Pastor’s Pen 2/15/22

Good Morning Family,

I pray this note finds you well.  A few reminders about upcoming events:

Reshaping the Church.  This afternoon from 1:00 until 2:15, we will be participating in a teaching and learning series about reshaping the church, particularly during these times of trial and crisis.  The monthly sessions are for us to see where we are and to anticipate and planning for our future.  If you are interested in participating, here is the link for the 1:00 Zoom session.

Midweek Message.  Tomorrow at noon, Minister Byron Johnson will bring us our midweek message on Zoom and Facebook Live.  Please join to listen and get your word on Wednesday.  Also, follow this link my message from last week,  “Persecuted for the Light.”

Edith Taylor Funeral. The funeral for Deacon Darry Wortham’s mother, Edith Taylor, is tomorrow, Wednesday, February 16th at Bethel Baptist Church 2030 W. North Ave. Viewing at 10:00 am, Service at 11:00 am.  VISITATION ONLY: Tuesday, Feb. 15th from 3 pm – 6 pm at Northwest Funeral Chapel, 6030 W. Hampton Ave.  

Community Justice.   Anyone interested in issues related to the Justice system, there is a monthly meeting of the Milwaukee Community Justice Council on Wednesday from 12:15 until 1:30 on Zoom.  I serve on the executive team for community engagement.  Here is a link Also, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

Election Day. Please make sure to get out and vote in this primary election.

Giving. We have added an additional way of giving. If you text give to 414-667-6999 it will connect you directly to Easytithe and you can give with your cell phone.

African American Alliance Milwaukee.  Many of you have seen and commented on my changing roles.  February 4, 2021 was my last day at Milwaukee Area Technical College after 13 years.  I’m thankful for the opportunity to have served there.  Beginning on February 21, I will become the president and CEO of a newly-formed organization called the African American Alliance Leadership Milwaukee ( Here are a few links describing the journey.  

Pray for me and for us as this work will draw together more closely the work that we do in community.

In service and love,

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