Jewell Shenk, co-chair of the Anabaptist Heritage Association sent the following post to the pastors of Mennonite Churches in the Southeast:
We the board of the Anabaptist Heritage Association of the Southeast need your assistance in promoting our Annual Banquet. Would you please announce and put in your bulletin or newsletter the following information:
Anabaptist Heritage Association Annual Banquet Presents: Common Threads with Tony Brown and John Sharp.
Common Threads is a program of story and song that features current Hesston College faculty members Tony Brown and John Sharp. They will give voice to Anabaptist martyrs and African American slaves by singing their hymns and telling their stories. It is an exploration of the way Anabaptist religious persecution and African American racial suffering have intersected. Both groups have suffered at the hands of legitimate governments and both found hope in the midst of pain and humiliation.
Date: January 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 registration, 6:30 dinner
Free meal provided by the friends of Anabaptist Heritage Association
Place: Bahia Vista Mennonite Church
* Martin Lehman’s volume 1 and 2 Roots and Branches available for purchase
This will likely be the last event and may be the only large public event to be attended by Rachel and me in Sarasota on our visit to the Southeast in January. I am indebted to the Anabaptist Heritage Association for its support of my history writing project through contributions made at its Annual Banquet in Sarasota.
I’ve heard the Common Threads presentation by John Sharp and Tony Brown and found it to be informative and inspirational. The usual overflow registration for the banquet indicates that an early registration is wise. I hope to see you there.