February bears the designation Black History Month; and it is fitting that we celebrate that. We want to celebrate the contributions of women and men of color that enrich our culture. Of the many endowments people of color have made to our culture, the witness to the power of faith may top the list. The powerful witness of the theme song, “We Shall Overcome,” reminds us of a faith that kept on believing, in the face of immense adversity, that God would lead the oppressed out of bondage to a better place.
We will celebrate Black History Month in our church with two salient events.
On Sunday, February 15, our friends Reggie Houze and his wife, Manna Knjoi, will provide special music during worship. Following worship they will also present a mini-concert in Gordon Hall. This promises to be a truly enriching day.
Then on Sunday, February 22, we will feature a guest speaker during worship; the Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson. Debora is the Executive Director of the Ministers Council ABCUSA. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of WPI. Debora is an extraordinary leader and an engaging speaker.
We look forward to hearing from her. These events in celebration of Black History Month are being sponsored by our Church Life Team.