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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Black History Month Resources

    Black History Month celebrates the historical contributions of African Americans to the worship life, mission and ministry of the church. Click here for resources. 

    More resources:

    Center Honors Black Methodists’ History
    Archivists hope churches and families will donate items to the African American Methodist Heritage Center, so the stories of those who built the church will remain alive for future generations.
    http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/center-honors-black-methodists-history

    Jim Lawson profile
    http://www.umc.org/how-we-serve/james-lawson-reflections-on-life-nonviolence-civil-rights-mlk

    Encore: Methodist History: Bishop fought slavery 
    http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/methodist-history-bishop-fought-slavery

    Encore: Tindley Temple                    
    http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/tindley-temple-a-highlight-of-methodist-history

    Walking with King Series
    http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/united-methodists-share-mlks-dream

    Selma (talk of MLK, anniversary of Selma March is March 9)
    http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/eyewitness-to-selma-faith-leaders-stand-for-civil-rights

    Timeline in black and white 
    http://www.umc.org/resources/timeline-methodism-in-black-and-white

    Part of history, African-American spirituals still heal
    http://www.umc.org/resources/part-of-history-african-american-spirituals-still-heal


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."