King Solomon Baptist Church has taken on the challenge
of educating our community about the adverse effects that social
ills have on families. The inaugural event - Black Family Weekend
- was held April 22 - 24, 2011.
The theme for that celebration was “Black Families: Made In
The Image Of God” from Genesis 1:27. The celebration was specifically
focused on a segment of the population that had been disproportionately
affected by illegitimacy. That weekend’s events included a
banquet at which former Vicksburg mayor Robert Walker encouraged
all who attended to get involved. A parade was held Saturday morning,
followed by an afternoon picnic. Two worship services were held
This year’s celebration has been broadened to include all
families and the myriad of issues that they face. The current event
– Family Empowerment Weekend - has as a theme “Restoring
Healthy Families” (Ephesians 2:14).
This is a spirit-filled time to show support for all families with
faith-centered activities ranging from workshops (Finances for the
Family; The Role of the Children in Family; and God’s Perfect
Design: Man and Woman), a banquet, parade, and picnic. The weekend’s
activities will culminate with two worship services on Sunday.
These events have been widely publicized via newspaper, local television
broadcasts, and on various radio stations. The goal has been to
bring awareness of the issues that destroy family and to restore
families to health. With the help of the community, we are able
to continue spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ about Family
across the city, county, and region.
It is our prayer that you will share with us the biblical vision
of “Restoring Healthy Families.” It was God who said
in Malachi 4:6a “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers
to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers.”