Practicing Compassion

The fifth of the Seven Principles of Black Lives says “Most Directly Affected people are experts at their own lives.” When we learn to listen to others, we begin to perceive their expertise, and find ways that we can be present that are useful and invited. Rev. Olson will share from the work of Frank Rogers … Continued

Bicentennial Festival Service

We celebrate our 200th birthday with community partners, and receive words of inspiration for our future from the President of our Association. James Houston leads a special concert of organ, instrumental and choral music beginning at 2:00 p.m., and a grand processional takes place at 2:30. Following the Festival Service, we retire for a 4:00 … Continued

Black History is Our History

In February 1916, Dr. Carter G. Woodson led a small group of African American Historians to honor the birthdates of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln by celebrating Negro History Week. Over time, Woodson’s vision grew to the month-long celebrations of African American and Black history that we now recognize. In this story is the story … Continued