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12th Annual Walk Through Black History

Ella & the Fisk Jubilee Singers

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Narrative readings about Ella Sheppard and The Fisk Jubilee Singers by Willie Slayden and Shaquilla Johnson. Selections of African American Spirituals sung by the University of Dubuque Gospel Choir.

Free event

6:00 PM, Sunday, February 26, 2017
First Baptist Church, 2143 Judson Dr., Dubuque, IA
Seating is limited. All ages welcome.

Produced and directed by Peggy Jackson.

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The Mission [what we’re doing]

Our mission is to love God, love one another, love those who don’t know Jesus, and to lead them to Him.

The Vision [what we’re becoming]

Our vision is to be a biblically functioning community of believers with a passion for:

Exploring faith

Embracing diversity, and

Encouraging hearts.

The Core Values [what’s our DNA]

Spirit-filled teaching of the Bible is the catalyst for transformation in individual lives [Romans 12.7; 2 Timothy 3.16-17; James 1.23-25].

All people matter to God and therefore they ought to matter to us [Luke 5.30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 18.14].

The local church should be racially and ethnically diverse [Matthew 28.19; Revelation 7.9-10; 1 Corinthians 12.13; Galatians 3.28].

The church is most effective in its ministry of reconciliation when it combines cultural relevance with biblical principles [1 Corinthians 9.19-23].

Excellence honors God and inspires people [Colossians 3.17; Malachi 1.6-14; Proverbs 27.17].

The church functions optimally when it operates as a united team of servants with men and women stewarding their Spiritual gifts [1 Corinthians 12 & 14; Romans 12; Ephesians 4; Psalm 133.1].

Love for Jesus Christ is demonstrated in loving relationships and actions in every aspect of life [1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10.1; John 13.34-35].

Churches are most effective in advancing the cause of Christ when led by men and women with leadership gifts [Nehemiah 1 & 2; Romans 12.8; Acts 6.2-5].

Spiritual growth happens best in small groups [Luke 6.12-13; Acts 2.44-47].

Full devotion to Jesus Christ in all areas of life is the calling of every believer [Ephesians 4.25-26; Hebrews 12.4; Philippians 1.6].