Celebrating Black History Month at SL United Church of Christ

Charles Reinhart

Sun Lakes United Church of Christ will celebrate Black History Month during the month of February. On Sunday, February 5, Renee Brooks will return with her stirring presentation of the life of Harriet Tubman. The story of Harriet Tubman is a beautiful story of a courageous woman’s determination to free her people from slavery through the Underground Railroad. She was one of America’s first liberated women of color who fought against all odds for the sake of freedom and equality. Renee is a part of the Desert Dance Theater’s production of Sister Moses: The Story of Harriet Tubman. Since the production’s premiere at the Herberger Theater Center in January of 1993, Sister Moses has been performed in various sold-out venues throughout the Phoenix area, including Chandler Center for the Arts, Gammage Auditorium, Paradise Valley Community College, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, South Mountain Community College and at several high schools. On Sunday, February 12, Pastor Vernon Meyer will speak about the contributions African Americans have made to science, including references to the recent movie, Hidden Figures and the African American women who made significant contributions to the American space program. On Sunday, February 26, Julie Neish will direct the choir in several pieces from the sacred music of Duke Ellington. Everyone is welcome to join the congregation of Sun Lakes United Church of Christ for the month of February. Services are held in the Sun Lakes Chapel at 11:15 a.m. The chapel is located at 9240 Sun Lakes Blvd. For more information, call Pastor Vernon at 480, 895-6317.