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    INTRODUCTION Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is a church with great possibilities, a church with a congregation that has great pride in their history and new opportunities. Macedonia is a church comprised of families who were raised in the town of Kaufman, Texas. It is a church with a rich history of strong believers; people who are willing to go the extra mile to accomplish any task with excellence. They’ve been tested financially, spiritually, and culturally. They have sustained a core group of members who are maintaining in the midst of adversity. They are faced with numerous challenges. Some of the challenges include membership sustainability from ages eighteen to thirty-five and young men and women programming. Additionally,…

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    the black church is powerful,elegant,disciplined,and full of fortitude. Not only that, African Americans fought for the creation and development of the black church with protest, dedication, and everything they had. My definition of church is you, rather your a child, an adult, or a minister yourself, the church is always in you. The desire for the black church came from the origination of the master’s church, which deferred in many families. Later after slavery came to an end African Americans…

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    Life A.M.E. Community Church was founded held its initial service at the Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington, Maryland. The Word of Life A.M.E. Community Church was admitted to the Washington Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church the following year on April 18, 1997 In 1997 the Word of life Academy was created via partnership with another entity in Accokeek Maryland. Classes started in September of 1997, with grades from pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, first…

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    “The Bible, Africa, and the Church in the Postmodern Era” Another key point, as leaders, pastors, etc. there must be an understanding of the word “postmodern” in order to see the impact it has in African American churches today. If understanding correctly, postmodern thinking implies pleasing people rather than God is okay. In other words, forbidden things are acceptable now; having no biblical insight, denial of absolute and objective truth is the current fade, also to some God really don’t…

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    As found in the 1963 “Love that Forgives” Sunday school lesson from the 16th Street Baptist Church, “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” The idiosyncratic history of African Americans in the U.S. is marked by experiences of racism, oppression, inequality, and adversity. These problematic experiences are critical in understanding how intergroup forgiveness for a…

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    protest as well and serve as examples of the fight for freedom. The American South, especially the Cotton Belt, would begin to produce black activists, socialists, and civil rights leaders. One of these leaders would become the face of Civil Rights. This monumental man would be known as Martin Luther King Jr. As he began to travel and voice his opinions to the nation, the effect it had on the citizens of Macon and Georgia resonated at a much more powerful level. Seeing that a man from Georgia…

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    ‘First Purchase African M.E. Church was in the Quarters outside the southern town limits.’ The first description we see regarding the church immediately tells us about the segregation in Maycomb and how blacks are only allowed to inhibit certain areas as the church is ‘outside southern town limits.’ Harper Lee states this during the first chapter of part two showing that she has already plummeted into the world of prejudice and racism in Maycomb. The appearance of the First Purchase Church…

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    Several members of Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal Church were identified as veterans and served in various branches of the military. The members have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and The National Guard. The veterans have participated in military combat, the reserves, and performed tours of duty across the foreign and domestic soil. Jesus the Christ traveled to several communities, cities, and surrounding areas in teaching the disciples how to become disciples. Training the…

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    Grace at Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC, during his eulogy of falling spiritual warrior Rev. Clemmenta Picknecly would probably agree that it was overwhelming. It appeared to stir a feeling of connectively to all who sang along. Including, it is surmised, those around the world that identified with the words, reason and necessity for such a song at that moment in time. How ironic to sing a song, which was penned by a former white slaveholder, who turned abolitionist. And sing it…

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    Cecil Robeck’s The Azusa Street Mission and Revival offers the response of on African American church to the social and religious segregation we learned from last weeks reading of Methodists and the Crucible of Race. As a licensed Nazarene pastor, I enjoyed that we were also given a reading that revealed the Holiness movement’s response to the dark times of segregation in our country. In The Azusa Street Mission and Revival Cecil Robeck’s explains that the worship practices of the black church…

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