Henry Thomas III honored as ‘true worshipers’ with ‘Miriam’s Gift’ by Mount Calvary

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Henry Thomas III honored as ‘true worshipers’ with ‘Miriam’s Gift’ by Mount Calvary

February 06, 2014

Three “true worshipers” will be honored on Sept. 13 as Mount Calvary Baptist Church presents its third annual “Miriam’s Gift” awards at 6 p.m. at Chez Josef in Agawam.

Miriam the prophet, as recorded in the biblical Book of Exodus, took a tambourine and led the people in worship. Mount Calvary began its awards banquet, in 2011, to acknowledge “true worshipers” who are examples of “communal change in the ancient tradition of Miriam.” Those to be recognized are church member Mary E. Bogert; Patricia A. Spradley, chief of parent and community engagement for the Springfield Public Schools, and a member of Bethlehem Baptist Community Church in Holyoke; and Henry M. Thomas Ill, president and chief executive officer of the Urban League of Greater Springfield, and member of Martin Luther King Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield.