Central United Methodist Church (CUMC)

Location

23 East Adams Avenue
Detroit
,
MI
48226
,
US

Website

Description

Central United Methodist Church, one of the first Protestant congregations in Michigan, is a Reconciling Congregation. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, age, ability, belief, or background, whether you are single or partnered, you are God’s beloved and you are welcome here.

Future Events

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Past Events

Sunday
Apr
2
2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4-7pm
4-7pm
A 50th Anniversary Reading of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Great Speech on War and Peace. 16 civil rights and peace activists will present "A Time to Break Silence" from the pulpit where Dr. King preached several times. There will be additional events on the exact Anniversary, April 4. To sponsor a reading, contact Rev. Rich Peacock at rjpeacock@wowway.com. We will provide resources. Sponsors are Peace Action of Michigan, Detroit Central Church, Swords into Plowshares, Ecumenical Theological Seminary, Detroit N.A.A.C.P.
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
Let us come together to fulfill Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.'s vision of radical revolution of values. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of his dynamic speech: "Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence" at Riverside Church, New York, 1967. Hear 16 readers present Rev. Dr. King's speech from the historic pulpit of Detroit Central United Methodist Church where he preached several times: * Congressman John Conyers * Kezia Curtis, Black Lives Matter * Gloria House, Professor Emerita, UM Dearborn and WSU * Kim Redigan, MCHR * Sidney Simon, Sugar Law Center * Rashida Tlaib, former member MI House of Repreentatives * Donnell White, Exec Dir Detroit NAACP Reception following reading at Swords Into Plowshares Peace Centerand Gallery Sponsored by Detroit Central United Methodist Church - Rev. Dr. Jill Hardt Zundel, Pastor; Detroit NAACP - Rev. Wendell Anthony, President, and Donnell White, Exec Dir.; Ecumenical Theological Seminary- Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, President; Peace Action of MI - Linda Durga and Rev. Rich Peacock, Co-Chairs; Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery - Clara Lawrence, Director.
Monday
Jan
16
2017
Monday, January 16, 2017 from noon-5:30pm
noon-5:30pm
Noon – Rally 1:30 pm – Freedom March 3:00 pm – Community meal, poetry and music. Please note the NEW LOCATION: St. John’s Episcopal Church I-75 & Woodward Avenue, Detroit This church is located north of the parking lot that is next to the Central United Methodist Church. This year’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March comes at a time of rising hatred, bigotry and military conflict both inside the United States and around the world. On Monday January 16, 2017, the Detroit MLK Day Rally & March will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic Riverside Church address in New York City entitled “Beyond Vietnam: Breaking the Silence”, where Dr. King came out firmly against military intervention in southeast Asia. The speech was delivered on April 4, 1967, just one year prior to the Civil Rights and peace activist’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King had been under pressure by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) which had taken a firm position against the war in early January 1966. During 1967, Dr. King participated in large antiwar demonstrations in Chicago, New York City and other cities. In addition, 2017 represents the 50th anniversary of the July 23-27 Detroit Rebellion. These days of civil unrest marked the largest of such outbreaks in the history of the U.S. up until that time period. Dr. King, who remained a proponent of nonviolent resistance to racism and oppression until his death, did not condemn the rebellions which struck over 160 cities during 1967. He stated that “riots were the voices of the unheard.” He emphasized that the federal government needed to heed the calls of African Americans and other oppressed peoples for social justice in order to avoid a much more profound social calamity. Today, some five decades later, the problems of institutional racism, police brutality, poverty and the exorbitant Pentagon budget remain impediments to the country becoming a genuinely democratic society. Speakers at the rally and march will represent the various movements operating in Detroit related to water shut-offs, property tax foreclosures, joblessness, poverty, and governmental indifference to the suffering of the people. The message of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement is still as relevant if not more so than it was in the 1960s.
Saturday
Apr
30
2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12:30-6pm
12:30-6pm
Detroit to Flint Day of Action Saturday, April 30 Meet at Central United Methodist Church 23 E. Adams at Woodward, Detroit Schedule: Leave Detroit promptly at 12:45 Arrive in Flint at St. Michael’s Church shortly before 2pm 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Canvass training 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Canvass 5:30 p.m. Debrief at St. Michaels then head back to Detroit Register at peopleswaterboard.org/DetroitToFlint:
Monday
Apr
4
2016
