In August 2019 we commemorated the 400-year anniversary of the first enslaved people being introduced to the United States in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. This time provided a significant opportunity for the church to engage in the national discourse around the celebration and lamentation of the African American legacy. During this historic time, we, the church, sought to demonstrate leadership by speaking with clarity regarding Biblical justice and racial reconciliation. We formed a coalition of 100+ participating churches to lament our nation’s racial history and the churches’ participation. We believe this season of remembrance acted as a healing balm to the racial wounds of our nation, furthering spiritual renewal.