain Winston Scott, and Ms. Lucille O’Neal, the mother Shaquille O’Neal.


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