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Later Start Time for Worship on Juneteenth

We are looking forward to a special morning on Sunday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth! Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in our country. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation. In Evanston and at Reba Place Church, we will be honoring this holiday in several ways!

  • Some folks are heading to Washington D.C. for the Poor People's Campaign march that weekend, returning early on Sunday morning to share their experiences with us in worship!

  • Some folks are participating in the Ricky Birdsong Memorial Race Against Hate event in Evanston. We have 29 participants, walking or running in unity against racial hatred and violence. Go Team RPC!

  • Our Racial Justice Team will bring some thoughtful elements to our Sunday morning worship, including a children's story highlighting the themes of Juneteenth!

  • There will be a special Dance Group dance to Wade in the Water!

You don't want to miss it! Because of all of the community opportunities going on in the morning on Juneteenth, we are going to be delaying the start of worship until 10:30 am on Sunday, June 19. We are looking for someone to pick up Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donut holes to serve at our front doors at 10:00 on that morning, for those folks who don't "get the message" about the later start time. If you can help in this way, reach out to Julie. Thanks!

RPC's Identity Icon mural entitled "Working Against Racism in Ourselves and our World"

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