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“May We Forever Stand”: Massachusetts Commemorates 400 Years of Black Resiliency
September 20 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The year 2019 marks 400 years since the first enslaved Africans set foot in Jamestown, Virginia. Since then, Black communities have demonstrated remarkable resiliency in the face of cruelty, terror, and systematic oppression. African Americans have not only created pathways to survive but, in many instances, to thrive. Through it all, the Black Church has endured as a beacon of hope and testimony to resurrection. On September 20, 2019, people of faith will gather to honor ancestors, commemorate 400 years of resiliency, and pray for an end to systemic and racial injustice.
Preaching Black Resiliency:
A Master Class with Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan
Friday September 20, 2019 at 12pm
Preachers are invited to attend this homiletic master class on preaching black resiliency. Rev. Dr. Leslie Callahan serves at the first female pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Philadelphia, with degrees from Harvard, Union Theological Seminary and Princeton University.
Space is limited. Lunch will be served and tickets required.
“May We Forever Stand”:
Worship with Bishop Claude Alexander preaching
Friday September 20, 2019 at 7:30pm
Greater Framingham Community Church, Framingham MA
All are invited to attend this ecumenical worship service for the praise of God and the celebration of the Black Church. Bishop Claude Alexander has served as the Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past 27 years, with degrees from Morehouse College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Gordon Conwell Theological School.
More information at http://www.masscouncilofchurches.org/400-years/