Reunited Methodists

On a sad but pivotal day in the late 1780s, several of the African American members of Philadelphia’s St. George’s Methodist Church were thrown out of the church by the congregation’s white leaders because of their refusal to sit in a blacks-only gallery area. Those African American Christians eventually went on to form what would become the first congregation of the African American Methodist Episcopal Church, Mother Bethel A.M.E.

Now, 200 years after racism divided black from white at St. George’s Methodist, members of the modern-day congregations of St. George’s and Mother Bethel have reunited.


Embracing Life — Day 35

Embracing Life -- Day 35

Chandra White-Cummings

Day 35: Unity for Life

What would be sufficient motivation to compel you to intentionally cultivate a relationship with someone of a different ethnicity, different denomination, different church, different marital status, socioeconomic status, etc.? Would you do it to feed the poor in your city? Would you do it to give an abandoned child a loving home? Would the prospect of having a marriage others only dream of be enough? What about bringing revival to a country? Carmen Pate suggests saving children in the womb should motivate us all.