The Chaplain of the City Council emailed me that they are looking for minority religions to give the invocation

From: “Love, James” <JimLove@coj.net>
Date: September 15, 2015 at 9:56:51 PM EDT
To: Susan
Cc: “Kuzel, Kevin” <KKuzel@coj.net>
Susan, we did reach out to the Rabbi and we will reach out to other minority religions.  Thank you for your input.
Sincerely,Jim Love

City Councilman, District 14

JimLove@coj.net

One City, One Jacksonville
On Sep 15, 2015, at 12:05 PM, Susan wrote:
Honorable Council Member Jim Love,

I understand that you’re chaplain for the city council.  I understand you have been given the task of trying to show case the diversity of our lovely city during the invocation period at the city council meetings.

I notice that all but one speaker (on the list) is Christian.  I do hope you’ll accept applications from the minority religions and the non-religious.

We have Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Humanists, Unitarians, etc in our community.  I do hope your office will reach out to the minority religions that might be too intimated to apply.

Thanks,

Susan

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Krieg, Leeann <LKrieg@coj.net>
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM
Subject: FW: INVOCATION – CITY COUNCIL MTG. 9/08/15

Susan,

Good morning. Thank you for your consistent interest and attention to this matter. I have attached the schedule for the year as it stands. Council Member Jim Love and his assistant Kevin Kuzel handle/manage the list and the submissions. A constituent does not have to be from the Council Member’s district to submit and offer to participate in the invocation. The thought was that opening it to submissions sent to your District or At-Large Council Member would allow a wide representation of the city and the faiths in the city.

These requests may also be submitted to Council Member Love’s office as the Chaplin.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

All the best,

LEEANN M. KRIEG

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO GREG B. ANDERSON

CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT

117 W. DUVAL STREET, STE. 425

7/28/15 Jim Love Council Chaplain Baptist

8/11/15 Rev. Brett Foster Riverside Baptist Ch.Baptist
8/25/15 Rev. Jason Cullum Christ’s Church Christian
9/08/15 Rev. Sam Pascoe Jax Anglican
9/22/15 Pastor Mark Griffin Wayman Ministries Methodist
10/13/15 REV. MORGAN BROWNING / 1st BAPTIST CH.
10/27/15 Bishop Rudolph McKissick, Jr. Bethel Baptist
11/10/15 Rabbi Yaakov Fisch ETZ Chaim Synagogue

11/24/15 Bishop Estevez Diocese of St. Augustine Catholic
12/08/15 Rev. Tom Messer (Pastor) / Trinity Baptist
1/12/16 Fr. Sal Di Fazio (Pastor) St. Paul’s Catholic

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