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. Look for more information about tickets on our website.
“May We Forever Stand”:
Worship Led by Rev. Dr. Cheryl Gilkes 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.
Church, we seek your partnership in these important events. We hope that you will attend, but we also invite you to share in supporting “May We Forever Stand: Massachusetts Commemorates 400 Years of Black Resiliency” by completing the Sponsor Form by August 30, 2019.
For this auspicious occasion, we are inviting partner institutions, local churches, civic leaders, committed businesses and devoted individuals to support and sustain this event. Massachusetts has a complex and varied history on the path to liberation for all. Far too often, the story of abolition and justice has centered the stories of white leadership. For this occasion, we are actively excavating and reclaiming stories of black resiliency in partnership with local black historic sites and museums.
Funds raised through sponsorship will underwrite the cost of the commemoration, continued ecumenical ministry among black Christians through the Massachusetts Council of Churches, and financial support of local black historic sites across Massachusetts. Together, we believe we can tell a different story, a more comprehensive and accurate story of the long road to liberation for all.
As we gather on September 20, we envision this time of education, commemoration and worship as a multi-racial celebration of black resiliency in Massachusetts, especially through the enduring power of the Black Church.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in person on Friday September 20, 2019.