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A precious part of history, spirituals continue to heal

A precious part of history, spirituals continue to heal

By Pamela Crosby African-American spirituals, also known as Negro spirituals, are a familiar, precious part of American history. Today their melodies are an integral part of worship services. Often sung as part of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and Black History Month celebrations, oppressed people worldwide continue to use them as protest and liberation songs. […]

BMCR Meeting

BMCR Meeting

47th Meeting, March 28-29, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 Special Meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal. We have much work to do and we have much to celebrate in the life of the church and by way of what we are endeavoring to do in […]

Older your Black Methodist History Video Today

Older your Black Methodist History Video Today

Explore the dynamic history of a resilient, faithful African American people who overcame racism and rejection to serve God as a remnant in their predominantly white denomination. They were determined to achieve freedom, dignity and full inclusion in developing a united Methodist Church. They succeeded through their faithful obedience to God’s vision of love, justice […]

The AAMHC announces the 2014 Calendar for $5

The AAMHC announces the 2014 Calendar for $5

Methodist history is expressed uniquely in our society African American Methodist Heritage Center announces our 2014 calendar, which celebrates the banners that are displayed in various artistic mediums in churches, and on their websites… The banners honor the legacy and tradition of early Methodists and embrace the uniqueness of the current age. This calendar honors […]

Bishop Stith And Heritage Center Honored at Gala

Bishop Stith And Heritage Center Honored at Gala

For a decade Bishop Forrest C. Stith, has led the AAMHC in assembling a trove of Black Methodist archival treasures.  The Center celebrated both its own 10 year history and the service of its unpaid President and CEO at a December 9, 2011 Washington, D.C., gala that featured a concert of revered African American sacred […]

Spring Journal 2014 Click to View

Spring Journal 2014 Click to View

The African American Methodist Heritage Center (AAMHC) is a ministry of the United Methodist Church and Methodism at large. It views the church and its ministry in retrospect and prospect,  

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2013

 African American Methodist  Heritage Center to The 46th Annual Meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal – March 13-15, 2013  “ …when your children shall ask their parents in time to come, saying, ‘What do these stones mean?’ then you shall let your children know, ‘Israel crossed over the  Jordan here on dry ground’.” (Joshua […]

Bishop Woodie W. White

Bishop Woodie W. White

(retired) as Board of Directors  President Linthicum Heights, Md.—The United Methodist Church’s African American Methodist Heritage Center (AAMHC) announced the election of Bishop Woodie W. White (retired) as Board of Directors President at a Feb. 8-9 meeting. A long-time United Methodist and Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) member, White brings a treasure of history […]

Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly-died in Oakland on June 28

Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly-died in Oakland on June 28

United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly, the first black woman bishop in a major Christian denomination, preaches at a Methodist church in College Park, Ga., in 2004. Kelly, 92, died in Oakland on June 28. Leontine T.C. Kelly, a daughter and wife of ministers who followed her own calling and became the first black woman […]

A New BMCR is Born

A New BMCR is Born

Black Methodists for Church Renewal OK major restructure to reflect diversity of denomination A new Black Methodists for Church Renewal was born Friday, March 15, 2013, when members attending the 2013 annual meeting approved a major restructure of the official caucus that advocates for Black Methodists in The United Methodist Church.