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Black History Month at Forest Hill Church
“Speaking of Race…Black Lives Matter Here”
Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30-8:30pm Third Annual Gospel Concert
The internationally acclaimed Wright Family Singers, featuring Mother Willie Mae Wright, will offer an evening of praise and musical worship to feed the soul.
Sunday, Feb. 19, 12:15pm Soul Food Pot Luck and Book Discussion
This year’s featured all-church book reading is the graphic novel March, volume 1 by Congressman John Lewis. This is John Lewis’s autobiography–his life in an illustrated book. People of all ages can read it and understand it. Vol. 1 tells of his life from early childhood to his experiences with Dr. Martin Luther King. (Copies of Vol. 1 available @ $11 apiece; entire 3-volume set $30.)
Friday, Feb. 24, 7:00pm Family Movie Night: Zootopia
A free showing of Disney’s Zootopia! This is a movie for kids of every age with its thought-provoking message about the importance of inclusion and the harm of prejudice.
Saturday, Feb. 25 Workshop: 12-1:30pm; Festival: 1:30-4:00pm
Educational Workshop, led by the Reverend Robina Winbush, on “The enduring legacy of racism: Our response as a community of faith.” The Rev. Robina Winbush is the Associate for Ecumenical Relations from the national office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) A Festival will follow, featuring Taste Of New Orleans, singing, dancing, and displays by minority businesses.
Saturday, Feb. 25, 7:00pm Jazz Cabaret
This concert will feature Cleveland Heights quartet Elégie and talented local female vocalists Chandra Turner, Kyra Wright, Jessica Yafanaro, and Mary-Francis Miller. They will explore the majesty of African-American Jazz vocalists, composers and musicians, with special focus on the music of the Harlem Renaissance. Period costumes are welcome!
Sunday, Feb. 26 Sunday Service, 11:00am with Rev. Robina Winbush preaching
All events are free, open to the public, and held at Forest Hill Church
Donations to the church’s food pantry and
other free-will offerings are always welcome.
Everyone is welcome at Forest Hill. No matter what age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, marital status, economic status, differences of thought or belief, or any other form of diversity you may exhibit…
all God’s critters got a place in this choir!
Our month-long celebration of Black History includes intentionally dining out at black-owned restaurants as an expression of financial justice. A list of local black-owned restaurants is attached to help plan your culinary explorations and perhaps find a new favorite restaurant!
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