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  New Georgia Encyclopedia: African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
African Methodist Episcopal Church, or AME Church, is a Christian denomination founded by Bishop Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816.
The denomination's theological orientation is Methodist, while its organizational structure is Episcopal, meaning that it is primarily governed by elected bishops.
Georgia is part of the sixth Episcopal district of the AME church, and its current bishop is the Reverend William P. DeVeaux.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1557   (534 words)

  
  African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, or AME Zion Church, was officially formed in 1848, but operated for a number years before then.
These early churches were still part of the Methodist church, although the congregations remained separate.
The church grew rapidly with the ordination of fl ministers, but was mostly confined to the northern United States until the conclusion of the American Civil War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_Methodist_Episcopal_Zion_Church   (352 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A short time after the formation of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States in 1784 trouble occurred between the fl and white members of St George's Church, Philadelphia (also see United Methodist Church).
In 1816 a national meeting was called and it was decided to establish a fully separate African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) of which Allen was ordained the first Bishop.
The church experienced a steady growth in the North and West and a rapid expansion into the South after the Civil War, when most fls were free to join a non-white church for the first time.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/christ/esp/amec.html   (391 words)

  
 St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church
The African Methodist Episcopal Church is an offspring of the Methodist Church which was founded by John Wesley in England and America in the eighteenth century.
The front entrance of the church is at the top of a rather steep set of cement stairs, and the double glass doors lead into a small foyer area, which is separated from the sanctuary by a set of double doors.
The church is heated by the same gas stoves as the Methodist Church, and there is one in the foyer and one is each corner of the church sanctuary.
smith2.sewanee.edu /rural_life/mulberry/AME.html   (2886 words)

  
 Faith & Values Media
The African Methodist Episcopal Church is an offspring of the Methodist which was founded by John Wesley in England and America in the eighteenth century.
The immediate cause of the organization of the A.M.E. Church was the fact that members of the St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia Pa., in 1787 segregated its colored members from its white communicants.
One Sunday as the Africans, as they were called, knelt to pray outside of their segregated area they were actually pulled from their knees and told to go to a place which had been designated for them.
www.faithstreams.com /ME2/Sites/Load.asp?SiteID=11233960E8644B68ADABF2501954B978   (438 words)

  
 AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1796, a group of fl parishioners of the John Street Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City, discontented over the smallness of their role in the management of church affairs, organized a separate congregation with the approval of the Anglo-American bishop Francis Asbury of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
In 1820 the group formally withdrew from the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1821, together with congregations from Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, held their annual conference at which James Varick (1750?–1828), leader of the original dissenters, was elected the first bishop.
The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is the third largest Methodist organization in the U.S. An article from Funk and Wagnalls® New Encyclopedia.
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 History of the A.M.E. Churchj
In 1799, Richard Allen was ordained minister of the church by Bishop Francis Asbury of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Richard Allen was born on February 14, 1760 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, a slave to a Quaker lawyer, the Honorable Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1774-1777.
The demolition of the brick church began on August 7, 1889, and on August 24 ground was broken for the new church at 9:15 a.m.
www.ame-today.com /history/index.shtml   (848 words)

  
 The African Methodist Espiscopal Church-A Historical Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The African Methodist Episcopal Church was started in 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by a group of disinherited Americans whose forefathers came from Africa.
But the A.M.E. Church originated as a protest against the inhumane treatment which the helpless people of African descent were forced to accept from the white people belonging to the St. George Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania.
The A.M.E. Church is a member of the family of Methodist Churches.
www.ame-church.org /amehist.html   (536 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Church The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
African Methodist Episcopal Church The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Methodist Center, Drew University, Madison, NJ provided the text for the electronic publication of this title.
docsouth.unc.edu /church/ame/menu.html   (107 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Church to Use Cancer Treatment Centers of America's Cancer Training Program
The AME Church, one of the largest African-American churches in the United States with more than 2.5 million members, has a long history of ministering to both the physical and spiritual well-being of its members.
"The department of Church Growth and Development of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is pleased to be in partnership with CTCA to establish 21st century lay ministries impacting cancer patients throughout the world.
About the AME Church Founded in 1787 in Philadelphia, PA by a former slave, Bishop Richard Allen, the African Methodist Episcopal church has served as the oldest denomination formally founded in North America and the first denomination to address the spiritual and temporal needs of African Americans.
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 History of the A.M.E. Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The African Methodist Episcopal is an offspring of the Methodist which was founded by John Wesley in England and America in the eighteenth entury.The Methodist movement itself began in 1739 when John Wesley,an Anglican started within the Church of England a movement to improve the spiritual life of hisChurch.
One Sunday as the Africans, as they were called, knelt to pray outside of their segrated area they were actually pulled from their knees and told to go to a place which had been designated for them.
The name African Methodist came naturally, as Negroes at that time were called Africans and they followed the teaching of the Methodist Church as founded by John Wesley.
www.amecnet.org /history.htm   (461 words)

  
 Emanuel A.M.E. Church
The church's 1400 members soon thereafter established themselves an African Methodist Episcopal church, a denomination formally established in 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In 1822 the church was investigated for its involvement with a planned slave revolt.
The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is located at 110 Calhoun St. It is open to the public Monday-Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
www.cr.nps.gov /nr/travel/charleston/ema.htm   (548 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Church
Allen and his followers broke away from the Methodist Church because they believed that white Methodists were infringing on their religious beliefs.
Although the African Methodist Episcopal Church broke with the Methodist Church, its members decided to affiliate their new church with both the Methodist and the Episcopal Churches.
During the 1860s, the African Methodist Episcopal Church acquired Wilberforce and opened its doors to African Americans, the first institution of higher education in the United States established specifically for African-American students.
www.ohiohistorycentral.org /entry.php?rec=571   (433 words)

