UBE Sunday: Sept. 10
by Heather Barta,
Province V Coordinator
September 1, 2023
Sunday, Sept. 10 is the Feast Day for the Rev. Alexander Crummell, a priest of the church who was the personification of the will to overcome racism during the 19th century, successfully confronting and prevailing over barriers erected because of his race. His work included founding an organization that opposed the creation of a separate missionary district for Black congregations. An outgrowth of his advocacy, the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) marks this day as UBE Sunday, a celebration for the whole church.
Help bring awareness to an important saint of the Church and the work of UBE by observing Sunday, Sept. 10 liturgically. Resources available for your use are bulletin inserts (half page or full page), a prayer litany, and a collect and alternate lectionary readings. Because this is a Sunday in “ordinary time,” you may use the alternate readings without permission of the Bishop (BCP, p. 16).
Send your story on how you are celebrating UBE Sunday and the Feast Day of Alexander Crummell to [email protected].