First Shiloh Baptist Church Presents Women’s Weekend 2016 From May 20th - 22nd  in Buffalo

                       Rev. Ferguson-Young

                       Rev. Ferguson-Young

The First Shiloh Baptist Church women’s fellowship will celebrate “The Power of Prayer” for Women’s Weekend 2016.  On Friday night, May 20 they will screen the movie “War Room” at 6:00 PM in the E.J. Echols Fellowship Hall, and a discussion will follow.  Shiloh has invited First Ladies from churches around Buffalo to lead a prayer breakfast on Saturday May 21, from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.  

The prayer leaders will be Min. Ina Chapman, Lady Linda Donalson, Min. Janice Fisher, Elder Lula Herring, Rev. Chan-Tell King-Beckwith, Lady Zandra Lewis and Lady Tanya Staples.  

The weekend keynote speaker is the Rev. Victoria Ferguson-Young of the First Afrikan Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia, who will preach on Sunday, May 22 at the 10:00 AM worship service.  A daughter of Shiloh, Rev. Ferguson-Young follows her passion for the work of ending domestic and gender-based violence. She is the founder of The Kindred Moxie Network, which educates and trains faith leaders and advocates on the intersection of faith and domestic violence. Victoria is also the Coordinator of the Ending Abuse in Later Life Project for DeKalb County, Georgia. The Project is focused on improving services for older victims of domestic violence and abuse through training law enforcement and professionals, and working to create systemic changes to better assist elderly victims.  Rev. Ferguson-Young is a legal communications graduate of Howard University and earned the M. Div. at the Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center.

The Women’s Day Chorus directed by Maestro Edna Gayles Kee will bring special music at the Women’s Day service, and women in the congregation are asked to wear “hat and gloves” for the Sunday service.  A light reception will follow immediately after morning worship.  Rev. Jonathan R. Staples is Senior Pastor of First Shiloh Baptist Church and Sis. Yvonne Hargrave is chair of the Women’s Fellowship.