As one of the community's more integrated congregations, Altadena Baptist Church has felt that it is in a unique position to affirm and appreciate the cultural and spiritual values developed through the struggles of African-Americans in the history of the United States.
Beginning in 1984, the church has planned and sponsored a "Black History Celebration" on the third Sunday of each February. Many community leaders and members of other area churches have come to place this event on their Black History Month calendar.
They know they can look forward to rousing music and a challenging speaker, as well as a soul food meal following.
This year's Celebration will be held at the church on Sunday, February 17, beginning at 5 p.m. The theme will be "JUSTICE REBORN, REDEFINED AND REVISITED?" The featured speaker will be the Rev. Lucious Smith, Pastor of the historic Friendship Baptist Church of Pasadena, and a variety of musical groups will lead in praise.
In recent years, we have been able to cover expenses and have enough left to give donations to worthy causes. This year's focus will include the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation.
The event is free; however, a free will offering is taken during the event. We really appreciate the support of the community. All are welcome.