Haven Ministries Celebrate Women Warriors
More than one hundred women gathered on Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m. to celebrate Haven Ministries 10th Annual Women Warriors fellowship. The event is an annual gathering of women from local and regional ministries as well as community organizations.
The highlight of the event was honoring some longtime Rockaway residents and community icons. The Haven Ministries “Mother in Zion” award honorees included:
Lovette Glasgow, former president of the Rockaway NAACP, a resident of the Rockaways and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for more than 50 years. As a former educator for the Board of Education, she served tirelessly for 30 years as a staunch advocate for education and social equality throughout the post civil rights era;
Deaconess Jeanette Scott, wife of Deacon Lonnie Scott for 59 1/2 years, member of St. John Baptist Church for more than 40 years, has served on Missionary Board, Deacon Board, Shepherd’s Ministry, and visits the nursing home twice a month, received citations from Gregory Meeks and Audrey Pheffer for her 70th birthday celebration;
Dr. Betty Bramwell is a church musician and administrator for more than 40 years at Jubilant Pentecostal Church in Brooklyn NY. As an ordained elder she holds a doctorate degree in theology. She is a retired hospital worker at Interfaith Medical Center, after 19 years of dedicated service.
The month-long women’s month events included a health fair sponsored by DOH Office of Minority Health and Cornell University Cooperative Extension to promote Eat Smart New York in the Rockaway area.
Our final women’s month event is on March 27 at 4:30 p.m. The featured keynote speaker is Mother Doris Ade, another longtime Rockaway resident and health provider at the Goldie Maple Academy and throughout the Rockaways.
Overseer Richard Hartley and Co- Pastor Naomi Hartley, both lifetime residents of the Rockaways and former educators for the Board of Education for more than 25 years, are proud sponsors of this annual event and look forward to celebrating the church’s 10th anniversary of purchasing the former Temple of Israel historic landmark building. Haven is in the midst of a major building restoration project that will culminate @ Russo’s on the Bay on October 17. For more information contact 718-813-5900 or email RHSOUL@aol.com.