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J01310 Text:

Senate Resolution No. 1310
        HONORING  Karen  Pass  upon  the  occasion  of her
        designation as a recipient of the Micah 6:8 Award by
        the Capital Area Council of Churches on October  13,
  WHEREAS,  Individuals  who give of their time and energies and serve
the best interests of their communities are an asset beyond remuneration
and cannot be sufficiently extolled; and
  WHEREAS, Karen Pass has given not only of her time  and  energy  but
also of her competence, intelligence and leadership and consequently has
been designated for special recognition; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Karen Pass
upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of the Micah 6:8 Award
by the Capital Area Council of Churches, to be celebrated  at  its  Fall
Awards  Assembly  Dinner  on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at the Italian
American Community Center, Albany, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Founded in 1941,  the  Capital  Area  Council  of  Churches
(CACC)  is a fellowship of more than 90 faith communities in the Capital
District; and
  WHEREAS, This vital organization provides a wide range  of  services
and  programs dedicated to bringing congregations together in solidarity
to feed the hungry, shelter the  homeless  and  provide  ecumenical  and
interreligious education, advocacy and worship; and
  WHEREAS,  CACC  also  offers a range of interfaith worship services,
celebrations and forums such as Ecumenical  Witnesses  of  Baptism,  the
Good Friday service and an annual musical celebration; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  year  Micah  Heroes  are recognized and nominated by
their local congregation, community group or union as  exemplifying  the
spirit of Micah 6:8; Karen Pass is truly deserving of this accolade; and
  WHEREAS,  Karen  Pass  received  this auspicious award by living her
life following the ways of Micah 6:8, the biblical tract  that  inspires
and  encourages  individuals to act justly and to love mercy and to walk
humbly with your God; and
  WHEREAS, Currently, Karen Pass leads the mission ministry for  First
United  Methodist  Church  of  Delmar (FUMC) working in partnership with
Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH), Iglesia Emmanuel, Refugee
& Immigrant Support Services of  Emmaus,  Inc.  (RISSE),  Frank  Chapman
Memorial Institute, CACC's Emergency Homeless Overflow Shelter and other
programs; and
  WHEREAS,  Karen Pass has been called upon to contribute her time and
talents to countless civic and charitable endeavors and has always given
of herself unstintingly; she has been  involved  in  several  ecumenical
and/or interfaith programs and projects; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire period of her community service, a
period of constructive involvement, Karen Pass  has  stood  constant  in
dignity, good grace and humor; and
  WHEREAS,   Rare   indeed  is  the  impressive  dedication  shown  by
individuals for the benefit of others which  Karen  Pass  has  displayed
throughout her life; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  that when
individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are  brought  to  our
attention,  they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens
of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
honor  Karen  Pass  upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
the Micah 6:8 Award by the Capital Area Council of Churches  on  October
13, 2021; and be it further
  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Karen Pass.
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