We are still in PRIDE season here at Cathedral of Hope and throughout this month we have been celebrating and remembering moments of PRIDE throughout history, as well as pointing toward a future hope for a more equal and just world.
This weekend is Juneteenth. This year is the first time that Juneteenth will also be a federally recognized holiday. Throughout the country we will commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans as well as celebrate black culture. Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas and here at Cathedral of Hope we are honored to be a part of this celebration. Coat of Colors, one of our ministry councils, will host an immersive experience to celebrate Juneteenth. For all those registered, the event starts at 12pm this Saturday. Please check here for more information.
Juneteenth and Pride month are tied to important milestones. For those who are gay and Black, the intersection of these two events highlights some of the unique challenges that many face every day. Dallas Southern Pride is also this weekend (see link for more information https://dallassouthernpride.com/)
On Sunday June 19, Reverend Andria Davis will preach at both the 8:30am and 10am services, Reverend Jeremy Rose will preach at 11:45am and Pastor Alejandro Gonzales will preach at the 1:30pm service.
I am taking a planned vacation next week and will be joining you online and looking forward to experiencing what many in our community experience as they join our live broadcast from around the world. I look forward to being back on Sunday June 26 as we end this current sermon series, “Open Doors”.
May God bless us as we live out our lives, not from a place of fear, but a place of Pride and Liberation, calling all of us to reflect the likeness of Christ in our comings and our goings.