Invitation to 7 Great Events- Pulpits and Pews Aflame for Righteousness


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Pulpits and Pews Aflame for Righteousness For Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America (in her fields, her commerce, her schools, her Congress and her Constitution). Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.” (Alexis de Tocqueville)

bible-american-flagAttached below is an update on seven upcoming events sponsored by outstanding groups who deserve our support. These are Valley-wide opportunities for us to re-affirm our Judeo-Christian values and help restore our Founding principles in the culture and in the public square. You can make reservations or obtain more information as noted below for each event.

Friday, April 12: Shenandoah Co. Pregnancy Center Banquet

This annual fundraiser begins at 6:30 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 451 Hoover Rd. in Woodstock with speaker/comedian Mike Williams. For reservations, write to or call (540) 984-4673 or.

Monday, April 22: East Gate Ministries Spring Benefit

This will be held at Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene at 7:00 p.m. featuring Lisa Harper, best-selling author and speaker for “Women of Faith”. Tickets are $25/person or $200/table. For reservations, contact Ilsa at or (540) 434-4283. 

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Friday, April 26: Huddleston Ministries Banquet

This 4th annual fundraiser begins at 6:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Harrisonburg with speaker Jeff Keaton, Founder and CEO of “Renewanation”. For reservations, write to, or call (540) 833-4726. 

Saturday, April 27: HPC’s “Move for Life!”

The Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center is holding its annual event at the Spotswood

Elementary School in Harrisonburg beginning at 9:30 a.m., to include both the “Walk” as well as a 5K run. For details, contact Susan Null at or call (540) 434-0685. 

Tuesday, April 30: Greater Hope Banquet 

Sign up for Greater Hope’s 16th annual fundraising dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the JMU Festival Center with speaker Ron Citlau, author of Men Pursuing Purity. For reservations, write to or call (540) 574-4189.  

Thursday, May 2: National Day of Prayer – for America 

Make plans now for the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer – either by hosting an event in your church or as part of a community-wide observance on your town square. There were at least 42 listed events from Winchester to Roanoke last year. This year’s theme is “Pray for America” from Matthew 12:21: “In His name the nations will put their hope.” For more information, promotional tools, and event ideas, go to  

Friday, May 10: Valley Family Forum’s “Salute to the Family” 

Early Bird table reservations are still available until Monday, April 1, for our 12th annual dinner at JMU’s Festival Center beginning at 6:30 p.m. The speaker is Phill Kline, former Kansas legislator and Attorney General, on “Principles over Politics”, with music by The Faithful Men. Confirm reservations by return e-mail or call (540) 438-8966. Seats are $25/person or $200 for a table of eight.  

For Faith, Family, and Freedom,

Dean  Welty

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views the Virginia Christian Alliance

About the Author

Dean Welty
Dean Welty is Founder and Director of the Valley Family Forum, a network of families in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia that works to defend and advance issues of Life, Faith, Family, and Freedom in the culture and in the public square. He has developed and led numerous seminars on “America’s Godly Heritage” and “Capstone: The Christian’s Role in Culture and Public Policy”, hosted a weekly television program entitled “Valley Faith in Action”, and is co-host of a weekly radio program entitled “Crossroads: Where Faith and Culture Meet”. He is a former public school teacher, overseas missionary, and senior diplomat with assignments in Asia, Washington, New York with the U.S. Mission to the UN, and as a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill. Dean and his wife Janet live in Harrisonburg, VA.