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Hood plans month of Black History celebrations

The 2014 Hood Theological Seminary Black History Planning Team will hold celebrations throughout February, focusing on the theme “Celebrating Black History: Moving Our Feet Toward Unity and Community.”
The celebrations will begin with weekly chapel services Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:10 a.m. to include seminary student preachers as well as guest preachers from various churches and denominations. The schedule of services is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 1 — Rev. James Dunbar
Tuesday, Feb. 4 — Rev. James Dunbar
Thursday, Feb. 6 — Dr. Henry Young (annual Alfred E. White Endowed Heritage Lecturer)
Saturday, Feb. 8 — Bishop Michael Frencher
Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Dr. Daran Mitchell
Thursday, Feb. 13 — Rev. Sandra Caldwell-Williams
Saturday, Feb. 15 — Rev. Titus Thorn
Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Rev. Chad Shoaf
Thursday, Feb. 20 — Rev. Randy Cain
Saturday, Feb. 22 — Dr. Cathy Jones
Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Dr. Staccato Powell
Thursday, Feb. 27 — Rev. Jimmie L. Banks
Saturday, March 1 — Rev. Jimmie L. Banks
A culminating event will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., in the newly constructed Hood Refectory. The event will include singing, African drumming, Libation Ceremony, poetry, dance, a re-enacted sermon and interactive discussion conducted by Dr. André Resner, professor of homiletics and church worship. The entire Salisbury community is invited to attend these free events. Dr. Albert J.D. Aymer is president and Dr. Vergel L. Lattimore is president-elect. For more information, contact Carol Palmer, development office assistant, 704-636-6926 or cpalmer@hoodseminary.edu.
Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, is an African Methodist Episcopal Zion institution founded in 1903 and named after Bishop James Walker Hood, who cherished a dream of training qualified Negro youths for the Christian Ministry. Throughout the years, Hood has become a community of students from various denominations, ethnicities and cultures committed to spiritual leadership development by way of a Christian tradition sharing the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ with a hurting world.

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