|‘Just Mercy, Just Jesus,’ with Bishop Michael Curry and Bryan Stevenson|
|When does it start?|
|12/04/2020 @ 6 p.m. CT|
|What kind of event is it?|
|The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast to host virtual event, “Just Mercy, Just Jesus,” with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bryan Stevenson on Friday, December 4, 2020, at 6 p.m. CST
The Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast is pleased to extend an invitation to join them for “Just Mercy, Just Jesus” – a revival-like, virtual evening concluding their year-long 50th Jubilee Celebration.
In lieu of the in-person revival originally planned to take place in Pensacola, Florida, the event has been re-imagined into a virtual evening of music, prayer, personal testimonies and conversation with honored guests – the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, and Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the book “Just Mercy.”
Over the past year, the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast has been celebrating its 50th year as a diocese following the theme of “Remember, Reorient, Renew” by offering monthly opportunities for recollections of the past, recommitting themselves to Christian discipleship and moving forward with restored energy and vigor. Follow their year-long journey here.
The Rt. Rev. J. Russell Kendrick, fourth bishop of the Central Gulf Coast, says of the upcoming celebration, “Even though much of our year-long 50th anniversary celebration as a diocese has been postponed, recreated, and even canceled, our revival is still happening. It’s our hope that it will be an evening that inspires us and empowers us into our next 50 years of ministry and mission. That it is now a virtual event, it becomes our gift to the broader community. To spend time in conversation with the likes of Bryan Stevenson and Michael Curry at this particular moment in our history holds great potential for us to see beyond the challenges and worries of now and to gaze boldly toward the hope of tomorrow: a stronger vision of justice and mercy that will strengthen our witness as followers of Jesus along the Gulf Coast. ‘Just Mercy, Just Jesus’ is the title that the presiding bishop came up with in a passing conversation last winter. It instantly resonated with me. Mercy and Jesus are essential to who we are called to be and the work we are called to do.”
The event will be broadcast on Friday, December 4, at 6 p.m. CST, available to watch through Facebook: www.facebook.com/DioCGC and YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/EpiscopalDioceseoftheCentralGulfCoast.
In addition to the “Just Mercy, Just Jesus” event, the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast will also be holding a virtual evening prayer service honoring their 1970 primary convention on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 6 p.m. CST, hosted by Christ Church Parish in Pensacola. The service will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. The third and final culminating activity will be a virtual coffee hour roundup of fellowship and conversation held on Saturday, December 5, via the Zoom video platform, hosted by the diocese’s Evangelism Task Force.
Bishop Kendrick shares details for all 50th Jubilee Celebration related events in this video.
Just Mercy, Just Jesus webpage.