What is the Union of Black Episcopalians?
The Union of Black Episcopalians continues in the tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership in the Episcopal Church.
Beginning with the establishment of St. Thomas Episcopal Church by Absalom Jones in 1794 in the city of Philadelphia through the election of Barbara Harris as Suffragan bishop of Massachusetts, there has always been a strong corps of Black Christians in the Episcopal Church. People like James Holly, Henry Delaney, John Walker, Tollie Caution, Charles Lawrence, Deborah Harmon Hines, and countless other.
Organized in 1968 as the Union of Black Clergy and Laity, the Union is the proud inheritor of the work of these people and earlier organizations, the Convocation of Colored Clergy, the Conference of Church Workers Among Colored People, all dedicated to the ministry of Blacks in the Episcopal Church. The name was changed to the Union of Black Episcopalians in 1971.
The Union of Black Episcopalians is a confederation of more than 55 chapters and interest groups throughout the continental United States and the Caribbean. The Union also has members in Canada, Africa and Latin America.
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For those that are close to me, you know I often share with you the story of my amazing Grandfather 👴🏾 Jackie Moore. Before @stephencurry30 it was Jackie, the first African American to play for the Philadelphia Warriors, first 5 AA to play in the @NBA. The truth is, his legacy is more than his basketball career, it’s who he is as a person. To me and everyone else in our family he teaches us to be Gods “Warrior”, to always make time to serve, and give for those less fortunate. Incredibly grateful to share my grandfathers legacy w/ his wife, daughters, grandkids, siblings, and a host of cousins. Let’s CONTINUE to celebrate #BlackExcellence. #blackhistorymonth
St. Michael and All Angels donated 32 stuffed back packs to The Learning Collaborative. TLC or The Learning Collaborative serves school aged children in the Grier Heights Neighborhood in Charlotte, NC. TLC is a a comprehensive pre-school program with hands-on involvement between teachers, students, families, patrons and the community. Providing transportation, hot meals, speech language and literacy development, and intensive family support, we have a long and successful history of developing children who are ready and excited to learn upon entering kindergarten, while coaching parents to participate in their child’s education as both teacher and advocate. The youth of St. Michael & All Angels looks forward to this partnership with TLC.
On December 11th, Children bought christmas tree for children nursery. Sunday School Class of our children designed ornaments for the Children's tree.
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