Update: Friday's and Saturday's events have been canceled. See details below.
As a church, we will spend next week praying for, and seeking after, racial reconciliation through the gospel of Jesus. We will have focused prayer and study in our Missional Communities and during our Morning Prayer. For those who are not limited for health reasons, we encourage fasting one meal a day on Monday - Friday, using the time that would have been spent eating in prayer. During the 40 hours of prayer, outlined below, we encourage the church body to do an extended fast from Friday night until Sunday morning, breaking the fast with breakfast before coming to the Sunday Gathering.
Join us for one or more of the following "One Through One" featured events:
Friday, February 20, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. One Through One: Worship and Prayer for Racial Reconciliation at Karis Westside, 1703 West Worley St.Amid singing and scripture reading, we’ll ask the Lord to make us one in our church and our city. Pastor Lorenzo Lawson and some of his Chosen Generation Ministries family will be joining us. Join us for a fellowship meal after this event at Teppanyaki Grill prior to beginning the weekend fast as a church.
- Friday, February 20, 6 p.m. - Sunday, February 22, 10 a.m. One Through One: 40 Hours of Prayer Sign up on The City for one or more half-hour prayer slots, so that we can pray continuously for reconciliation. In addition to designating this as a time of prayer, participants are encouraged to fast beginning Friday night and then break the fast with breakfast on Sunday morning.
Saturday, February 21, 6 p.m. One Through One talk with Jarvis Williams at Keller Auditorium, in the Geological Sciences building on the MU campus.Dr. Jarvis J. Williams is associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary. Come and listen to Dr. Williams speak about a biblical perspective on race and racial reconciliation.
- Sunday, February 22, 10 a.m. Sunday Gathering at Karis Westside, 1703 West Worley St. Kevin Larson, lead pastor in Karis Church, will preach a special message about race and ethnicity and the gospel of Jesus. (Parking available in the CPS Administration building. The West Middle School parking lot is not available on 2/22.)