During February, United Methodist Churches across the country celebrate Black History Month in one form or another.Â On February 8th MissionCast was at St. James United Methodist Church, in Kansas City where we visited with Lay Leader Franklin Walker who also serves as chairperson of the Missouri Conference Creative Ministries Team.Â This 3 minute MissionCast opens with Franklin sharing how Black History month is celebrated at St. James.Â What follow is a collage of the second morning worship service with an emphasis on those pieces of the service that lifted up Black History Month.Â The pastoral staff at St. James United Methodist Church includes co-pastors Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, II and Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, III, Rev. Richard Vogel, Rev. John Macklin and Rev. Laurice Valentine.Â St. James is one of the largest churches in the Missouri Conference.
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