What we provide:

  • A Juneteenth Unity video featuring inspirational stories and faith leaders teaching on racial unity: SEE Link above
  • Juneteenth Curriculum for Youth
  • Suggestions for authentic food, games and music to enhance your event: Juneteenth Planning Resource

What you provide:

  • A location
  • Invitation to members and neighbors
  • Technology to share the video
  • A willingness to host some conversation, perhaps accentuated by a picnic or block party with food, games and music

We will link to the Juneteenth Celebration Video and related resources on this page as we approach Juneteenth. The video may also be viewed/downloaded at home. There is no registration for this event.

Keynote Presentation by Drew Hart

Rev. Drew G. I. Hart, PhD is an author, activist, and professor in theology in the Bible and Religion department at Messiah University. He attained his MDiv with an urban concentration from Biblical Theological Seminary, and he received his PhD in theology and ethics from Lutheran Theological Seminary-Philadelphia. His work beyond teaching and writing has included pastoring in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, working for an inner-city afterschool program for black and brown middle school boys, delivering lectures and leading anti-racism workshops, and collaborating with faith-based organizers in his neighborhood.
Dr. Hart’s book, ‘Who Will Be A Witness; Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance’, is featured during our May, synod-wide book study.

Presenter: Rev. Carla Christopher-Wilson
Presenter: Rev. Erich Kussman
MC’s: Rev. Elizabeth Eckman & Rev. Jay Eckman