A first of its kind My Brother’s Keeper Sunday will be held at churches across Fort Wayne on Sunday, Jan. 28. It’s part of the Fort Wayne UNITED initiative to bring the community together.

Churches who are part of the Fort Wayne UNITED clergy subcommittee will be sharing unified messages addressing violence and the impact of homicides on families and the community. The clergy subcommittee is led by Pastor John Suciu and Pastor Luther Whitfield.

Participating churches:
Blackhawk Ministries
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Hope Community Church
Joshua’s Temple
Lifeway Bible Fellowship
New Covenant Worship Center
Pathway Community Church
Pilgrim Baptist Church of Fort Wayne
The Chapel
Trinity English Lutheran Church
Wallen Baptist Church

“We’re encouraged to have a diverse group of pastors and churches playing a role in collaborating with the City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne UNITED and each other to share a cohesive message from a faith-based perspective,” said Iric Headley, director of Fort Wayne UNITED. “By working together, we’re becoming a more unified community committed to making positive changes for individuals and families in Fort Wayne.”

Fort Wayne UNITED is a mayoral initiative started by Mayor Tom Henry in 2016. It places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, into one program to make a meaningful difference with an emphasis on listening, input, letting voices be heard, and engagement.

The vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and community through collaborative efforts.

For more information, visit www.FortWayneUNITED.org.