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06.19.20 MESSAGE FROM PASTOR MARY
Friday June 19 is Juneteenth, a day that celebrates the end of slavery across the United States. It is a holiday that started in Texas because it marks the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was finally made known to the slaves there. That was June 19, 1865, 2½ years after the Proclamation which freed slaves in the Confederate States was made law. Texas slaves were the last to hear, so June 19 marks the official end of slavery.
Although this holiday has largely been celebrated by people of African descent, the end of slavery is cause for celebration for all people. Please plan something special for this day. Something that helps you grow in understanding, or takes a step toward ending racism as it is currently experienced in our nation that stands on the principal that “all men are created equal;” a lofty value that we are still trying to practice fully today. To read the rest of the message, click here.
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We offer two Sunday morning services:
- 9am Worship Service, with our Chancel Choir singing (during the school year.)
Holy Communion is offered on the first Sunday of every month.
- 10:30am Jazz Worship Service, with smaller musical ensembles and a jazz influence. Holy Communion is served weekly.
- Nursery is available for both services
- Sunday School for Pre-K through High School meets at 9am
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Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
307 Cedar Avenue | St. Charles, IL 60174 | 630.584.6680