Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett, in partnership with Zion Church Ministries, continued the City’s celebration of Black History Month with a wonderful event at Zion Church that was titled “Joy Down in My Soul: A Gospel Tribute to Black History Month.” The event began with a delicious community luncheon followed by a celebration in the church presided over by Bishop Robert G. Brown and Bishop Regina Shearer. The entire congregation participated with clapping and singing along to inspirational gospel songs and enjoyed watching and listening to outstanding solo performances of singing, interpretive movement and poetry, with a live band playing throughout. The energy in the room was amazing and uplifting and was brought to its peak when Bishop Brown concluded the day with an energetic, spiritual and truly inspirational sermon of unity and forgiveness.
“To say the Bishop’s sermon was energetic is an understatement,” said Mayor DeMaria. “He truly poured his heart and soul into his words and song performances. Stacy and I, and I’m sure the entire congregation, were truly moved by his preachment.”
This event was a collaboration between Zion Church Ministries and the City’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Mayor DeMaria would like to thank all involved for their efforts in making it such a wonderful day for all who attended.