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Juneteenth Worship Gathering 

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

2600 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406


Juneteenth is a combination of the words “June” and “Nineteenth” and celebrates Union troops arriving in Galveston Bay, Texas with news of freedom. While many of us learned that enslaved people were freed when President Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, news of the Emancipation Proclamation did not reach all enslaved people until June 19, 1865. 

Juneteenth is a day of remembrance; a day to commit to working towards dignity, unity, and equality for all people. 

Please join Transform Minnesota and a group of churches across Minnesota for a community worship night commemorating and celebrating Juneteenth!  

This inspiring night of worship and prayer will be hosted by Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church and led by a multiracial group of leaders. 

Connect with a diverse group of believers as we honor the history of Juneteenth and the ongoing journey toward racial justice. 

Discover the promise and vision for what we can do together as Christians when we are equipped and mobilized to continue building a community of healing and reconciliation! 

“By acknowledging June 19 as a reminder of hope, the American Church can lead in the process of America’s healing. This is the work of the Church – to bring people together, following the example of Jesus and his teachings. If we truly want healing – healing in our hearts, healing in our communities, healing in our nation, and yes, even, or perhaps especially, healing in our churches and denominations – we must acknowledge, lament, and confess the sins of our past so we can lock arms across all divisions and differences and do the work that Jesus died for and that God calls us to: to love one another.” – Elder Sharon Richards, Oak Hills Baptist Church, Folsom, CA 


The Juneteenth Worship Gathering is a free event & no registration is required.  Feel free to invite friends & just show up!


How much does it cost to attend the worship gathering?

This is a free event!  No Registration is required.

Will there be childcare available?

Your children are welcome, but there will be not be childcare available.

Where can I park?

Free on street parking is available.  We strongly encourage you to consider carpooling.

Will there be refreshments?

After the worship gathering, there will be a time of fellowship with light refreshments & drinks.


June 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
2600 E 38th St
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States
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