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Online Worship Service Launching Black History Month Celebrations

The Manning Memorial Chapel Team joins others within the Acadia University Community and across Canada to celebrate Black History Month.

We launch the celebrations today, Sunday January 31, 2021, with a virtual Worship Service that includes special guests.

Among our guests are: Ms. Fikayo Kayode, President of the Black Students’ Association at Acadia and Preacher, the Rev’d. Michael Blair, the first Black person to be appointed General Secretary of the United Church of Canada.

You are invited to join in the Worship Service via the website or YouTube link at a time convenient to you: 

Manning Memorial Chapel Website:

Sunday January 31, 2021 – Guest Speaker: Rev. Michael Blair

Other special events planned by the Chapel to celebrate BHM are:

  • Poster Exhibition on Black People & Religion in the Maritimes

Wednesday  3rd
Bible Study, 6.00 p.m.: An African in the Bible, the Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10: 1 – 13)

Wednesday 10th
Bible Study 6.00 p.m.: An African in the Bible, the Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8: 26 – 40)

Thursday 11th
2.00 – 3.15 p.m. African Heritage Month Webinar: Black Perspectives in Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. (Team: Sociology – Dr. Claudine Bonner, Discussant Dr. Marc Ramsay, Acadia Philosophy Department; Science and Technology – Dr. Martin Tango, Discussant,  Dr. Anna Frammartino Wilks, Acadia Philosophy Department; Theology – Prof Anthony Reddie (Oxford University), Discussant Dr. Donna Seamone Lecturer in Comparative Religion & Chair, Acadia Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee.

Saturday 13th
Pre-Lent Retreat, 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. Supporting Those Who Suffer

Wednesday 17th 
Ash Wednesday.  Bible Study 6.00 p.m. African American Christian Thinker, Howard Thurman, Christian Mystic

Wednesday 24th
Bible Study, 6.00 p.m. African American Christian Thinker Shawn Copeland, Roman Catholic Lay Woman Theologian

Saturday 27th
Feature on race and Church Music:  Black & White Crossovers in the Music of Spirituality and culture?

Sunday 28th
Worship Service, 7.00 p.mEnding Black History Month Celebrations (Guest Preacher, Rev. Dr. Rhonda Britton, the first Black Woman to serve as President of Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada, Pastor New Horizon Baptist Church and Acadia University Alumna)

Please keep checking Acadia University and the Manning Memorial Chapel websites for information and updates about activities that will be held to celebrate Black History Month 2021.

Peace and blessings
The Reverend Marjorie Lewis PhD
Chaplain and Dean of the Manning Memorial Chapel
Acadia University

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