In the year 1869, a group of 10 believers began worship in the home of Peter Kelly on Chelsea Street (now Summer Street). Feeling the need for a place for communal worship, they organized; and in the fall of 1870 they built a chapel on Race Street just east of 58th Street, naming this mission Kelly’s Chapel. In 1877, this independent mission joined the A.U.M.P. Annual Conference. Ten years later, they built a church at 58th and Vine Streets and named it St. Matthew A.U.M.P. Church where they worshiped for twenty six years. As the congregation increased they needed a larger edifice which was erected at 57th and Summer Streets, and was dedicated on November 16, 1913. In the spring of 1916, the congregation became a part of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Rev. Byrd recognized that fear tends to be at the forefront of what can hinder us from being what God has called us to be. The bracelets we wear are a daily reminder to live fearlessly and to remind others that we must not fear anything.
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Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
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