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Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Olathe, Kansas Closes It's Doors
October 6, 2014 St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 400 W. Spruce
Street, Olathe, Kansas held a Church Conference to discuss and make a decision
about the future of the church. By a unanimous vote of the membership, St. Paul
decided to close its doors.
Some of the reasons include, but are not limited to, a dwindling membership
and the inability to pay current financial obligations. St. Paul stood as the
only A.M.E. Church in Johnson County, the State of Kansas.
Please keep the former members of St. Paul in your prayers as they seek
another place to worship.
Midwest North and South Planning Meeting
Midwest North and Midwest South Districts of the Midwest Annual Conference
will convene a joint 2014 -2015 Planning Meeting on Saturday, November 8,
2014 at Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 1812 E. 37th Street, Kansas City,
Missouri, where the Rev. Dr. Eraina Aseme serves as pastor.
Rev. Nicole Pledger, the pastor of St. Luke, Kansas City, Kansas is the
preacher for the Planning Meeting.
The Planning Meeting Agenda is as follows: Meeting with Midwest South and
North District Pastors separately - 9:00 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Meeting with
Midwest South and North District Pastors and District Stewards separately -
9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
Plenary session with Midwest South and Midwest North District Membership
- 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Component Reports (three minutes or less please):
1. Clergy Family
2. Women In Ministry
3. Ministerial Alliance
4. Women's Missionary Society/YPD
5. Lay Organization
6. Conference Music Ministry
7. Board of Examiners
8. Sunday School Convention
Closing Worship, Rev. Nicole Pledger, preaching
From One Of Our Readers In Cyberspace!
Thank you for being so diligent in keeping the Fifth Episcopal
District so informed. It means so much to be able to obtain inspiring,
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mouse. May God continue bless you and your entire staff for your efforts.
Thank you Celia for your words of encouragement! When I started building
Websites over twelve years ago, there were many people who could not see the
importance of having an Online presence. I learned how to build and maintain
Websites in order to reach beyone the walls of the local church into the
global community. It hasn't been easy and many times I have considered
giving up. I want you to know that people like you give me a reason to
continue. Once again, thank you Celia!
Midwest Conference welcomes Rev. Joseph Nixon and Rev. Pamela Mason to the
Midwest South District and Rev. Brenda J. Hayes to the Midwest North
Rev. Nixon was appointed to Saint Paul A.M.E. Church,Wichita,
Kansas Rev. Pamela Mason was appointed to Bethel A.M.E. Church, Leavenworth,
Kansas, and Rev. Brenda J. Hayes was appointed to Ebenezer A.M.E. Church,
Kansas City, Missouri!
We look forward to working with them as we endeavor to make God's Kingdom
a reality on earth!
5th District Planning Meeting Results
Rev. Spencer Barrett (Allen, Tacoma, Washington) was appointed the
Presiding Elder of the Pacific Northwest Conference; Rev. Anthony Steele
(Ebenezer, Stockton, California) to Allen, Tacoma, Washington; Rev. Juliet
Hemphill (Bethel, Yakima, Washington) to First A.M.E., Indio, California; Rev. Arthur Carter
(Bethel, Portland, Oregon) to Payne Chapel,
Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rev. Terry McCray Hill (Payne Chapel, Colorado
Springs, Colorado) to Bethel, Portland, Oregon; Rev.
William Shepard (Walker Chapel, Seattle, Washingotn) to Brown Memorial, Pasadena, California; Rev. LeSean Tarkington
(St. James, Los Angeles, California) to
Walker Chapel, Seattle, Washington; Rev. Charles Wright (Emry Chapel, Ogden,
Utah) to Holy Trinity, Las
Vegas, Nevada; Rev. Pamela Mason (Holt Trinity, Las Vegas, Nevada) to Bethel, Leavenworth, Kansas; Rev. Warren
Freeman (Bethel, Leavenworth, Kansas) to Willis Chapel, Kansas City, Missouri; Rev. Steven Shepard
(St. Paul, Wichita, Kansas) to St.
