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Morning Worship – Juneteenth Sunday

  • Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • Time: 11:00am12:00pm EDT
  • Location: Sanctuary; Live-Stream

Our Morning Worship on June 18 will lift up themes of freedom and liberation with a special focus on Juneteenth, which commemorates the abolition of slavery. The service will feature a “first look” at our emerging community fabric art project: Wade in the Water: Remembering and Honoring Enslaved Persons at First Church. We will offer a public reading of names and a commemoration of enslaved persons associated with First Church over the years. Members of the Lloyd family—descendants of Tony, Cuba and Darby Vassal, who are listed in our records—will be with us. Dan Smith and Egypt Lloyd will share in a reflection and time of blessing. Worship with us as we wade in the water together with generations of ancestors and descendants in this service of remembrance, repentance, relationship-building, and repair. See here for more information about First Church’s racial justice work.

Please visit our worship page for the livestream link and weekly bulletin.

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