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New Sunday Conference Call Number

Effective Sept. 15 the number will change from the current number, 1.617.691.8966. Please note the new number. Please use the new number, Sunday, Sept. 22. This number only impacts Sunday worship and not Bible Study, etc. Please contact Fred with any questions. Thank You!

South Atlantic Episcopal District

I hope you can attend one of the Connectional CED events. This is a great way to attend events within Zion without leaving your house. Also, additional scholarships are available in Zion- please take advantage of this opportunity! (Tina Johnson)

September 18 - Tyree Sistare

September 19 - Doris Weathers, Whitney Davis

September 21 - Melvin Witherspoon

September 23 - Celeste Belk

September 23 - Fred & Renee Witherspoon

#Wear Your Mask

Wearing a face mask can help slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus from transmitting it to others.

How to Properly Wear Face Masks

Remember to wash your hands before and after putting on a face mask. Don’t touch your face or the mask after putting it on. Face masks should:

• fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

• be secured with ties or ear loops

• cover your nose and mouth and allow for breathing without restriction

Wearing a mask is more effective if worn properly!

Candra Riley, MPH

Health Educator

S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC)

Black History Moment

Maia Chaka becomes first Black woman to referee an NFL game in Panthers-Jets match-up

Maia Chaka, the first black female referee hands off a ball at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Khadejeh Nikouyeh Knikouyeh@charlotteobserver.com

NFL history was made at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sunday — and it wasn’t by someone wearing a jersey. Maia Chaka became the first Black woman to referee an NFL game on Sunday afternoon when she served as a line judge in the Carolina Panthers’ season opener with the New York Jets.

“I am honored to be selected as an NFL official,” Chaka said in an official statement earlier this off season. “But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community and my culture.”

Chaka, 39, entered Sunday with an impressive resume: She earned her bachelor’s in education in 2006 from historically Black university Norfolk State University before beginning her teaching and officiating careers, according to a release from the NFL. She then began officiating college football, including games in the Pac-12 and Conference USA.

In 2014, Chaka was selected for the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, which identifies top collegiate officiating talent to expose them to some of the same experiences as NFL officials, working to determine if they have the ability to succeed as an NFL official.

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