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“The sanctity of our sacred spaces should never be violated, and this calls into question our administration’s respect for communities of faith and for God’s people” — Bishop LaTrelle Easterling of the United Methodist Church

More than 520 African Methodist Episcopal Churches could also stay closed. Bishop Reginald T. Jackson issued a statement today urging AME churches in Georgia to not reopen.

The Michigan United Methodist Church BishopDavid Alan Bard will lead a historic 45-minute virtual Easter Service at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m.CDT) Sunday in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, State Safe” executive order during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Bishop mandates all East TN United Methodist churches should cancel services for at least two weeks

#New and just in: Methodist church members are being asked to take certain precautions, but Res. Bishop Holston has not advised the cancellation of worship services yet.


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Jarena Lee was the first ordained African American woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in 1819. Initially women ministers were banned in the A.M.E. Church, but founder Bishop Richard Allen authorized Lee after hearing her preach. #HiddenHerstory 

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Richard Allen was elected the first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church#otd  in 1816. Born enslaved in Philadelphia in 1760, Bishop Allen founded the A.M.E. denomination and the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in 1794. #BlackFaith  #APeoplesJourney 

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Top court for the United Methodist Church says openly lesbian bishop can stay on the job for now, @rzollAP  writes.

@HRC  is disappointed with United Methodist Church’s decision to rescind appointment of lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto

Western district of Methodist church elects openly gay bishop despite denomination's ban on same-sex relationships.

United Methodist Church Elects First Openly Gay Bishop, In Defiance Of Church Rules