MVP's MICAH Dinner - Celebrating the Heroes & Heroines Among Us
Nearly 200 people from all across the Merrimack Valley filled the dining hall at St. James School in Haverhill last Saturday night for MVP's 4th annual MICAH (Ministry in Community Action Honorees) awards dinner. This year's recipients included:
- Isabela Peixoto of St. James Catholic Church in Haverhill
- Rose Bronk of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Westford
- Chanel & Doris Vachon of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lawrence
- Margarita Reyes of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lowell
- Milt & Jan Boyd of Trinity Episcopal Church, Haverhill
- Philip Noyce of Christ Church United, Lowell and,
- Deiby De Jesus of Ebenezer Christian Church, Lawrence.
The food and hospitality provided by the parishioners of St. James Church was exceptionally good and much appreciated by all. Rev. Victor Jarvis of Ebenezer Christian Church and Paul Gaudet of St. Patrick's Church gave powerful remembrances of two great MVP and community leaders---Annia Lembert and Fr. Paul Ouellette---who died earlier this year. MVP's officers for 2017 were sworn in and President Ana Javier spoke powerfully about MVP's accomplishments for the year and about her own relationship with Annia Lembert.
The Annual MVP MICAH Dinner and Awards Ceremony -
The prophet Micah calls us to consider what it means to live into God’s expectations for us and gives us guidance on how to live up to those expectations—
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Honoring local heroes from the Merrimack Valley who especially live out Micah’s words is what the MVP MICAH (Ministry In Community Action Honoree) Awards Dinner is all about!
MVP member groups are encouraged to nominate one of their own to be recognized as a Ministry In Community Action Honoree. These honorees will be people active not only in their own organization, but who also have made a difference in the broader community.
But beyond recognizing our honorees, the MICAH Awards Dinner will feature a delicious dinner and your support in the event program booklet.
The MICAH Awards Ceremony program booklet will contain profiles of each MICAH Hero, and ads from supportive businesses and non-profit organizations. This is an opportunity for supportive businesses and organizations to be visible in a strong community engagement setting. We expect over 200 people to attend the MICAH Awards Ceremony to support their Heroes. Copies of the program booklet will also be distributed to all MVP member groups and across the community.