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Bishop Allyson Abrams

Bishop Allyson Abrams continues to lead her congregation with open arms

Bishop Allyson Abrams

Empowerment Liberation Cathedral (ELC) is celebrating their two-year anniversary on Sunday, May 1 service at their location in Silver Spring, MD.

ELC was established on May 4, 2014 by the founding pastor, Bishop Allyson Nelson Abrams. Bishop Abrams is noted for her fiery preaching, social justice advocacy, ecumenical spirit, and being a married lesbian Bishop (formerly of Detroit, MI).

Since its inception, ELC has maintained the motto that “we have changed church” by being affirming, welcoming, and inclusive in the church space. All are invited to ELC, no matter your race, gender, faith experiences, orientation, gender expression, or handicap.

Within their two years ELC has grown to minister to over 500 people monthly via local worship services, live-stream worship, Periscope worship, Twitter chats, bible studies, and social media messages.

The LGBTQ church will play host to eight other churches celebrating their anniversary. ELC will kickoff their celebration on Friday, April 29 for their Night of Praise. Saturday’s “Taste of ELC” will include food by Chef Tyonne Johns. And, the anniversary ends with their weekly Sunday worship with special guests Yvonne Johnson and poet J. Scales.

All events will be held at 633 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. To find out more information about ELC and their anniversary celebration, visit www.empowermentliberationcathedral.org.

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