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Celebrating Black History Month and Cultivating Conversations For Change

Louisa, Saleena, Nagela, Nicole

  In 1926, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week to celebrate the extraordinary contributions African Americans have made throughout the history of our nation.  For many years, it was celebrated during the second week of February, until when in 1976, as part of the United States’ bicentennial, the week was expanded to an entire month. A lot has changed since 1926.  Jackie Robinson broke through the glass ceiling of segregation for baseball and pioneered equality in all…

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The Walls Within

Nicole Reyes at a gate

  Recently, I preached a message called “One Another”, an exploration of what it means to truly embrace fellow believers as brothers and sisters in Christ.  This might seem like a pretty standard topic to teach about in church, but in response to current racial tensions, political divides, opposing social views and continual headlines of injustice and corruption, it’s no longer just standard, it’s crucial.   Ephesians 2:19 declares that as fellow followers of Jesus, “we are members of God’s…

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