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11th Anniversary CelebrationWords can not adequately express the overwhelming outpouring of love shown toward me and my family at my 11th Anniversary Celebration! Greater New Bethel was packed from front to back!

I want to express my thanks to the Anniversary Committee, the host pastor (Rev. Edward Walzer, Jr.), district churches, musicians, choirs, praise dancers, steppers, members, visitors and friends of the Midwest South District. To coin a saying from our Episcopate, Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, "The greatest sin of the human heart is the sin of ingratitude!"

Again, thank you very much for making my 11th Anniversary Celebration a day that will long be remembered!


The Midwest Women’s Missionary Society Annual Convention Outreach 

September 15, 2015


Related imageThe Midwest Women’s Missionary Society is requesting donations of baby diapers and baby wipes.  The most needed sizes are 3 to 6. These items will be collected at the site of the Annual Convention at the Jack Reardon Convention Center.  All items will be donated to the diaper ministry of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1111 8th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Request items be turned in to Linda Cousin, Chair Commission on Christian Social Action, Midwest W.M.S. at the Jack Reardon Center on Tuesday, September 15th.   Contact Linda Cousin @ lcousin@kc.rr.com

To The Pastors Of The Midwest North And South Districts

The Midwest Annual Conference is rapidly approaching! Please submit the name of your Annual Conference Delegate, Annual Conference Alternate, Youth Delegate, Electoral College Delegate and Electoral College Alternate to Presiding Elder Steven A. Cousin @ admin@kcdministries.net. The names of the Delegates and Alternates that have been received can be seen by going to the 2015 Annual Conference link on this site.


Appreciation Celebration In Honor Of The Reverend Pamela Myrtis Mason

Sunday, August 30th, 2015  at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church 411 Kiowa Street, Leavenworth Kansas 66048 Phone: 913.682.8454; Email: bethelamelvnks@outlook.com

Morning Worship Service at 10:30a.m. Guest Preacher Executive Pastor Sharon Walker Faith Christian Center International, Leavenworth ,Kansas

Afternoon Celebration at 3:00p.m. Guest Preacher The Reverend Beverly M. Stith Pastor of Grant A.M.E. Church Wentzville, Missouri.

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The public is invited to attend.

Hallelujah Thine the Glory Luncheon

Celebrating our Retiring WMS Officers


You are invited to come celebrate our retiring WMS Officers.  LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!


Where:  Jack Reardon Center KCKS

When: September 15, 2015

Time: 12:00pm. Donation $45.00

Colors: Black/White touch of yellow

To purchase tickets please contact your local WMS President or Angela Cordier.

Please support the Midwest Conference YPD

YPD T ShirtYPD T-Shirt

Can be worn during YPD Convention

Friday, September 18th and Saturday 19th

Children Sizes S-XL    $10.00

Adult Sizes S-XL     $13.00

Adult Sizes 2XL – 4XL   $15.00

Please make checks payable to : Midwest Conference YPD


ALL Orders due Sunday, August 30, 2015


For more information, please contact Karen Marks, William Cordier or Angela Cordier

Inspirational Booklet Of Scriptures

Bethel Manhattan is compiling a Inspirational Booklet of scriptures, prayers, song lyrics, inspirational sayings and written testimonies from seniors, adults, young adults, youth and children that have helped them get through difficult times with their faith and witness in tact. The submission can cover any life issue that God has helped you face: bullying, growing older, job loss, sickness, death of a loved one, fear, depression, marriage, dealing with parents, dealing with children, final exams as a student or teacher, etc. If you're interested in submitting something, please send your submissions to pastor@bethelman.kscoxmail.com by November 29, 2015.  

God Bless Always & In All Ways,

Rev. Rachel Williams-Glenn, Pastor

Help Wanted!

My son, Mitch, has a thriving business, Blue Beetle (termites, other pests, etc.,) and Red Beetle (fire extinguishers).  The business has grown to the point of not having enough techs to handle the demand.  He has asked me to recruit reliable young men looking for a job, which includes $15 an hour plus a company car to drive back and forth to work.  No prior experience necessary. 

The company is located at the corner of 63rd and Main--big blue house.  (816) 333-PEST (7378)  Ask for Rachel or Sydney

Thank you so much and I love you all!


Official Midwest Conference Lay Organization Webiste

I am pleased to announce that the new website for Team Midwest Conference Lay Organization is: www.Teammidwestlay.org

Check it out!

Melvin L. Jenkins, President

Learn and Grow AcademyFrom 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, informational and accurate data about our Zion at just the click of the mouse. May God continue bless you and your entire staff for your efforts.

Celia Square

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!


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 coram@sbcglobal.net 

Rev. Keith J. Cordier, Sr., Pastor

Bethel Community Computer Center

Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at 2329 Flora Avenue, Kanas City, Missouri.

Website: http://www.bccckc.org/  Mark Broome, Coordinator - Email: mark.broome@bccckc.org

Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor

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Programs available:

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:

https://vimeo.com/45413357, https://vimeo.com/45414233, http://vimeo.com/45415096

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. (more)

Rebuilding The Wall Brick By Brick

To Our Christian Friends:

East Wall of Mariah WalkerWe, 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

$100.00     SPONSOR

$ 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, Pastor

The Midwest Conference Blog Is Back!

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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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