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BMCR has a new webpage

Bishop speaks to caucus concerns BY JOHN W. COLEMAN Philadelphia Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) has a new Web presence at www.epaumc.org/bmcr, hosted by the Eastern PA Conference website…. Read more

Reflections on BMCR’s 51st General Meeting

By the Rev. Shayla Johnson

BMCR Philadelphia Coordinator

The 51st General Meeting of National Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR), March 13-17, in Sacramento, Calif., drew a smaller attendance than the 500 who came to the 2017, 50th anniversary meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. About 162 registered persons attended this year’s meeting, where there was less pomp and circumstance but nonetheless, important matters and decisions to consider, along with celebrative worship and fellowship.  Read more

Conference members attend rally against racism in DC

A small community of Eastern PA Conference members chatted in the chilly, pre-dawn darkness of the Conference Office parking lot Wednesday morning, April 4, awaiting the arrival of a tour… Read more

Conference to examine its institutional racism

Let’s talk about racism. Many in the Eastern PA Conference have been doing that for years, and even more intensely the past few years. From Healing the Wounds of Racism… Read more

A ride to the rally to end racism

The Commission on Religion & Race (CORR) invites Eastern PA Conference members, families and friends to join a one-day freedom and fellowship ride to the nation’s capital on Wednesday, April 4, to rally against the scourge of racism…  Read more

Sharing Native American worship, culture, history

The Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) will celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday, April 15, 4-6 PM, at Camp Innabah (712 Pughtown Road, Spring City), with a… Read more

BMCR looks to the future

(UMNS)–Black Methodists for Church Renewal recently gathered here in a mood of gratitude, but also of anticipation. “We give thanks for the past 50 years … but God is declaring there is a next level in our future,” said the Rev. Antoine “Tony” Love, the group’s vice chairman…  Read more

CONAM sends help in Montana snow emergency

Heavy snow–70 to 80 inches high–and 70 to 80 miles-per-hour wind gusts have created an emergency on the Blackfeet Tribal Reservation in Montana, where about 7,500 people live in10 communities… Read more

Wilma Mankiller

Sherry Wack, CSM, a member of Evansburg UMC and vice-chair of the Eastern PA Conference Committee on Native American Ministry, kindly sent us this inspiring essay about Native American history-maker… Read more

‘Pass the Dream Act Now!’ immigration advocates urge

Many of the approximately 700,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers were brought to the U.S. as children without proper documents; but they are trying to remain here legally to live… Read more