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File #: 20-3401    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING APOSTLE RESHORNA M. FITZPATRICK FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/21/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APOSTLE RESHORNA M. FITZPATRICK FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Apostle Reshorna M. Fitzpatrick is the founder and Pastor of Proceeding Word Church, alongside her husband Senior Pastor Bishop Derrick M. Fitzpatrick. Apostle Fitzpatrick also serves as the Executive Pastor of the Historic Stone Temple Church, located in North Lawndale.; and WHEREAS, Apostle Fitzpatrick was commissioned by God to organize Proceeding Word Church in 1999. Proceeding Word Church is a non-denominational body of believers who are called by God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel Message to all nations. The messages delivered by Pastor Fitzpatrick are God-inspired, scripturally sound and designed to produce an overflow of "Love Without Conditions," which transcends beyond social, economic, spiritual and cultural barriers, and results in the transformation of hearts, minds and s...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

RECOGNIZING APOSTLE RESHORNA M. FITZPATRICK FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE IN THE NORTH LAWNDALE COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, Apostle Reshorna M. Fitzpatrick is the founder and Pastor of Proceeding Word Church, alongside her husband Senior Pastor Bishop Derrick M. Fitzpatrick. Apostle Fitzpatrick also serves as the Executive Pastor of the Historic Stone Temple Church, located in North Lawndale.; and

WHEREAS, Apostle Fitzpatrick was commissioned by God to organize Proceeding Word Church in 1999. Proceeding Word Church is a non-denominational body of believers who are called by God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel Message to all nations. The messages delivered by Pastor Fitzpatrick are God-inspired, scripturally sound and designed to produce an overflow of "Love Without Conditions," which transcends beyond social, economic, spiritual and cultural barriers, and results in the transformation of hearts, minds and souls; and

WHEREAS, shortly after the global pandemic was issued, staying at home was not an option for Apostle Fitzpatrick. She was lovingly drafted by God and willingly embraced the title of essential worker. People were in dire need and Apostle Reshorna Fitzpatrick reported for duty; and

WHEREAS, As an essential worker, she began during her part to fight this invisible enemy by recruiting members from Stone Temple Nation and hosting a daily prayer call, specifically praying for those infected by the virus, sharing medical updates and guidelines issued by medical professionals and scientists to help prevent the spread of Covid-19; and

WHEREAS, To further her "Christian" essential worker duties, she joined forces with North Lawndale Coordinating Council (NLCCC), UCAN, Urban Growers Collective, YMEN, Firehouse Community Arts Center, Chicago Sinai Congregation and My Block, My Hood, My City and began to distributing ,food, PPE, toiletries, personal hygiene items and more pr...

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