Peter's, Saint Louis, Missouri; Rev. Joseph Nixon (St. Peter's, St. Louis,
Missouri) to Saint Paul, Wichita,
Kansas; Rev. Brenda J. Hayes (PE, Saint Louis Columbia District) to Ebenezer, Kansas City, Missouri;
Rev. Sharon Avril (Antioch, Pittsburg, California) to Carter Memorial,
Fresno, California; Presiding
Elder W. Bartalette Finney (PE, San Francisco/Sacramento District) to the Saint Louis Columbia District, Saint Louis, Missouri;
Rev. Donnell Miles (Johnson Chapel, Santa Ana, California) to Ebenezer, Stockton, California; Rev. Cedric Alexander
(Price Chapel, Los Angeles, California)
to Presiding Elder of the San Francisco/Sacramento District; Rev. Nicole
Pledger (Quinn Chapel, Sedalia, Missouri) to Saint Luke, Kansas City, Kansas.
Rev. Timothy O. Costen, Jr. was appointed to Cain Memorial, Bakersfield,
Presiding Elder Steven A. Cousin, Sr. (Midwest South District, Midwest
Conference) and Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson (Midwest North District,
were reappointed to their respective districts.
" Come and help us celebrate over 35 years of ministry with this Woman of
God who has given tirelessly of herself!"
Location: To Be Announced - Metro Kansas City
Ms. Stacie Dowtown Co-Chairperson & Rev. Dr. Eraina Aseme Co-Chairperson
Southern California Annual Conference Appointments
The Southern California Annual Conference, which formally had three
Presiding Elders, now has the following two Presiding Elders: The Rev. Allen
Williams, the Presiding Elder of the Los Angeles North District and
the Rev. Rosevelt Lindsey, the Presiding Elder of the Los Angeles South Las
Rev. Larry Campbell was appointed to First, Pasadena, California.
The Rev. Dr. Betty Hanna Witherspoon was appointed to Primm, Pamona,
Presiding Elder Norman Copeland was appointed to St. Paul, San Bernadino,
California; Presiding Elder Benjamin Hollins was appointed to Price Chapel,
Los Angeles, California; Presiding Elder Delman Howard was appointed to
Johnson Chapel, Santa Ana, California.
Rev. Cedric Alexander was transferred to the California Annual
Rev. Pamela Mason (Holy Trinity, Las Vegas, Nevada) and Rev. LeSean
Tarkinton received temporary appointments.
If there is something that I missed I'm sure someone will correct me!
Bethel Community Center Open House
"Bridging the Digital Divide in the Urban Core"
Saturday, November 8, 2014 * 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Please join us for an afternoon of helpful information and
Participating Organizations Include:
*Google Fiber sign up for beginer, intermediate or
advanced computer classes
*Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, sign up for Affordable
Care Act (Obama Care) health care and Medicare/Medicaid
*Collaborative Response: information about after school
tutoring and mentoring activities
*Connecting for Good: Local KC area digital literacy
*WWDN: World Wide Distribution Network
*Lavendar Lady Studio: Local KC Area artist will be
displaying art work
*Innovative Web Concepts, LLC: premier Kansas City area
website design experts
*The Edge Barber Shop
*KCMCC Second Chance Program
*KC Network Solutions, LLC will be repairing PCs and
laptops. They will diagnose and, if possible, repair onsite for a $35
donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to Bethel Community Computer
"Go Lizard" Exotic Animals, B in Motion Mime Group and
Bethel Praise Dancers
Click here for flier!
Rev. Rober R. Shaw, Pastor
Bethel A.M.E. Church Presents A Fall Concert Featuring
The Emporia Gospel Singers
“Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord!” Psalm 150
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: 1001 E. 3rd Avenue Hutchinson, KS 67501
Free Will Offering
For more info. or to make a donation contact: Rev. Davis@
We invite you to come and worship with us as we praise the
Lord in song!
Lunch will be served immediately following the
Click here for flier!
