VOL. 114 | NO. 68 | Friday, April 7, 2000
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Calvary Lenten series wraps up
Calvary Episcopal Church continues its annual Lenten Noonday Preaching Series Monday, with services conducted by the Rev. Dr. Alvin O. Jackson, senior pastor of National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C.
Jackson is the former senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis.
The series of services, which are open to the public, feature theologians from throughout North America and is held in the sanctuary each weekday from 12:05 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. through April 14.
Calvary is located Downtown at the corner of Second Street and Adams Avenue.
The dynamic former senior pastor of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, Jackson became senior pastor of National City Church, the Disciple's of Christ's "National Cathedral," in 1998. An inspiring preacher, he provides public vision and leadership for the interface of the church and the city it serves. Jackson also will be a conference leader on urban ministry with Calvary Church in May.
Upcoming speakers in the series include the Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson, senior pastor of St. Andrews AME Church in Memphis; the Rev. James Lewis, missioner for social ministry in the Diocese of Delaware; and the Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor, a professor at Piedmont College.
Wednesday, Robinson will conduct services. With his dual professional background of a medical degree from Harvard and a divinity degree from Vanderbilt, he brings unique leadership to the parish and the public sector.
Named one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's 10 outstanding community health leaders in America, that award carried a sizable grant to St. Andrew's holistic program for inner-city youth. The leader of a progressive church with many outreach programs, Robinson chairs the Church Health Center Board and serves an academic position with the University of Tennessee College of Medicine.
Thursday and April 14, Lewis will conduct services at Calvary. All-American lacrosse player, former Marine, and a "people's" priest in five Episcopal dioceses, Lewis is a voice for society's marginalized. His advocacy work among coal miners in West Virginia and poultry workers on the Delmarva Peninsula has been chronicled for national television. Lewis leads La Esperanza (a Latino service center), Bible study in prisons, peace journeys to Central America, and writes extensively, including several books.
On Good Friday, April 21, Taylor will be the featured homilist during a three-hour service beginning at noon.
oNamed "one of the most effective preachers in the English-speaking world" by Baylor University, she is in constant demand as a speaker, a conference leader and as a teacher of preaching. Her preaching is grounded in Episcopal parish ministry from urban Atlanta to rural north Georgia. Taylor is the noted author of 10 preaching books including her most recent, ``Home By Another Way.
Each Monday during the series, Calvary will salute area businesses and organizations. AutoZone will be recognized Monday.
Calvary also will be open its Waffle Shop. Its fare will be available weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Those attending services may choose to eat before services begin or reserve seating for afterward.
For more information, call 525-6602.
The Rev. Dr. Alvin O. Jackson
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth S. Robinson
The Rev. James Lewis
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor