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Midwest Conference Youth Choir Rehearsal
Schedule of next 3 rehearsals:
Saturday, January 24th, 2:00pm-3:00pm @ FAME
Saturday, January 31st, 2:00pm-3:00pm @ FAME
Saturday, February 7th, 6:30pm-7:30pm @ FAME
Sunday, February 8th, 3:00pm @ Bethel
Please make all rehearsals as we have learned two new songs for Founder's
Day: Jesus is a Rock and Lord You're Mighty We will wear all black
with our Kente stoles for Founder's Day. -- Blessings,
Midwest Conference Founder's Day - Wear Black!
The Midwest Women’s Missionary Society is requesting everyone attending
the Founder's Day programs to wear "black." Lapel ribbons will be made
available through the local Missionaries. Any donations received will be
distributed as follows:
Wichita Area - Grant Chapel, Wichita - Kirkland Academy
Kansas City Area - TBD
Omaha Area - Allen Chapel, Omaha - Kirkland Academy
Linda Cousin, Chair, Commission on Christian Social Action
Midwest South District - Southern Region, African Methodist Episcopal
Church Founder's Day Celebration
Southern Region of the Midwest South District cordially invites you to
celebrate Founder's Day at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at
Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2750 N. Hillside, Wichita, Kansas 67219, where
Dr. Carieta Grizzell serves as pastor. Church Phone: (316) 685-2682
Rev. Joseph C. Nixon, the pastor of Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Wichita,
Kansas is the Founder's Day speaker.
There will be a reception immediately following the Founder's Day
Chicken And Waffles Jazz Brunch
In celebration of Black History Month, Ebenezer A.M.E
Church, 3808 Cleaver II Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri will sponsor a
Chicken and Waffles Jazz Brunch on Saturday, February 7, 2014 from 11:00
a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Bruch R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700
Blue Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri. Donation $20.00. For tickets call:
(816) 861-6614, (816) 822-1787 or (913) 322-3209. The public is invited to
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Rev. Brenda J. Hayes, Senior Pastor
Greater Kansas City Area Founder's Day Celebration
The Greater Kansas City Area will celebrate the founding of the African
Methodist Episcopal Church at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at
Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2329 Flora Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.
Rev. Brenda J. Hayes, the pastor of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Kansas City,
Missouri is the Founder's Day preacher.
The public is invited to attend.
Man Cave Dinner At Bethel, Kansas City, Missouri
The 21st Century Therapy Club of Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2329
Flora Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri invites you to a Man Cave Dinner on Sunday,
February 8th, 2015 immediately following the Morning Worship Service.
Look at what $10.00 will buy: Chicken Spaghetti, Beef
Stroganoff, Salad, Dessert and Drink!
Pre-Orders are preferred but not required.
Please join us for a great meal!
For pre-orders, please contact Helen Luckett:
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Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor
Calling All Clergy/Pastors of the Midwest Annual Conference!
You are cordially invited to attend a luncheon sponsored by the Midwest
Conference Lay Leadership to discuss how to "build a bridge" between clergy
and lay. We hope you will join us on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 12:00
Noon at Allen Chapel, 4125 Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri. Please
RSVP to Jo Lee Brooks, Local Lay President at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell at
Melvin Jenkins, President, Team Midwest Lay
Rev. Mark Smith, Host Pastor
Official Midwest Conference Lay Organization Webiste
I am pleased to announce that the new website for Team Midwest Conference
Lay Organization is:
Check it out!
Melvin L. Jenkins, President
Tickets are $25.00. For more information or tickets
contact any YPD Quadrennial delegate or Angela Cordier (816) 674-9123 or
Omaha, Nebraska Area Founder's Day Celebration
The Midwest Omaha District will celebrate Founder’s Day at
St. John AME Church, 2402 N. 22nd Street Omaha, Sunday February 15th at 3:00 pm. The speaker
will be the Presiding Elder of the Omaha district, Rev. Benjamin R. Finnell
who is also pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, Omaha, Nebraska. The public
is invited to attend.
Midwest Conference Lay Organization Black History Month Celebration
Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum, Inc., 412
Kiowa Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
and join us as we tour the Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum Inc.,
and the Buffalo Soldier display on the grounds of the Fort Leavenworth Base,
both located in
Leavenworth, Kansas, on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The
price for the complete tour is $8. Please pay on-site.
The Richard Allen Cultural Center is a non-profit
corporation, established in 1992. The center offers unique artifacts,
research, and documents of those African Americans who contributed to
Leavenworth’s history. There are two parts to the tour; Part One has
artifacts from General Colin Powell and the Buffalo Soldiers. Part Two
shows the bronze statue and monuments of soldiers from the 9th and 10th
Then join us for lunch at Bethel AME Church.
To RSVP, contact Jo Lee Brooks
email@example.com or (816) (816)
Please wear your new lay tee shirt!
Tour Date, Saturday, February 28, 2015. Please plan to pay
your $8 admission fee at the door
Parking, Please park at Bethel AME Church, Located at 412
Kiowa Street, Leavenworth, Kansas
Attire, Your New Lay Tee Shirt! Shirts will be sold
at this event!
Tour Start Time 9:30 AM. Please plan to arrive at the
church at 9:15 AM
Lunch for Everyone – Donation $10
Checks may be written to Bethel AME Church
Fried Catfish, BBQ Pork Ribs, Collard Greens, Macaroni and
Cheese, Potato Salad, Corn,
Spaghetti, Cornbread, Pound Cake, Sweet Tea, Bottled Water
To RSVP, please contact Jo Lee Brooks
firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) (816)
536-3802, February 22, 2015. We are working out the security
details of getting on and off base. Please note that for security
purposes your identification will be inspected at the gate.
Fifth Episcopal District Midyear Convocation
We are counting down the days until the 2015 Fifth Episcopal District Midyear Convocation!
It will convene at the
Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles,
California on March 10 - 13, 2015.
Additional information will be posted on this Website as we receive it!
Please save the date!
Congratulations Dr. Settle!
Midwest Annual Conference is pleased to announce that on Friday, December
19, 2014, Barry Jerome Settle received his Doctor of Ministry from United
Dr. Settle presently serves as the pastor of First A.M.E. Church, Kansas
We are very proud of you!
Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Olathe, Kansas Is For Sale
If you are interested in this property, please call Paul Sims @
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.
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,
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.
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!
"Come and help us celebrate over 35 years of ministry with this Woman of
God who has given tirelessly of herself!"
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 19677 E. Jackson Dr., Independence, MO 64057
Ms. Stacie Dowtown Co-Chairperson & Rev. Dr. Eraina Aseme Co-Chairperson
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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