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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Oct. 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Today we awoke to the news of what is being called the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Yet, these words sound all too familiar. They sound familiar because we heard them after the shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Florida. We...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

As we watched the rally unfold today in Charlottesville, Va., we were reminded that hate, bigotry, bias and prejudice are not new to the American landscape. These vile concepts have reared their ugly head in every generation. While we should not...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

Once again, I am combing Scripture for another passage I can use to address a senseless death. Once again, I am trying to come to grips with the hatred that leads to the death of another innocent human being. Once again, I am wiping my tears and...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: April 29, 2017

April 29, 2017

Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Redeemer. On Friday, April 28, the Judicial Council (the Council) responded to a petition requesting a declaratory decision concerning the nomination, election, consecration, and assignment...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior! As we enter this season of Eastertide, we are more aware than ever of the powerful work of God, through the Holy Spirit, to overcome death in all its forms. Where the limitations of...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Jan. 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

On January 16, 2017, we celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of justice, liberation, and inclusion reverberated from coast to coast as we remembered our national hero. Whether it was during a...

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