What: Celebrate Simunye!
When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 2:00 to 3:30 PM
Where: Southgate Church, Springfield, Ohio
December 28, 2019; Springfield, OH: The growing racial tension in the world today is very concerning. At least that is what a diverse group of pastors and Christian leaders in Springfield Ohio believe and have been meeting together to address. They call the group Simunye, which in the Zulu language means “we are one” and are hosting a public gathering on January 19th featuring Dr. Charles Ware. Ware is the co-author with Ken Ham on the book “One Race One Blood”. This is your opportunity to celebrate Christian unity and learn more about what you can do to increase peace and harmony locally.
Member Eli Williams stated, “because there is so much hate in the world, the group’s official mission is to stimulate local churches toward biblically healthy multiethnic relationships”. Their purpose is to glorify God by loving all peoples, and encouraging others to do the same. “We envision churches modeling God’s vision for peace, oneness, and biblical unity” agreed Earnest Brown and Bobby Hile, senior pastors of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, and Southgate Church respectively.
Celebrate Simunye! will be held at Southgate Church 2111 S. Center Blvd. in Springfield, Ohio on Saturday, January 19th from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and will include selections from a multi-church choir, the premier of Simunye’s introductory video and an inspirational message from Dr. Charles Ware from Indianapolis, Indiana who serves as a consultant on racial reconciliation and leadership. Dr. Ware is president emeritus of Crossroads Bible College, which is dedicated to training Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world for Christ.
Some members of Simunye (left to right, front to back: Sam Bryant, David Cotto, Dr. Murray Murdock, Eli Williams, Bobby Hile, Stephen Massey, Earnest Brown)