12th Baptist Church link
BETHEL A.M.E Church link
The Jubilee Christain Center link
Morningstar Baptist Church link
Sight and Sound Theatre "JESUS", Lancaster, PA link
Catholic Church locations link
Boston was founded by church members. People are asking about Black churches in Boston. Visitors want to know where to go. They want to hear gospel music They want to attend church service at a place of worship convenient to hotels. We've heard from black social groups, tourists from Ireland and business and general travelers moving around the Greater Boston area. There are many choices today. Boston may be known as a music town, but it was a Church Town first.
The first black Baptist congregation in North America was organized 1788 in Savannah, Georgia. This claim of "first" is contested by the First Baptist Church of Petersburg, Virginia. The Bible was written around the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. On April 11, 2016, this evidence was found by researchers of Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva. Israel, who study the origin of Biblical texts. There were 16 inscriptions from the Judahite desert fortress of Arad, dated on the eve of Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem.
Judah’s military correspondence sheds light on composition of biblical texts
First African American contructed church in Boston
The first African American church in Boston was founded in 1805 under the leadership of Thomas Paul, but in conjunction with the white First and Second Baptist Churches of Boston. They built their meeting house on Smith Court Beacon Hill and met there from 1806 to 1898. This is the site of the Museum of African-American History (MAAH) and remains the oldest black church structure still standing in the United States. The MAAH was fully restored to its 1855 appearance and recently re-opened as a national treasure.
Black Boston Church Radio BostonBoston Praise Radio and TV online and on the air is operated by Reverend Bruce Wall of Global Ministries. Hear the broadcast online at Youtube, Facebook and TuneIn or at the web site BostonPraiseRadio.tv.
The First Black Church in the United States
The Rev. Richard Allen is credited with founding the African Methodist Episcopal Church known today as Mother Emanuel A.M.E. of Phildelphia and Charleston South Carolina. Both are very active churches today offering regular Sunday service, Internet broadcast service on Sundays and their are pillars in their communities. Today, there are thousands of A.M.E. churches all over the world. Closer to home in Boston, St. Paul A.M.E of Jamaica Plain and Bipshop Allen Drive in Cambridge are two of the most well known. Charles Street A.M.E. on Warren Street in Black Boston is located in the Grove Hall section. The head of the A.M.E. church family works from the mother church in Philadephia. The site is also a museum and popular tourist stop. Downstairs, the museum unravels the complete history of the A.M.E. Church from its humble beginnings to the present day. Bishops are assigned to A.M.E. churches around the world from Philadephia.
The A.M.E. Church is different than the A.M.E. Zion Church.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion headquarters church is located in Brooklyn New York. It is a majestic building. The worldwide members of the A.M.E. church is larger than the A.M.E. Zion church. Pleasant Ridge A.M.E. Zion ( African Methoist Episcopal ) is my family church, thanks to my mom. Why she chose to go there when I was a baby rather to go to one closer to the house name High Springs Baptist church, I will never know.
Black Ministers and the Emancipation Proclamation
It was Black Ministers who were meeting with President Abraham Lincoln about what to do about "free slaves." And, they engineered the thinking behind the document commonly known as the Emancipation Proclamation. It was their idea that became Lincoln's legacy. Masses of black people gathered in South Carolina assuming they were to receive 40 acres and a mule. New England abolitionists staffed the project with teachers. Later, the African American AME Zion church was born up north. And the rest is history..
The Bible was written around the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE. On April 11, 2016, this evidence was found by researchers of Ben-Gurion University, Be'er Sheva. Israel, who study the origin of Biblical texts. There were 16 inscriptions from the Judahite desert fortress of Arad, dated on the eve of Nebuchadnezzar’s destruction of Jerusalem.
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Union United Methodist church is a historical black church in Boston's South End. Last time I attended UU, Jesse Jackson was in town campaigning and stopped there to host a fundraiser. It has been so long that I hope it is still there.