March 07, 2017

Twenty-Three Years of Harrigan Dance Worship Service At Grace

Mt. Vernon, NY, March 7, 2017 — Harrigan Educational and Cultural Center, Inc. Dance Worship Ministry at Grace will dance their way in to twenty-three years of continuous Dance Worship Services at Grace Baptist Church, 52 S. 6th Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY on Saturday, March 18, at 6:30pm and Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 5:30pm.

The Dance Ministry Worship Service titled, “The Spirit of Love” is praise that highlights the “Fruits of The Spirit”...love, joy, peace, long suffering, goodness, deliverance and faith. Attributes that the Dance Ministry embraces to guide their lives and caused Grace’s Senior Pastor Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson to support dance ministry at the church after it was introduced to him by a non-member. Now a long-time member, Dr. Harrigan’s ministry has drawn the young and young at heart from children to adults and seniors.

Many children began dancing with the ministry at age five and continued until they danced off to college. Some like Veora Layton Robinson began as a youth and continued her twenty-one year dance experience while she earned her undergraduate and masters degrees to become a public school teacher and a choreographer with the ministry.  She is a minister with the church and will graduate from New York Theological Seminary in 2017.  Others have left to study law, business and health and returned to the ministry after completing their studies.

Harrigan Dance Ministry at Grace is not only an inspirational and spiritual component of this Body of Christ; it is a positive example for girls, boys, women and men to launch other parts of their lives. DVDs of Harrigan Educational and Cultural Center Inc.’s Dance Worship Service at Grace will be available through The Bookstore at Grace and the ministry after their annual May performance at Lehman College.