The Cathedral will celebrate Black History Month through-
out the month of February. You are encouraged to wear your
Afrocentric attire, and to view the exhibit in the nave, curat-
ed by congregant Debora Nelson Linck.
Activities at Christ Church Cathedral
Sunday, Feb. 5
- 10:30 a.m. Kickoff with drumming by Lee Evans and
- Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Youth luncheon with a video
of Jabari Asim reading from his book, “Preaching to the
Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis.” Dean Kathie
will bless the books and give a copy to each family with
young children in attendance. A children-friendly lunch
will be served. RSVP to Diane Chalberg.
Sunday, Feb. 12
- 9:10 a.m. — Adult Formation—”For the Love of Black
History: Unsung Heroes/Sheroes.” Learn about African-
American persons, groups and events that have been
ignored in U.S. history.
Sunday, Feb. 19
- 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services — Guest preacher
will be The Rev. Joseph Thompson, PH.D., assistant
professor of race and ethnicity studies and associate
dean of multi-cultural ministries at Virginia Theologi-
- 9:10 a.m. — Adult Formation—with The Rev. Joseph
Thompson, guest presenter.
Sunday, Feb. 26
- 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services — Sermon topic: “For
the Love of Black History: Unsung Heroes/Sheroes.”
Learn about African-American persons, groups and events
that have been ignored in U.S. history.
- Noon to 2 p.m. — Black History Month Lunch. Lunch
will be provided; members of the congregation are asked
to bring desserts and non-alchoholic drinks to share. A
sign-up sheet will be in the Nave.
A Prayer for Black History Month
Open unto me, light for my darkness
Open unto me, courage for my fear
Open unto me, hope for my despair
Open unto me, peace for my turmoil
Open unto me, joy for my sorrow
Open unto me, strength for my weakness
Open unto me, wisdom for my confusion
Open unto me, forgiveness for my sins
Open unto me, tenderness for my toughness
Open unto me, love for my hates
Open unto me, Thy Self for myself
Lord, Lord, open unto me!