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Absalom Jones Day Service & Celebration

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Honoring Absalom Jones
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 12:00 to 2:30 PM
Absalom Jones Day Service & Celebration
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral
221 N Front St, Harrisburg, PA.
The Union of Black Episcopalians of Central PA, the Bishop Nathan Baxter Chapter, invites you to the 2018 Absalom Jones Celebration on the 17th of March. The service will begin at noon with lunch and the Absalom Jones essay contest awards to follow.
Absalom Jones’ transition from a slave, brought to Philadelphia as a teenager, to becoming the charismatic community leader and respected clergyman he is known for today, is an important part of the Episcopal Church’s history. Discover why Absalom Jones left the Methodist Church and moved to the Episcopal Church, where he is recognized as the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church and the founder of Historic St. Thomas African Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
One of the goals of our UBE chapter is to work with people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds within the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.
Through an essay contest, we are encouraging all middle school students to use the example of Absalom Jones’ life to discover ways to overcome obstacles in their own lives.
Family and friends are welcome! The Rt. Rev. Audrey Scanlan, is celebrating and the Rev. Betsy Ivey is preaching. Special guest appearance by “Absalom Jones”. For questions, please contact the Rev. Brenda Taylor, Deacon,bmtaylor@att.net or (717) 877-5272.
To download the essay contest flyer, click here.
To download the essay contest, click here.


March 17
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Event Category:
Resources for: Children | Youth | Young Adults