The Circle of Clergy, a group of Black clergy and white, interfaith clergy allies who include clergy from our diocese, is offering Unity Across the City, A Season of Hope, Help, and Healing for the Community. The goal is to build unity in the community across racial lines to foster hope, help, and healing in the wake of the tragic death of Miss Atatiana Jefferson on October 12, 2019. The trial of the police officer who shot her is soon to be scheduled.
All events are open to the public.
For the Love of the Game is a 4 -week series of gatherings built around the themes of Conversation, Vaccination, Reconciliation, and Celebration, all contained within a frame of American’s Game, baseball, to connect across differences and to begin to defuse tensions in the community.
The series culminates in a Project the Positivity Night with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club at 7:05pm at Globe Life Field on Monday, August 30, 2021, when the Rangers take on the Colorado Rockies. Retired 82-year-old Pastor Floyd S. Moody, Sr., will throw out the first pitch. See Week Four below for ticket information.
WEEK ONE | CONVERSATION: Documentary – The Other Boys of Summer, the story of the Negro League Baseball players, Tuesday, August 3rd, 6:30 p.m. at Texas Wesleyan University, Ann Waggoner Fine Arts Building, Martin Hall, 1309 Wesleyan St., Fort Worth, TX 76105. Tickets are free but limited to 250 participants. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of this event. Email or call The Rev. Karen Calafat to reserve a place for yourself, children, family and friends: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-862-7100.
WEEK TWO | VACCINATION: August 14th, 5:00-9:00 p.m. 1409 Ellis Ave., Suite 105, Fort Worth. The God Squad COVID-19 Black on Base BBQ & Block Party and LULAC Council will provide the community an opportunity to come out and learn the facts about the Covid-19 vaccinations while we enjoy food, fun, and fellowship in the neighborhoods that are most vulnerable to attracting the Delta variant of the virus.
WEEK THREE | RECONCILIATION: Join the Circle of Clergy’s Unity Across the City Service at Dickies Arena at 4pm, Sunday, August 22nd to build hope, help, and healing in the wake of the tragic death of Miss Atatiana Jefferson. 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Everyone is invited to attend this important event where faith and community leaders from across the city are coming together for a day of reconciliation within our beloved city.
“In a time when our city needs to come together after a year of isolation and confusion, 2 Chronicles 7:14 reminds of the biblical solution to our division, “14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
“We are calling together every religion, every race, from every region to join us as we heal and rebuild our city,” the group said in a statement.
WEEK FOUR | CELEBRATION: Project the Positivity Night with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club at 7:05 pm at Globe Life Field on Monday, August 30, 2021 when the Rangers take on the Colorado Rockies and retired 82-year-old Pastor Floyd S. Moody, Sr., will throw out the first pitch. There are 2500 seats in the $40 All-you-can-eat section reserved for the Circle of Clergy churches, synagogues, temples, and parishes. Click the link and be sure to select the $40 All-you-can-eat tickets so we will all be seated together. https://offer.fevo.com/texas-rangers-v-rockies-6lv3chl-22d2065?fevoUri=texas-rangers-v-rockies-6lv3chl-22d2065%2F
For more information on Unity Across the City, contact Pastor Ken Jones at (817)738-3618 or Pastor Ryon Price at (817) 336-5761.