Sunday Preview – 4th Pastoral Anniversary

Sunday Preview – 4th Pastoral Anniversary

black_lives_matterThis Sunday will be a great celebration at The Heights! Often in Scripture, after great conquests and deliverances, God would instruct His people to stop, build and altar, name the altar and worship. This was used as a sign of remembrance of what God has done.

Often times, we get so busy doing what God told us to do that we forget to stop, reflect on and celebrate what God has done. God’s instruction in the Bible is that we should take time to celebrate his faithfulness. We’ll do that this weekend at The Heights as we celebrate 4 years of pastoral ministry for myself and First Lady LaVera.

I’m so excited to receive my friend and brother Pastor Patrick J. Walker from The New Macedonia Baptist Church as our guest preacher this weekend. He’s been a great advisor to me and is an awesome preacher! I can’t wait to hear what God has laid on his heart to share with our church.

Also, this Sunday is important for so many reasons that are so much bigger than my anniversary. Several Christian denominations have come together to declare this Sunday as a “National Solidarity Sunday” in the wake of the recent racial injustices in our country. Churches all across our country have encouraged their members to wear black this Sunday as a show of unity.

Please know that this is not a sign of defiance or exclusion. This is an expression of our agreement that significant changes must be made in order to bring correction to the systemic racial injustices that recent events have only exposed. First Lady and I will be wearing black and encourage you to join us if you’d like.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday at 9:30am and 11:30am at The Heights!

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