Church Holds 4th Annual Black Marriage Day Event, “Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation”

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Church Holds 4th Annual Black Marriage Day Event, “Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation”

Mr. & Mrs. Watson (couple in the middle) received marriage honors for being the newlywed couple at Brentwood Church of Christ’s 4th Annual Black Marriage Day, they have been married 9 months. Mr. & Mrs. Newsome (couple on the left) received marriage honors for being the longest married couple they have been married for 44 years.

The event took place Saturday, March 22, 2014. Also in the photo are Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell, event organizers and hosts. The event included entertainment by Andre’ Lee Ellis and an inspirational message from Evangelist David Kimmons, Sr., Assistant Minister, Brentwood Church of Christ. The Brentwood event coincided with the annual national Black Marriage Day observance, which is generally held on the 4th Sunday in March. Each year local and national churches and organizations participate in the observance by having vow renewal ceremonies, ministers preaching sermons on the virtues of marriage in the Black community and other activity. (Photo by Robert Bell)

Angela and Andre Ellis participated in the 4th Annual Black Marriage Day Celebration last weekend at The Brentwood Church of Christ Church. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)

Angela and Andre Ellis participated in the 4th Annual Black Marriage Day Celebration last weekend at The Brentwood Church of Christ Church. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)

Bishop Stokes and his wife Annette also participated in the 4th Black Marriage Day Event held at The Brentwood Church of Christ Church which was part of the National Black Marriage Day Weekend. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)

Bishop Stokes and his wife Annette also participated in the 4th Black Marriage Day Event held at The Brentwood Church of Christ Church which was part of the National Black Marriage Day Weekend. (Photo by Robert A. Bell)