…Prayers for Healing Ferguson Nov. 26

Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield Hosting Prayers for Healing Ferguson Nov. 26

(Press release, Nov. 25, 2014)seed8989_Mary Schusterbaurer


Ferguson, Missouri: Prayers for Healing

Wednesday, November 26 – 6:30 pm

Hope United Methodist Church


Clergy and congregation members in Southfield are inviting the community to a service of prayer and reconciliation on Wednesday, November 26 at 6:30 pm at Hope United Methodist Church, where Rev. seed021_helaine-zackCornelius Davis, Jr. is the pastor, 26275 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI. We will pray for peace and reconciliation following developments in Ferguson, Missouri.

The prayer service will take place in the main sanctuary of the church, childcare is provided. Participating Southfield congregations include St. David’s Episcopal Church, Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church, Hope United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Detroit, Peace Lutheran Church, Church of the Transfiguration Catholic Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr. has 20 years of service in the ordained ministry of The United Methodist Church. It is a third career. The first career was ten years service in the U.S. Army as an administrative and personnel specialist. During that time he served as an administrative clerk for a combat engineer battalion in Darmstadt, Germany, a classified documents custodian for the Central NATO Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, and as a personnel records specialist in Fort McClellan Alabama. The second career was fourteen years of serviceseed03_ann_warner in the vocation of social services where he worked for the Urban League of Battle Creek, Michigan, a social services organization with the mission of enhancing the quality of life for African Americans and the disadvantaged through education, employment, cultural enrichment, and advocacy. He also served as the Director of the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Battle Creek where he was responsible for enhancing the possibility of 83 inner city children, at that time, to graduate from high school ready for post high school education.

His passion is Urban Ministry where God can work through him to help people enhance their quality of life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Thereby, making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of seedCOURAGEexpApril2015the world.

Rev. Davis was born in Birmingham, Alabama and graduated from Northeastern High School in Detroit Michigan. His other educational achievements includes an Associate of Science from Kellogg Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Spring Arbor College, a Master’s of Public Affairs and Administration from Western Michigan University and a Master’s of Divinity from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing his doctorate degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary. He is married to Lela Brown-Davis for over 25 years. They have two adult children.


More info: http://www.hopeumc.org


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