Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian’s 11th Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 15, 2023 Antoinette Richardson

The Black History Education Committee of Forest Hill Church is happy to announce our 2023 theme: Reparations vs. Jubilee. During the month of February, the Black History Education Committee will lead the church in exploring this theme through a variety of interactive, open-to-the-public weekly activities.

Forest Hill Church, Presbyterian welcomes the opportunity to learn, grow and fellowship with our neighbors in Cleveland Heights and beyond.


February 19 (immediately following worship): Teach In and Talk on Reparations vs. Jubilee

What are the differences between reparations and Jubilee? This is the grounding question we will explore at our teach-in and talk. Black-owned Food Trucks will be available onsite, so grab a plate and settle in for a robust discussion!

February 25 at 6:30 PM: Honoring Mother Willie Mae Wright

The Wright Family Singers and Elégie will split the bill to offer a gospel concert on Saturday, February 25th at 6:30 PM. FREE and open to the public.

This event comes with an extra layer of emotion for The Wright Family Singers, as it will be the first family concert since the passing of the family matriarch, Mother Willie-Mae Wright. Mother Wright was the original singer of the family and founded The Wright Family Singers with her 8 children in 1978. 3 of her children Bridgett, Deborah and Eric (the group’s original accompanist) preceded her in death, yet the group continues on with her remaining living children and their children.

February 26 at 4:00 PM: Live Ancestral Listening

Join us for a special jazz concert at 4 PM which will feature local jazz musicians Robin Blake, Joshua Stone, Malika Turner, Kenesha Terrell and many others. This event will be followed by an open forum discussion facilitated by a special guest speaker, giving both participants and patrons the chance to discuss and perform the music. FREE and open to the public.

For more questions or more information, please email Blackhistory@fhcpresb.org.

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The Return of the Black History Education Committee

December 19, 2022 Antoinette Richardson

The Black History Education Committee announces a return of programming for the full month of February.

Watch for more information in the New Year!

And Save the Date for the Black History Concert on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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Evening of African-American Music ~ Sun. Feb. 28, 7:30pm

February 28, 2021 Peg Weissbrod

The 7th annual Evening of African-American Music concert celebrating black artists, composers, and songs will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page Sun. Feb. 28 @ 7:30pm. Presented by our Black History Education Committee, the concert will feature Caleb Wright, the Alexander Wright ensemble & The Collective, Read the rest of this entry »

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Let Your Light Shine ~ Exodus 34: 29-35; Psalm 99; Luke 9:28-36; 2 Corinthians 3: 12-4: 2

February 7, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

One of my favorite musicians is Sufjan Stevens. Just this morning, I was listening to Spotify and eating my bagel and his song, “The Only Thing” came up on shuffle. It’s a really beautiful song. But what kept sticking out to me, as I was preparing to preach, was the line, “Everything I see returns to you somehow.” Read the rest of this entry »

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