Rev. Robbin Davis, Pastor
Bethel Believers Ball
$65.00/ ticket includes: Welcome Reception, Guided Tour of Arrowhead
Stadium, Formal Dinner, Live Jazz, Dance, Silent Auction and
More......please contact Bethel AME Church, 2329 Flora, KCMO. 816-231-3555
for more info!
Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Senior Pastor
St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Liberty, Missouri To Offer Screening Center
In partnership with the "Black Health Care Coalition" Julie Leibold
RN/FCN is facilitating a new "Screening Center "in Liberty at the St. Luke
A.M.E. Church. Annual Cholesterol screening and monthly glucose and
blood pressure. There are also plans for a "Walking Club".
The Black Health Care Coalition offers several programs for the Community
using their Healthy Generations.
Saint Luke, Liberty is located at 433 North Main Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068.
Rev. Helen Benton-Harris, Pastor
Cub Scout Pack At Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church
Under the leadership of Pastor Keith J. Cordier, Sr. (an Eagle Scout),
Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, located at 8607 Longview Road
Kansas City, Missouri, invites boys from ages 7 to 10 to join Christ Our
Redeemer's Cub Scout Pack 531! If you live in the South Kansas City,
Missouri area, this is an excellent opportunity for your son to learn
valuable skills that will help him through life's challenges. Meetings are every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.
Interested? Call the church at (816) 761-4989, or send an Email to
Rev. Keith J. Cordier, Sr., Pastor
It's Prayer Time!
Just wanted to remind everyone to please join us every Monday at 8a.m. as we pray for each other! The number is 712.775.7300;
access code #296834. Each week, one of us will lead the prayer call. If
you're interested in leading, please contact me and I will put you in the
rotation. You may e-mail your prayer requests directly to:
Have a great day!
Bethel Community Computer Center
Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at 2329 Flora Avenue,
Kanas City, Missouri.
http://www.bccckc.org/ Mark Broome, Coordinator - Email:
Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor
Click here for
5 week General Office Basic Skills Class,
which is a comprehensive, 75 hour, certificate based course designed to
bring up to speed GED graduates with at least a 2 year work history, to be
able to secure employment as secretaries, receptionist, or general office
workers. Our 1st class commenced on June 4th and graduated August 2012.
Below are links to the Sunday service that honored the graduates:
The Enhanced Job Search Skills Class,
This class was created based on requests from the Kansas City Metropolitan
Crime Commission, Second Chance Resource Specialist, who manage parolee
populations. This class offers an intensive 25 hour program of job search
techniques, interviewing skills building, workplace basics & behaviors,
resume/cover letter writing, and self-esteem classes. This class is
specifically crafted to allow youthful offenders find employment quickly,
and maintain that employment! In time, this course will be extended to 40
hours, and offered to anyone in the community seeking employment.
Rebuilding The Wall Brick By Brick
To Our Christian Friends:
We, the members of Mariah Walker AME Church are pleading for your prayers
and support as we are preparing to rebuild the wall of our church. As you
may know, we have not been able to worship at Mariah Walker due to this
damage. Mariah Walker has been our home for over 50 years and we want it to
be open another 50 years. Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 by the end of June
2014 with God’s help. We are workers together with him.
We would be grateful for any donations as we prepare to return home with
your help. Our situation should not change our praise and our praise can
certainly change our situation.
“Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will
take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.” Haggai 1:8
$ 75.00 GOLD
$ 50.00 SILVER
Please send donations made payable to Mariah Walker
A.M.E. Church, 2704 Linwood Kansas City, Missouri 64127.
The Mariah Church Family
Rev. Valencia Jackson
The Midwest Conference Blog Is Back!
Don't Die for Love: Escape the Cycle of Violence!
At the Sixth Annual WMS Convention of the Midwest Annual Conference,
Darlene Dunn recounted a chilling story of her escape from domestic abuse.
Her heart wrenching story has been captured in her book entitled, "Don't Die
for Love: Escape the Cycle of Violence." Order a copy today!
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