On Sunday, the Mathews Branch of the NAACP sponsored a program at Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, and on Monday, the Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist held a program at First United Baptist Church, White Marsh.
Bishop Robert Duck, pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Franklin, was guest speaker at Monday’s ceremony in Gloucester. He was accompanied with musical selections performed by the MGM Tri-County Choir.
Duck’s message focused on scripture found in Romans 12:19-21, which states, "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."