Wesley UMC, Napoleonville celebrates Black History Month

March 30, 2015

Wesley United Methodist Church of Napoleonville recently celebrated significant contributions made by local African American history makers.

The service, A Retrospective in Local Black History: Our Past, Present and a Glance to our Future, featured the second oldest member of the congregation and one of the church’s younger members.

Ninety two-year-old “Sister” Worley gave a “spirited” recitation of the life and contributions Mary M. Bethune, followed by a recognition of Simuel Lewis, who has served as an acolyte for more than five years. Rev. Marguerite Jenkins, pastor, presented Simuel with a certificate and a surprise gift from the entire congregation.