Celebrating Service to CommUNITY: Baha'is of Coppell Host First-Ever Event
The Baha'is of Coppell, recently hosted their inaugural Service to CommUNITY event at the Coppell Public Library. This special occasion aimed to honor and recognize individuals who consistently go above and beyond in their service to others. It was a day filled with inspiration, collaboration, and a shared commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
The event kicked off with the Baha'is of Coppell expressing their deep appreciation for the honorees: Jennifer Villines, the Director of Student and Staff Services at Coppell ISD; Laci McKinney, a member of the City of Coppell's Employee Experience Team and Allies in Community; and Tracy Eubanks, the CEO of Metrocrest Services. These individuals were chosen for their outstanding contributions to the community and their unwavering dedication to serving others.
Each honoree was given the opportunity to share about their work and the organizations they are involved in. It was a powerful moment as they spoke passionately about their respective roles and the positive impact they strive to make in the community. The audience was inspired by their stories and the meaningful work they do on a daily basis.
The event was not just about honoring these individuals, but also about fostering collaboration and building relationships. The Baha'is of Coppell believe that by getting to know each other better and gaining a deeper understanding of the people and organizations in the community, they can better assist in furthering their efforts. They believe that unity and collaboration are key to achieving positive change in society.
The quote by ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, "With hearts set aglow by the fire of the love of God and spirits refreshed by the food of the heavenly spirit you must … order your lives in accordance with the first principle of the divine teachings, which is love. Service to humanity is service to God," perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the event. The Baha'is of Coppell see service to humanity as a way to express their love for God and to bring about positive change in the world.
The Service to CommUNITY event was a resounding success, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds and organizations to celebrate service and collaboration. The Baha'is of Coppell express their heartfelt gratitude to the honorees and all those who attended the event. They look forward to further assisting these organizations and continuing their efforts to promote unity, love, and service in the community.
In conclusion, the Baha'is of Coppell's first-ever Service to CommUNITY event was a memorable and impactful occasion. It served as a testament to the power of service and collaboration in creating positive change in the community. As the Baha'is of Coppell continue to strive for excellence in their service to humanity, they are inspired by the words of ʻAbdu'l-Bahá and remain committed to working together with others to make a meaningful difference in the world.