The Ministry of Wholeness is our vehicle of addressing the needs of individuals and families in order that they may be lead of Christ through their everyday experiences in order to spring forth as His witness.
The ministry is empowered with the assignment of educating and exposing our congregation and community of health concerns as well as proper health etiquette. In addition, the ministry assists those who are grieving and experiencing loss in their lives and families.
BLACK VALUE SYSTEM (NGUZO SABA) -- CREATED BY
DR. MAULANA KARENGA. SEPTEMBER 7, 1965
What is a Value System? -- A value system is a set of principles that guides a person in his and her day-to-day life experiences. It helps you to determine what you should do and what you should not do. When one has a positive value system, he or she is more likely to do positive things. This is the reason we like for you to become familiar with the Nguzo Saba.
The Afrocentric Value System is based on the Nguzo Saba because helps people of African American descent to work together, respect each other and promote and celebrate our collective history, identity and struggle.
The 7 principles of the Nsuzo Saba are:
1. Umoja (Unity) -- To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
2. Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) -- To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves instead of being defined, named, created for, and spoken for by others.
3. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) -- To build and maintain our community together and make our sister's and brother's problems our problems and to solve them together.
4. Ujamma (Cooperative Economics) -- To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and profit from them together.
5. Nia -(Purpose) -- To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
6. Kuumba (Creativity) -- To do always as much as we can, in the the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7. lmani (Faith) -- To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
Answers By Heart