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Group Hosts Family Day

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    The Rev. Leslie Cannon greets the Rev Dr. Yvonne V. Delk during a reception at Peoples Congregational UCC. Photo by Herb Quarles (AFRO Photo)
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The Diaconate Board of the Peoples Congregational UCC is pleased to announce that a Friends and Family Worship Service will be held on November 17 during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at the church located at 4704 13th St. N.W. The speaker for both services will be the Rev. Dr. Yvonne Delk. Music will be provided by the Chancel Choir. We are extending an invitation for all to join us on this special day.

There will be prizes provided to three persons at each service who are responsible for bringing the most people with them. A reception hour will follow after both services. Call (202) 686-8836 for additional information.

Delk serves as the Founding Director of the Center for African American Theological Studies located in Chicago, Ill. For nearly 40 years, she has been a strong ally in the fight for human and civil rights for people of color, children and the poor.

In 1974, she became the first African-American woman to be ordained in the United Church of Christ. She has been a visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., Virginia Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. and the Seminary Consortium for Pastoral Education in Chicago. Dr. Delk currently serves on the Board of Directors of Franklinton Center and the Steering Committee of the Covenant Academy for Urban Ministry in the UCC.



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