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10 children’s books for Black History Month

Woman reading to children

Leaders from the Michigan Conference’s Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School Program suggest every child should read these 10 books to celebrate Black History Month.

Learning and then loving rightly

Open book with pages folded in shape of heart

Reflecting on Black History Month, Bishop David Bard encourages us to do our part in cultivating hearts and souls that love more deeply and intelligently.

Honoring my hero of the faith

Pastor as faith hero

In celebration of Black History Month, Rev. Dr. Tara Gay honors the life of her friend and hero, Rev. Dr. Julius Del Pino, for his courageous spirit, moral integrity, and… Continue Reading Honoring my hero of the faith

Resource celebrates Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month. The Michigan Conference has produced a Multigenerational Activity Journal and Resource Book featuring 28 historical figures. Read their stories and celebrate their gifts and legacy.

Why dedicate a month to Black History?

February is Black History Month

Rev. Jack Harnish asserts, “We need a month dedicated to Black History, because most of our history has been white history, told by white writers, focusing on white characters, and… Continue Reading Why dedicate a month to Black History?

Celebrate the bounty of diversity

Grafting for diversity

February is Black History Month. Here are resources for churches that seek to be intentional about diversity.

Follow the way of love

Invited to love

Lent is a time to focus on spiritual disciplines. Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to intentional focus on the discipline of love through patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility.

America, Methodists, and Black History

  Scott Manning, a member of the Conference Board of Justice, examines positive and negative glimpses of church and nation during Black History Month.

Methodist moment in Black History

Celebrating a great Methodist preacher and song writer, the Rev. Albert Tindley, during Black History Month.

Celebrate today’s ‘Hidden Figures’

During Black History Month, Bishop Peggy Johnson notes “people who are hidden figures continue to abound in this world of ours.”

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