The Underground Railroad 'Comes To Life' This Sunday at Historic Mother Bethel AME Church

The "Mother Bethel Players" re-enact the church's role in helping enslaved people find freedom at 11am. Then at 3pm, a special worship service featuring a modern day freedom fighter as the guest speaker: Cong. James Clyburn (D) South Carolina
Congressman James Clyburn to speak at Mother Bethel Church Sunday 10/26 at 3pm
Congressman James Clyburn to speak at Mother Bethel Church Sunday 10/26 at 3pm
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PHILADELPHIA - Oct. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- An original dramatic interpretation of the Underground Railroad will be performed this Sunday, October 26, during the 11am worship service at Mother Bethel AME Church located at 419 South 6th Street in Philadelphia.  "Roots of Resistance - Remembering The Role of the AME Church in the Underground Railroad" was conceived by Mother Bethel's pastor, Rev. Dr. Mark Kelly Tyler, and the script, constumes, and set design were created by acclaimed actor and director Jann Ellis Scruggs. Mrs. Scruggs is the former director of the Cheyney University Players. The presentation will feature dramatic readings, singing, dancing, and historical re-enactment. The characters include Bishop Richard and Sarah Allen, the founders of Mother Bethel AME Church. The actors and actresses are all members of the congregation called "The Mother Bethel Players." They have been rehearsing for weeks.

Then at 3pm on Sunday October 26th the Mother Bethel Lay Organization presents: "Modern Day Freedom Figthers" a worship experience featuring Congressman James Clyburn (D) South Carolina as the guest speaker. Congressman Clyburn is the 3rd highest ranking Democrat in the US House of Representatives and Assistant House Democratic Leader. Congressman Clyburn will, among other things, stress the importance of everyone going to the polls in the upcoming election, regardless of party affiliation.

Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was founded in 1791 by Bishop Richard Allen and the church sits on the oldest parcel of land continuously owned by African Americans. The church, it's pastor, and entire congregation continue serving as agents for social justice in Philadelphia, America, and the entire world. Members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church denomination now worship on 5 continents, and are beacons of hope for more than 3-million followers. Come join us, and be a part of the movement. We are #MoreThanAMuseum.

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