• Nov2018

    Friends –  Here is a link to register for the Young Clergy Leadership Forum January 27-31 sponsored by Church and Society in Washington DC.  This will be our 16th Young Clergy Forum with over 700 now having participated over the years.  We are only able to accommodate 50 young clergy for this annual...

  • Dr. James Ferree fell today and broke his other hip. He is in Forsyth Hospital, room number 7170. He will be having surgery at 5:30 p.m. today. The phone number to his room is 336-760-7170.

  • SYMPATHY/PRAYER CONCERNS: The BMCR family share our sincere condolences with Dr. Oida Lee and family on the passing of her husband, Mr. John C. Lee, Jr. Please keep the Lee family in prayer and shower them with love and care.  Arrangements pending, see note below. For Rev. Helen Davis Bell,...

  • With sincere and deep apology, the BMCR office just received information that Rev. Helen Davis Bell passed on September 19, 2018 and was funeralized on September 29th. Our condolences are with the family.  Please keep Rev. Bell’s family, her United Methodists family and friends in prayer.  The link below has...

  • Join us January 8-10, 2019 for the Convocation for Pastors of Black Churches. The Convocation exists for the information, inspiration, and encouragement of Pastors of Black Churches and those who support them. While The Convocation exists primarily for the support of Pastors of Black congregations in The United Methodist Church, all clergy...

  • Position Announcement ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Center for Public Theology Position Description: The Assistant Director supports the planning and operations within the Center of Public Theology (CPT).  This position is directly responsible for assisting the Director with functions related to programming, strategic plan development and operations. This is a full-time position, M-F,...

  • As The United Methodist Church heads into Special General Conference 2019, the Inter-Ethnic Strategy & Development Group (IESDG), representing the five racial ethnic caucuses of The United Methodist Church (UMC), boldly declares that God is yet alive, and is doing something new within the life of the denomination. We heed...

  • Oct2018

    Why Voting Matters

    October 30, 2018

    Why voting matters: Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Anti-Lynching Legislation Introduced by Harris, Booker, and Scott  From 1882 to 1986, Congress failed to pass anti-lynching legislation 200 times. Lynching was used as an instrument of terror and intimidation 4,084 times during the late 19th and 20th centuries, according to data from the...

  • The General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) releases the fourth in a series of Vital Conversations video resources, Vital Conversations 4: Race, Culture, the Church, and Human Sexuality, to bring voices of color to the table as The United Methodist Church (UMC) grapples with the concept and consequences of full...

  • During the 51st General Meeting of The Black Methodists for Church Renewal in Sacramento, CA the body agreed to make a commitment to support the need to raise funds to refurbish the Women Dorms as Africa University.  The cost to refurbish all 7 of the women dorms is approximately $248,000....