Connecticut Church to Celebrate Black History Month During Sunday Service in Effort to Become More Inclusive Congregation

First Church of Winsted (95 Park Place, Winsted) will celebrate “Black History Sunday” during its 10 a.m. service. Above, Elder Kenric Prescott, is joined by members of the interim search committee (Frank Artruc, Kim Janak, Jay Nanni, Ashley Fontanez and Daniel Jones. Not pictured is Holly Cassaday.

On Sunday, February 17, at 10:00 AM, First Church of Winsted, at 95 Park Place, will celebrate “Black History Sunday” worship on Sunday at 10 a.m., “in our hopes to become a more culturally inclusive congregation,” members said in a statement.

“It seems appropriate to hold this service because 2019 is the 400th anniversary, or more accurately, the 400th tragi-versary of slavery in the United States,” members said.

The church plans to commemorate Black History Month with the singing of contemporary music by “Muddy Boots,” with the musical Storrs family; and the spiritual “Give Me Jesus” sung by Elder Deborah Prescott. Additionally, guest musician Dr. Ruth Bass Green will play service music, including “Some Sunday,” a jazz piece composed by the legendary Duke Ellington; and another spiritual, “Go Down Moses.”

The sermon will be preached by interim pastor Kenric A. Prescott, a.k.a. “Pastor Kap,” titled “Faith In The Forge” using Exodus 14:10-14.

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Source: The Register Citizen