Black History Month: African-Americans contributing to the ChurchChurch Vitality Inclusivity Social Justice
African-Americans are a vital part of the tapestry of The United Methodist Church. They have played important roles in the development of the denomination in the United States since 1758.
A service of appreciation at the 2004 General Conference celebrated African-American contributions, witness and presence within the denomination and recognized “those who stayed” in spite of racism.
Today Black Methodists for Church Renewal represents more than 2,400 black United Methodist congregations and approximately 500,000 African-American members in the United States.
Click here for a large selection of materials available for celebrating and honoring Black History Month.
- A Letter from Bishop Carter on the recent Judicial Council ruling
- At First UMC Orlando, doves send a message of love and hope
- Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune "epitomizes the values we hold dear"
- The ripples from Mary McLeod Bethune's extraordinary life continue today
- The Beloved Community's message: God's love extends to everyone