Mother African Zoar UMC’s 225th Anniversary

Mother African Zoar will celebrate its 225th anniversary with a grand banquet on Saturday, November 9, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, at the Hilton Hotel at 4200 City Avenue in Philadelphia. Bishop Gregory Palmer, a Philadelphia native who leads the Ohio West Episcopal Area, will address the gathering. The Rev. Shayla Johnson is Zoar’s pastor and also president/coordinator of the Philadelphia Black Methodists for Church Renewal caucus.

Tickets to Mother African Zoar’s banquet and souvenir book ads may be purchased from Betty Henderson by calling 215-226-5268. Or write to

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