Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church to host Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis in Celebratory Worship Service

Posted by painewebmaster | 06/8/2016 06:20 AM

Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church cordially invites you to a special worship service on Sunday, June 12th at 9:00 a.m. with guest speaker Civil Rights icon, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Congressman John Lewis.

The service is part of the 20th Pastoral Anniversary of Reverend Herman “Skip" Mason, Jr. in the C.M.E. Church. The Trinity family would be honored to have you present to hear and meet this American treasure John Lewis. Bring your children so they can witness and see the last surviving member of the planning committee and speaker at the March on Washington and one of the original marchers of "Bloody Sunday" that was the Selma to Montgomery march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Mr. Lewis was beaten unconscious by Alabama’s State troopers at the bridge in 1965. He suffered a fractured skull from the Blood Sunday beating, the scar of which is visible to this day. The incident was one of three Selma-to-Montgomery marches for voting rights, and the efforts led to passage of the Voting Rights Act.

Samuel Fudge, actor, will give a rousing oratory of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.’s response to the question Do You Get Angry? The recent Paine College graduate appeared in the movie “Selma” and was among the cast that re-enacted the historical marches in Selma, Alabama.

Trinity CME Church is located at 2930 Glenn Hills Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30906. The afternoon service will commence at 3:00 p.m. and will feature Reverend Andre Loyd, Pastor of West Side Community C.M.E. Church. All are invited to share in one or both of the services. For more information, call 706.796.2550, or visit www.trinitycmeaugusta.org.

Photo Caption: John Lewis on Edmund Pettus Bridge

 

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Trinity C.M.E. 706.796.2550 – www.trinitycmeaugusta.org