The Village of Hempstead recently celebrated Family and Friends Day at Antioch Baptist Church of Hempstead by expressing thankfulness to the community. The event was sponsored by Bishop Phillip E. Elliot to gather the community in worship and praise in honor of the holiday season. Guest Pastor Rev. Marvin Williams started the morning with an early morning worship, one of his first after being inducted as a newly united son of Antioch, and Rev. Curtis Whitney followed with a divine morning worship to inspire members of the Hempstead community throughout the day. During the ceremony Mayor Wayne J. Hall Sr. and Trustee Don Ryan shared their gratitude with community members and wished them the happiest of holiday seasons.