Zion Hill MBC celebrates Black History Month and heart health

March 8, 2018

Photo by Robert Bell

During the month of February, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with a number of special services. The first event was their African American Heritage Program on Sunday, February 18, 2018, and this year’s theme was, “Saluting our Educators: Past and Present.” This event included special guests Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne B. Driver, Ed.D.; and Milwaukee Public Schools Board of Directors President Mark Sain. Guests were encouraged to wear traditional African colors. Pictured at the event are (from left) Zion Hill First Lady Jenell Williamson; Zion Hill Pastor Russell B. Williamson; Dr. Darienne Driver, and School Board member Wendell Harris.

On Sunday, February 25, 2018, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosted its second special Black History Month event. This time the focus was on February as National Heart Disease and Stroke Awareness Month with a theme of “Heart Disease and Stroke: What it Means for African American Women.” The special guest for this event was Wisconsin Well Woman Program Executive Director Gale Johnson. African American women are at a higher risk than other ethnic groups for suffering from heart disease or stroke, and the best defense is education and awareness. Guests were encouraged to show their support for women’s heart health by wearing red to the morning service. Pictured are (from left) Gale Johnson; Zion Hill Pastor Russell B. Williamson; and Zion Hill First Lady Jenell Williamson.