Juneteenth Offerings at FUMC


What is Juneteenth, exactly?  Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S., dating from June 19 in 1865. This is an important date for our Black brothers and sisters. Please join us for this celebration of freedom and hope.

Downtown Worship: Versha Pleasant, M.D., guest speaker

Sunday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

Come to worship on June 19 (or livestream the service on YouTube) to hear our Juneteenth speaker, Dr. Versha Pleasant. She will share her experience and thoughts about the meaning of Juneteenth. Dr. Versha Pleasant is a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Michigan Medicine. Her research interest lies in the way women of color have to surmount health disparities and genetic testing barriers in their treatment for breast cancer.

Disability Awareness Talks: “The Mothers of Gynecology – Who Were They?”

Sunday, June 26 at 11:15 a.m. in Calkins Hall and on Zoom

Join Carole DeHart and Debbie Houghton as they share how the experiences of women of color have shaped the history of obstetrics and gynecology, and have contributed to current treatments and practices in the field.

Open Table Bible Study: Juneteenth Film, The Black Church – This is Our Story, This is Our Song

Celebrate Juneteenth with Open Table on Tuesday at noon or Thursday at 7:30 p.m. We will watch and discuss the Henry Louis Gates, Jr. film, “The Black Church”, which aired on PBS in 2021. We will be meeting on Zoom to watch the film together; these are the last meeting times for both sessions of Open Table until the fall of 2022.

Tuesdays (May 31, June 7, June 14) from noon-1 p.m.

Join the Tuesday Zoom meetings here.

Thursdays (June 2, June 9, June 16) from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Join the Thursday Zoom meetings here.