Dallas Furniture Bank’s 5th Anniversary at the Beat

Dallas, Texas (March 10, 2009) – Dallas Furniture Bank and The Beat Condominiums at South Side Station Present: “How Sweet It Is: Battle of the Bakers” on March 24, 2009 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Join Dallas Furniture Bank co-chairs Andrew Lin of Carlson Capital, L.P. and Megan Inman of URS Corporation on The Beat’s second floor patio overlooking Dallas’ grand skyline.

Feast on tempting treats from Dallas’ top bakers while enjoying complimentary champagne and wine, entertainment and tours of The Beat property. Tickets will be sold for $40 and $75 with sponsorship packages starting at $1,250, all proceeds will go towards the Dallas Furniture Bank. Event sponsors include, The Beat Condominiums, Neiman Marcus, Glazers, m strategies inc. and Custom Awards,

Battle of the Bakers will highlight the sense of SMELL, featuring the top Dallas bakers competing for the People’s Choice award. The celebrity judge panel will include, Bronwen Weber of Frosted Art Bakery and Food Network Challenge judge; Mr. Dallas, nightlife Guru and columnist for The Dallas Morning News; Dunia Borga of La Duni Restaurants; and Oscar Joyner, president of Reach Media Inc.

Local Dallas Bakers entered to compete are, Screen Door, Empire Baking Company, CucaLu Cruffles & Cakes, Wackym’s Kitchen, The Tower Club, Il Cane Rosso, Silver Spoon Cuisine, and Meringue Bakery. During Battle of the Bakers Dallas Furniture Bank will honor their “40 Under 40,” a group of 40 individuals from a diverse background who will be recognized for their civic efforts benefitting families in D-FW. To view the entire “40 Under 40” list visit http://dallasfurniturebank.org/rsvplist.htm

“The Beat Condominiums at South Side Station is a perfect partner for our event honoring 40 community minded individuals. Dallas Furniture Bank appreciates its eco-friendly construction as we save furniture from dumps. We see their investment in a redeveloping area as a match to our goal of aiding people transitioning to stability. There has been real strategy, thoughtful progress and intense care taken with their growth and we hope the same could be said of DFB as we celebrate our fifth anniversary together with The Beat Condos,” says Kristine Schwope, DFB Board Chair Elect

For more information about Battle of the Bakers contact Kristine Schwope, DFB Board Chair Elect at 214.734.2281. To purchase tickets please visit http://dallasfurniturebank.org

For more information on The Beat Condominiums call 214.428.4848 or visit www.thebeatcondos.com

About The Beat Condominiums: The Beat Condominiums, located in Dallas’ South Side on Lamar district, is a new landmark on the Dallas skyline. The Beat is a ten-story steel, glass and condominium tower offering 75 luxury condos, breathtaking downtown views and a beautiful second story pool deck and patio. The Beat is located conveniently to downtown and neighbor’s entertainment venues like Gilley’s and the palladium, restaurants, and the Cedars DART Station.

About Dallas Furniture Bank: Dallas Furniture Bank is a non-profit agency that provides basic furnishings for families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness to stability in the Dallas County.  Since 2003 DFB has served over 1700 families, giving basic comforts to about 6,800 individuals. To contact the Dallas Furniture Bank visit www.dallasfurniturebank.org or call 972.466.0600.

Bible Lesson Connection: God is Willing to Give You Another Chance

FROM BIBLELESSONCONNECTION.COM

Scripture reminds us that, “we all like sheep have gone astray.” The story of Jonah reveals one man’s experience of rebellion, punishment, repentance and obedience.
Most of us can relate to a time in our lives when we disobeyed God and there were consequences for our actions. Follow Jonah’s inspiring story as he endures punishment, but gets a second opportunity to do the will of God. Jonah’s experience shows us that our God is stern, yet merciful, patient and willing to give us another chance.

Jonah flees from the Lord…
•  Jonah 1: 1-3
–  The Lord gives Jonah an important assignment. He was to go to Nineveh, a city that was engaged in plotting evil against the Lord, cruelty and theft in war, prostitution, witchcraft and other sins. The Lord wanted him to rebuke and correct the Ninevites, but Jonah disobeys God and instead goes his own way.
–  Jonah is headed to a place he has no business going. The Lord told him to go to Nineveh, but instead he goes to Tarshish.
–  Question for Thought: Where are you going in your life that is against the will of God? Are you headed in the direction that he wants you to go, or are you headed your own way?

Jonah is punished by the Lord…
•  Jonah 1: 4-7, 11-15, 17
–The Lord sends a storm to punish Jonah.
–  The men who are on the boat with Jonah are also reaping the consequences of his actions. They throw Jonah overboard to save themselves.
–  Life Lesson: Sometimes, when we rebel and are headed in the wrong direction, the Lord sends a storm our way. Our storm may not literally be wind and rain, rather we might experience personal difficulty meant to help us “wake-up” and change our course.
–  Life Lesson: There are times when we might reap the punishment that was intended for others who are close to us. Depending upon who that person is, you might have to distance yourself from them to save yourself.

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