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THE RIVER - FEBRUARY 12, 2016
Christian Musician To Headline
Lifeline Family Center Dinner
Lifeline Family Center will celebrate
its 20th anniversary with a special
dinner concert, Songs of Life, by
award-winning Christian musician Steve
Green on Thursday, March 3.
Green's music has received four
Grammy nominations, 18 number one
songs, and 7 Dove Awards, Christian
music's highest honor. He has recorded
37 albums, including children's projects
and Spanish language albums and has sold
more than three million albums worldwide.
About 400 community leaders are
expected to attend the 18th annual benefit
dinner at McGregor Baptist Church on
Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Doors
open at 6 p.m. and the dinner begins at
Tickets are $70 each or $400 for a
table of eight. Sponsorships, which include
a VIP reception with Green, are available
from $1,000 to $10,000. Tickets may be
purchased at www.lifelinefamilycenter.org/
benefitdinner or by calling 242-7238.
"We are very pleased that Steve Green will be coming to Southwest Florida to help
us celebrate our 20th anniversary of helping young women in crisis pregnancies. His
music of Christian beliefs has touched thousands of lives around the world," said Kathy
Miller, president and founder of Lifeline Family Center. "The Biblical values reflected in
his music align with those of Lifeline Family Center," she added.
Lifeline Family Center provides a home in Cape Coral for homeless young women
in crisis pregnancies to help them become self-supporting through education, job train-
ing, parenting classes, professional counseling and spiritual guidance. It is the only resi-
dential program in Lee County for homeless young women in crisis pregnancies who
are not part of the foster care program.
In the residential program,the center serves up to 12 young women, ages 16 to
22, and up to 24 babies at a time. In the Outreach Ministry program, more than
6,000 women have received assistance with material needs, adoption counseling and
resource referrals. The non-profit also operates a 24/7 pregnancy phone helpline,
provides free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds by appointment, and does outreach to
all areas of Lee County, including college campuses.
Several young women who have graduated from the two-year residential program
will speak about their experience how Lifeline made a difference in their lives.
Green is the son of missionary parents and was raised in South America. He estab-
lished Steve Green Ministries in 1984 and has presented his music in 50 countries
throughout the world including tours in Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, South
Africa, Israel, Venezuela, South Korea, Philippines, India, Chile, Scotland, Greece,
Turkey and Argentina.
Green also has performed several times as part of the Billy Graham Crusade and
performed an entire concert in Spanish before 16,000 Hispanic Americans at New
York's Madison Square Garden. Prior to beginning his own music ministry, Green
spent two years with the music group TRUTH and four years with the Gaither family.
He and his wife Marijean have two grown children and live in Atlanta.
For more information about Lifeline Family Center, visit www.lifelinefamilycenter.org.
Examine Middle East Turmoil At
Academy Lecture At Shell Point
The Academy of Lifelong Learning welcomes popular Professor Adrian Kerr
to Shell Point Retirement Community for Middle East Turmoil, an educational
presentation that will be held on Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m. in The
Village Church Auditorium, located at 15100 Shell Point Boulevard in Fort Myers.
The Middle East is the birthplace of three of the world's major religions, and a ter-
ritory being fought over for more than 4,000 years. Kerr, an avid historian and pub-
lished Egyptologist, will analyze the history and culture of the great powers that have
ruled the region, examine the key historical events that led to the political and religious
turmoil of today, and investigate current conflicts that continue to engulf the area.
Kerr has traveled around the world to research ancient civilizations in Egypt, China,
the Middle East and beyond for more than 30 years. A resident of Southwest Florida,
Kerr specializes in the interactions among early civilizations, and the impact that these
ancient communities have on modern times.
"Professor Kerr's passion for this historical subject shines through in his animated
and descriptive telling of current affairs and the ancient feuds that motivated modern-
day crises," said Teri Kollath, manager of the Academy of Lifelong Learning. "Since
Kerr is such a popular speaker, this class will be held during the evening in a large
auditorium to accommodate a massive audience of working professionals and students,
as well as retired history buffs and 'armchair enthusiasts,' who prefer to attend an
Tickets for this evening lecture cost $10 each and may be purchased by calling
The award-winning Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational
initiative that provides approximately 80 classes each semester, and encompasses a
well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults, from computer
technology to financial, travel, artistic, entertainment, historical, and other topics.
Preview a listing of open-to-the-public classes online at www.shellpoint.org/events.
Professor Adrian Kerr, pictured here in Persepolis, Iran, brings his Middle East expertise
to a local audience through Shell Point's Academy of Lifelong Learning on February 18
photo courtesy of Shell Point Retirement Community
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