Make plans for Convocation on Black Church


Cheryl Stevenson and Christian Washington along with the Rev. Fred Brown will be the featured speakers at the annual Convocation on the Black Church.

The event is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 20 at Rust College in Holly Springs.

The focus will be Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century (SBC21). Leadership development will be provided for youth and adults.

Washington will lead a workshop on “TOUCH.” He will teach “how to reach the least of these.”  Stevenson, the national coordinator for SBC21, will help churches to become partners with one of the 19 resource congregations. Up to five members of the partner churches will be able to visit one of the resource churches. The first visit is paid for by SBC21. Brown will be the preacher for the convocation. 

The deadline for registration is Oct. 3. The registration fee is $50 for the first five members of a church, while additional participants pay $15 each. Registration will be $15 per person after the deadline. The fee includes lunch. For registration contact Krystal Bonds, at or by calling 601-354-0515, ext. 14. Mail registration to P.O. Box 1147, Jackson, MS 39215.