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NEWSLETTER - "The Religious Event"
 December 2014
 October 2014  

October 2016 - Installation of United Methodist Women Officers

UMW Officer Installation

UMW Officer Installation

November 2014 - Emancipation Day Observation

Emancipation Day


November 1, 2014, was the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day.  On November 1, 1864, a new Maryland State Constitution freed all enslaved persons living in Maryland.  Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant UMC participated in the Emancipation Day observation at the Beall-Dawson House in Rockville, MD. Three of our church members, Warren Crutchfield, Sharyn Duffin and Irene Snowden, who are descendents of African Americans who lived in Montgomery County told stories about their ancestors.  In addition, JMP had a information table with information regarding the history of the Church and had copies of the Community Cornerstones DVD which is about historical African American churches in Montgomery County for sale.  JMP also provided food for purchase by attendees at the event. 

Emancipation Day Food Tent

Community Cornerstones DVD
This documentary presents reminiscences by elders from a select group of historical African American Churches.  Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church is one of the churches in this documentary. A must see video for all.  To purchase, contact Larry Jackson.