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Although we plan to conclue our 100th Anniversary with a stellar Gala at the Field Museum, we want to offer our collective worship to God through a Signature Series of services in October

This October we welcome some of our nation's leading pastors and special musical guests to help us celebrate. Please join in this epic celebration. The dates for the 100th Anniversary Signature Series are detailed here.

This year our hope is to coordinate a Legacy Music Weekend. At 100 years, Progressive has participated and contributed to the broad swath of sacred music in Black Church history. Down through the years, our worship gatherings have included anthems, hymns, spiritual songs, gospel music and even some contemporary Christian music.

Our Legacy Music Weekend will be Sunday, September 29, 2019. We have invited Dr. Ollie Watts Davis from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Min. Walter Owens from The Salem Baptist Church of Chicago and Columbia University Chicago to lead our choral preparation, music selection and weekend activities. They are both gifted composers and music teachers in their own right.

The weekend's musical offering will include anthems, hymns, gospels and spiritual songs. For that reason, much preparation is required and the rehearsal schedule will begin in August.

Please consider this note as my personal invitation for your participation. It just won't be all that it can be without your participation! Do this to help celebrate God's faithfulness in the life of our church. Clear your calendar and enjoy the rehearsals. It's going to be a lovely experience.

Have you noticed a member or ministry or leader going above and beyond in their service to the Progressive Baptist Church? Help honor them at the 100th Anniversary Gala!

The Progressive Baptist Church Duolos Awards honor members nominated from within the congregation for the excellent commitment to the work of The Church. In the New Testament the word Doulos is a metaphor for those whose service is used by Christ in extending and advancing His cause among men. Progressive is marked by several committed servants.

We are asking you to nominate members under the following categories:

  • The Ministry Servant Award
  • The Ministry Of The Year Award
  • The Ministry Leader Award
  • Growth Group Leader Award
  • The Kindest Member Award

Click here for the nomination form


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