Monday, April 4, 2016 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Honor the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Central United Methodist Church On April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City, Dr. King delivered, "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence." Dr. King's words were prophetic, providing both a diagnosis and a cure - "a true revolution of values" - for our society's gravest illnesses - "the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism." Sixteen readers will present the speech, which he delivered exactly one year before his assassination. The readers will share Dr. King's speech from the historic pulpit of Detroit Central United Methodist Church where Dr. King preached several times. Detroit Central is the perfect place to honor the full legacy of Dr. King's work opposing the "true axis of evil" - racism, militarism, and poverty. "If we will but make the right choice, we will be able to speed up the day, all over America and all over the world, when justice will roll down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream." --MLK's concluding sentence Readers include (as of March 18): *Detroit City Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez; *Rev. Dr. Jill Zundel, Detroit Central United Methodist Church; *Trey Greene, Peace Action of Michigan; *Rev. Jan Brown, Black Clergy of the Detroit Conference, United Methodist Church; *Steve Spreitzer, Executive Director, Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion; *Barbara L. Jones, Dispute Resolution Specialist, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Wayne State University; *Dr. Imam Achmat Salie, Director of Islamic Studies, University of Detroit Mercy; *Frank Joyce, Co-Editor of The People Make the Peace - Lessons from the Vietnam Antiwar Movement; *Hasan Newash, Palestine Cultural Office, Director; *Kim Redigan and Tom Zerafa, Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; *Laura Dewey, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; *Rev. Dr. Allen D. Timm, Executive Presbyter, Presbyter of Detroit; *Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray, President, Ecumenical Theological Seminary Sponsors as of March 14: Detroit Central United Methodist Church; Swords into Plowshares; Peace Action of Michigan; Michigan Coalition for Human Rights; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship & Education Project Free Parking
Monday
Feb
22
2016
Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5-7pm
5-7pm
The February potluck will be focused on Marathon and the horrors it imposes on the Southwest Detroit Community. Emma Lockridge is coming to talk with us about the push to increase emissions and what the community has been doing about it! Please bring your family and invite your community to this very important conversation! This month's potluck will be filled with art, food, community, education, communication, music, collaboration, and action! The purpose of The People's Potluck is to have a place where families and communities can gather together and communicate, create community bonds, and share a dish. All are welcome. Bring a dish to pass and your family. Invite your community and pack your car! There will be a space for the kids to hang out, eat, do art, and chill. There will be someone there with the children but it will be every parents responsibility to make sure their kids stay there, go to the bathroom, and have everything they need to be comfortable. Presently the dinner is sponsored by We The People of Detroit, Fireweed University City, Central United Methodist Church, Occupy Detroit, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands(MI-CATS), Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Thornbladh Legal Group PLLC, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, Detroit LIght Brigade, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), South Eastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. This is open to all people wishing to talk about current social movements and struggles. Let's build together..... PARKING IS FREE! #PeoplesPotluck #Detroit #rEVOLution #community #family #WaterIsAHumanRight #food Call Valerie Jean if ya have questions regarding the The People's Potluck Detroit at 3137045150
Monday
Jan
25
2016
Monday, January 25, 2016 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
We talk about current social struggles and movements happening in Detroit and around the world. The purpose of The People's Potluck is to have a place where families and communities can gather together and communicate, create community bonds, and share a dish. All are welcome. Bring a dish to pass and your family. Invite your community and pack your car! There will be a space for the kids to hang out, eat, do art, and chill. There will be someone there with the children but it will be every parents responsibility to make sure their kids stay there, go to the bathroom, and have everything they need to be comfortable. Presently the dinner is sponsored by We The People of Detroit, Fireweed University City, Central United Methodis t Church, Occupy Detroit, Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands(MI-CATS), Critical Moment, Moratorium Now, Thornbladh Legal Group PLLC, Detroit Social Justice Ministry (Central United Methodist Church), Detroit Food Not Bombs, People's Tribune, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management, Hush House, The Wobbly Kitchen, The Green Party of Michigan, Detroit LIght Brigade, League of Revolutionaries for a New America(LRNA), The Raging Grannies, Detroit Coalition Against Tar Sands (D-CATS), South Eastern Chapter of the Zeitgeist Movement, Phoenix Cafe, Institute for the Study of the Science of Society(ISSS), This Hood of Ours, Inc, Rally! Comrades, The People's Radical Discussion Group and more to follow. This is open to all people wishing to talk about current social movements and struggles. Lets build together..... PARKING IS FREE! #PeoplesPotluck #Detroit #DetroitLightBrigade #FightWithLight #rEVOLution #community #family #WaterIsAHumanRight #HousingIsAHumanRight #BlackLivesMatter Like and share our Facebook page The People's Potluck Detroit !!! Call Valerie Jean if ya have questions regarding the The People's Potluck Detroit at 3137045150
Monday
Jan
18
2016
Monday, January 18, 2016 from noon-5:30pm
noon-5:30pm
Invite your family and your community.
Saturday
Jan
16
2016
Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Marian Kramer to speak at a People's Tribune Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch $20 per person. No tickets sold at the door.
Monday
Jul
27
2015
Monday, July 27, 2015 from 5-8pm
5-8pm
Please share widely! All are welcome for a intimate conversation about the 1995 Detroit Newspaper Strike! Check out Daymon J Hartley's powerful pictures here https://www.flickr.com/photos/13935521@N02/sets/72157650313593135 At the People's Potluck we talk about current social struggles and movements happening in Detroit and around the world. The purpose of The People's Potluck is to have a place where families and communities can gather together and communicate, create community bonds, and share a dish.