In the Bible, the city of Zoar was a place of refuge where Lot took his daughters after the destruction of Sodom. Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church in Philadelphia has also served as a refuge for more than 220 years. For 220 years, Mother African Zoar United Methodist Church has nurtured her community. Zoar served African Americans in Philadelphia as a stop on the Underground Railroad; the first well-baby clinic for African Americans; a school; and a source of credit for home loans.
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