Rev. Steven A. Cousin, Sr., Webmaster.

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The Midwest Annual Conference

Home of the hardest working Pastors in African Methodism!

Midwest Women’s Missionary Society

We will be collecting toilet paper and kleenex at the Executive Board which will be held at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Wichita, Kansas on August 8th, 2015.  These items will be donated to the Ashby House in Salina, Kansas.  Information about this facility can be found at www.Ashbyhouse.org

Thanks for your continued support of Mission Outreach,

Linda Cousin,

Chair, Commission on Christian Social Action 

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 Midwest Conference link on this site.


11th Anniversary Celebration For Presiding Elder Steven A. Cousin, Sr.

You are cordially invited to an Appreciation Musical for Presiding Elder Steven A. Cousin, Sr., at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 9th, 2015 at Greater New Bethel AME Church, 1820 N 55th Street, Kansas City, Kansas.

Rev. Edward Walzer, Jr., Host Pastor

Celebration Of Appreciation For Presiding Elder Benjamin R. Finnell

Once again, it’s time to celebrate and appreciate our Presiding Elder, The Reverend Benjamin R. Finnell, and Family.

We extend this invitation and request you come on out and help us celebrate and honor our Presiding Elder, The Reverend Benjamin Finnell, and Family in a service of Praise, Music and Dance.

Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 12:00 Noon @ Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2328 Franklin Street – Omaha, NE 68111 – Phone: 402.342.0297.

Our dress for this celebration will be Business/Casual. We hope you will be able to attend!

With Sisterly and Brotherly Love,

The Appreciation Committee

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

Christ Our Redeemer AME Church Vacation Bible School ’15

The Christ Our Redeemer AME Church family is excited to present our 2015 Vacation Bible School, “Traveling Life’s Journey with God”. 

Pre-Registration – Friday, July 24, 2015, 5:45 – 7:30 PM; food, games, free clothing

Dates:  VBS ’15 – Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015

Times:  Monday – Thursday: 5:45-8:20 PM; Friday, July 31, 6:30-8:20 PM


Come join us for games, food, give-aways, fun, all while learning more about God and his goodness!!

Christ Our Redeemer is located at 8607 Longview Road, Kansas City, Missouri  64134.

Click here for flier!

Rev. Keith J. Cordier, Sr., Pastor

Bethel Church Presents 'Takin It 2 The Streets!'

Vacation Bible School (VBS) - August 3 - 7, 2015

Dinner - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Class 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday Nite, 'Cinema Night' 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 8, 2015, 'Backpack School Supply Give Away'

Bethel is located at 2329 Flora, Kansas City, Missouri

Click here for Flyer!

Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor

"Take Me To The King" Gospel Brunch

When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30p.m

Where: Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64130

Donation: $25 (for tickets call the church @816-861-6614)

Sponsored By: Ebenezer A.M.E Church, 3808 Cleaver II Blvd, KC, MO 64130

Click here for flier!

Rev. Brenda J. Hayes, Senior Pastor

Back To School Carnival At Gregg Tabernacle!

Food Booths

Game Booths

Information Booths

Gregg's Bazaar


August 22, 2015 - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Gregg is located on the corner of 37th and Michigan, Kansas City, Missouri


Click here for flier!


Dr. Araina Aseme, Pastor

Calling All Sisters, Calling All Sisters!

Join us for Bethel's Sistah Conference 2015......Entitled "Chosen" August 14th-15th 2015 @ Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, Unity Village MO.  1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO 64065 (816) 347-5537

Registration $75.00 includes buffet dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday. Register Online at http://bethelkcmo.org/give.html Registration deadline Aug 2, 2015.

Hotel Rate: $97.00, includes tax, 2 queen beds and continental breakfast. Make hotel reservation by July 14th by calling 816-347-5537. Websitehttp://www.unityvillage.org/

Vendors on Site.

-- Rev. Robert R. Shaw, II BETHEL "THE HOUSE OF GOD" CHURCH (0)816-231-3555

"I can do all things, through Christ who gives me STRENGTH!!!"

First Annual Prayer Breakfast At Allen Chapel, Salina, Kansas

We greet you with the Joy of Jesus!

On behalf of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1021 West Ash- Salina, Kansas 67401, we would like to invite you to a morning full of Praise, Prayer, Food and Fellowship. On Saturday August 22nd, 2015 from 9:00am-12:00pm, we will be hosting our  First Annual Prayer Breakfast. The  program will begin with mouthwatering physical food for breakfast, full of all your early morning favorites for a small sum of $10.00 dollars, (if you don't have $10, donations are welcome). We will then be blessed with anointed spiritual food from mighty warriors of Christ. Come and get blessed, come and be a blessing.                                                                 

Some of our topics for Prayer will be for our: Churches, Community, Mothers, Fathers, Children, Ministry, Pastors, First Ladies, Congregations, Friends, Families, Health, Our Minds, Racism, Schools,  and general prayer requests.

We prayerfully anticipate a spirit filled morning because as you know when "Praises go up, Blessings come down." We are living in perilous times, and are in need of a spiritual shake up. If you have a prayer or testimony on your heart, come let the Lord use you. We thank you in advance for your presence / participation in this event. May the Lord bless you and may the Lord keep you until then. 

 "Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving make your request be known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth  all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:6-7

With the Love of Jesus,

Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society of Allen Chapel, Salina

Rev. Kerry W. Broadus Sr., 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!


The Voices Of Gilbert Choir Presents, "Masters Of The 88's In Concert

Featuring:  Ms. Caron D. Williams, Mr. Reggie Watkins, Mr. Stanley Counts, Mr. Arthur Thompson, Ms. Wanda Salaam,         Rev. Thomas Williams and Mr. Charles Whiters


On Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at Gilbert Memorial A.M.E. Church, 3700 Topping Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri.


The public is invited to attend! Click here for flier!


Ms. Michelle Casey

Minister of Music


Rev. Brenda Smith


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

Click here for brochure!

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!

Click here for more information!

Social Security Offers Electronic Services!

-  Applying for Benefits

- Do I qualify for Retirement, Survivors or Disability Benefits

- Appealing a Decision

- Estimate Future Benefit

- Sign up for the Social Security Newsletter to Stay Informed

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