OURSTORY SUNDAY SCHEDULE

SUNDAY SESSION

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Our Story We Are Many Faiths

Within the African American culture just as we are a varied hues of brown, black, beige embracing faith has many meaning for OURCULTURE. 

 

Religion, particularly Christianity, has played an outsize role in African American history. While most Africans brought to the New World to be slaves were not Christians when they arrived, many of them and their descendants embraced Christianity,  finding comfort in the Biblical message of spiritual equality and deliverance. In post-Civil War America, a burgeoning black church played a key role strengthening African American communities and in providing key support to the civil rights movement. Reported in PEW Research Center February 7, 2018  BY DAVID MASCI 

Our Faith By The Numbers

Roughly eight-in-ten (79%) African Americans self-identify as Christian. The vast majority of African-Americans are Protestant (78%),   and in the black community – is not homogeneous. In fact, 40% of all African-Americans identify with Baptist denominations within the historically black tradition. More than three-in-four African-American Protestants (and 59% of African-Americans overall) belong to historically black Protestant denominations, such as the National Baptist Convention or the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 


 An additional 15% of African-Americans are members of evangelical denominations, such as the Southern Baptist Convention or Assemblies of God, and 4% are members of mainline denominations, such as the Disciples of Christ.  

 

African-American Muslims constitute 20% of the total U.S. Muslim population,[9] the majority are Sunni or orthodox Muslims, some of these identify under the community of W. Deen Mohammed.[10][11] The Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan has a membership ranging from 20,000–50,000 members.[12]

A Pew survey in 2014 showed that 23% of American Muslims were converts, including 8% from historically black Protestant traditions. 28% of Muslims counted in the survey were black (down from 32% in 2007), and since 2007, the black proportion had shrunk, while the white and Asian proportions had grown, mainly due to immigration as most black Muslims were native U.S. blacks.[13]

African-American Jews are people of mixed Jewish-African-American background, or African Americans who are Jewish by birth or have converted to Judaism


Estimates of the number of black Jews in the United States range from 20,000[2] to 200,000.[3] 


The Nation of Yahweh is a predominantly African American offshoot of the Black Hebrew Israelites religious movement and was founded in 1979 in Miami by Hulon Mitchell Jr., who went by the name Yahweh ben Yahweh.   Before his death The Nation grew to encompass disciples, followers, and supporters in over 1,300 cities within the U.S. and 16 foreign countries."[5] 


Slightly more than one-in-ten African-Americans (12%) report being unaffiliated with any particular religion.

Source Pew Research  Religion & Public Life 

Wikipedia 

Our Strength is in Collaboration

 “I am where I am because of the bridges that I crossed. Sojourner Truth was a bridge. Harriet Tubman was a bridge. Ida B. Wells was a bridge. Madame C. J. Walker was a bridge. Fannie Lou Hamer was a bridge." — Oprah Winfrey (Source: Learning Liftoff) 

OURSTORY Still Matter

Regardless of separation of OUR Faith choices we are stronger together to address the social ills which attack our underserved population. We OUR a  people born into a race of strength perseverance, love and faith. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. 

OUR STORY SUNDAY SCHEDULE

 

Friday, February 16, 2018

02/16/18

8:00 AM

OURSTORY BOOK FAIR & EXPO OPEN

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Summit Center

STEMulation Zone: Hands on STEM Activities - Cincinnati STEMulates & National Society of Black Engineers

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Session 1: What's The Word? READ - Annie Ruth

02/16/18

9:15 AM

10:15 AM

Sanctuary

Hiring Event: Tri-City Staffing

02/16/18

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Session 2: Reading is Fun-Da-Mental - L. Kobie Da Wiz

02/16/18

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Sanctuary

Session 2: Books N Bros - Sydney Keys III

02/16/18

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Sanctuary

Session 3: African Origins of Math & Science - Dr. Chike Akua

02/16/18

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Sanctuary

Words, Rhythms & Rhymes: Spoken Word, Music, Hip Hop Artists Showcase

02/16/18

6:00 PM

8:00 PM

Sanctuary

Voices & Verses: Teen Spoken Word Showcase

02/16/18

6:30 PM

8:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

Saturday, February 17, 2018

02/17/18

8:00 AM

OURSTORY BOOK FAIR & EXPO OPEN

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Summit Center

Art Exhibition

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Kids Zone

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

STEMulation Zone: Hands on STEM Activities - Cincinnati STEMulates & National Society of Black Engineers

