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February is Black History Month

It is a time to honour and celebrate the contributions of Black people in Canada. Their history in Canada is part of the history of the United Church. In 1907 Union Congregational Church formed in Montreal when black railway porters and their wives came together to worship with dignity. Because of legal segregation black people could not worship as equal participants in other congregations. Nowadays many congregations in diverse parts of Canada do not reflect their black community.

Thanks to MISSION AND SERVICE a group called The Journeys of Black Peoples in the UCC was formed. The group strives for integration, offering help to those who come from outside the church to find a home and sanctuary within the church.

Knox United Church welcomes ALL people!