The celebration of February as Black History (or African Heritage) Month is drawing to a close. But the commitment to becoming more culturally sensitive, racially inclusive, and justice-conscious continues year round.

Worship Ideas

Prairie Horizons Intercultural Worship (26.65 KB): An outline for worship in an intercultural context.
2019 Black History Month: International Decade for People of African Descent (32.59 KB): A service of Word and Sacrament from The United Church of Canada / United Church of Christ
2020 Black History Month Service (54.44 KB): A worship service marking the legacy of slavery in Canada and the British Commonwealth with the theme of “all are made in the image of God.” By the Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall.
2021 Black History Month: Ancestors and Ancestry (40.77 KB): A worship service honouring the histories of our families and our faith by the Rev. Debbie McMillan.
2021 Black History Month: Vignettes of Canadian Black History (39.6 KB): A worship service honouring the histories of Black people in Canada.
A History in Song (21.38 KB): This hymn festival celebrating Black History Month could be used in the place of a sermon.
Celebrating the Journey worship service for Black History Month (130.33 KB): A worship service for Black History Month.
Gathering at the Table worship service for African Heritage Month (48.23 KB): A worship service for African Heritage Month
How long will we have to cry? Black History Month service (30.6 KB): A service of lament for anti-Black racism
On Eagle's Wings: Black History Month Service (35.72 KB): May we not grow weary but soar on eagle’s wings as one people, bound together in your love.
Revival out of Helplessness: Worship (269.83 KB): A worship service on the theme of anti-racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).
We All Belong because We Are Home (18.9 KB): A liturgy for Black History Month.
Who Are We? Resources for Canadian Multiculturalism Day (26.17 KB): Worship resources to celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

Prayers

International Decade for People of African Descent: 2021 Prayer Cycle, January (129.62 KB): January's theme is "We've Come This Far by Faith."

Related Material

Black History Month: An introduction to the little-known history of Black peoples in The United Church of Canada, from 100 years of Union United in Montreal to the present day across Canada.
Bulletin Insert: Black History Month (136.97 KB): Features a prayer written in response to racial tensions in North America and the 50th anniversary of voting rights marches from Selma, Alabama.
Bulletin Insert: Children’s Time for Black History Month (185.47 KB): A bulletin insert to outline the story of The Freedom Quilt for Children's Time.
Bulletin Insert: Stories for Black History Month (177.51 KB): A bulletin insert to outline the importance of telling stories about Black heroes.
Intercultural Hymn Service (24.77 KB): A service framed around hymns in Voices United from cultures around the world.
Revival out of Helplessness: Bible Study (495.66 KB): The story of the Samaritan woman at the well can help us reflect on racism (from Mandate, Winter 2018).
UN Decade for African Descent: Join The United Church of Canada and the United Church of Christ USA in promoting recognition, justice, for people of African descent.
Voices United: Intercultural Index (24.42 KB): A listing of hymns from Voice United identified by their country of origin.