Calling all believers in God’s Beloved Community to join the Union of Black Episcopalians for its 55th Annual Business Meeting and Conference from July 24-26 in Montgomery, Alabama. We will take an unforgettable journey through history as we walk the path of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. down the streets where the Civil Rights Movement began. Engaging and specialized programming for adults, young adults, children and youth will be provided (visit ube.org for detailed schedules).
Sponsored by the organization that traces its roots back to Absalom Jones and the founding of what is now the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, this pilgrimage offers attendees of every race and ethnic identity conversational partnership with black and brown Episcopalians who directly identify with the heritage and legacy of slavery. Highlights include hearing from spectacular speakers (including Dr. Catherine Meeks and the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry), engaging timely topics through plenary sessions and workshop presentations, visiting historic sites and museums, experiencing captivating worship (including an evening worship service led by UBE’s young adults, youth and children, i.e., YAYAC), and honoring leaders in the struggle for racial justice and creating Beloved Community as part of UBE’s Annual Recognition Banquet, all while providing ample opportunity to make new friends and celebrate the old.
This in-person only event will be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. To reserve your hotel room by Wednesday, June 14, call the Renaissance’s Central Reservations Department directly at 1-877-545-0311 and indicate Union of Black Episcopalians.
Register for the Conference separately before Monday, July 10, by going to UBE’s website at https://www.ube.org. A special reduced registration rate applies to all who register and pay for their registration by close of business on April 30, 2023. We look forward to seeing one and all from July 24-26, 2023 in Montgomery.