Second Sunday of Easter
Senior High Youth Group Present Trip to Memphis
Sunday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.
On Sunday, March 9, our congregation commissioned our Senior High Youth Group for their Mission trip to Memphis, Tennessee, and Freedom Journey offered by First Congregational UCC in Memphis. Freedom Journey offers groups an opportunity to explore the unique and rich history of Memphis in order to inspire present and future generations of peacemakers, advocates, and activists. Your journey will include a civil rights-focused tour of the city and visits to the National Civil Rights Museum (constructed where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated), Slavehaven (a stopping point on the underground railroad), the Stax Museum of Soul Music, and Auction Street (where slaves were auctioned). We'll also learn from peace and justice advocates and artists who share perspectives on current peace and justice work. We'll hear presentations from people who fight environmental racism in a nearby neighborhood, talk with students who are part of MAGY (Memphis Area Gay Youth), learn about fair trade issues from people who run our congregation's "fair trade" store, hear how a bicycle cooperative is a tool for social change and talk to volunteers with the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center about ways to resist violence and war.
See full Holy Week schedule on "What's Happening" page.
8:15-8:45 am Meditation Service
9:00-10:00 am Sunday School ~All Ages
10:30-11:30 am Traditional Worship Service
Summer Worship hours begin the first Sunday in June and continues through the last Sunday of August: Lectio Divina at 8:15am - 8:45am; Traditional Worship at 9:30am.
701 W Second St. Phone 815-234-8777
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