Syndicated columnist and author Ronda Rich will return to Cedar Lake Christian Assembly in Biloxi at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 to bring her Southern-flavored storytelling to benefit four ministries that feed needy people along the Gulf Coast.
The event will be held in the church's sanctuary, 11555 Cedar Lake Road.
Rich spoke at a women's brunch at the church a year ago, and according to a press release from the church, so impressed the attendees that when the opportunity arose for an encore appearance, the women's ministry team decided to expand the audience to include men and to make the event have a mission.
The event. dubbed Feed the Flock 500, is hosted by the Cedar Lake Christian Assembly Women's Ministry and the churchwide We Love Our City initiative. The auto racing theme for the evening combines Rich's experience as a NASCAR reporter and publicist and the event's mission.
The event will benefit Feed My Sheep in Gulfport, Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi, The Lord is My Help in Ocean Springs and The Salvation Army in Pascagoula.
Each ministry has compiled a list of needs, and the church hopes the residents of the communities along the Gulf Coast will supply those needs. All proceeds from the event after expenses will go to buy kitchen equipment for those ministries.
Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and can be purchased online by going to the church's website, cedarlake.net. Tickets also will be available on Sundays at the church, through the church receptionist's office, Monday through Thursday, and at the door. Details: 392-6279. Donations can also be made online.
Rich is the author of six books, one of which, "The Town That Came A'Courtin'," was made into a television movie that made its debut Jan. 19 on the UP network. Her column, Dixie Divas, appears in more than 50 newspapers across the Southeast and her column appears regularly on Sundays in the Sun Herald.