FLINT TWP. — In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Beta Omega announces Pink Sundays in local churches this month. The organization is asking local churches to designate one Sunday during October as a Pink Sunday.
The goal of Pink Sundays is to encourage more people to stay well and get well, to help find cures and to fight back against breast cancer. Suggestions for churches on Pink Sunday include handing out literature and pink ribbons; asking members to wear pink; make a two-to-three minute presentation on breast cancer awareness; and/or take up a collection for the American Cancer Society.
Pink Sunday was developed by the Susan G. Komen Foundation in an effort to partner with local churches to educate congregations on breast health and breast cancer, and to raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection.
Zeta Beta Omega recently announced that Blackwell A.M.E. Zion Church, led by Rev. Anthony G. Morris, and Trinity United Presbyterian Church, led by Rev. James Offrink, have designated Oct. 10 as Pink Sunday. Trinity United Presbyterian will observe Pink Sunday during its 10:30 a.m. service.
Blackwell A.M.E. Zion will observe Pink Sunday during its Women’s Day Service at 4 p.m. For Women’s Day, the theme is “Women of Wisdom Walking in Holiness.” Their guest speaker is Dr. Mildred “Bonnie” Hines, the first female bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Hines was elected bishop on July 18, 2008 at the 48th Session of the General Conference as the 98th Bishop in succession of the A.M.E. Zion Church. Hines has accomplished much in her lifespan as a minister of God’s Word, and she has received many great honors and degrees and holds a number of organizational offices. — Natalie Blythe