‘We can overcome anything’: Gospel Fest returns to Millennium Park after violence, COVID delays

‘We can overcome anything’: Gospel Fest returns to Millennium Park after violence, COVID delays

CHICAGO (TOC) — Anointed voices stuffed Millennium Park as palms had been raised in prayer, marking the return of the Gospel Competition.

It was a testomony, some stated, of survival.

“We made it! Hundreds of thousands did not make it, however we had been one of many ones that did! So, we have fun that and we have fun those that have gone on,” stated Pastor Reginald McCracken, Conventional Choir assistant director.

Many occasions are coming again this summer time as indicators of the pandemic slowly fade.

“It is a sense of freedom. The Bible says, ‘Who the son units free is free certainly.’ And, we’re free, right this moment!” stated Lavarnga Hubbard, a performer and “Dutchess of Gospel Music.”

Final month, the park was additionally the scene of a lethal taking pictures close to the Bean. However that tragic previous shouldn’t be a deterrent from conserving attendees from having fun with the park.

“To be again within the park, it simply symbolizes that we are able to overcome something if we preserve our hand in God’s palms,” McCracken stated.

Whereas attendees stated they will not let violence preserve them from this park, police will nonetheless be readily available with checkpoints at every entrance by means of the summer time.

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