NEW ORLEANS —Andre Perry, Ph.D., associate director for educational initiatives at Loyola University, will serve as the first guest preacher for First Grace Methodist Church’s Public Pulpit series. The Public Pulpit series will highlight lay people’s reflections on working for the New Orleans community as well as provide suggestions for action.

Perry will speak on the topic of educationof Lent, and the third week of Black History Month.

The church is at 3401 Canal St. in New Orleans and is served by Pastor Shawn Anglim.

For information, contact Andre Perry at (504) 865-2427 or Shawn Anglim at (504) 488-0856.

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