Mt. Zion AME Black History Month Dialogue Focuses on Rebuilding the Temple

First row: John Jones, Evelyn Whaley, Eloise Chappell, Clarence Bown, Delorise Brown, Virginiga Millen, Angela Burrell, Olivia Young and Ralph Young. 2nd row: Patricia Hampton, Reverend Marcus King, Joan Jones, Jospeh Burton and James Miller. 3rd row: Leon Hampton, Reverend Pearce Ewing, Sr Pastor

Historical Mt. Zion AME Church bible study class was all smiles after studying the bible and discussing the correlation of black history icons to prophets and stories of the bible. The Black History course was entitled, Lift Every Voice and Sing and was held in the fellowship hall where participants gathered for dinner and black history dialogue.  Bible study dialogue focused on the prophet Zechariah. The name “Zechariah” means “God remembered”. Zechariah emergence centered on the rebuilding of the Temple. According to scripture, the main emphasis is that God is at work and plans to live again with His people in Jerusalem and save them from their enemies and cleanse them from sin. “We are in a crucial time where our congregation is dealing with a mountain of issues and we want them to know that they can rebuild their personal, family, business and work temples, thus providing options for them to live again and be saved. This is the same for Black History icons that fought and protested to save us from Jim Crow and desegregation laws throughout the country,” said Mt. Zion Pastor Pearce Ewing, Sr.

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