In 2007, Old First member Delilah Morrow curated an exhibit in Washington, D.C. for the United Church of Christ’s 50th anniversary about contributions of African Americans to the UCC.
Our February Adult Forum in February we will reflect on African American history in the UCC through the lives of those featured in the exhibit. Co-facilitated by Delilah, we will learn about the themes that these stories call us to think about: the UCC and the Civil Rights Movement, the evolution of the Church’s racial justice ministries, the roles and experiences of African American women, and our own experience of racial reconciliation and diversity at Old First.
Before we dive in, we will spend the first Sunday of the month, Feb. 2, generating questions that will guide the rest of the series:
What do you already know about African American history in the United Church of Christ?
What are you curious about?
What would we like to make sure everyone in the UCC knows and tells others?
(If you can’t join us this Sunday but want to be part of the questions we generate to direct our series, please get your question to me.)
Join us learn from each other, seek to understand our roots, and be open about where we need and want to know more both about the past and present.
— Margaret Ernst, YASC Community Minister