SECOND CHANCE COVENANT MINISTRY VOL. 1
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Pastor Cee Helping Metro Detroiters During Pandemic
Pull Up & Park
Partnering With the Pastors
INTRODUCING PASTOR CEE Casandra Smith, also known as Pastor Cee, is the founder of the Second Chance Covenant Ministry. Pastor Cee credits God when connecting to people, and delivers messages to those who are willing to accept Christ
Second Chance Covenant Ministry Helping Metro Detroiters During Pandemic
Michigan residents remain concerned, as there are over 151,000 coronavirus cases in the state. Second Chance Covenant Ministry (SCCVM), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks to help those who are affected by the pandemic, and have worked in different cities within Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb County. SCCVM’s nonprofit charity work includes delivering food boxes to residents. The ministry also organizes fundraising events involving raffles, giveaways, games and entertainment for guests.With an outreach program with full staff and volunteers, the ministry is able to complete its tasks. Gersena Guyton, 58, who was involved in the program for five years, talked about her experiences with SCCVM, and how Pastor Cee personally affected her.
With an outreach program with full staff and volunteers, the ministry is able to complete its tasks. Gersena Guyton, 58, who was involved in the program for five years, talked about her experiences with SCCVM, and how Pastor Cee personally affected her. “The ministry has encouraged me to recognize and pursue my own callings in the Lord,” Guyton said. “Pastor Casandra is always a blessing as far as getting me to move forward in my dreams and aspirations.”
“My mom made sure that I still attended college,” she said. “All of my family, along with friends never looked at me or treated me as handicapped. “ COVID-19 had affected her affiliation with the ministry, and said social distance practices are strange in her Christian faith. However, SCCVM were able to aid her by providing food boxes to her family. She mentioned the food boxes were always “plentiful and fresh.“
Guyton was involved in a car accident 40 years ago when she was a senior in high school. The accident resulted in her being paralyzed from the waist down. Fortunately, she was able to continue with her life, as if the accident never occurred. Staff giving out fruit boxes to families
Pull Up and Park October Festival
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Live Performances from Local Artists Second Chance Covenant Ministry had 100 backpacks available for school-aged children on October 17 at their "Pull Up & Park" October Festival in Southfield. Free food, music, and games such as pumpkin paintings and raffles were also provided. Pastor Cee, founder of Second Chance Covenant Ministry, provided necessary goods for attendants. The event was essential for metro Detroiters who are still affected from the current economic state.
Jones is a violinist who was found by Pastor Cee after finding a video of his street performance in Detroit. She contacted him and asked if he would perform at the ministry's October festival. "I just happen to browse through the internet," Pastor Cee said. "I had never met him, but from an observation, he would be blessed."
Franklin Cider Mill, Dollhouse Couture and unites Healthcare were among the sponsors of Pull Up and Park.
His interest began in 10th grade after learning how to read music in his choir class. He discovered his calling after teaching himself how to play the violin in the 11th grade, and realized the potential he had with the instrument. Although they had not met prior to the event, Pastor Cee said he would be blessed after observing his presence. The pastor was pleased with the event turnout, as well as seeing attendants partaking in events.
Performances were held by saxophonist Duane Parham and Dileonte "Dileo" Jones, a 31-yearold who is aspired to return to music.
"The experience was great. Everyone came together," Pastor Cee said. "It was supportive, it was unified and everything was calm."
"My goal was that it would be unity," Pastor Cee said. "That everyone would enjoy from oldest to youngest."
“It’s good to be back on my feet,” Jones said. “I couldn’t focus on my music, I couldn’t make money the way I wanted to.”
Children participating in pumpkin paintings
A painted pumpkin
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