JHB II Memorial Conference

You are invited to submit a workshop proposal for the Rev. John H. Burns Beloved Community Commemorative Conference, which will be held May 15-17, 2020.   Please note that the form must be filled out completely for your submission to be considered by the selection committee. (Note the sessions will be recorded and placed on our website and Facebook page for future viewing.)

The Conference theme is built on the purpose and vision of the Rev. John H. Burns II (see below) in the planting of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills (FAME-FH)

Please click on the following link to learn more about the conference and to register:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jh-burns-beloved-community-conference-tickets-103322602686


Conference theme:

Theme: “Who Be ‘We’ in the Time of COVID 19”—

“If you truly want to honor my father’s activism; do something!”

Remarks of Dr. Robert S. Burns I at his father’s Homegoing Service.

“Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it”

Frantz Fanon The Wretched of the Earth (1961)

Goals & Objectives:

•      *to continue the dialogue around Building the Beloved Community in the Farmington/ Farmington Hills Community and Metropolitan Detroit Areas

•      *to provide social, political and economic justice education

•      **to provide information and resources for achieving health equity for underserved communities.

•      To equip “each generation” to govern through career development and leadership training

•      To encourage continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

•      To encourage continuous development of men and fathers in building The Beloved Community.

•      To award those who have (and will continue) to “do something” in the tradition of Rev. John

Tentative Schedule:

Friday Evening, May 15th

5:00 pm (continuous) Registration & Zoom Webinar Instructions and Support (Main Zoom room)

5- 6:45 Health & Wellness Sessions

7:00 – 9:00 pm Concurrent

Storyteller La’Ron Williams, Family Interactive Event—The Beloved Community Dialogues

Storyteller La’Ron Williams at Inaugural Dialogues in 2018.

Children’s Room, pre-school through 5th grades virtual play room

Saturday, May 15th

8:30 am        Concurrent

Registration & Zoom Webinar Instructions and Support (Main Zoom room)

Vendor MarketPlace

Sponsors’ Room

10:00 am – 10:45 am Opening Keynote Session

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Workshop – A Sessions

12:45 – 1:45 pm        Featured Program–Arts, Music And Engagement

2:00 -3:30 pm           Afternoon Workshop – B Sessions

3:45 – 4:15 pm          Conference Closing & Awards Ceremony

4:45 pm       Vendor Marketplace closes

Sunday, May 17

11:00 – 11:45 pm Sunday School

12:00 – 1:30 Worship Service, Rev. Robert Blake preaching

You must submit your presentation proposal materials via this form and attach as an email to Cheryl Willette (caw1946@hotmail.com) in order for your application to be considered.


FAME-FH Purpose Statement: This history and mission have led to the planting of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills, to provide leadership for the new millennium church in four primary areas:

Spiritual Excellence: FAME teaches spiritual and biblical principles of the Bible in order to know God’s Word, live God’s Word and share God’s Word with others.

Physical Excellence:  FAME provides fitness education and programming to our membership and the community in order to promote proper health practices.

Financial Excellence: FAME furnishes financial education to our membership and the community, addressing budgeting, debt reduction, and investments in order to promote financial accountability.

Intellectual & Emotional Excellence: FAME offers seminars, workshops and trainings to our membership and community in order to grow in numerous subjects and disciplines.

Mr. Michael Bridges, Chairperson

Rev. Dr. Patricia W. Coleman-Burns, PhD

Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Farmington Hills

famefhmi@gmail.com