Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church Celebrates
African American History Month
African American History Month is a special time at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church. Each Sunday, we celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans, past and present, and give thanks to the God who has brought us thus far on the way.
Our commemorations include the wearing of traditional African attire on the first Sunday of the month, interviews of noteworthy individuals during our children’s time, educational forums, and our traditional Soul Food Dinner.
Each forum is held in our Family Room following the worship service.
February 11 – Literacy
The ability to read is a powerful tool; this is why it was forbidden by law to teach the enslaved to read. The book chosen to showcase the theme of literacy is Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. This is a teenage/young adult novel that explores the power of the spoken and written word. We will have copies available in the church library that may be borrowed.
February 18 – Music
Music is important in the African American experience, in both secular and religious life. By way of video clips and group singing, we will explore the power and meaning of music in helping to understand the life, history, and theological context of African Americans.
Soul Food Dinner
African American History Month at Lakeshore concludes with the rich fellowship of our Soul Food Dinner, which follows worship on the last Sunday of the month.