Tents will be erected to protect event goers from the elements for this rain or shine event. Although food vendors will be on hand, the public is invited to bring their own picnic basket and bottled water. Admission is free.
"North Fork Awakening is an opportune time to help people find faith as a way of life, to refresh those who have become overwhelmed by life and to speak hope to a community already loved by God!," says Pastor Lesaya Kelly of Crossover Christian Church in Mount Sinai. Pastor Kelly has served in pastoral ministry for 25 years, both here in the States and in her home country, South Africa.
Event organizers agree that Strawberry Fields in Mattituck will be the place to "find the missing peace in your life" on August 3.
"This will truly be a glorious day for the North Fork of Long Island to witness and attend a good 'ole fashion tent revival. Faith and art on display for the whole community. This is not religion, but the Gospel at its best. If anybody needs some lovin' this is the place to be," says Mattituck Presbyterian Church's pastor, George Gaffga.
The Great North Fork Awakening -- Where You'll Meet God is an interdenominational event and all are welcome, whether they are the deeply faithful, or the un-churched seeking spiritual direction. "It's free GPS," says event chairperson, Alex Nyilas, who had an idea for such an event almost two years ago. "That is, God's Positioning System. And, upgrades are always available at no charge."
"This is an opportunity to experience the church without walls as many people from many local congregations gather together to show our community real love," added Pastor Mike Jankowski of Lamb's Chapel in Center Moriches.
Dennis Bambino, a sought after speaker for churches, seminars and conferences, will be among the speakers at the Great North Fork Awakening. He is scheduled to speak at 6 PM on Saturday, August 3. Bambino has been ministering for over 30 years: as a church planter and Senior Pastor, ministering in 27 countries, Director of Christ for the Nations Institute of Biblical Studies and initiator of church and prayer networks.
He currently serves: on the apostolic counsel of Christ Covenant Coalition under Bishop Joseph Mattera, as founder of Petra Institute of Biblical Training, Long Island, overseer of Christian Family Fellowship International, as a Lifeforming Leadership Coach and consultant to individuals, churches and businesses for leadership development and strategic planning.
Also included in the schedule along with other music presentations is the popular Long Island based Christian band, Crossing Jordan.
WHO: Anyone who is interested in renewing their faith, seeking spiritual direction, or those who may have questions about beginning a relationship with God. It is being put on by volunteers from a variety of Long Island churches.
WHAT: Music, sermons by various members of the Long Island clergy.
WHEN: Saturday, August 3, noon - 8 PM.
WHERE: Strawberry Fields, Route 48 Mattituck.
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