Hate as a Measurement of Unambiguous Love, 2/7/21

This month, the Canton Church of the Brethren will be recognizing the contributions of African Americans and their central role in U.S. History. Please enjoy the following audio recording from our service from Sunday, 2/7/21.

THEME: Hate as a Measurement of Unambiguous Love

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: After all that they endured, why did the people never give up hope?

  • Welcoming Words from Pastor Kevin
    • Origins of the Black History Month and why we celebrate
  • CALL TO WORSHIP
    • Ashe (pronounced ah-shay) is a term that will be used in the call to worship each Sunday in February. Ashe is a West African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change
  • Harriet Tubman Reading and Song, “Wade in the Water
  • Scripture reading, Isaiah 66:5, Amos 5:10, Matthew 10:22, 1 John 3:13
  • Spoken Thoughts (Reflecting on the words of Bernice King)
  • Poem by Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise
  • Andra Day song “Rise Up
  • Scripture reading, Matthew 24:9-13, Mark 13:13, James 1:2-4
  • Spoken Thoughts, The Divides of Race & Caste
  • MLK “I Have a Dream Speech” Excerpt
  • Barack Obama, Amazing Grace
  • Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb

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