African-Americans contributing to the Church – The United Methodist Church
African-Americans are a vital part of the tapestry of The United Methodist Church. They have played important roles in the development of the denomination in the United States since 1758.
A service of appreciation at the 2004 General Conference celebrated African-American contributions, witness, and presence within the denomination and recognized “those who stayed” in spite of racism.
Today Black Methodists for Church Renewal represents more than 2,400 black United Methodist congregations and approximately 500,000 African-American members in the United States.
UMTV: Historic Black Haven
Former Methodist school became a hub for UMCOR volunteers, continuing a rich history of serving needs and shaping lives.
Resources for Black History Month
Cokesbury’s online bookstore has dozens of books and other resources for Black History Month and reading more about the contributions African Americans have made to The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist History
Want to learn more about the roots of the church? Find articles about the Wesleys, stories of notable women, our history quiz, useful links and more.