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Faith, Hope & Love: A Revival with Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

“Faith, Hope & Love: A Revival” promises to rock the sanctuary May 24

One of the nation’s great preachers, Dr. Otis Moss III, returns to First-Plymouth on May 24 at 7:00 p.m. to present the 2nd Annual “Faith, Hope & Love: A Revival.” Dr. Moss, senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, led a revival at First-Plymouth in 2016 and is back by popular demand. Music will be provided by the Plymouth Choir and guitarist Daniel Martinez. Last year’s revival with Dr. Moss, held in the sanctuary, was a joy-filled service with an inspiring message of social justice.

“We are incredibly excited to be hosting Dr. Moss for this special event. The intellectual and spiritual power of Dr. Moss’s sermons are legendary in south Chicago, and we are expecting a legendary night in Near South Lincoln,” said First-Plymouth Senior Minister Jim Keck.

"There is a stereotype that open-minded and inclusive Christians are less rigorous and intense about the faith itself. Dr. Moss is a beautiful example of a religious intensity that is based on themes of social justice and love. He is open-minded and of incredible conviction. That is an amazing combination.”

Open-minded and inclusive churches are not known for holding revivals. Revivals are typically associated with staunchly evangelical groups. First-Plymouth is hosting the revival to elevate joy and hope among participants. 

“The revival service will be uplifting, inspirational and consciousness-raising; not about increasing dogma or doctrine,” said Keck. 

The revival service is free and open to the public.

About Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III is the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Moss‘s intergenerational preaching gift has made him a popular speaker on college campuses and churches across the globe.

Dr. Moss is a graduate of Morehouse College, Yale Divinity School, and has earned a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.  Moss is highly influenced by the works of Zora Neale Hurston, August Wilson, Howard Thurman, Jazz and Hip-Hop music. The work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the pastoral ministry of his father, Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. have been primary mentors for his spiritual formation.

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