Our worship today will feature very special a Pilgrim Black History Moment honoring our own Rev. Bennie Whiten as told by Sue Sporte. We know him as “Bennie”, but Rev. Bennie E. Whiten Jr., is also an honored clergy leader who over the years has been widely recognized for his contributions in transforming and enhancing the quality of life in local communities as well as at the global level. He has held many leadership roles in our denomination, including Massachusetts Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ, acting executive minister of the UCC's Wider Church Ministries and acting president and CEO of the UCC's Insurance Board. He also has served in a number of ministerial, seminary and community service positions in the New York and Chicago areas.
Please join us in honoring Bennie’s many contributions and learn from his journey as we celebrate Black History Month at Pilgrim. Rev. Michelle Hughes is leading worship.