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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 2 years ago

Mosaic to "Serve the City"

A two-day conference will bring Christians together to discuss justice and mercy.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Up to 400 people are expected at the Serve the City conference being hosted later this month by Mosaic Church. The two-day program is open to the community, including members, lay leaders and pastors from Central Florida church, as well as leaders from various local nonprofit organizations.

Serve the City will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26 and 27, at Mosaic, which recently moved into its new location at 14175 W. Colonial Drive, in the Winter Garden Regional Shopping Center.

Participants will learn about transforming the local community through works of justice and mercy, said Renaut van der Riet, Mosaic's lead pastor, and will be given tools to help make the change.

Thee will be three main sessions with worship and keynote speakers plus 29 different breakout sessions on Saturday afternoon. Lunch is included on the second day.

Keynote speakers include Pastor Renaut van der Riet of Mosaic Church; Jason Johnson, director of church ministry initiatives at Christian Alliance for Orphans; Eddy Moratin, executive director of Lift Orlando; Brian Fikkert, founder and executive director of Chalmers Center; Pastor David Jacques, founder and senior pastor of The Kingdom Church; Dr. Joel Hunter, chairman of Community Resource; Pastor Cameron Triggs of Grace Alive Church; and Pastor Tim Johnson, president of Orlando Serve Foundation; as well as Pastor Gabriel Salguero, Jaime and Tami Kent and Pastor Michael Aitcheson.

The breakout panelists and presenters are non-profit and business leaders who actively serve the needs of the local community.

Van der Riet is anticipating a large and eager crowd.

“Expect to be inspired and equipped to make a real impact in our city,” he said. “You will be connected to the leaders and organizations on the front lines of justice and mercy issues like fighting for the abolition of human trafficking, alleviating poverty and homelessness, helping immigrants and refugees, caring for orphans and vulnerable children, restoring and reintegrating our prison population and engaging in racial justice and racial reconciliation.”

Tickets are $60 for general admission and $25 for students. For information or to register, visit

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