Boston, Massachusetts – On Sunday, June 24th at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Reverend Traci Blackmon will preach at the historic Old South Church in Boston. Reverend Blackmon currently serves as the Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for the United Church of Christ, and Senior Pastor of Christ The King United Church of Christ in Florissant, MO. As a pastor, she leads her congregation in an expanded understanding of church as a sacred launching pad of community engagement and change.
Blackmon is a prominent speaker and activist in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Following the public slaying of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement took a number of important steps forward. Of the local churches involved in that movement, none was more important the Christ the King in neighboring Florissant, MO. During that time, their pastor, Rev. Blackmon, became a visible and important leader for racial justice in America.
In addition to these achievements, Blackmon is a leader in the Poor Peoples’ Campaign, a national movement for moral revival, as well as one of the most effective women preachers today.
Rev. Blackmon will preach this Sunday at Old South’s Festival Worship service in their Gordon Chapel at 9 a.m. and in their sanctuary at 11 a.m. The service is free and open to the public.
The day's schedule is as follows:
9 a.m. First Worship – Traci Blackmon preaching
10 a.m. Community Hour with Traci Blackmon
11 a.m. Festival Worship – Traci Blackmon preaching
12:30 p.m. Informal Q & A with Traci Blackmon