Trust in the Lord with all thy heart; and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs (3:5-6)

 

To the First Union Family and Friends:

 

As we celebrate Jesus resurrection on Easter Sunday, remember, there would be no resurrection without his suffering death on the cross and His buriel in a borrowed tomb!

 

The bible tells us of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  It is a story that can change our lives, because it’s the story of Gods’ powerful love for each of us and the sacrifice He gave. The stories of the “Hebrews’ exodus out of Egypt” and the “death and resurrection of Jesus Christ” are foundational to our belief and faith.

 

During the past few months, we have been consumed by the deadly virus that has caused death and consumed our attention daily.  However, as Christians (true believers), we can always be assured that we are protected by the all mighty God. Jesus death and resurrection was His sacrifice for us.  To this extent we must trust God and apply his teachings in our daily lives.

 

While we continue to practice social distancing and shelter in place measures, this celebration will be observed differently than we are used to. We must also be mindful that the death from the Coronavirus have disproportionally affected African American lives. The death rates of African Americans, in some major cities, are 60-80 percent of the total deaths.  It is imperative that our community become acutely aware of these conditions and that each of us execute the appropriate behavior and changes  that will result in a positive outcome.

 

In the celebration His death and resurrection, we pray that it may be a safe and happy one for you and yours.

 

Peace & Blessings,

Marshal Burgest                                                       Comer Marshall

Deacon Marshal Burgest, Gen’l Chrmn                 Deacon Comer Marshall, Trustee Chrmn

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