Juneteenth – Free at Last!

Come, let us draw near to worship God, the great liberator.
Those whom God sets free are free indeed.
God brought God’s people out of bondage in Egypt; 
Adonai is the great liberator.
Those whom God sets free are free indeed.
God makes chains shatter and seas part. 
Barriers to freedom are not of God; 
they are tools of greed, domination, and evil.
God make us to blossom into your image and likeness. 
Make us liberators, chain breakers, and makers of peace 
that all who breath might experience liberty, hope, and justice.

Juneteenth (June 19) marks the end of slavery in the United States and is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of enslavement of people of African descent. We will be lifting up this significant date in our worship time on Sunday — Juneteenth itself! Here is a link to the UCC website celebrating Juneteenth and here is a short  (2:00 min) video published by the UMC.

With Health & Wholeness

Pastor Gaye