A funeral service for Skinner, 93, is planned for Jan. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Selma, Ala.
LCMS congregations will soon receive their free mailed DVD copy of “The First Rosa,” along with online access to resources related to the film.
Roosevelt Gray, director of Black Ministry, has written an essay regarding the history of LCMS mercy work with African Americans.
At the Sept. 9-10 meeting in the St. Louis, the LCMS Board for National Mission continues its policy work, hears from numerous speakers and takes several actions.
The film that tells the story of famed educator-missionary Dr. Rosa Young is being shown at a number of Synod venues this fall, prior to its release in January.
Many of Christ’s followers became active in missional community with Him because someone was connected to them, invited, encouraged and mentored them as a disciple of Jesus.
The term came up often at the Jan. 14-16 LCMS Black Clergy Caucus gathering in Dallas as a priority for ministry.
The LCMS is in the beginning stages of creating a church-planting initiative to help districts, circuits and congregations.
Mary Jones Wise, great-niece of Rosa Young, discusses the first film documentary about the life of Dr. Rosa Jinsey Young – “the mother of black Lutheranism in central Alabama.”
During filming of “The First Rosa” documentary in Selma, Ala., the week of Sept. 22, 2014, the Rev. Jon Vieker, senior assistant to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod president, interviews two of the actors playing Rosa J. Young at different stages of her life, Jordan Donegan and Jasmine Gatewood.
Mayor of Selma, Alabama, George Patrick Evans signs an official city proclamation declaring Sept. 22-28 – when “The First Rosa” begins filming – as “The First Rosa week.”
Amid the racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., Lutherans are doing what they can to bring peace.