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Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell joins invited guest Mayor Kasim Reed, Congressman John Lewis and other elected officials for the Opening Weekend Launch of Friendship Baptist Church

Post Date:07/28/2017 3:52 PM

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council Communications
Atlanta City Hall
55 Trinity Ave. SW
Atlanta, GA  30303 

Tony Gomez
Atlanta City Council Office of Communications
tdgomez@atlantaga.gov
(404) 330-6775 -Direct/(404) 387-4794 Cell

 

July 28, 2017

 

Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell joins invited guest Mayor Kasim Reed, Congressman John Lewis and other elected officials for the Opening Weekend Launch of Friendship Baptist Church

 

WHO:          Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell. Invited guest include; Mayor Kasim Reed, Congressman, John Lewis, Governor, Nathan Deal, Congressman, David Scott, Representative, Mable Thomas, State Senator, Vincent Fort, and Councilmember, Ivory Lee Young Jr.

WHAT:         “A Walk of Faith” the Opening Weekend Launch of the New Friendship Baptist Church 

WHEN:        Sunday, July 30th at 4 p.m.  

WHERE:      Morehouse College (Walter E. Massey Leadership Development Center) 830 Westview Dr. SW & West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

ATLANTA – Atlanta City Council President Cesar C. Mitchell will join several notable elected officials as he presents a Proclamation for the Grand Opening Weekend Launch of Friendship Baptist Church at Morehouse College (Massey Leadership Development Center) Westview Dr. SW & West End Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30314.  

The historic Friendship Baptist Church has relocated from its former location on Northside Drive and Martin Luther King Jr., Drive to its new home on Walnut Street in South West Atlanta.

The Weekend festivities include A “Walk of Faith" from the old church site to the new church Sunday, July 30, 9 a.m. Followed by a worship celebration at 10 a.m. with Friendship Baptist Church Sr. Pastor Rev. Dr. Richard W. Wills, Sr. presiding and a Dedication Service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. William V. Guy presiding.

Friendship Baptist Church was established in 1862 and independently organized in 1866, in the days after the Civil War, becoming Atlanta’s first black Baptist autonomous congregation. 

For more information on the proclamation presentation, please contact President Ceasar Mitchell’s office at 404 330-6052.

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