The Philadelphia Tribune has highlighted a number of our Philly UM churches in frequent religion articles, including its regular Church of the Week feature. Recently it lifted up Janes Memorial and Grace UMCs; and on April 29 it featured Camphor Memorial UMC.
The newspaper reported on the 95-year-old church’s efforts to make a “tangible impact on the lives of its members and the community by empowering them through education or uplifting them in acts of charity.” It credits the Rev. Frank N. Moore, Camphor Memorial’s “social justice-oriented pastor,” with trying to engage more young people and teaching people “about who Jesus really was, in terms of what Jesus really did.”
Also featured in the newspaper recently were:
The Tribune regularly features ministries, members, pastors and concerns of black churches in Philadelphia, often in articles written by correspondent Samaria Bailey. Recently, Bailey covered a clergy forum titled “The Role of the Black Church in the Trump Era” (March 31), including comments by the Rev. Gregory Holston, pastor of New Vision UMC and head of grassroots social action agency POWER, and Camphor UMC pastor the Rev. Frank Moore.
Eastern PA Conference Communications asks—implores—all churches in our conference to please, please let us know when and where your church, your pastor or members are featured in your local news media—in newspapers, television or online stories. We want to highlight more links to more stories like these whenever and wherever they occur, publishing them in NEWSpirit Digest and on our “Methodists Make News” webpage. Please keep us in your loop.