Event FEB 2 & 3, 2018
The Okefenokee Heritage Center is proud to partner with Purlie Productions, the Black Heritage Committee, and Antioch First African to present “God’s Trombones.”

“God’s Trombones” is a collection of 7 sermons written to bring Christianity to the New World in the 1700s, specifically bringing the Word to the African slaves. This dramatic presentation at Historic Antioch Church on Knight Avenue will bring together 7 local pastors and our community for a wonderful performance.

Picture 1 – Bishop Michael-Angelo James, Waycross, sharing the Last Judgement.
Picture 2 – Reverend Linda Titus sharing the Creation story.
Picture 3 – Mack Carver, Waycross, performs Moses speech.

Currently the Heritage Center is in need of volunteers to sing African Spirituals in our choir between each sermon. Music has been arranged by our own Mr. Willie Character. Rehearsal dates are January 23rd and 30th from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM at First Antioch Baptist 615 Knight Ave (Near the stadium). Music includes: Kum ba Yah, He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands, Going Home, Come Carry Me Home(Swing Low), Open The Window Noah, He Never Said A Mumbalin’ Word, Go Down Moses, and In Dat Great Gittin’ Up Morning.

“God’s Trombones” will be February 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 PM each night at Historic Antioch Church. Admission is free.

For more information please contact the OHC at 912.285.4260 or email okeheritage@gmail.com.

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