Monthly Archives: February 2021

February 2021

In Order to Follow You’ve Got To Move~ Mark 8: 33-38

By | February 28th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 28, 2021 The further we go in the Lenten season, the higher the stakes become. Jesus is concerned with more profound dimensions of self-denial. He wants to know what you are willing to give up for your life and follow him. It is about your soul. Today, society is ...

A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Ethan and Sam Davis

By | February 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Given by Ethan and Sam Davis February 28, 2021 Today we celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler and the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Doctor Crumpler was the first African-American woman to become an American doctor. In addition, she was an accomplished nurse and author. She tore down walls of stereotypes and racial barriers. Artist Jean-Michel ...

Visions and Voices~ Mark 1: 9-13

By | February 21st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 21, 2021 In our reading, Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days. There he had visions and heard voices. As we enter the season of Lent, we realize that, due to COVID, 2020 was the longest Lent on record. It feels like we have been in the wilderness ...

Out of The Darkness~ 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6

By | February 14th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 14, 2021 God's words tell us to let light shines out of the darkness. Carter G. Woodson created the first Negro History week in 1926. It grew into Black History month by 1976. Woodson wanted to reclaim black history which had been erased due to slavery/racism. Woodson wanted to ...

A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY -Our Voices: African-American Poets- Wilma Owens

By | February 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Given by Wilma Owens February 14, 2021 We continue to celebrate Black History month by talking about the many African-American poets. James Weldon Johnson wrote Lift Every Voice and Sing, the national anthem to millions of black Americans. Langston Hughes wrote about the frustrations of being black in America. Amanda Gorman is currently America's youngest poet laureate. She speaks on ...

Risky Business~ John 8: 3-11

By | February 7th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 7, 2021 Being a Christian is risky business. It can be difficult to act on what we know. In today's reading, Jesus knew better than to think the woman was the only sinner there. By siding with her, he placed himself in danger with her.  Like Jesus, we must ...