The Camphor Light
Special Edition
February 1, 2011
Camphor Pulpit

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Welcome To The Black History Month Edition of The Camphor Light!

The Communications Committee is pleased to provide this special edition of The Camphor Light to all members and friends of Camphor and invite you to participate in a series of special worship services, programs, exhibits and events during Black History Month reflective of our theme, "A Celebration of Freedom and Faith." All events are free!  Help us spread the Word by forwarding this email to your family and friends by clicking the link at bottom of this email.

The mission of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ

The vision of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church is to be a Christ-centered nurturing and supportive fellowship of believers who strive to lead lost souls to Jesus Christ and improve the quality of life in our community.

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"Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,

Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;

Yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet,

Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,

We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered;

Out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last

Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.



God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,

Thou Who hast brought us thus far on the way;

Thou Who hast by Thy might, led us into the light,

Keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee.

Lest our hearts, drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee.

Shadowed beneath Thy hand, may we forever stand,

True to our God, true to our native land."


Black History Month words 


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A Celebration of Freedom and Faith at Camphor

Saturdays, February 5 and 19

Family Film Festival ~ 12 pm - 2 pm


Enjoy our movie features, Our Friend Martin and Selma, Lord Selma, highlighting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggle for civil rights. For the entire family! Refreshments, discussion, trivia games and prizes.

Our Friend MOur Friend Martinartin is a time-travel adventure about a black teenager who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of Martin Luther King Jr. and thinks that he'd rather

Selma Lord Selma2 play baseball. But the trip turns into an exciting adventure when he and his best friend, Randy, who's white, are sent back in time to meet Dr. King at several points during his life.

In Selma, Lord Selma, an 11 year old girl in Alabama in 1965 is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery

Break Bread

Sunday, February 6, 2011 ~ 11 AM Worship

"Let Us Break Bread Together"


Everyone is invited to celebrate Holy Communion on First Sunday during a worship service filled with the music of our faith, led by the Senior Choir, and including an African drum prologue by Folkloric Heritage, praise dance by Tiffany Hundley and sacred jazz music. Rev. Charles King will preach and communion by intinction will be served by Rev. King, Rev. Clyde Henry and Rev. David Brown, liturgists.  A fellowship hour with refreshments and opportunity to view an exhibit of great African-American heroes and history of Camphor.

AA Journey2

Sunday, February 13, 2010 ~ 11 AM Worship

"African-American Journey"

The Word will be brought by Rev. King and the choral music will feature Negro spirituals, anthems and hymns by African-American composers. An intergenerational skit will depict our historical journey and there will be a special tribute to Camphor's "Living Legends," 50+ year members of the church. Adult and Family Ministries will serve refreshments after the worship service in the Great Hall.

Sunday, February 20, 2011 ~ 11 AM Worship

"Freedom Drawn From Within"

David Brown

Rev. David W. Brown, Camphor son

The Third Sunday worship service will be led by Rev. David Brown who will speak on his book, "Freedom Drawn From Within:  A History of the Delaware Annual Conference," which chronicles the historic struggles and triumphs of African Americans within Methodism and their impact on the abolition of slavery, the higher education of African Americans and the ongoing fight for equal rights in this country.  Camphor's Gospel Chorus will bring a range of African American church music from traditional to contemporary gospel songs. Members of churches in the former Delaware Annual Conference are especially invited to attend.   A book signing and refreshments will follow the service.


African Heritage Sunday

Sunday, February 27, 2011 ~ 11 AM Worship


"African Heritage Sunday"


All are invited to be a part of this annual celebration of faith and heritage on the Fourth Sunday at Camphor beginning with the 11:00 AM worship service led by our youth and followed by a sharing of food, fellowship and music featuring a Fish Fry & Potluck Supper, hosted by Adult and Family Ministries.   Everyone is encouraged to wear traditional African clothing and bring an African, Caribbean or soul food side dish to share (enough for 20).  

Bible Verse For Black History Month

The Garden of Eden in Africa


Bible and Cross

A river flows out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good; bdellium and onyx stone are there.The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one that flows around the whole land of Cush.The name of the third river is Tigris, which flows east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

Genesis 2:10-14 (NIV)

Contact Us:

Rev. Charles E. King, Senior Pastor

 Ms. Aneita Duglas, Church Secretary


Church Phone: 215-747-2600   Church Fax: 215-747-3954

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Carol A. Black, Chair
Kit Boyd, Vice-Chair
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