A REGIONAL SERIES OF

FORGIVENESS EVENTS

REV. ANTHONY THOMPSON

Race. Hate. Murder. These are words we are still too familiar to us in 2020.  Thompson’s radical story of finding peace in the midst of so much racial hatred challenges our notion of justice and offers us power to transform our communities and nation.

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SKYE JETHANI

Forgiveness starts and ends with you.  Skye brings a needed message about the bedrock of our identity in God.  Are we able to receive it?  Can we hold on to it when the road gets rough or we’ve forgotten (yet again) what He has already told us?

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REV. DR JOHANNES CHRISTIAN

Have you experienced harm at the words or choices of another? It’s a bitter pill to take. Johannes has tasted its pain, too, and illuminates for us the freedom to be found in entrusting yourself to God no matter the cost.  

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2 CHRONICLES 7:14

" if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. "



Few things challenge God’s intent for unity and wholeness among the Body of Christ than that of unforgiveness. We struggle to accept mercy for the things we’ve done. We withhold pardon from those who’ve hurt us. And, we are a nation still locked in age-old divides of race, class and belief. As a result, too many people remain in bitter bondage, separated from the full freedom Christ offers.

 

Heal the Land offers a three-night journey of humility, prayer and spiritual restoration for our region. It will provide a unique opportunity to experience God’s grace through the stories of others, link to prayer support and move beyond hurt to wholeness. Each evening of this three-day, revival-style event will include:

 

  • Dynamic keynote speakers who’ve traveled the difficult road of forgiveness

  • Testimonies from local Clevelanders on their experience of God’s grace

  • Teaching moments from area pastors and church leaders

  • Inspiring musical performances.   

 
Taking Place Across Our Region

Focusing on three themes of forgiveness:

SEPTEMBER

24

Personal

Forgiveness

Where do I stand with God? How can I know? What about Jesus?

St. Agnes-Our Lady Of Fatima Church

7pm   |   6800 Lexington Ave. Cleveland 44103

SEPTEMBER

25

Relational Forgiveness

How does biblical forgiveness offer health to toxic relationships?

Elizabeth Baptist Church

7pm   |   6114 Francis Ave, Cleveland 44127

SEPTEMBER

26

Societal Forgiveness

What could forgiveness do for our city, culture, workplace, and politics?

Grace Church

7pm   |   7393 Pearl Rd, Middleburg Hts 44130

 

NEWS + SOCIALS

FACEBOOK POST

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FILM SCREENINGS 
BEHIND THE SCENES

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 COMING SOON 

INTERVIEW

FILM SCREENINGS

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EMANUEL

Documentary Film Screenings

The untold story of the victims and survivors of the Charleston Church Shooting. A poignant film of justice and faith, love and hate, that examines the healing power of forgiveness.

OCTOBER

9

The Family Ministry Center
7pm      3389 Fulton Rd. Cleveland 44109

OCTOBER

11

Centrum Theater
2pm    2781 Euclid Hts Blvd. Cleveland Hts 44106

"Powerful... a message aimed squarely at the heart..."

- Los Angeles Times

"A must-see documentary."

- The Gospel Coalition

 

the land.

Heal The Land intentionally bridges the gaps in Cleveland.

 

East Side | West Side.
Urban
| Suburban.

Catholic | Protestant | Evangelical.

Black | Brown | White.

The Church is present in each corner, but too often we're disconnected and unaware of each other. We want to see new friendship, new collaboration, and new healing take root. We believe building unity across the Church will bear more fruit than we can ask or imagine.

 

SPEAKERS, PRESENTERS &
PERFORMERS

Reverend Anthony Thompson

Reverend Anthony Thompson

The Rev. Anthony Thompson is the pastor of Holy Trinity Reformed Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. His wife, Myra, was murdered while leading a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a white supremacist burst in, killing her and eight more victims. The Rev. Thompson has authored a book about the incident and the need to forgive the perpetrator titled Called to Forgive: The Charleston Church Shooting, a Victim’s Husband, and the Path to Healing and Peace.

Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian

Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian

The Rev. Dr. Johannes J. Christian was the founding Pastor of The Adoration and Peace Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio (now Pastor Emeritus). Dr. Christian now serves as CEO of Face of Forgiveness LLC, a church-born ministry of anti-bullying and non-violence focused on forgiveness. The ministry grew from Dr. Christian's personal story of severe injury at the hands of a troubled youth. When a stone was cast through his car windshield, he had no idea the depths of pain or healing that laid ahead.

Pastor Jelani Pinnock

Pastor Jelani Pinnock

Pastor of Worship & Communications at Grace Church, Jelanie will lead music on Saturday, 9/26

Skye Jethani

Skye Jethani

Skye Jethani is an award-winning author, speaker, consultant and minister. He also serves as the co-host of the popular Holy Post Podcast, a weekly show than blends astute cultural and theological insights with comical conversation. Skye is the president of Measure the Clouds, a non-profit organization helping a post-Christian generation discover a ravishing vision of life with God. He also leads SkyPilot Media which develops multimedia resources for churches, colleges, and community groups.

Vatriesha Nyamba

Vatriesha Nyamba

Director of Leadership and Community Development, Building Hope in the City

Keon Abner

Keon Abner

Pastor at Bay Presbyterian, Ministry Director, and Pastor at New Life at Calvary.

Artie Parks

Artie Parks

Board Member and Alumni, Community Service Alliance, and Co-Founder of Heal The Land

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Akolla Etuge, OFM Cap

Father Akolla Etuge of St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima Church, in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland will be teaching on Personal Forgiveness Thursday 9/24.

Reverend Richard Gibson

Reverend Richard Gibson

Rev. Richard Gibson of Elizabeth Baptist Church, in the Kinsman/North Broadway neighborhood of Cleveland will be teaching on Relational Forgiveness Friday 9/25.

Pastor Anthony Torres

Pastor Anthony Torres

Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer

Pastor Jonathan Schaeffer

Senior Pastor, Grace Church, Middleburg Heights

Sarah Perez

Sarah Perez

Bryson Davis

Bryson Davis

CEO, Akron Leadership Foundation

Speakers, Teachers, and Musicians from across Cleveland and across the country.

More announcements to come!

CONTACT

MAILING ADDRESS
OFFICE ADDRESS

Building Hope In The City

P.O. Box 93568,
Cleveland, OH 44101 – 5568

Building Hope In The City
3274 W 58th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102

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