Jeopardy! Black History Month Edition

Join us online on Tuesdays, Feb 9, 16, and 23 at 7 PM for Jeopardy! Black History Month Edition with your host Troy Thomas! Register once for the Zoom meeting and join each night via the same link on our calendar.

Use Google to research categories ahead of time so you’re ready to win! (No “googling” during the game!) The winner of each night’s competition will receive a $30 gift card to support a local black-owned business.

Feb 9 Categories

Africans in the Bible, Black Local Heroes, Black History Dates, Black Inventors, Black Medical Pioneers

Feb 16 Categories

Black Leaders in STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, and Mathematics), Black Literary Figures (Fictional & Historical), Black Leaders in Music & the Arts, Notable Black Youth (past & present, under 25), Black Films, Actors, & Directors

Feb 23 Categories

Black “Firsts”, Black Politicians, Black Civil Rights Leaders, Black Military Leaders, Black Aviators

 

Commemoration of the Feast of Absalom Jones (first African-American ordained in the Episcopal Church)

Virtual service is hosted by St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh – Sat Feb 13 @ 10 AM

Click here to view the service live via YouTube at 10 AM, Sat 2/13. There is a digital “luncheon” to follow the service during which attendees will hear stories of four historically black churches and learn about the Union of Black Episcopalians. There is no cost to attend, but all are asked to register ahead of time. Click here to register for the Zoom “luncheon” with speakers. Learn more about Absalom Jones and these events here: https://vimeo.com/505324861

 

Parish Black History Month offering for “The Absalom Jones Fund for Episcopal HBCUs”

Click here or text GIVEHBCU to 41444 to contribute to the education of a new generation of African-American leaders at our Episcopal-related HBCUs — Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC.

 

Black History Month Film Discussion with St. John’s Youth (EYC)

Middle School EYC: Selma, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, See You Yesterday 

Middle School EYC film discussion: Sun 2/28, 7 – 7:45 PM

High School EYC: The Hate You Give, Drumline, The Greenbook

High School EYC film discussion: Sun 2/28, 8 – 9 PM

St. John’s youth will view these films during the month of February (on their own at home), and then gather online to discuss. All St. John’s members are invited to “drop in” on their Zoom discussion to hear our youth grapple with the racial systems, issues, and history they are inheriting from us and our forebears. If you’d like to listen in, please email Joy Shillingsburg, Director of Youth Ministries and Outreach for the Zoom link.