February is Black History Month. We encourage you to continue to engage in Black history regularly and throughout the year, but this is a meaningful opportunity to engage and learn. Below are a few resources from across our connection:
- Resources from United Methodist Women (UMW)
- Religion and Race have curated 29 suggestions
to help United Methodists celebrate Black History Month
- Multigenerational Activity Journal & Resource Book
from the Michigan Conference UMC
- "This is My Story, This is My Song"
- In 2021, using inspiration from some of the Heritage/History Months observed in the United States and the hymn “Blessed Assurance” from Fanny Crosby and Phoebe Knapp, the purpose of this panel conversation series is to amplify Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and historically underrepresented voices and to offer space for attendees to engage in deep listening and learning. The conversation include personal stories, a discussion on what Beloved Community means within our communities and the UMC, and how we are called and can participate in co-creating that Beloved Community as disciples of Jesus Christ. This recording is in honor of Black History Month. Guest Panelists: Barbara Goree, George Goree, Rev. Aaron Gray, Stephen N. Macauley, Pastor Maggie Taylor.
This virtual worship opportunity includes a full plug and play worship service with a resource page of additional suggested liturgy and hymns.