BMCR Holds Annual Worship in Celebration of Black History Month

2018 event

The 2018 BMCR event.

Joshua Manning

Rev. Joshua Manning, Warren UMC to host Feb. 24 event

In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Methodists for Church Renewal is hosting a worship event at Warren UMC with Rev. Joshua Manning serving as host pastor. The theme for worship is “Our Time Under God is Now!” and will feature Rev. Dr. Zan Wesley Holmes, Jr. as a keynote speaker.

The goal is to continue advocacy for equality, growth and development of black churches. The group pushes for equal access and opportunities for black clergy and laity. All are welcome to attend the Feb. 24 worship at 3 p.m. at Warren UMC.

BMCR is a caucus that has been in existence since 1967 and is active in the North Texas Conference. The group’s mission is “to raise up prophetic and spiritual leaders who will be advocates for the unique needs of black people in The United Methodist Church.”

Said Phiebie Hutchins, chair of the North Texas Conference BMCR: “Our purpose is to empower black Methodists for effective witness and service among pastors and laity in local churches, conferences, schools and the larger community” and to encourage and involve black Methodists and others in the struggle for economic and social justice.”

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019