The Central Jurisdiction is the way the Methodist Church, from 1939 – 1968, practiced segregation. All Methodist African American conferences and local churches were placed in this Jurisdiction. This ensured the separation of whites and blacks at all levels, except at the very highest. But since the ending of that jurisdiction in 1968 and the […]
Although many aspects of the Black presence, participation and contribution to the Methodist heritage have been discovered and recorded, much work remains to be done. In light of that reality, the African American Methodist Heritage Center Board has directed its Program Commit-tee to assume the lead to work on several kinds of research. The large […]
Timeline: Methodism in Black and White 1758 John Wesley baptizes two “Negro slaves,” at least one woman, thus setting the pattern for receiving people of color into the societies and the church. These two return to Antigua to start the Methodist society in the “new world.” 1760s Anne Schweitzer, a black woman, becomes a founding […]
Retired United Methodist Bishop William Wesley “Bill” Morris died Thursday morning, Jan. 14, having suffered a massive heart attack at home, the Tennessee Conference reported.
The Office of Communications of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) is pleased to announce the launch of MyCallStory.org. This new site is designed to encourage United Methodists around the world to share their story of ministry through short videos. AAMHC encourages it’s constituency to participate in order to ensure that the […]
View a 1992 television interview, United Methodist Bishop Leontine Kelly spoke about her faith and said, “I am grateful for having been nurtured in a particular faith.” Her father, the Rev. David D. Turpeau, was a Methodist minister who also served in the Ohio House of Representatives. Her mother. SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, […]
Now More than EverEvents at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015 in which Dylan Roof, a young white man, killed and wounded members of this historic black church remind us that we continue to be engaged in a full-blown battle against evil forces.
View Trailer of the DVD for your Jurisdiction “We’ve Come This Far by Faith” a series of 5 DVDs representing the history of African Americans in Methodism in all jurisdictions of the UMC . For many years, there was a concern that the legacy of African Americans in Methodism was being lost because heirs were […]
“A Century of Commitment, A Legacy of Love” was the theme of a joyous celebration of the former Delaware Annual Conference on May 30, 2015, the segregated but beloved conference of black Methodists in the region from 1864 until it merged in 1965. Philadelphia-born Bishop Gregory Palmer, Rev. Herbert Palmer (his Dad ), Bishop Ernest […]
Board of Trustees Meeting of November 14-15, 2014 Hyatt Place Baltimore/BWI – Linthicum Heights, Maryland Members Present: Row 1, L-R, Rev. Fred Day, Ms. Angella Current-Felder, Mr. Donald Lusk, Row 2, Rev. Arnold Parks, Ms. Barbara Thompson, Ms. Carol Travis, Ms. Ruth Lawson, Dr. Walter McKelvey, Rev. Joseph Wilson, Ms. Cynthia Bond Hopson, Dr. […]