Descendents of slavery era worship ‘as children of God’

Aug. 7, 2011

Sunday’s worship at a church in Clover, S.C. brought together the descendants of the slaves and slave owners who were members of the church before the Civil War.

And Thomas Moore, whose mother’s kin were among the ancestors honored this past weekend, led the group in song as a marker describing the event was unveiled.

The Charlotte Observer published a story about the weekend festivities.

In a note Sunday night to friends, Pam Jefsen wrote, “The families mentioned in the article are Thomas’ ancestors on his mother’s side.

“It was amazing to worship in the church with the decendents of slaves and slave masters coming together as equals – as children of God.”