Christian Education Day and Freedom Sunday

Posted on: September 19th, 2014

 

Freedom SundayChristian Education Day will be observed on  Sunday, September 21 during both services.  Rev. Moya Harris will be the preacher for the 7:45 am service and Rev. Dr. Marcia J. Montgomery Clinkscales will be the preacher for the 11:00 am service.

 

Sunday, September 21, 2014 has been designated Freedom Sunday by the AME Church and other black church denominations.  The Black Church will be organizing services that will emphasize the importance of voter education, registration, and participation by Black Americans in the 2014 mid-term elections. Faith Leaders will renew the call to civic engagement by again proclaiming, explaining and educating their members to claim their legacy of advocacy and activism in the election process. Our hope is that congregants will be energized with a clear understanding of what’s at stake in this election by sharing the ramifications on the African American community. Key Faith leaders have collaborated to provide a Toolkit that can be downloaded athttp://www.ame-sac.com/freedom_sunday_toolkit.pdf.  The African-American communities cannot afford to sit on the sidelines while others determine their fate. The AME Church and other faith leaders are issuing a Call to Action for the faith community to continue voter education, registration, and mobilization efforts each Sunday leading up to “turning out’ our communities through the Tuesday, November 4th election.