Black History Month 3

In February, we celebrate the rich Black history in The United Church of Canada. Union United in Montreal has been the home of a vibrant Black congregation for more than a century; Wilbur Howard became the church’s first Black Moderator in 1974. The leadership and participation of Black peoples and congregations continues today.

Worship Ideas
File 2018 Black History Month service: On Eagle's Wings
May we not grow weary but soar on eagle’s wings as one people, bound together in your love.
File 2018 Black History Month: God Calls Us to Be Transformed
A worship service for Black History Month that calls the congregation to discomfort and transformation.
File A History in Song
This hymn festival celebrating Black History Month could be used in the place of a sermon.
File God's Glory Cannot Be Hidden
A worship service for Black History Month.
File How long will we have to cry? Black History Month service
A service of lament for anti-Black racism
File We All Belong because We Are Home
A liturgy for Black History Month.
File Who Are We? Resources for Canadian Multiculturalism Day
Worship resources to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day. ...
Prayers

A prayer of confession about racial justice - for individual or community prayer.

Extras
PDF icon 2018 Black History Month Bible study: Conversion of Saul
A Bible study for talking about allyship and race
Our gifts for Mission & Service support racial justice and our intercultural journey.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: Black History Month
Features a prayer written in response to racial tensions in North America and the 50th anniversary of voting rights marches from Selma, Alabama.
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: Children’s Time for Black History Month
A bulletin insert to outline the story of The Freedom Quilt for Children's Time...
PDF icon Bulletin Insert: Stories for Black History Month
A bulletin insert to outline the importance of telling stories about Black heroes.
File Intercultural Hymn Service
A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
File UN Decade for African Descent
Join The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ USA in promoting recognition, justice, for people of African descent.
File Voices United: Intercultural Index
A listing of hymns from Voice United identified by their country of origin.
Worship Blog
I have been urged to understand more how racism persists and perpetuates, and pass this challenge and knowledge on to others.
I believe deeply that White people need to take ownership of racism, in a way that people who have been victimized by racism don’t have the opportunity to avoid.
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