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contains two documents:
"A Christmas Eve Celebration" is an order of
worship with a litany ("Merry Christmas Litany")
for use on Christmas Eve. It was designed by William Edwards.
"A Trumpet in Zion" is a candlelight worship service for
Advent and Christmas developed by Linda H. Hollies of Woman to
Woman Ministries. (Used by permission).
information sheet describing the Caribbean Christmas beverage,
including a recipe for making your own. It was developed by
New Year’s Eve Service
Night) is an order of worship for use on the last day of the year.
It was prepared by William "Bill" Edwards.
collection of two services. One service highlights the seven
principles of Kwanzaa and the second is a Kwanzaa Watch Meeting with
Nguuzo Saba Litany. It was developed by Jack Sullivan, Jr. (Also
available in Black & White.)
Lent and Easter
is an information document exploring the meaning of the liturgical
celebrations for people of color. It was developed by Wyvetta
Bullock and Julia Speller.
designed to help persons understand the real reason for the
celebration. It introduces users to the founder, Nannie Helen
Burroughs, and describes the original purpose and plan behind the
celebration of Women’s Day. Suggestions for celebration are also
given. It was developed by Alice Gantt.
Holy Communion/Charles Drew
is a Bulletin Insert designed to be used when Holy Communion is
celebrated. It highlights the significance of the celebration and
connects it with Charles Drew, an African American who made
significant contributions to blood plasma research. The insert was
developed by Mary A. Love.
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Bulletin Insert,developed by Mary A. Love, that gives the historical
background of how the song written by James Weldon Johnson became
the anthem of African Americans. The words of the song are also
Bulletin Insert that explains the meaning of the West African symbol
and shows how the symbol connects with scripture and the celebration
of African American History month in February. The insert was
developed by Mary A. Love.
Dr. Leichester Bigby is a former pastor of Union
United Church, United Church of Canada in Montreal, Canada. He
contributed the explanation of "Sorrel," a Christmas beverage and
Rev. Wyvetta Bullock is the executive director for
the Division for Congregational Ministries of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America located in Chicago, IL. She developed the
Lent and Easter information document with Dr. Julia Speller.
Dr. William "Bill" Edwards is assistant pastor at
Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in
Memphis, TN. He is the former Associate in Evangelism for the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He developed the Christmas
Eve Celebration and the New Year’s Eve Service.
Ms. Alice Gantt is the senior administrative
assistant and the human resources coordinator for the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.)’s Curriculum Publishing Program Area in Louisville,
KY. She developed the Women’s Day Information Document.
Rev. Linda H. Hollies contributed "A Trumpet in
Zion" from Woman to Woman Ministries.
Dr. Mary Love is the Editor of Religious Literature for the
African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (Charlotte, N.C.) and
adjunct professor of Christian Education at Hood Theological
Seminary. She edited the Resources for Special Days Packet and
developed the Bulletin Inserts on Holy Communion, "Lift Every Voice
and Sing," and Sankofa.
Dr. Julia Speller is director of Christian
education at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL. She
developed the Lent and Easter brochure along with Rev. Wyvetta
Jack Sullivan, Jr.
pastor of United Christian Church in Detroit, Michigan and former
Associate for African American Christian Education for the Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ). He developed the Kwanzaa services.
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