Church Notes week of 2-13
African American Catholics, Diocese of Cleveland, present their 2013 Collaborative Lenten Revival: Faith “Alive and Moving,” starting Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) Feb. 13, 2013 thru Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 7 p.m. nightly, at St. Adalbert/OLBS Catholic Church, 2347 East 83rd Street, Cleveland. Ash Wednesday begins a holy season of fasting and sacrifice in the church - a time that we choose to “go without” so that we remember those who “go without” all the time and are too often forgotten. We deliberately choose to feel hunger so that we are moved to compassion for those who wake up and go to bed hungry every night. We go without familiar comforts and luxuries to remind ourselves that we are called to serve Jesus and as a reminder of our brothers and sisters who go without basic necessities.
Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church on 15309 Harvard Ave in Cleveland will offer the following cultural classes during Black History Month. Capoeira Angola is an African cultural activity that involves singing and dancing. It will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23 at noon. Yoga with a Christian Egyptian Twist will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. For more information and to register call (216) 921-3399.
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 Black History Events: Feb. 17, Dr. Deborah Abbott is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research at Samford University in Birmingham, 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.
Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Black History Events: Feb. 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.
The Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church Sunday School & Word In Motion presents “Celebrating Black History 365 Days A Year. History in the Making, Saluting the Past and the Present” Drum Majors for Justice Breakfast & Photo Op Sunday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 9 a.m., 1161 E. 105th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Take a historical photo and a beautiful keepsake of you and a life size stand up replica of President Barack Obama or Rev. E. T. Caviness. Photo’s available for a small donation. For more information call (216) 795-1842.
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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