Multicultural vitality is the area in which churches identify, engage, and embrace culture differences that are ethnic, socioeconomic, political, global, and generational, whether internally or externally. Multicultural vitality is the intersection of people working with other people. We understand that the church is a culture apart from the neighborhood we live and we seek to become more relevant to the neighborhood in which we live.
February is Black History Month, an annual observance of the history of the African diaspora.
African Americans have played important roles in the development of the United States and of our United Methodist denomination.
To celebrate Black History Month, Discipleship Ministries has compiled resources that offer a piece of African American history, culture or biography related to church music or worship practices. The general agency of The United Methodist Church also has produced a Black History Month Sermon Series Based on Negro Spirituals.
United Methodist Women also offer resources that reflect on the history of black Americans and honor the individuals and groups who have worked tirelessly toward racial justice.
You can search for additional resources for worship services, Sunday school classes, and small group discussions through the online catalog of the East Ohio Conference Media Center.
RESISTING RACISM is an enriching and challenging event for Lay and Clergy who seek to find ways to implement the totality of Jesus' message and ministry
this workshop seeks to provide opportunities for participants to deepen their own knowledge (mindset), motivation (heart set), and capabilities (skillset) for resisting racism. Specific strategies for taking what is learned back to a local context will be included as well.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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