BSA

The Black Staff Association of the United Methodist Church is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to serving the needs of black staff serving The United Methodist Church in staff positions with UMC boards, agencies, conferences, jurisdictions, and districts. BSA will work collaboratively with all segments of The United Methodist Church in order to strengthen relationships that help to equip staff to more effectively network, empower and engage missional in our communities as we seek to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our global world.

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2017-2018 BSA Officers

President
Rori Blakeney
Discipleship Ministries – Young People Ministries
rblakeney@umcdiscipleship.org

Vice President
Royya James
United Methodist Communications
rjames@umcom.org

Secretary/Treasurer
Maurita Bowie
General Commission on Religion and Race
mbowie@gcorr.org

Nominating/Program Committee Chair
John W. Coleman Jr.
Eastern Pennsylvania Conference
jcoleman@epaumc.org

Communications Chair
Sharon Dean
General Council on Finance and Administration
sdean@gcfa.org

Chaplain
Harris K. Tay
West Ohio Conference
htay@WOCUMC.org

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GCFA Announces Several Job Openings

GCFA is presently seeking candidates for several positions.  Please find attached to this e-mail three announcements.…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Mar 23, 2017 at 2:48am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Mar 23, 2017.

Your Voice Matters! Complete This Survey Immediately.

Friends,

We are eagerly planning for Abingdon’s 2018 Bible and Arts Program and need your assistance with a quick survey. It’ll take around 5 minutes. Please respond as soon as possible. We…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 15, 2017 at 2:44am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 15, 2017.

UMI President and CEO

President and CEO



United Methodist Insurance is presently seeking candidates for the position of President and CEO. The President and CEO leads the capitalization, development and…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 14, 2017 at 5:17am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 14, 2017.

Executive Director, Upper Room Magazine Publishing Division: Upper Room Administration

The Executive Director, Upper Room Magazine Publishing, primarily leads the business unit responsible for the life and health of Upper Room Magazine in all language editions. The Executive…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 8, 2017 at 5:21pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 8, 2017.

Position Opening: Office Manager and Administrative Assistant for the United Nations Office of The General Board of Church and Society, located in New York, NY.

The General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) is the social justice and public policy agency of The United Methodist Church and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the United Methodist…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 6, 2017 at 6:25pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 6, 2017.

Abingdon’s 2018 Bible and Arts Program

Friends,



We are eagerly planning for Abingdon’s 2018 Bible and Arts Program and need your assistance with a quick survey. It’ll take around 5 minutes. Please respond as soon as possible.… Continue

Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 6, 2017 at 6:17pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 6, 2017.

Global Ministries Seeking Focus Group Members

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Contact LeKisha Reed via LReed@umcmission.org

Equipping the Call: The Inward Journey for Such a Time as…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 2, 2017 at 12:37am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 2, 2017.

Young Writers Sought to Produce New Worship Resources for Black Congregations

Young African-American United Methodists are being sought to write liturgies, prayers and calls to worship for an updated Africana worship series that will focus on the emerging music and…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 1, 2017 at 11:24pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 1, 2017.

A Note from Stephen Drachler

I carry profoundly sad news today. My mentor and brother-from-another-mother, Bishop Felton Edwin May, today announced he has pancreatic cancer. For nearly 30 years he has been my rock in faith.…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Feb 1, 2017 at 11:05pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Feb 1, 2017.

Senior Level Executive Assistant, Office of General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society

The General Board of Church & Society (GBCS) of The United Methodist Church is the social justice and public policy agency of the denomination headquartered in the United Methodist Building on…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 31, 2017 at 12:10am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 31, 2017.

General Board of Church and Society Accepting Ethnic Young Adult Internship Applications

Are you passionate about the intersection between faith and social justice, between the ages of 18-22, and a member of The United Methodist Church? Do you self-identify as a person of color and…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 30, 2017 at 11:57pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 30, 2017.

The Solomon Cramer Camp Scholarship Endowment

The Solomon Cramer Camp Scholarship Endowment is accepting application for its first round of applications.  The deadline for applying is March 15, 2017.   This scholarship grants…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 30, 2017 at 11:55pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 30, 2017.

Celebration of Life: Mrs. Ruth Naomi Wilson Thomas

"Death has been swallowed up in victory...Thanks be to GOD, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 23, 2017 at 7:53pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 23, 2017.

​S.A.C.R.E.D. Sisters Shalom Journey & Retreat

Together We Are Reclaiming:

Wellness, Spirituality & Community

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 23, 2017 at 7:15pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 23, 2017.

Atlanta's Impact Church Hiring Executive Director

Impact recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. They are adding an Executive Director position to their team in the 2nd quarter of 2017.…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 16, 2017 at 2:08pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 16, 2017.

From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter

A First Person Account by Diane Johnson

On the day Michael Brown was shot, Saturday, August 9, 2014, my daughter, Tammie Holland, and I were at a Ferguson drive-in restaurant purchasing…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Jan 16, 2017 at 1:40pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Jan 16, 2017.

Spend your summer in Washington, D.C. working for justice!

Seeking applicants for the Ethnic Young Adult internship program.



We are now accepting applications for our Summer 2017 Ethnic Young Adult internship program.

The…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Dec 15, 2016 at 6:09am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Dec 15, 2016.

Apply for an Ethnic Local Church Grant!

The purpose of the General Board of Church and Society Ethnic Local Church Grants (ELCG) Program is to provide grants to strengthen the ethnic local church through education, public policy,…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Dec 15, 2016 at 6:07am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Dec 15, 2016.

Don’t Delay . . . Register Today for Black Staff Association’s Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Black Staff Association of The United Methodist Church is quickly approaching.  I hope you are planning to join us in Cincinnati, OH  from March 6 – 8, 2017.  Our first…

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Created by Rori Blakeney Dec 13, 2016 at 11:25am. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Dec 13, 2016.

Save the Date:Black Staff Association Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting is approaching.  We hope you will make plans to join us in Cinnicati March 6th through the 8th.  We will convene at 1 p.m. on Monday in our first session. …

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Created by Rori Blakeney Nov 9, 2016 at 7:55pm. Last updated by Rori Blakeney Nov 9, 2016.

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