Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Community Unity Meal and Service to be held at Midway Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday

A Community Unity Meal and Service will be held at Midway Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. The event is also sponsored by three historic African American churches: Second Christian, Pilgrim Baptist and St. Matthew AME.

Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby
The event, listed as "Reconciliation Meal" on the Midway Baptist Church's online calendar, is being held in response to recent tragedies around the nation that had racial components. Speakers will include the Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons Bible College and senior pastor of St. Stephen Church in Louisville. He was among the speakers at Muhammad Ali's memorial service.

"The fact that these churches are taking the initiative is really, really helpful, especially since they are in many ways the driving force of unity in our community," Mayor Grayson Vandegrift told The Woodford Sun for its latest edition. He said that because society remains segregated on many levels, "Any time we can come together . . . and just talk, I think it starts to break up a lot of that division."

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