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Watch Night: Black Hope

December 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

What does “Watch Night” mean after a year like 2020? Join scholars and pastors for a conversation about the past, present, and future of this vital Black Church tradition for the prospect of Black Hope.

This online education event is open to the general public and people from all backgrounds. In lieu of an in-person “ecumenical pilgrimage” to a Watch Night or New Year’s Eve service, Massachusetts Council of Churches will provide a list of online services you can visit on 12/31 across the state.

Panelists include:

Rev. Dr. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Colby College

– Rev. Kenneth Young, Director of External Relationship at the Massachusetts Council of Churches and Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill, MA

– Rev. Alicia Johnson, Assistant Pastor at the Historic Myrtle Baptist Church in Newton,MA  and Assistant Director of Wellesley/MIT Upward Bound

– Rev. Carrington Moore, Lydia Fellows Program Director at the Massachusetts Council of Churches and Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Families at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamaica Plain, MA

Watch it on the Massachusetts Council of Churches Facebook page or view the archived video on their Facebook Videos!


December 28, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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MA United States


Kenneth Young

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