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February is Black History Month.
African Americans have played important roles in the development of the United States; the recognition of their roles in growth and development from a historical perspective is an important step in celebrating the contributions of individuals and the collective changes the African American community has brought about.
Celebrate Black History Month: Ideas for Worship Celebrate Black History Month in your worship services by exploring the rich diversity of hymnody and song that has been born out of the African American experience.The collection, Beams of Heaven, containing 46 hymns of Charles Tindley, is a treasure for you to share with your congregation as a part of Black History Month.
You may want to share with your congregation the life story of Charles Tindley in your newsletter or worship bulletins. James Abbington, D.M.A., has written an excellent introduction to the collection Beams of Heaven that can be used as a reference to create the article for your publications
Churches who want to offer solos or duets as part of their celebration ofBlack History Month may want to consider some of the spirituals found in StealAway to Jesus. Companion CDs are available for both collections.