  
 First African Methodist Episcopal Church
The First African Methodist Episcopal Church set in the heart of Los Angeles offers weekly worship inside the sanctuary, but additionally offers dozens of social ministries outside the walls, among them, prison outreach, welfare to work programs, and a foster care adoption ministry.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, is the oldest African-American congregation in the city of Los Angeles.
His vision was to set a fire in the hearts of his members to be a church that extends beyond the walls.
www.sowingseeds.tv /ep07_episcopal.jsp   (310 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Church
The church's roots is of the family of Methodist churches.
Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates.
The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.
www.ame-church.com /about-us   (105 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal
Allen was ordained in 1799, and the church was formally organized in 1816.
So began a dissatisfaction in the hearts of many fls with regards to the Methodist church (which was itself in a gestational period in 1784).
Methodist preachers are viewed as "itinerant." In theory, they can be relocated each year to a different congregation) (Murphy, et al:7-8).
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/ame.html   (2152 words)

  
 Christianity and slavery
Methodists in the state of Georgia followed John Wesley's lead and condemned slavery.
The Roman Catholic Church reversed its stance "from the affirmation to the condemnation of slavery.
Previous church documents clearly stated that slavery was quite permissible, as long as the slave was a non-Christian and the slave's captors were fighting in a just war.
www.religioustolerance.org /chr_slav2.htm   (2040 words)

  
 St. Annie African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
We are a Connectional Church, a local congregation of the worldwide African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC).
The AME Church, with roots back to 1787 in the United States, has been serving the African-American community from the days of slavery to the present time.
Methodist - refers to the church's membership in the family of Methodist churches.
www.main.org /stannie/index.html   (298 words)

  
 Bethel AME Church - Moorestown, New Jersey
A.M.E. is an abbreviation for African Methodist Episcopal Church.
A connectional Church was organized as the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
In the Episcopal form of Church government, Bishops are the chief executives and officers.
www.bame.org /index.cfm?action=whatisame   (238 words)

  
 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
They built their first church (Zion) in 1800 and were served for many years by white ministers of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
They built their first church (Zion) in 1800 and were served for many years by white ministers of the Methodist...
The church originated from a movement begun in 1866 within the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, to organize the fl members into an independent church.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9003945   (898 words)

  
 Bethel African Methodist Church ~ Bloomfield, CT
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Bloomfield, CT is a divinely inspired Christian community that is dedicated to the establishment and preservation of God-intended, spirit-filled relationships.
The earliest documented proof of the existence of Bethel A.M.E. Church is an obituary clipping of the late Mr.
The new church houses class rooms, a State of Connecticut certified kitchen, the pastor’s office and administrative offices, a beautiful sanctuary with a seating capacity of 1200, a large social hall, a computer lab, a Day Care, and the Bethel Center for Humane Services.
www.bethelbloomfieldct.com   (2243 words)

  
 African American Registry: African Methodist Episcopal Church founded..
The Black Methodist church in the United States was formally organized in 1816.
They built Bethel African Methodist Church in Philadelphia, and in 1799 Bishop Francis Asbury of the Methodist Episcopal Church ordained Richard Allen its minister.
The church is Methodist in doctrine and church government, and it holds a general conference every four years.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/136/African_Methodist_Episcopal_Church_founded   (223 words)

  
 Welcome to The African Methodist Episcopal Church
He was one of the founding members of the church that initiated and completed the process of formally organizing the scouting ministry at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1990.
With the direction from Pastor Dr. James F. Miller and Rev. Henry Soles, Louis was a member of the church and initiated and completed the process of formally organizing the scouting ministry at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1990.
With the direction from Pastor Dr. James F. Miller and Rev. Henry Soles, Kevin was a member of the church and initiated and completed the process of formally organizing the scouting ministry at DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1990.
www.ameced.com /bishopsRecipients.shtml   (1764 words)

  
 Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church - San Antonio, Texas - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This church was a large two-story stucco building with the entrance to the church changed to face east on what is now
Van D. Wright, the Church was built at a cost of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) and was paid for in five (5) years.
The decades from 1915 to 1955 revealed a Bethel Litany who focused on keeping the Church alive, and improving the spiritual life of the Church.
www.bethelamecsatx.org /bame/history   (692 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online: AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The African Methodist Episcopal Church grew out of a protest by Richard Allen against racial discrimination in St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, in 1787.
The first African Methodist Episcopal Church missionary in Texas, M. Clark, arrived in Galveston in 1866, after the surrender of the Confederacy and the end of slavery.
In addition to its religious functions, the African Methodist Church has helped fls maintain a sense of community and provided them with a place to express their demands for civil rights.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/AA/ima2.html   (571 words)

  
 Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church
The genesis of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME), which today numbers over 2.5 million members, can be traced to a clearing in the Delaware woods in the year 1777.
Allen said, "the Methodist is so successful in the awakening and conversion of colored people [because of his] plain doctrine and having a good discipline." To a mostly unlettered flock, an easy-to-understand doctrine would help to stimulate spontaneous worship and permit extemporaneous sermonizing —; a specialty of Allen.
The hostility of the Methodists contrasted with the largess of Bishop White and the Episcopals.
www.ushistory.org /tour/tour_bethel.htm   (4684 words)

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