In light of the recent shooting in Charlotte and the protests that followed, two Charlotte area churches have now decided to cancel their Sunday morning services in order to march around Uptown Charlotte in unity.
Renovatus Church is a large, predominantly white church that gathers on Charlotte’s west side, and The Exchange is a predominately black church that also gathers on Charlotte’s west side.
In their video, pastor John comments, “it’s no secret that Sunday morning is one of the most segregated hours in our society…”
Renovatus’ Facebook page notes:
“We are closing the doors of our church in order to open the doors of our hearts. This coming Sunday, October 2nd we are cancelling our normal Sunday morning service in order to participate with The Exchange Church and others in a peace rally at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. We will meet in Marshall Park at 9:00 am. The Exchange and Renovatus have organized the event, but anyone is invited. Please feel free to bring the whole family and invite your friends. We will be wearing plain white shirts, joining in prayer and song, and walking together around the courthouse seven times.”