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    (FONTANA, Calif.) Rainbow Community Praise Center International of Fontana combines its anniversary with recognition of its membership October 12 and 13 with its 12th Anniversary and Apostle Appreciation Celebration.

    Says Founder and Director Dr. D.C. Thomas, “We want to reconnect all those who have been involved with the church and instrumental in its development this past dozen years. And we want to let the public know,” he adds, “that we are a community church. As much as we are a part of the community, we want the community to become a part of our church that weekend.”

    The theme for the celebration is “Exceeding in abundance,” from Ephesians, Chapter
    3, Verse 20. The exciting event will be at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center’s Celebration Hall, 12505 Cultural Center Drive in Rancho Cucamonga.

    Leading off the elaborate weekend is:
    Youth Explosion – Friday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
    Karen Wiggins will open the evening with a praise and worship participation. “Hers is a very anointed praise and worship service,” Thomas says. “The best I have ever heard.”

    The guest speaker Friday will be Pastor Marc Raphel of the High Desert Seventh-day Adventist church in Victorville. Bringing praise-filled entertainment to the evening will be Another Peace Music Ministry, consisting of college and university students from all over the Inland Empire.

    Sabbath School– Saturday, October 13 at 9:30 a.m.
    Open Praise and Worship is the heart of the Sabbath School that Saturday with recording artist Sonya Griffin-Lemon. Additionally, there will be a special message from Dr. Jerome Crichton, Senior Pastor at Every Word Ministries in Antioch, California.

    Worship Service – Saturday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m.
    The Abundant Living Praise Team joins in the festivities that morning along with the Greater Los Angels Cathedral Choir. Guest speaker will be Dr. La’Chelle Woodert, the famous Los Angeles area civil rights defense attorney. “She is a powerful woman of God with a prophetic anointing,” Thomas explains. “She ministers healing and deliverance throughout the country.”

    Sensational ‘60s Party – Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m.
    The weekend is capped off by comedian Ron G, the second-place winner of Bill Bellamy’s “Who Got Jokes” television show. This extremely talented and youthful comedian from Atlanta, Georgia is unique in the business – he tells clean jokes.

    Along with enjoying Ron G and other entertainers Saturday evening, you can share a gourmet Italian dinner and dancing, plus karaoke and Name That Tune contests.

    Tickets are required for the Sensational ‘60s party at $12 for adults and $7 for children, and are available by going online to rainbowcommunity.org, or calling Rainbow at (909) 972-9467. Call, also, for the weekend’s details or stop by the Rainbow Community Praise Center International at 15854 Sierra Lakes Parkway in Fontana.

    “We’re celebrating our first dozen years,” Dr. Thomas says, “and paying tribute to all those who have made it possible. Come and join us; you’ll have an unforgettable time.”