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The AfterHours community had a blast last Tuesday surprising Rev. Jerry Herships with the Channel 7 Everyday Hero Award. Members of the community had nominated him, and then upon discovering that he was getting the award, promptly kept it a huge secret. Because secrets are fun. We’re pretty sure jetlag was the only reason he wasn’t suspicious that everyone kept texting and calling to make sure he would be there that Tuesday…

Suspicious, Jerry notices the camera man…

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Close up on communion- still no idea why the press are here…

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It’s really, really cold. (A good reminder of the importance of sleeping bags!)

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Presentation of the award!

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Which camera are we supposed to look at?

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Filming the interview…

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A lot of folks managed to come down to the park, from all iterations of AfterHours. Friends without homes, current congregants (is that what we are?), friends who used to be without homes, folks from St. Andrews, even Jamie, the bartender from Don’s Club Tavern, came down. And we know, Jerry, that you consider this an award for the whole AH community, but someone’s got to spearhead this crazy adventure, and we couldn’t think of a more deserving guy. Congratulations!

You can see Jerry’s spot on Channel 7 at these times:
Sunday, Dec 8 at 10 pm
Dec 9 at 5 am
Dec 12 at 11 am
Dec 14 at 5 pm
Dec 15 at 7 am

It will also go up on their website- we’ll post a link here once it does.