Knox and Govans Presbyterian are Matthew 25 partner churches that joined for worship earlier this month. It was a wonderful morning as both congregations united to hear Rev. Kevin Johnson, from Detroit, preach a powerful sermon, “The Ministry of Reconciliation.” Rev. Johnson was joined by Rev. Tom Harris to serve the sacrament of Communion.
It was a joyous event, with choirs from both churches lifting their voices in praise. General Presbyter, Rev. Jacqueline Taylor brought greetings and worshiped at the service, and the special offering was donated to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
Fellowship and worship between the predominantly Black Knox Presbyterian and larger mostly white Govans Presbyterian was a very real demonstration of the Matthew 25 initiative in action. Our thanks and recognition is owed to these two churches for their example. Charese Jordan Moore, from Knox and Lea Gilmore, of Govans were instrumental in organizing this extraordinary service.
We look forward to highlighting more partnerships and mutual exchanges between our churches, and applaud Knox and Govans Presbyterian for their bold and enlightened witness to truth and reconciliation.