From the Pastor’s Pen 2/8/21

Good afternoon Progressive family,

I pray you are well. I have a few quick updates this morning and probably a few later on this evening.

Sermon. I pray you enjoyed the word yesterday in our sermon from Luke Chapter 4:18-19 “On the Jesus Journey: Inauguration and Liberation.” The essence of the sermon was the movement of Jesus into Nazareth at the beginning of his ministry to get his “inaugural word” to the people.That word, was a word of liberation. Liberating the poor, the oppressed, the depressed, even those who are in bondage. Our God is a liberator.

Black History Month. We are going to have Black History Month programming all month long; stay on the lookout for my follow-up email later on today for dates and times and events.

1st Black Congresmen

Rev. Woodard. I’m also enclosing an encouraging update from Reverend Woodard’s wife; let us keep him in prayer.

Rev. Woodard is getting little stronger. He had blood infection and they had to stop his physical therapy. He’s off the ventilator and he can talk a little. If he don’t have any more problems and things stay steady for while he can get stronger. Slow and Steady. Also visitation started back up. Keep Woodard’s in our Prayers.

MICAH and Social Justice. Lastly, for those who are interested in doing more in social justice, please get back with me. There are two opportunities this week to engage with Milwaukee City Congregations Alive for Hope (MICAH). I am the chairperson of MICAH’s Religious Leaders Caucus.

Tonight. This evening you can learn more about MICAH by listening and participating in our board meeting on Zoom at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday Black History Program. MICAH’s Black History program is this Thursday evening. It is also virtual on Zoom. I have five tickets for anyone who would like to participate.

In love,


Women of the Black Panthers

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