Gospel Choir Concert Features Northwest Groups

Concert Part of Black History Weekend Celebration

By: Rosa Jimenez

2012 Black History Weekend

Gospel choirs from the Northwest will come together for "Total Praise: A Festival of Choirs," a concert at 4 p.m. Sabbath at University Church. This is the university's third annual choir concert featuring black gospel music.

The concert is one of the highlights of WWU’s Black History Weekend celebration.

The weekend begins with an 8 p.m. Friday vespers program featuring the drama “Reunion,” presented by WWU’s Black Student Christian Forum. The event will be held at University Church.

On Sabbath, the first church service, beginning at 9:25 a.m., will begin with the Berean Praise Team. Pastor Ainsworth Keith Morris will present the sermon “Another Chance.” A special Sabbath School class will be in the sanctuary with Pedrito Maynard-Reid facilitating.

Second Service begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature a praise team from the African-American churches in the Seattle and Portland areas. Morris will present his second sermon of the morning, titled “I'm So In Love With You.”

The annual Black History International Potluck will take place immediately after the worship service in the University Church Fellowship Hall.  Those who live in the Walla Walla Valley and plan to attend can bring a dish to help feed the many out-of-town guests who attend the potluck.

Weekend events conclude with a sports tournament at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Gymnasium.

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