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St. Peter's and St. John's Episcopal Churches

1719 N. 22nd Street

2401 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23223

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St. Peter's and St. John's Episcopal Churches will host a joint gathering in commemoration of Juneteenth on Sunday, June 19, 2022.

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Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.

The Day's Activities:

Beginning at St. John’s Church:

8:30 a.m. -- Gathering, Prayers, and Songs

9:30 a.m. -- A March for Unity with chants and songs symbolic of our Oneness as God’s children; Route: from St. John’s to Peter Paul Development Center (approximately 1.5 miles)

Upon our Arrival at Peter Paul Development Center:

10: 45 a.m. Worship Service inside the Peter Paul Development Center, with the Rev. Nathan Walton, Co-lead Pastor of East End Fellowship, preaching.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch under a tent, fellowship, and games

By registering and making lunch reservations you assist us in our preparations.

Any questions/concerns, please contact:

The Rev. Dr. Dorothy White, Interim Vicar, St. Peter’s Church revdrdorothyawhite@gmail.com

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St. Peter's and St. John's Episcopal Churches

1719 N. 22nd Street

2401 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23223

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