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Writers' Workshop 

02/17/18

9:00 AM

4:00 PM

See Below: Writers' Workshop Schedule

Making Moves: Worship YOUR Way: Movement Ministry Showcase

02/17/18

10:00 AM

3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

The Future Belongs to the Rebel: Carlton Robert Collins

02/17/18

11:00 AM

11:45 AM

Room 101

Pan Africanism: The Solution to Our Problems as African People - Curt Standifer

02/17/18

11:00 AM

11:45 AM

Dance Studio

Home Buying & Mortgage Lending Process: Tony Jones & Shannel Heath

02/17/18

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Room 106

Celebrity Storybook Hour

02/17/18

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Room 103

Mary Wineberg: Unwavering Perserverance

02/17/18

12:00 PM

12:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

Roberta McClinon: Heal Thy Soul Naturally Tips to Strengthen Your Body's Weakest Links

02/17/18

12:00 PM

12:45 PM

Room 101

Wellness of Mind, Body & Spirit: Dr. Kent Robinson, Mercy Health Physicians 

02/17/18

12:00 PM

12:45 PM

Dance Studio

Blood Pressure & Diabetes Screenings: Mercy Health Physicians

02/17/18

12:00 PM

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Hiring Event: Tri-City Staffing

02/16/18

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

African Folk Tales: Storytelling Hour 

02/17/18

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Room 103

Honoring Our Ancestral Obligations: Dr. Chike Akua

02/17/18

1:00 PM

1:45 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

Charles McClinon: Living with Epilepsy

02/17/18

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Room 101

OUR Vote Matters: Panel Discussion

02/17/18

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Dance Studio

Face Painting

02/17/18

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Heroine/Opioid Epidemic: Treatment, Prevention & Healthy Lifestyle Choices: UMADAOP

02/17/18

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Room 101

Celebrity Storybook Hour

02/17/18

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Room 103

Kimberly Nicole Johnson: Moment By Moment

02/17/18

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

Room 106

African Games

02/17/18

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

African Art Crafts Making

02/17/18

2:00 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Embracing A New Normal: Rhonie McBerry

02/17/18

3:00 PM

3:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

Mastering Your Money: Credit: Lawrence Cain, Jr.

02/17/18

3:00 PM

3:50 PM

Room 106

Ishaq Nadir: Understanding the Adolescent

02/17/18

3:00 PM

3:50 PM

Room 101

African Dress up

02/17/18

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Sydney Keys III: Books N Bros

02/17/18

3:15 PM

4:15 PM

Room 205

African Artifact Demonstration

02/17/18

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Exhibit Hall

Starting a Business from the Ground Up: Delano White

02/17/18

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Room 101

Relationship Recovery Techniques: "Life After a Breakup of Divorce": Dr. Shantel Thomas

02/17/18

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Room 106

Drumming workshop

02/17/18

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Dance Studio

Ur Aua Hehimetu Ra Enkamit, Ph. D.: The Divine Kingship of Asante Exploring a Black Unity Model in the Age of Trump

02/17/18

4:00 PM

5:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

The Collaborative Refresh Community Forum: Cincinnati Black United Front

02/17/18

4:00 PM

7:00 PM

Sanctuary

African Folk Tales: Storytelling Hour 

02/17/18

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Room 103

How to Write Your Book in 30 Days - Dr. Chike Akua (Eventbrite Registration Required)

02/17/18

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Room 205

African Dance Workshop

02/17/18

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Dance Studio

Hip Hop Dance Workshop

02/17/18

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Dance Studio

Sunday, February 18, 2018

02/18/18

8:00 AM

Dr. Chike Akua: Corinthian Baptist Church Guest Preacher 11A Worship

02/18/18

11:00 AM

1:30 PM

772 Whittier Street 45229

OURSTORY BOOK FAIR & EXPO OPEN

02/18/18

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Summit Center 

Kids Zone

02/17/18

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

STEMulation Zone: Hands on STEM Activities - Cincinnati STEMulates & National Society of Black Engineers

02/17/18

9:00 AM

9:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Author / Poetry Hour

02/18/18

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

Art Exhibition

02/18/18

12:00 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Face Painting

02/18/18

1:00 PM

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

African Art Crafts Making

02/18/18

2:00 PM

6:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Unstoppable Praise & Worship: Youth & Young Adult Choirs and Ministries

02/18/18

2:00 PM

5:30 PM

Sanctuary

African Games

02/18/18

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Ur Aua Hehimetu Ra Enkamit, Ph. D.: EMF Radiation and the Black Community The Dangers & Political Implications of 4G, 5G, and Wi-Fi

02/18/18

2:00 PM

3:30 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage

African Folk Tales: Storytelling Hour 

02/18/18

2:30 PM

3:30 PM

Room 103

African Artifact Demonstration

02/18/18

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Exhibit Hall

Relationship Panel Discussion: Dr. Thomas Moderator

02/18/18

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Stage