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Parkchester Baptist Church is a member of American Baptist Churches, USA; affiliated regionally through American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan, New York


 

 

National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2015 is
National HIV Testing Day
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Charleston, S.C. Church Shooting

The tragic church shooting that took place in Charleston, South Carolina is a sad reminder that evil, racism, hatred and violence knows no bounds.  It is also an unfortunate reminder that "the church" is one of the last unprotected public spaces in society.  Even as we hold fast to the edict, "whosoever will let him or her come," we must remain vigilant and always prayerful in the face of humankind's intolerance one to another.  The horrific violence that was visited upon Mother Emanuel AME Church is an indication that we must "watch as well as pray."  This is a time, in our walk with God, that our faith should be strenthened and our resolve to stand against racism, gun violence and intolerance in every form, should be firm.  This is "our" wake up call.  We must pray without ceasing.  We must trust God in all things, for all things and through all things but we must also mobilize, organize and vote.  Feelings of anger and frustration are understandable and appropriate but let us channel our anger and frustration toward good.  Let us use our energy at this critical moment in our history to seek justice while at the same time working for the cause of peace, healing, restoration and significant changes in our gun and hate crimes laws.  

Our prayers go out to the city of Charleston, South Carolina and the families and loved ones of our brothers and sisters of Emanuel AME who lost their lives.  During this difficult period in the congregational life of Mother Emanuel AME Church, we extend our condolences, our prayers and support as our brothers and sisters also mourn the death of their Pastor, The Reverend Honorable Clementa Pickney who also served as a senator for South Carolina.

We also pray for the young man who perpetrated this horrific, unspeakable act of evil, racism and intolerance.