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Worship: Black History Month (February) & Juneteenth

resources from judicatories, including re-opening guidelines and online worship videos; online hospitality & participation; engaging children, youth, and intergenerational; lectionary & preaching; liturgy, music & liturgical arts; tech & copyright helps;

Anti-Racism / Diversity

     Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope     Blessed and Beautiful     ecc7ae_c75d4a6de24448a7aa666079ca3ce792~mv2.jpg     Dear White Peacemakers     The Darkness Divine     GOD IN THE GHETTO     I Remember     Jesus Takes a Side          MOVING THE MASSES               Psalms for Black Lives     Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair: Kwon, Duke L.,  Thompson, Gregory: 9781587434501: Books     R.I.C.H. in Preaching               Sacred Belonging: A 40-Day Devotional on the Liberating Heart of Scripture  (Daily Bible Devotions on Belonging to God, the Earth, & One Another): Kat  Armas, Kat: 9781587435096: Books     Sistering | The Art of Holding Close and Letting Go (Dickey and Neff)     Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey     Speaking the Truth: Ecumenism, Liberation, and Black Theology  With a New Introduction by Dennis W. Wiley     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     Storycraft: The Art of Spiritual Narrative     Voices of Lament | Baker Publishing Group     Worship at a Crossroads


     A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor                         9781479558209: Juneteenth for Mazie (Fiction Picture Books)     Main_large          9781400231256_image          What Is Juneteenth? by Kirsti Jewel and Who HQ

Liturgy & Music

This Is the Day: Liturgy for Love and Justice. Formation for Faith and Renewal offers Inspired: A 7-Week Womanist Worship Series.

Rev. Elsa Anders Cook of Cooking with Elsa provides this excellent list of resources, ideas, and wisdom for Juneteenth observances and celebrations.

Judicatory Resources

UMC's Discipleship Ministries offers Juneteenth Worship Resources and Juneteenth: Music Musings.

Courtesy Western Pennyslvania Conference, UMC

Juneteenth Celebrates Freedom from Slavery

United Methodist Communications offers some information about Juneteenth, as well as worship resources to celebrate in your church. Learn more

UMC's Discipleship Ministries offers additional resources for worship planning.

The ELCA provides this full liturgy for Juneteenth celebrations.

Preaching Justice

Wil Gafney - Brite Divinity School

A new lectionary that centers women

“If the gospel isn’t good news to the women in the passage, is it still good news?” 

Grace Ji-Sun Kim interviews Wil Gafney

In Our Library

Book - Paperback     The Africana Worship Book (Year A)     The Africana Worship Book (Year B)     The Africana Worship Book (Year C)     Companion to The Africana Worship Book