Parishioners from Good Shepherd, Mobile, traveled to New Orleans on Sunday, July 31, for the opening Eucharist for the Union of Black Episcopalians Conference. The theme was "Let the Church Say Amen: Reconciling Justice and Peace in our World Today." The Eucharist was held at Christ Church Cathedral on St. Charles Avenue. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached and the congregation, inspired to continue their journey in the Jesus Movement, enthusiastically responded by saying “Amen!”
A lovely reception was held in the cathedral fellowship hall. The group saw old friends and made new friends from all over the country. They were especially excited to talk with Bishop Curry and with their friend, Bishop Barbara Harris.
Good Shepherd's Delegation: Pictured from left to right: Kris Branch, Karen Raine, Malvina Holloway, Joaquin Holloway III, Vera Finley, Eric Finley, Daisy Branch, Ykenna Edwards. Second Row: Jaboris Raine, Fr. John George, Joaquin Holloway, Todd Branch. Not pictured but in attendance: Caren George, Primus Ridgeway, Cheryl Ridgeway, Ronnie Williams, Teresa Williams.