What began under a brush arbor where formerly enslaved people gathered for worship in the original Freedman’s Town of Dallas has flourished into a vibrant community. St. Paul United Methodist celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
The complex story of Methodism in England and colonial America finds a juncture at Old South Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, Massachusetts. George Whitefield, a protégé and sometimes rival of John Wesley, is buried beneath the church’s pulpit.
Race, social justice and the role of the church in politics all played a role in the first Social Justice Pilgrimage, a day of visiting and learning about United Methodist-associated locales in Baltimore and Washington.