Jun 10, 2024 | John W. Coleman

The Eastern PA Conference Economic Justice Council invites all to join and support EPA congregations in celebrating Juneteenth 2024, especially two of our historic Black churches.

Mother African Zoar UMC in Philadelphia, Saturday, June 15, 11 am to 3 pm  
at 3259 N Broad St. at W. Westmoreland St., and in the parking lot across the street.

Zoar will celebrate Juneteenth and Father’s Day together, honoring Black Fatherhood and Families.
Come enjoy a classic BBQ cookout with food, music and exhibits by community-partner organizations.  
To volunteer or get more information, email

St. Daniel’s UMC in Chester, Saturday, June 15, 12 to 6 pm    
at Memorial Park, 2300 West 7th Street, Chester.

St. Daniel’s UMC’s 13th annual Juneteenth Festival in Chester will celebrate freedom for African Americans and the entire nation. Featured will be the legendary Blue Notes and other exciting musicians. Plus: food & craft vendors, a health fair, a basketball tournament, voter and NAACP registration, swimming, face painting and other children’s activities.  To volunteer or get more information, email united315@comcast.net.

Please tell us how your congregation celebrates Juneteenth,
whether in the church or in its community. Write to us at communications@epaumc.church by Monday, June 24. Please try to send photos.

Also, join two other churches in community outreach events this summer:

New Life UMC of Drexel Hill, Saturday, July 13, 10 am- 12:30 pm
at SEPTA’s 69th Street Terminal Transportation Center, 6901 Market St, Upper Darby.
Come support the Love Renegades’ 6th Annual Community Prayer & Praise Celebration.
Join in praise & worship, collective prayer with neighbors, giveaways and more!

El Buen Samaritano UMC West Chester, Sunday, August 11, 4:30 pm
at Barker Park, 833 Falcon Lane, West Chester.
Reaching out to the community. Come and support El Buen Samaritano in their Worship service.
Alcanzando la comunidad. Ven y apoya a El Buen Samaritano en su servicio de Adoración.
Enjoy faith, fun and fellowship, plus recreational activities.

*Juneteenth, June 19th, is a federal holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, after the Civil War, when enslaved African Americans in Texas learned of their freedom.

Please download and share the Connecting Our Cultures in Christ flyer below.