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Celebrating Black History

In 1926, Carter G. Woodson established a period to celebrate the rich history of African Americans and their significant contributions to the social, political, and economic structures of the United States and the world. Initially celebrated as a week to correspond with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the celebration was expanded in 1976 to include the entire month of February. President Gerald R. Ford noted at the first national recognition of Black History Month that this was an opportunity for Americans "to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout history.” Click here for additional resources to celebrate Black History Month in your congregation and community. Click here for worship resources.
1. DISTRICT CHECK-IN MEETING: On February 18th from 12 pm - 1 pm we want to touch base with our pastors to see how you are doing and to pray with you. We know these continue to be challenging times and we want you to know you are not alone. Join us at

2. MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: Each month Rev. Lindsay Geist shares resources and tools to care for ourselves and others in the Wellbeing Wednesday Newsletter. Also, the Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is a free and confidential hotline to help people needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the pandemic. Open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm, (866) 399-8938.

3. SAFE SANTUARIES IN SPANISH: There will be a Safe Sanctuaries training for Spanish speaking congregations, staff and volunteers on February 13th from 10 am - 12 pm. For more info contact Rev. Juan Quintanilla,

Did You Know?

Buford First UMC is partnering with hospitals and medical missions in Ghana providing more than 3000 pounds of bandages with another 16+ boxes ready to ship. Just one way BFUMC is focusing on what they can do to serve in these uncertain times. 
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