Cleveland Men of Song Concert, Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Cleveland Men of Song Celebrating Black History Concert entitled “Raising the Praise” with Carlton Fellows – founder and artistic director, and special guest Conductor, Composer & Concert Pianist Pastor Daniel Mario Cason
Fresh Wind Ministry will have their regular service with Pastor Brad A. Pratt bringing forth the word of God. The service starts at 4 p.m. The congregation will be in their new location at7035 Lexington Avenue. For more information call (216) 659-3675.
Euclid Avenue Congregational Church UCC, under the leadership of Pastor Rev. Courtney Clayton Jenkins, is holding their regular Sunday worship services atFirstUnitedMethodistChurch,3000 Euclid Avenue andEast 30th Street. Service starts at 10 a.m.
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle will have Mother Mary Lynch opening this year’s Black History Month celebration on Sunday, February 3. Her God-given gift of oratorical recitations of poetry and stories presented in the African-American dialect, focus on Biblical and African-American stories. She has been doing recitations since her teen years and was guided with encouragement from her mother. Born and raised inWest Virginia, she was educated in the McDowell County Public Schools. She furthered her education in Cosmetology and Nursing Assistance however she has been primarily a homemaker. She has in total 38 children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over 60 years ago, she was baptized in Jesus name and Holy Ghost filled. She currently is president of the Mother’s Board and, for over 40 years, has served in various positions in church ministry at the Pentecostal Church of Christ. Following Mother Lynch’s lead, members of Apostolic Faith Tabernacle from youth to senior adults will be presenting scriptural recitations from the first chapter of Exodus and reciting poems by noted African-American poet and writer, Paul Laurence Dunbar. We will be honored with a praise dance that is representative of the anticipation of deliverance that our ancestors hoped for and sought. Closing this day’s event will be a presentation on the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation 150 years ago and what it means today.
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Black History Events: February 10, Mr. Timothy Daley is a Civil War Antiquarian and lecturer. A graduate of the Cleveland Public Schools, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and a Master’s in History from John Carroll University. He was, for a number of years, employed by the Cleveland Clerk of Courts in various leadership capacities. He is currently the executive director of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers’ and Sailor’s Monument and also an active member with a fraternal organization. He has done numerous museum exhibitions and nearly 200 presentations and projects both in Northeast Ohio and out of state. He is presently in a research project that has a large number of Civil War veterans of the United States Colored Troops that are yet to be recognized. Mr. Daley will share information about the monument and provide information on the roles and identities of the African-Americans from Cuyahoga County who served in the Civil War. February 17,
Dr. Deborah Abbott is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research atSamfordUniversity inBirmingham,Alabama and currently serves as the Cleveland District Trustee on the Ohio Genealogical Society. She is the past-president of the African-American Genealogical Society Cleveland and a retired professor of Counseling fromCuyahogaCommunity College. She holds both the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degree fromTuskegeeUniversity and a Ph. D. fromKentStateUniversity. She has lectured at national conferences and a variety of genealogical societies, libraries, schools and churches inOhio and surrounding states. She is a professional genealogist and is a member of several genealogical societies. She is an active member ofAntiochBaptistChurch. Through her genealogical society, she coordinates the “Genealogy Clinic” for the Cleveland Public Library. Dr. Abbott will present a dramatization entitled From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad.
February 24, Ms. Michelle Day is a volunteer conducting cemetery research in theCleveland area. While researching, she saw the need for a database to record the entries of the names of individuals in the cemeteries from the date of their establishments until 2001. This resulted in approximately 100,000 burial records being recorded from four cemeteries. She also saw the need for the celebration of the once prestigiousWoodlandCemetery, surrounded by a Black community. This resulted with the help of volunteers a 150th year celebration in 2003. Ms. Day founded the Woodland Cemetery Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio to assist the city ofCleveland in restoration of the cemetery. She has identified little known facts regarding the history of African-Americans buried there and their part inCleveland history. In 2012, with her committee and others, a monument was built in the cemetery honoring African-American Civil War Veterans.
Cleveland Men of Song Concert, Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Cleveland Men of Song Celebrating Black History Concert entitled “Raising the Praise” with Carlton Fellows – founder and artistic director, and special guest Conductor, Composer & Concert Pianist Pastor Daniel Mario Cason Concert will be held at Plymouth Church 2860 Coventry Road @ Drexmore Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe, senior pastor. For further information, please call (216) 253-5250 or (216) 554-5455. You may see Larry Drummer, Al Dixon or Carlton Fellows for tickets.
Ike Wood and GWP Ministries, Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7 p.m. Ike Wood and GWP Ministries will have a celebration of music featuring some of Cleveland’s best. A reunion of Tony Lee and Unity, Eric Barnhill and Humbly Submitted, and Danny McElroy and H.I.S. at theSanctuaryBaptistChurch located at4404 East 131st Street.
The Mighty Golden Echoes will be celebrating their 65 anniversary on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Sanctuary Baptist Church at 5 p.m. Featuring Mary Glover and Company, The Appointed, Golden Harmonetts, Spiritual Believers, C-Time, Pastor David Watts and Songs of Harmony. For more information call (216) 799-5708.
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