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Juneteenth Celebration was “Just powerful all the way around.”

On June 16, 2024, Beargrass held it’s first Juneteenth Celebration in Chalice Hall. Juneteenth commemorates the freedom of enslaved people on June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln. There is still much to learn and understand about its full significance. Former enslaved were shown a video depicting their struggles after being freed. Lack of money, difficulty finding a job, and no home. Through faith, love, and hard work, they improved their lives throughout the decades. Our guest speaker was Dr. Charisse Gillett, President of Lexington Theological Seminary.

Senior Minister, Dr. Trey Flowers commented:
“This was a triumph on so many levels, including the collaboration of staff and multiple ministry teams working together.  I left inspired, encouraged, and challenged in all of the most important ways and am so grateful to be able to do this work together!”

Juneteenth Celebration attendees said the following:
“Even better than we hoped for.”
“Standing room only.”
“The energy in the room was palpable.”
“Dr. Gillett’s message was engaging, hopeful, and challenging all at the same time.”


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