There are a couple of things happening this week that I’d like you to know about.
First, this Saturday there will be marches across the country to end gun violence. The Atlanta march will begin at Ebenezer Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Ebenezer is no stranger to gun violence. Six years after its co-pastor Martin Luther King Jr. was assassination in Memphis, a gunman came into Ebenezer on a Sunday morning and killed MLK’s mother, Alberta King as she was playing the organ. A church deacon, Edward Boykin, was also murdered. How sad that almost 50 years later there is still the need to march for common sense gun laws.
For the last two years we have been supporting Solidarity Food Pantry, which began in March 2020 when schools closed because of the pandemic, making it hard for families to have enough food. During the summer many families that rely on schools to feed their children breakfast and lunch find it hard to nourish their families. Rising food costs makes the situation even harder. Solidarity is hoping to raise $50,000 to help pay for the increased need this summer. The money will go to buying protein and fresh produce for the pantry. You can donate money by going to their website, www.solidaritysandysprings.org.
We also are continuing to collect food for the pantry. When you’re at the grocery store pick up a few things and put them in the red wagon at church. Here are things that are always in demand.
And finally, I leave you with this prayer for gun reform.