The Hermenia T. Gardner Bi-Semester Worship Series will offer service on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. in Chapin Chapel.
Since 1993, the series has provided Christian worship services rooted in the African-American tradition to the Amherst community. The Rev. Jean-Luc Charles '94 will be the preacher.
The service features the Amherst College Gospel Choir, Resurrect and a soul food reception immediately following. All are welcome!
“Our” Story is an interactive, multimedia exhibit that frames the 1620 Pilgrim arrival in Plymouth within a long history of Wampanoag adaptation and innovation. The exhibit's content ranges from videos by award-winning Mashpee journalist, author and filmmaker Paula Peters, to art by Mashpee artist, writer and activist Robert Peters and his son, Robert Peters Jr.
Each year, a new theme is added to the traveling exhibit; the first installation debuted in 2014 with “Captured 1614” providing a critical back story to colonization and the roots of the American holiday of Thanksgiving. “The Messenger Runner” added new context regarding the Wampanoag tribe’s communication traditions. The newest panel “The Great Dying” depicts the catastrophic effects of a plague that devastated the Wampanoag nation between 1616 and 1619.