PB Joins UBE Celebration July 27, 2017 Clips, News The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg writes for Episcopal News Service: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached at African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas during a July 25 Eucharist commemorating the 225th anniversary of the black presence in the Episcopal Church. “The child you save today may save you tomorrow” was Curry’s refrain during the sermon. He called on people of faith and politicians, including President Donald Trump, to ensure a safe and secure future for all children. The service was part of the Union of Black Episcopalians’ 49th annual conference, held at a nearby Cherry Hill, New Jersey, hotel. The UBE met jointly for the first time with the African Descent Lutheran Association and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton presided at the Eucharist.