Social Awareness Ministry


The Social Awareness Ministry (SAM) seeks to heighten awareness and empower the MOBC body of Christ individually, corporately and communally by offering a framework for understanding and overcoming emerging societal issues that may potentially impact spiritual growth, civic, human or social rights, education, healthcare, and financial stewardship. Life as we knew it dramatically changed. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain currency with rules, regulations, standards, opportunities and processes for activities that used to be routine. Each quarter SAM will either host or identify an informational forum that provides resources or enrichment to help our capacity to manage life and develop healthy habits in various dimensions of our lives. The ministry is open to all MOBC members.

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Social Awareness Ministry Community Calendar

Jan-Feb: The Kennedy Center presents the “Long-Term Social Impact Initiatives.” These forums leverage the “arts” to build community, center joy, inspire action and drive meaningful change that advance justice and equity. Many performances held at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are free. Presentations include films, orchestras, hip hop artists, the Howard University Gospel Choir and more. To learn more about the Social Impact Initiatives as well as specific dates and times, visit

Jan 25: The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presents the first of its free 5 month series: “Preserve the Past, Build for the Future” Webinar Series. To learn more about the series, visit First webinar is “Mobilizing Community Preservation.” 3PM. Zoom link is–SoG6Tb_w

Feb – Apr 15: The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Contact: CASA of Woodbridge, 2359 Research Ct. Woodbridge, VA 22192. 571.421.2211

Feb: The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) presents its 3rd annual Black History Month Festival (Virtual and In person). The 2023 Black History Month theme is “Black Resistance.” The festival will address “Black Resistance” in the arts, public history, African American music, the Black press and the Black church to name a few. Some events are free. Some are ticketed events. To learn more about ASALH and specific events, dates and times, visit

Feb 2: The Neighborhood Legal Services Program presents a “Free Legal Services Walk-in Clinic.” 1-3PM at the MLK Jr Memorial Library, 901 G St NW Washington DC, Room 202-J/K Consultation. Attorneys will meet with customers on a variety of CIVIL legal matters.

Feb 11: Black History Exhibition and Theatrical Performance featuring artist Herb A. Williams. Mr. Williams will deliver dramatic interpretations, poems, monologues at the Open Space Art Gallery, 15000 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge (Stonebridge Town Center near Wegmans). 6PM – $15

Feb 18: ACHP presents “Walk in the footsteps of Dr. Carter G. Woodson.” Noted Actor Darius Wallace portrays Dr Woodson and serves as tour guide from the Mary McLeod Bethune Council to Dr. Woodson’s house in Washington DC’s Shaw neighborhood. Tour begins at Bethune Council, 1318 Vermont Ave NW. To learn more, call 202.426.1841

Feb 22: ACHP “Preserve the Past, Build for the Future” webinar – Saving Black Gullah Geechee Islands 3PM. Zoom link is–SoG6Tb_w

Mar 26: ACHP “Preserve the Past, Build for the Future” webinar – Create a Future Through Careers in Historic Preservation


Apr 26: ACHP “Preserve the Past, Build for the Future” webinar – “History Right on Your Campus. Preserving HBCUs.” 3PM. Zoom link is–SoG6Tb_w


VA Dept of Health

Prince William County

Prince William County Schools

Prince William County Elections

NAACP – Prince William County Branch

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Social Security

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Black Lives Matter