Community Faith and Values

Fostering relationships

Pastor Bernard Bishop, left, and Pastor Joshua Long

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Two meetings to foster better relations have been held in Atmore over the past few weeks. At the end of the last meeting, a couple of pastors put their words into a plan.
Pastor Bernard Bishop, Destiny Worship Center, and Pastor Joshua Long, Unity Baptist Church, struck up a conversation about bridging the gap – the responsibility, expectations, etc.
Long said it was important to begin in the churches. Bishop added the most segregated day in Atmore is Sunday. And they decided if the town is to be unified, pastors have to set the example.
From that conversation, they decided to take the first step toward fostering relationships this Sunday, July 5, when Destiny will not open its doors for the Sunday morning service, but encourages members to attend the worship service at Unity Baptist at 10:30.
Of course, as is the case every Sunday in area churches, everyone is invited.
Pastor Long and Pastor Bishop understand that some people are not comfortable in crowds, so the service will be live on Facebook.
If you choose to attend, please wear a mask. Hand sanitizer will be available.