“CONSCIOUS AND INTENTIONAL MINISTRY: DOING WHO I AM”

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ARE YOU A MINORITY?

ARE YOU A MINORITY? In responding to that question, some will often say, “Well, those are just words.” It is true that those are just words, however, we also understand that words have meaning and words have power. Additionally, we understand that words, when used to identify and/or define someone or something, set the perspective […]

JUNETEENTH – A BLACK CHURCH THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT

A THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT FROM THE BLACK CHURCH ON JUNETEENTH Rev. Eboni Marshall Turman Jun 19, 2020 6:00 am ET. On the occasion of this 155th observance of Juneteenth, a collective of Black pastors and theologians lift our voices to emphatically repudiate white supremacy and anti-Black violence. Although we have been temporarily severed from our respective […]

PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE – JUNE 14, 2020

PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE ​James Baldwin shared in 1961, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all the time. So that the first problem is how to control that rage so that it won’t destroy you.” ​Although shared in 1961, many of […]

PRAYING AND DEMANDING JUSTICE

The Pastor’s Pen: ​​ ​​ PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE ​In January of this year, the Urban Center–Milwaukee convened an institute titled Proclaim: Your Life Speaks – Our Lives Speak. As a scriptural focus for the institute, God revealed to Dr. Trinette McCray a passage of scripture that was appropriate to celebrate the life of […]

PASTOR’S PEN – DEMANDING JUSTICE

PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE ​While we are still attempting to make sense of the senseless murder of Ahmaud Arbery, it was revealed that Breonna Taylor was murdered in her house in Louisville, Kentucky by police officers in the early morning of March 13, 2020. ​Breonna was an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) who worked at […]

PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE

PRAYING FOR AND DEMANDING JUSTICE On February 23rd, at 1:00 p.m., Ahmaud Arbery was out jogging in Brunswick, Georgia when he was confronted by two white men in a pickup truck who were supposedly chasing a Black man who was supposedly breaking into houses. I say, “Supposedly” because there was no evidence that Ahmaud had […]

Pastor’s Pen – May 3, 2020

Pen: ​​​​ PRAYING AND GETTING WHAT YOU WANT ​Many of us have heard the question, “How does The Father answer our prayers?” As well, many of us know that the answers that are commonly given are “Yes,” “No,” and/or “Wait.” Whereas, we have heard these answers, and possibly used these answers, to the question, “How […]

Pastor’s Pen – April 26, 2020

HELLO PILGRIM REST FAMILY, I pray that you and your families continue to experience the peace, presence and participation of God in your lives and you are healthy and well. I know that we are all struggling with the challenges of the Safer at Home Order and finding alternative ways of interacting with family and […]

PASTOR’S PEN – April 18, 2020

HELLO PILGRIM REST FAMILY, I pray that you and your families continue to experience the peace, presence and participation of God in your lives and you are healthy and well. I know that we are all struggling with the challenges of the Safer at Home Order and finding alternative ways of interacting with family and […]

RESURRECTION SUNDAY – INTIMACY WITH THE FATHER THROUGH JESUS

RESURRECTION SUNDAY: INTIMACY WITH THE FATHER THROUGH JESUS On last week, we shared regarding the need for humans, all over the world to practice social distancing – that is, to remain a distance of six feet from other humans. This is done to flatten the curve and reduce the spread and of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus). […]

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