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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Black History Month Events at the Central Baptist Church

Linda Bly and our neighbors at the Central Baptist Church have scheduled several Black History events scheduled for the Church on Douglass Street in Kingsport for the month of February, between the $th and the 25th. The title of this year's celebration is "Remembering Where We Came From." You'll also find these events posted on the Website Calender Page:

On Sunday, February 4th, during the 11 AM morning church service, there will be a "Power Point Celebration". Mr. and Mrs. Jim Brice will host our "Moment In Black History."

On Sunday. February 11th, also during the 11 AM morning church service, there'll be a "Power Point Presentation." On this day, Ms. Brenda Clark (daughter of Douglass High School Alumnus Richard Clark) will host our "Moment In Black History." The highlight of the service will be our speaker, Douglass Alumnus Mr. Edward Horton. Mr. Horton also chairs the 2007 Douglass Alumni Association Scholarship Committee for the Reunion this summer. He is also the main speaker at the Douglass Reunion Banquet at 6 PM on Saturday, June 30th.

On Sunday, February 18th during the morning church service at 11 AM, there will be a "Power Point Presentation," and the "Moment In Black History" will be hosted by Mrs. Mary Carpenter." The highlight pf the service will be the speaker, Mr. Paul Montgomery, who by the way holds the title of the FIRST African-American in the position of one of the Vice Presidents in the history of the Eastman Chemical Company and its predecessor, the Tennessee Eastman Company. Think of that folks.. Eastman employs thousands, at one EARLY point 16-thousand people, one of the largest employers in the state, and our own Paul Montgomery is one of the Vice Presidents!

And, during the 11 AM morning church service on Sunday, February 25th, there will be a "Power Point Presentation," featuring "The Bible," and "Famous African-Americans Who Succumbed In 2006." There will also be a presentation of a skit entitled "SEA CRUISE," a delightful story that reveals the History of our Ancestors, and will feature the talents of many of the youth and adult members of the Central Baptist Church and also a special appearance by talented "The New Vision Youth" group of Kingsport. There will also be a wonderful selection by saxophonist Curtis Montgomery, current a student at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, and a member of the world famous University of Tennessee "Pride Of The Southland Marching Band."

Also after the service on Sunday, February 25th, we will be hosting a fellowship "Soul Food" supper for all of those who attend. We're also asking that everyone bring their favorite covered dish to share with everyone. That way, we will surely be blessed with more than enough delicacies to satisfy everyone's taste!
Please come out and celebrate the spirit of Black History this month at Central Baptist Church. We look forward to seeing you there, either at one of the services, or hopefully all of them!