Join the DC chapter, Union of Black Episcopalians, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, and the Friends of the Bishop Walker School as we celebrate the life and mission of blessed Absalom Jones, the first African American ordained priest in the Episcopal Church.
The service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Avenue, College Park, MD, and begins at 4 pm. The service will be followed by a reception.
The Rt. Rev'd Robert C. Wright, Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta will be the guest preacher.
The offering, in its entirety, will go toward funding scholarships at the Bishop Walker School for Boys in Washington, DC. To be listed in the program for the day, you may write a check to The Bishop Walker School and, on the memo line, note Absalom Jones. and mail it to the School at 1801 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington DC 20020. Feel free to also bring the check to the service.
Our giving categories are as follows:
Absalom Jones Fellow ($1000 or more)
Absalom Jones Associate ($500 or more)
Absalom Jones Benefactor ($250 or more)
Absalom Jones Donor ($100 or more)
Absalom Jones Friend ($10 or more)
There is plenty of free parking. If you have questions, please contact The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"To Serve and Protect: The Police and the Episcopal Church in the Black Lives Matter Era." What is the church called to do as the police continue to be used as tools of America's racism? Article and Lesson Plan for police and community training.
Join us for this one day conference, April 1, 2017, beginning at 9:00 am, as we bring together police, theologians, and journalists to take steps to improve the relationship between the community and the police -- once and for all. The conference is FREE and includes all meals and materials. Location: Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Road, Silver Spring, MD. Free parking and ADA accessible.
Panelists: The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, author "Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God;" The Rev. David Couper, retired, Chief of Police Madison Wisconsin, and author, "Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chiefs Sounds Off . . ;" Mr. Wesley Lowery, journalist, Washington Post, and author, "They Can't Kill Us All;" Chief Brian Jordan, Chief of Police, Howard University; The Rev. Gayle Fisher-Stewart, Captain (ret), Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC; and Lt. Tim McMillan, Garden City GA Police Department and founder of the Elijah Project to change policing.
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