Black History Month

Events to celebrate African-American heritage

Walla Walla University will hold its annual celebration of Black History Month in February. The events will honor African-American heritage and will highlight WWU black students and alumni.

Black History Sabbath will take place during the first weekend in February and will feature messages from Pastor Laurent Grosvenor, musical guests Wayne Bucknor and Andrew “Benji” Young, and a concert by Total Praise: Festival of Choirs.

Grosvenor was born in Manchester, England, and currently pastors at Temple Gate Seventh-day Adventist Church in Selma, Alabama. His ministry, which began at age nine, has taken him around the world. Kenya, Bermuda, Trinidad, Barbados, and Jamaica are just some of the locations where he has preached the gospel. He attended Oakwood University as well as Andrews University Theological Seminary and began pastoring at Temple Gate in 2014.

Black History Month events at Walla Walla University will include:

Black Student Christian Fellowship Vespers
Friday, Feb. 5, 8 p.m.
University Church

First Serve by Berean Fellowship—Speaker: Laurent Grosvenor
Saturday, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.
University Church

Sabbath School with Tim Golden, WWU professor of philosophy
Saturday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m.
University Church

Second Service with NPUC mass choir—Speaker: Laurent Grosvenor
Saturday, Feb. 6, 11:30 a.m.
University Church

Total Praise: Festival of Choirs
Saturday, Feb. 6, 4 p.m.
University Church

Black Alumni of Walla Walla University Meeting
Sunday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m.
Walla Walla Hampton Inn

Black History CommUnity
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.
University Church

The University Church is located at 212 SW Fourth St., College Place.

Posted Jan. 28, 2016

Black History Sabbath will feature music by Total Praise: Festival of Choirs.