February is Black History Month, the annual observance of the history of the African diaspora. It has been observed in the month of February in the United States and Canada since 1976. It was begun as Negro History Week by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 with the goal of educating the American people about African American history. It concentrates on the cultural backgrounds and achievements of African Americans. Here are links to various resources to help you celebrate and honor Black history in the United Methodist Church:
Join us for a special session of Table Talk on Wednesday, February 15 at 12 p.m.: Voices of Change: The Journey of Minority Candidates at Jurisdictional Conference 2023
We will welcome Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin (Florida Conference Nominee), Rev. Ken Nelson (South Carolina Conference Nominee), and Rev. Sharon Bowers (Holston BMCR Nominee) to share on their experiences at the Southeastern Jurisdiction Conference this past November and how the church must continue to live out the work of anti-racism. (Read 2 jurisdictions tackle racism in bishop elections for some background before the webinar.)
Join us each month as we pray for the work of anti-racism in our Conference. Our time of prayer will be a place of support and love as we deal with our own personal challenges with racism. This month’s prayer is led by Rev. Dr. Sharon Austin. No matter where you are in your anti-racism journey, we can be united in prayer! Click here to watch the video.