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Beloved Delaware Conference celebrated 50 years later

Nearly 200 people gathered at historic Tindley Temple UMC in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 30, to celebrate “A Century of Commitment, A Legacy of Love.” With that theme, they fondly… Read more

A Brief History of the Former Delaware Annual Conference

Organized officially in 1784, the Methodist Episcopal Church flourished in the early 1800s, as small societies and full churches emerged, even among black U.S. populations. Black local preachers were recruited… Read more

Bishop Gregory Palmer with his father, the Rev. Herbert Palmer

Memorable Delaware Conference Celebration planned for May 30

The Eastern PA Conference’s long-awaited celebration of the former Delaware Annual Conference will commence this Saturday, May 30, at 9:45 AM, with the upbeat processional anthem “We’re Marching to Zion”… Read more

Delaware Conference history chronicled in ‘A Methodist Trail’

A Methodist Trail is a just-published, long-awaited history of the former Delaware Annual Conference, the historic African American Methodist conference that was the first to form in 1864 and the… Read more

Celebrate Delaware Conference Legacy May 30

“A Century of Commitment, A Legacy of Love.” That reverent theme will mark a joyous celebration of the former, all-African American Delaware Annual Conference Saturday, May 30, at Philadelphia’s historic… Read more

Delaware Annual Conference Video/Book Website

On May 15, The EPA Annual Conference approved a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the former, all-black Delaware Annual Conference. A 7½ -minute video was shown as part of… Read more

Donations sought for Delaware Conference video

The EPA Annual Conference approved a resolution, May 15, 2014, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the former, all-black Delaware Annual Conference. That pioneering conference emerged in 1864 from efforts to… Read more