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Day1 honors community leaders
by Staff Reports
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Betty and Jean Mori of Mori Luggage and Gifts, Wendy Smith and her husband, the Rev. Tim Smith of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Jean Mori is a Day1 board member.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Betty and Jean Mori of Mori Luggage and Gifts, Wendy Smith and her husband, the Rev. Tim Smith of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Jean Mori is a Day1 board member.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees Dr. Walt and Amy Carpenter, members of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Walt is a physician at Emory Healthcare and Amy is a full-time volunteer, serving as a leader at NovusWay Ministries, Lutheran Towers, Wellspring Living Girls Residential Program, as well as in their church.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees Dr. Walt and Amy Carpenter, members of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Walt is a physician at Emory Healthcare and Amy is a full-time volunteer, serving as a leader at NovusWay Ministries, Lutheran Towers, Wellspring Living Girls Residential Program, as well as in their church.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Rev. George Thomas, a retired senior minister of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Atlanta; honoree Gail S. Tuson, a Superior Court judge of Fulton County and a member of First Congregational UCC; and Della Bryant, a member of First Congregational UCC.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Rev. George Thomas, a retired senior minister of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Atlanta; honoree Gail S. Tuson, a Superior Court judge of Fulton County and a member of First Congregational UCC; and Della Bryant, a member of First Congregational UCC.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Honoree Dr. David Apple, medical director emeritus of Shepherd Center and an active member of the Cathedral of St. Philip.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / Honoree Dr. David Apple, medical director emeritus of Shepherd Center and an active member of the Cathedral of St. Philip.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Day1 producer Peter Wallace and honoree Homer Rice, who served as athletics director of Georgia Tech for many years and is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Day1 producer Peter Wallace and honoree Homer Rice, who served as athletics director of Georgia Tech for many years and is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees John and Sue Wieland, members of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church. John is founder of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, and the couple have been committed to numerous philanthropic ventures.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees John and Sue Wieland, members of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church. John is founder of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, and the couple have been committed to numerous philanthropic ventures.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees Joan and Kirby Godsey, who are active members of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Kirby Godsey is chancellor of Mercer University, which has campuses in Atlanta and Macon.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, honorees Joan and Kirby Godsey, who are active members of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Kirby Godsey is chancellor of Mercer University, which has campuses in Atlanta and Macon.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Deen Day Sanders and her husband Jim Sanders talk with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who received the Day1 Pioneer Award in Christian Service.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Deen Day Sanders and her husband Jim Sanders talk with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who received the Day1 Pioneer Award in Christian Service.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Warren and Gail Wick of Brookhaven and Sally and George Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta. George Wick is a Day1 board member.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Warren and Gail Wick of Brookhaven and Sally and George Hauptfuhrer of Atlanta. George Wick is a Day1 board member.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Mark and Donna Abernathy of Sandy Springs.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Mark and Donna Abernathy of Sandy Springs.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Angela Williamson, co-chair of the Day1 annual banquet, Betsy and Douglas Campbell of Sandy Springs and Daron Vroon, associate rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Angela Williamson, co-chair of the Day1 annual banquet, Betsy and Douglas Campbell of Sandy Springs and Daron Vroon, associate rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Marietta.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Atlanta Taiwanese Presbyterian Church members Sueling Wang, the Rev. Annie Tsai, Cathy and Michael Lin and C.P. Huang.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Atlanta Taiwanese Presbyterian Church members Sueling Wang, the Rev. Annie Tsai, Cathy and Michael Lin and C.P. Huang.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Charissa Schultz of Atlanta, Jeanne Merritt of Decatur and Susan Gimmestad of Atlanta.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Charissa Schultz of Atlanta, Jeanne Merritt of Decatur and Susan Gimmestad of Atlanta.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Nina and Paul Roberts of Atlanta.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Nina and Paul Roberts of Atlanta.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Bob Seymour of Dunwoody and Cathy Lamon and Ginny and Al Plummer, all of Buckhead.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Bob Seymour of Dunwoody and Cathy Lamon and Ginny and Al Plummer, all of Buckhead.
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Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Duncan and Sharon Harle of Atlanta.
Staff / Samantha M. Shal / From left, Duncan and Sharon Harle of Atlanta.
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The Day1 ministry last week held its annual benefit banquet at a private club in Atlanta. For the sixth year the event honored leaders in metro Atlanta who are well known for their commitment to the good of the community, but who may not have been recognized for their deep commitment to their church and Christian faith. The event supports the Day1 radio and internet ministry (formerly the Protestant Hour).

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter received the Day1 Pioneer Award in Christian Service. She has worked for more than four decades to improve the quality of life for people around the world. Carter is a leading advocate for mental health, caregiving, early childhood immunization, human rights and conflict resolution through her work at The Carter Center in Atlanta, which was founded by her and former President Jimmy Carter in 1982.

The Rev. L. Bevel Jones III received the Day1 Pioneer Award in Christian Communications. Jones, a religious leader in the Southeast for decades and a retired United Methodist bishop, was a longtime trustee of the Day1 parent organization, the Alliance for Christian Media.

Representatives from each of the participating denominations on Day1 will also be recognized for their servant leadership. This year’s honorees will be:

o Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: Joan and Kirby Godsey. Kirby Godsey is chancellor of Mercer University in Atlanta and Macon. The Godseys have been active community leaders in Atlanta, Macon and throughout Georgia and through the fellowship.

o The Episcopal Church: Dr. David Apple. Apple is medical director emeritus of Shepherd Center and an active member of the Cathedral of St. Philip.

o Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: Amy and Walt Carpenter. Walt Carpenter is a physician at Emory Healthcare and active in community and church service, and Amy Carpenter is a full-time volunteer, serving as a leader at NovusWay Ministries, Lutheran Towers, Wellspring Living Girls Residential Program and in their church, the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.

o Presbyterian Church (USA): John and Sue Wieland. John is founder of John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, and he and Sue have been committed to numerous philanthropic ventures. The Wielands are members of the North Avenue Presbyterian Church.

o United Church of Christ: Gail S. Tuson. Tuson serves a Fulton County Superior Court judge, is a member of First Congregational UCC and is active with numerous community aid organizations.

o United Methodist Church: Homer Rice. Rice is one of the nation’s most respected collegiate administrators, having served as athletics director of Georgia Tech for many years. He is a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.

Produced and hosted by Peter Wallace, Day1 is distributed nationally to more than 200 stations each week, including NewsTalk WSB in the Atlanta area (AM 750 and 95.5 FM, Sundays at 7:05 a.m.). It is also accessible by podcast at www.Day1.org. The award-winning program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church.

Day1 began in 1945 when leaders of several major denominations and church-related colleges and seminaries came together with the goal of spreading the good news through radio. Every week since then, the program has presented compelling sermons from outstanding preachers from across America, bringing faith and hope to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Information: visit www.Day1.org

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