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Worship with Special Guest Preacher: The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon
April 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am EDT
Special Guest Preacher: The Rev. Traci deVon Blackmon
The Rev. Traci Blackmon is the Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ. As a featured voice on many local, national, and international platforms, Rev. Blackmon’s life’s work focuses on communal resistance to systemic injustice through the redemptive power of love.
Rev. Blackmon’s religious praxis is rooted in principled discipleship lived out through congregational and community engagement. Her response in Ferguson to the killing of Michael Brown resulted in national and international recognition, gaining her many audiences spanning the breadth of the White House, to the Carter Center, and to the Vatican. Her work is now featured in several documentaries and print publications.
Appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon and to the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships for the White House by President Barack Obama, Rev. Blackmon is a recipient of the NAACP Rosa Parks Award; The Urban League of St. Louis Woman in Leadership Award; and the National Planned Parenthood Faith Leader Award, to name a few.
Rev. Blackmon is both proud and grateful to have served as pastor to both Simpson Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Christ The King United Church of Christ. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Birmingham-Southern College where she is now listed among Distinguished Alumni, a Master of Divinity degree, and an honorary doctorate from Eden Theological Seminary.
Rev. Blackmon currently resides in St. Louis, MO and is the proud mother of three adult children: Kortni Devon; Harold II; and Tyler Wayne Blackmon.
Join us by going to https://gablesucc.org/live.
Then, join us on Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom when Nikki Paul Knoll will lead us in a conversation on Rev. Blackmon’s sermon
Register in advance for Tuesday’s sermon discussion::