African American Heritage Month

Sunday, February 4

Our celebratory month begins with music from the African American tradition by our Gospel Choir at the 8:30 service and the Temple Choir at 11 a.m. Also, visit the inspiring exhibit (in the 2nd floor narthex display case during the month) focusing on the theme : “Convening for a Just World.”

Sunday, February 18

The Liturgical Dance Ministry from St. Mark UMC in Chicago will join us in both worship services. At the 8:30 service, the Gospel Choir will again lead us in music, followed by the Temple Choir at 11 a.m.

The Soul Food Luncheon  will be held in James Parlor/Dixon Chapel (2nd floor) from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 per person. (Sign up for the luncheon will occur at the church on Sundays, Feb 4 and Feb 11). Key speakers will be: 

Ryan Blocker, program manager at Enrich Chicago, a nonprofit organization in partnership with diverse arts groups in the city. Its mission is to help the arts become more diverse in their leadership; to provide anti-racism training to these groups; and to advocate for equity funding in the arts. He will share with us the positive impact the organization is having on Chicago’s arts scene.

A representative from the DuSable Museum of African American History to speak about the mission and programs of the museum, which is a Smithsonian affiliation and one of the many diverse partnering organizations of Enrich Chicago.

Sunday, February 25

At 7 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary, join us for the Rise up Hopera (Hip Hop Opera) Concert, a celebration of Black music, and led by Gospel Choir director Adrian Dunn. General admission is $20 and no charge for students.