Black History Month Activities

Black History Month Activities:
The Month of February is a time of reflections of our history a tribute to those who have overcome suffering and injustice and praise for a powerful and sustaining God.
From the Amistad to the Presidency. This Church, St. John Missionary Baptist Church is forever entwined in the history of a people who stood with courage and push forward with faith.
This Church honors this true and rich legacy each February through worship, education, and events.  The Black History Committee invites you to celebrate a Month long of exciting events including Honorees, where are they now from some of our former and current members of  St. John, and of course The Soul Food Dinner along with the Langston Choir.
Throughout the month of February the Black History Committee will be presenting exciting programs and presentations.  Here are just a few of the highlights of this month’s events:
On the 10th of February   The Treasure Your Roots 2018 committee comprised of some of the best Oklahoma Genealogy such as these partners: OKC Area LDS Family Search, OKC LDS Public Affairs, Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Oklahoma Historical Society, Black Genealogy Research Group, and the Association of Professional Genealogists.   The Committee will be presenting the Treasure Your Roots 2018 Genealogy Conference here at St. John Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday February the 10th from 8:00am-4:30pm for more information and registration please visit:
On February 18th we will be honoring the first African American Adjutant General of the Oklahoma National Guard Major General Michael C. Thompson.  Major General Thompson is the 2 star general that serves as the top military advisor to the Governor and commands the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard.
We will continue some of the traditional Sunday programs as follows:
o February 4th is Communion Sunday, Solo Artist and a special presentation of the Slavery Period of our ancestors. 
o February 11th is Healthy Heart Sunday where we wear Red Tie/Red Dress.  We will have a special presentation to some of our former and current members on:  “Where They Are Now & What Are They Doing” As they do great things in the Community and thru out the Country.
o February 18th is Children/Youth Sunday.  This day will have performances and presentations by the Children/Youth Choirs, and the St John Christian Academy. The Honoree will be Major General Michael C. Thompson.  The Attire for this Sunday will be African. We will feature Young Black Artist work in the Foyer. 
o The last Sunday February 25th is Collegiate Day. We will feature the Renowned Langston University Choir as our guest, and the St. John Praise Dancers will perform. The honorees will be the young milleums on “Where Are They Now & What Are They Doing”.  The Guest Speaker will be Rev Garry Johnson, Associate Minister at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Dallas Texas.  Collegiate memorabilia will be in the foyer and attire for the day is Collegiate
And last but not least we will have the Soul food Dinner.  The cost of dinner is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 6 and under.  Here are just some of the items on the Menu: Fried Chicken, Smoked BBQ Chicken, Greens, Black eye Peas, Mac Cheese, Sweet Potatoes Pie, Cornbread and a refreshing glass of Sweet Tea.  Please stop by the Black History table in the fellowship hall to purchase your tickets on the first Sunday February 4th.
Please continue to listen and watch for more information about upcoming events for Black History Month. The Committee is looking forward to an outstanding month of events and hopes you will enjoy, participating and celebrates with us as we Hold Fast to the Dreams
Committee Members:
Jacquie Jemison, Chair
Lorie Stephens, Co Chair
Andre & Jessilyn Head
Lawrence & Alice Myers
Henry & Susan Townsend
Leonard Cayton
Cheryl Hunter Wilson
Sherill Davis
Flossie Thurston
Alva Jean Ewing
Mae Burge
Feb 4, 2018 - 10:45am - Feb 28, 2018 - 9:00pm