Celebrating Black History Month

All are welcome to celebrate Black History Month at Braden! Our theme is:

Preserving Our Heritage: Embracing Hope for the Future


How can one have hope when all around they see the adversity people of color are enduring on every side? Where are the people who have overcome and how did they manage to be true to themselves while building successful careers and businesses? How is the African American community addressing these issues and encouraging people through them?  

The Black Church has traditionally been the place of refuge and a beacon of light in times like these. Braden United Methodist Church, a landmark in the community for 110 years, is continuing the tradition of activism and outreach by hosting Black History Month events that will focus on Preserving African American Heritage while demonstrating ways to embrace the great hope for change in the community for the future.

Please Join us this month:

Beginning with the First Sunday, February 3rd at 10:30 AM, the morning worship will feature African American Hymns and Spirituals. In addition, Holy Communion will take place where all are welcomed to the table.

2/3/19 9:30 AM- Round Table: "An Act of Resistance"

10:30 AM- Celebration of African American Hymns and Spirituals


2/10/19 9:30 AM Round Table: "My Soul Has Got To Move"

10:30 AM Community Pioneer Honors: Celebrating Braden members whose public service has inspired hope for our community.

Jr. Church (ages 5-12) during worship

12:30PM- Teen Cafe (ages 13-18) Facing discrimination and bullying in school/athletics and being faithful to who you are


2/17/19 9:30 AM Round Table "Wake Up Everybody"

10:30 AM Jr. Church (ages 5-12) during morning worship

3:00PM  "Holy Baptism"






6:00 PM Soul Food Potluck Theme: Preserving Our HAIRitage"

Panel and discussion on Institutionalized Discrimination. FREE



9:30 AM Round Table: "Can You Imagine?"

10:30 AM  "Celebrate Our Heritage!" (Wear African Attire)

Jr. Church (ages 5-12) during morning worship


Braden UMC is located at 4725 Dorr St. Toledo, OH 43615

www.BradenUMC.org | 419-386-2700 | Rev. Cecil J. F. Thompson, Pastor




   July 2019   
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