KICK Sunday Mornings – February 7th

Reading this list can be convicting – like who could ever live up to such a list? The truth is no one can ever live up to this description. We all have failed to love like this. But this list is not meant to make you feel bad but to points us  to the perfect definition of love – God! God is love. God is everything that this list covers. It is because of God’s love for us that we can love others. We can ask God to help us love like He loves.  The good news is He will help us! This month we will look at how we can show God’s perfect love to others.

Black History Fact #1

Most people think of Rosa Parks as the first person to refuse to give up their seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. There were actually several women who came before her; one of whom was Claudette Colvin.

It was March 2, 1955, when the fifteen-year-old schoolgirl refused to move to the back of the bus, nine months before Rosa Parks’ stand that launched the Montgomery bus boycott. Claudette had been studying Black leaders like Harriet Tubman in her segregated school, those conversations had led to discussions around the current day Jim Crow laws they were all experiencing. When the bus driver ordered Claudette to get up, she refused, “It felt like Sojourner Truth was on one side pushing me down, and Harriet Tubman was on the other side of me pushing me down. I couldn’t get up.”

Claudette Colvin’s stand didn’t stop there. Arrested and thrown in jail, she was one of four women who challenged the segregation law in court. If Browder v. Gayle became the court case that successfully overturned bus segregation laws in both Montgomery and Alabama, why has Claudette’s story been largely forgotten? At the time, the NAACP and other Black organizations felt Rosa Parks made a better icon for the movement than a teenager. As an adult with the right look, Rosa Parks was also the secretary of the NAACP, and was both well-known and respected – people would associate her with the middle class and that would attract support for the cause. But the struggle to end segregation was often fought by young people, more than half of which were women.

KICK Sunday Morning Videos

Pre K- K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0I9wobT-gA

1st- 3rd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwX96TuYpr0     Key Verse John 17:17 ” Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word , which is truth”

4th- 6th  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnYtF0Pt9YU     Key Verse  1 Corinthians 3:6 ” I planted the seed. Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”

Have a great week!

Virtual Hugs

KICK

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