During the Unity Services lunch, the tables aren’t separated by church or race.
“Whatever comfort zone we had was torn down,” [Louis] Fowler said. “It wasn’t a racial thing. It was fellowship.”
Simmons agrees. Having the chance to bring up subjects like Floyd’s death is what really pulled him in. He is new to the Ministerial Association and has only been the pastor of Central Missionary Baptist for two years.
While connecting with different community members through the Unity Services, he is able to relay how serious and scary things like police violence can be for the Black community.
“Those are tough subjects to talk about,” he said. “But that’s what Christian unity is all about.”
At least once a year, local Black churches swap pastors with predominantly White churches in town to bridge cultural community gaps.https://t.co/YCd4eUffIm
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