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Liturgy of Repentance

 

PARTICIPANTS

PRESIDING BISHOPS

In order of appearance

Bishop Roy I. Sano
Bishop Elias G. Galván
Bishop James S. Thomas
Bishop Woodie W. White
Bishop William Boyd Grove
Bishop Charlene P. Kammerer
Bishop S. Clifton Ives

LITURGISTS

Signs of Judgment
Ruth A. Daugherty and The Reverend Rhymes H. Moncure, Co-Chairs of "The Task Force on Acts of Repentance for Racism" of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns

Crisis of Conscience
The Reverend Anthony Alexander, a delegate from the Central Pennsylvania Conference appears as Richard Allen and as the story-teller for "Easter Day, 1964."

The Reverend Dr. William B. McClain, Mary Elizabeth McGehee Joyce Professor of Preaching at Wesley Theological Seminary tells the story of the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Material for Part III was taken from the book by Charles Marsh, God’s Long Summer: Stories of Faith and Civil Rights, Princeton University Press, 1997, and from the autobiography of James K. Mathews, Global Odyssey, Abingdon Press, 2000.

Sending Charge

Byrd L. Bonner, Esq., a member of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns

Benediction

The Reverend Bruce W. Robbins, Ph.D., the General Secretary of the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns

DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND SOLOIST
The Reverend Cynthia A. Wilson, Minister of Music and Worship at Benhill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia

MUSICIANS
Monya Logan, organ; Johnetta Page, Pianist

CHOIR
The Ohio Area Ecumenical Choir
is coordinated by Mrs. Tillie Colter from Greater Avery AME Church. The choir members are from the AME, AMEZ and CME churches in the area.

MUSIC PERMISSIONS
"Dust and Ashes," Text: Brian Wren © 1989, reprinted under license #52382, used by permission of Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, Il 60188; Music: David Haas © 1991, used by permission of G.I.A. Publications, Inc., 7404 South Mason Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60638.

DANCERS
The Edna Duffy Liturgical Dance Company, Shaker Heights, Ohio

VIDEO IMAGES OF RACISM TODAY
Coordinated by Pamela Crosby for United Methodist Communications

BULLETIN DESIGN
Pamela J. Gable, Director of Educational Ministries at Washington Street United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA

BULLETIN ART
"The Door of No Return" used by permission of the artist, Barbara Hardaway, a collage artist who is professor of English at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and who resides in Silver Spring, MD. The words attributed to Barbara Hardaway are from Shalom Papers: A Journal of Theology and Public Policy, Winter 2000, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 38. Shalom Papers is published by the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy, 4500 Mass. Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-5690, Used by Permission.

PLUMB-LINE DESIGN
William McConnell Bozman, M.F.A., Professor of Theatre at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia

STAFF
Anne Marshall, Associate General Secretary for the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns

ASSISTANT TO THE LITURGY DIRECTOR
Maleia A. Rust, Graduating M. Div. student from Wesley Theological Seminary in May 2000

LITURGY DESIGN AND DIRECTOR OF THE LITURGY
The Reverend Diedra Kriewald, Ph.D., Professor of Teaching and Formation at Wesley Theological Seminary


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