Union Church of Africans

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Methodist Episcopal Church

split into  Union Church of Africans (1813)

merged intoAfrican Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church (1865)


split into  Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (1865)

The Union Church of Africans was the first church in the United States to be originally organized by and afterward wholly under the care of black people.

No membership data currently available on this denomination.

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. The National Council of Churches' data collection was discontinued after the 2012 Yearbook was published, and has been resumed by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The tables and graphs will be updated when the new collection is available. See the Yearbook of Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]

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