Stated Gathering - Thursday, August 24


This Hybrid Gathering is Hosted by

LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church

2550 Rock Hill Rd.

Wood River, Illinois

Times are Approximate

  • 2:00-3:00 pm  Community Conversation/Book Signing (See Information Below)
  • 2:45- 3:15 pm  Sign In/Sign On to Gathering
  • 3:15–4:00 pm  Open in Worship
  • 4:00-4:15 pm   Break
  • 4:15-5:15 pm   Education Hour
  • 5:15-6:00 pm   Meal Break
  • 6:00-7:30 pm   Business Meeting

All times are approximate and subject to change.


If you are using the Zoom App, the Meeting ID is: 844 9104 1607

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins Brief Bio

Director of the Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) For 20 years he served as the pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Durham, NC (1996-2016). During that time God blessed the congregation to construct a new facility, maintain ministries for youth people, provide meeting space for non-profits and community groups and experienced church growth. Between 1992-1996, he served as the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian, Holmes Memorial and Trinity Presbyterian churches in Virginia (Peaks Presbytery). Jimmie served as Treasurer on the Church World Service global board and as a board member of the National Council of Churches.

Author of Unbroken and Unbowed

In this compelling and informative volume, Jimmie R. Hawkins walks the reader through the many forms of Black protest in American history, from pre-colonial times through the George Floyd protests of 2020. Learn More Here

Copies of the book will be available for purchase

at the Gathering on August 24th!


Congregation Commissioners may have a vote, but every congregation member is welcome to attend and share their vision and voice. Join us!

If you have questions, please let us know, in reply to this email, or by calling

314-772-2395. We look forward to seeing you on August 24th.


The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy:

Lives to steward a future of God's possibility.

                     Rev. Mel Smith, Moderator - Elder | Lorenzo Clayton, Vice-Moderator  

Rev. Ryan Landino, Presbytery Leader           

Rev. Elizabeth Kanerva, Associate Presbytery Leader 

Rev. Joy Myers, Stated Clerk