Central St. Matthew United Church of Christ is pleased to offer a month-long program celebrating the important contributions of African Americans to the cultural, industrial and political history of this country. Please join us each Sunday in February as we learn about particular individuals and the lessons they have to teach us. We will also be welcoming guests from the community and from a distance. The month will end with a delightful lunch with a Soul Food menu and a Black History Quiz Bowl you will not want to miss. So mark your calendars and come, enjoy this celebration.
Calendar (click here for flier)
February 4 – Recognizing African American Artists
special guest, Terrance Osborne, a celebrated local artist who will be displaying some of his work.
(Click here to see the insert spotlighting influential African American Artists.)
February 11 – Recognizing African American Musicians
special guest, Reverend James Smith, who will be helping us with a service of music. Reverend Smith is the Artistic Director for Charles A. Tindley Academy of Music and Organist of Historic Third Baptist Church of San Franciso.
(Click here to see the insert spotlighting influential African American Musicians.)
February 18 Recognizing African American Innovators
special guests, the Nicavangelists, a street theater group who will be with us for the weekend as they travel the US and perform to support programs for young Nicaraguans who are living in poverty.
(Click here to see the insert spotlighting influential African American Innovators.)
February 25 Recognizing African American Educators
special guest, Dr. Lisa Mims-Devezin, Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans who will be sharing a message on the importance of education.
(Click here to see the insert spotlighting influential African American Educators.)
All are invited to a fellowship lunch after the service on February 25th. Together we will enjoy New Orleans soul food and a fun Black History Quiz Bowl which will assess your knowledge. It will be a fun day!