Our celebration of Black History was not as grand as previous years, but we still honored the month. We did this by highlighting some of the original Black ministers in GCI. We expressed our gratitude for the contributions of these people, which includes Harold Jackson, Abner Washington, Stan Bass, Leslie Schmedes, and Edward Faulk. On the last Sunday of the month, one of our local elders, Kevin Bean, gave some examples of Black persons in the Bible from the Old and New Testaments, demonstrating how people of color were always included in the Salvation story.
We decorated the church hall with African drums and costumes. We also displayed posters of prominent Black contributors to politics, science, sports, music, literature, and business. Some of our members wore African attire. The service ended with a light lunch and fellowship period.