Racial Justice Sunday 2018

Dear Pastors, Deacons, and Congregational Leaders,

As we approach this summer, the 3rd anniversary of the Mother Emmanuel killings and the 50th commemorative year of the Orangeburg Massacre, I encourage you to participate in the SC Christian Action Council’s Racial Justice Sunday on June 17th.

There are a variety of worship resources including scripture commentary and three sermons based on the “Remembering Injustice, Working for Justice.” Dr. Mary Anderson is the author of the scripture commentary while the sermons include one by Bishop Andrew Waldo, The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina, The Rev. Dr. Joseph Darby of the AME Church and Dr. James Blassingame, Pastor of the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Sumter, South Carolina. There are also several prayer resources that could be used as well.

In 2 Corinthians 5 we read that “God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself and giving us a ministry of reconciliation.” My prayer is that you will invite your congregation and/or institution where you serve to participate in this Racial Justice Sunday so that together we can seek to share Christ reconciling love that brings people together across every boundary and division.

Yours in Christ –
Bishop Herman Yoos

*The ecumenical resources are available at www.sccouncil.net.

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