Celebrate Black History Month
with MCC Richmond!
During the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month which serves to bring awareness, education, understanding and the journey of persons of African Descent. As people of faith we hope this month will provide an opportunity for us to experience Black History from new perspectives and an understanding that Black History is Everyone’s History.
Black History is more than a recognition of past icons in Black Culture: it is an ongoing celebration of all achievements and positive contributions to society. It is also a recognition of the long and painful experience of Black people in America and the obstacles many have endured and overcome.
Please join us each Sunday in February as we highlight the ministry and work done by peoples of African descent within our community and throughout our world.
Still I Rise
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise...
Click Maya Angelou's image to read the rest of her poem.
"The time is always right to do what is right."
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."
-Rev. Desmond Tutu
"As black women, we’re always given these seemingly devastating experiences — experiences that could absolutely break us. But what the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly. What we do as black women is take the worst situations and create from that point."
"If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end."
"I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about. You look at someone like Gandhi, and he glowed. Martin Luther King glowed. Muhammad Ali glows. I think that’s from being bright all the time, and trying to be brighter."
"DIVERSITY shows the BEAUTY IN OUR DIFFERENCES without making excuses for them."
-Rev. Charline Manuel
"Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations."
-Dr. Mae Jemison,
Inspirational Leaders Church Chats
Communications & Social Media Designer
Calvin D. Wills, Jr. sharing about Bayard Rustin, Sunday, February 13, 2022
Board Director At-Large
Tia Hayes sharing about
Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman,
Sunday, February 20, 2022
MCC Richmond Member
Mo Southall sharing about
Justice Thurgood Marshall,
Sunday, February 27, 2022
Richmond VA Links