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FEBRUARY 2021
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Fifth Sunday gathering highlights:
FBDCW lead inaugural event
National Convocation’s inaugural Fifth Sunday "Hour of Power" was led by the Fellowship of Black Disciples Clergy Women on January 31. FBDCW leaders including Monique Crain Spells (Texas), Ann Picket-Parker (Mississippi), Sydney Avent (New York), Belinda King and Paula Pettis-Garrett (Indiana), Delesslyn Kennebrew (Missouri), and Anita Cobb (Nevada) led a powerful time of worship and visioning for the future. 

Rev. Monique Crain Spells, President of the FBDCW, offered a charge to "Book Your Flight," as she reflected on Psalm 121:1,7-8. The "Hour of Power" concluded with a time to share creative ideas and future stories led by Rev. Yvonne Gilmore, Interim Administrative Secretary. Click on the picture to the left to access the recording. Click here to learn more about the FBDCW. 
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SoulCare Moment for Black Clergy
National Convocation
has invited Rev. Angela Whitenhill, Mental Health Initiative Manager, National Benevolent Association (NBA) to facilitate a SoulCare moment for Black clergy impacted by the trauma of the U.S. Capitol insurrection.

Please join us on Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm (EST), 6:30pm (CST), 4:30pm (PST), for a moment to pause and process.

JOIN US: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting in Zoom.
SAVE THE DATES: JULY 20-23, 2022
CELEBRATIONS
HONOR | CELEBRATE | INSPIRE
Special thanks to everyone that submitted a video. The virtual choir video is coming soon. Stay tuned.
Faith-Based Black HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Guide

The National Benevolent Association offers a resource for communities of faith to learn about the HIV/AIDS epidemic and how it disproportionately affects the Black community. 

The "Faith-Based Black HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Guide" is a 16-page PDF resource. This resource provides historical insight into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, sermon starters, and statistics that highlight how different communities are affected. Included in the PDF are resources for your continued learning. Click below to download this rich resource!
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BOOKS SPOTLIGHT
Journey Toward Wholeness
by Brenda M. Cardwell and
William K. Fox, Sr.

From Convention to Convocation:
No longer "Objects of" Mission but "Partners In" the Work

With roots stretching to before the Civil War, the National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today serves as the connection between African Americans and the Stone-Campbell Movement. Founders of the African American Convention movement were visionaries, coordinating the opposition to slavery, forced relocation of free African Americans to Africa, and a multitude of social ills. Journey toward Wholeness: A History of Black Disciples of Christ in the Mission of the Christian Church chronicles the predecessors of the National Convocation and the movement's roots and growth through almost three centuries.
The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies by Irie Lynne Session, Kamilah Hall Sharp, and Jann Aldridge-Clanton


This Bible study/sermon series will elevate and center the narratives of biblical women who either directly or indirectly, experienced some kind of emotional distress amid a patriarchal culture and found a way to navigate life in ways that enabled their own flourishing as well as that of the larger community. We will mine these stories for womanist tenets of traditional communalism (community wholeness), radical subjectivity (she matters), redemptive self-love (loving oneself regardless-bodycentric), and critical engagement (confronting the Powers).

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