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Watch Where You Sit!

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?' The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.' So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it. Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high!

 

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Come Take A Praise Break With St. John

You are invited to Saint John A.M.E. Church, 3501 Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri on October 21-23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm nightly to be revived through Worship!

 

On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Presiding Elder Donna Roberson will preach, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Rev. Stacy Evans will preach, and on Thursday, October 23, 2014 Rev. Mark Smith will preach!

 

Take a break from life; come praise the LIFE GIVER!

 

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Rev. Jane E. Burns-Lane, Pastor

Fifth District 2014 Annual Conference Series Temporary Appointments

Five Annual Conferences are now in the record book and they all ended with a bang! 24 pastors have received temporary appointments that will be completed at the Fifth District Planning Meeting:

Pacific Northwest Conference (5)

Revs: David Malcolm (Ebenezer, Bremerton, Washington), William Sheppard (Walker Chapel, Seattle, Washington), Spencer Barrett (Allen, Tacoma, Washington),  Arthur Carter (Bethel,Portland, Oregon), Juliet Hemphill (Bethel, Yakima,Washington)

 

Desert Mountain Conference (4)

Revs: Terry McCray Hill (Payne Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado), Charles Wright (Emry Chapel, Ogden, Utah), Edwin Donaldson (Allen, Cheyenne, Wyoming), Margaret Redmon (First, Pueblo, Colorado)

 

Midwest Conference (9)

Revs: Warren Freeman (Bethel, Leavenworth, Kansas), Betty Hanna Witherspoon (Ebenezer, Kanas City, Missouri), Steven Shepard (St. Paul, Wichita, Kansas), Clifton Neal St. James (St. John, Omaha, Nebraska), Penny Pitchford (Cain-Grant, Kansas City, Missouri), Loy C. Drew (St. Paul, Olathe, Kansas), Donald Morrison (St. Luke, Kansas City, Kansas), Steven Cousin (PE, Midwest South District), Donna Roberson (PE, Midwest North District).

 

California Conference (1)

Presiding Elder W. Bartalette Finney, Sr. (San Francisco/Sacramento District)

 

Missouri Conference (5)

Revs: Brenda J. Hayes (PE, St. Louis Columbia District), Mary Hull Lovett (St. Paul, Columbia, Missouri), Howard Abernathy (Allen Chapel, Hannibal, Missouri), and Randolf Douglas (TRI-Union, St. Louis, Missouri). Rev. Joseph Nixon (St. Peter, St. Louis, Missouri) is walking with the Bishop until the Planning Meeting.

 

You don't want to miss the 2014 Fifth District Planning Meeting that will convene at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel, 5711 W. Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California on October 27 - 28, 2014.

 

The Rev. Taurus Myhand, pastor of Ward Chapel, Los Angeles, California has provided the following information: Group Rates: Room - 1 King Bed / 2 Double Beds $129.00 Nightly. Self-Parking $10.00/day (includes in/out); Valet-Parking $20.00/day (includes in/out). Make your reservation now by calling 1-310-410-4000 Group Code: AME. For more information call (213) 747-1367 or visit www.wardamechurch.com

FIFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT PLANNING MEETING AGENDA (2014 – 2015)

“All Sessions Will Be Held At The Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel”

Monday, October 27, 2014                                    

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM ------- Breakfast

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM ----- Opening Devotional Service (Led by Presiding Elders Council)

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM -----  Plenary Session

9:15 AM – 10:15 AM ----- Clergy / Laity Forum

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ---- Component Meetings

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ------ HOUR OF POWER (Candidates are preaching)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM -------- Lunch Break

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM -------- Component Meetings

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM -------- Dinner Break

7:00 PM -------------------- Evening Activity (TBD)

11:30 PM ------------------- Fifth District Budget Committee

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM -------- Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM -------- Information Blitz

                                              Calendar Review

                                              Component Reports (Action Plans)

9:00 AM -------------------- COMMISSIONING SERVICE

Preacher (TBD)

Pastoral Appointments/Announcements

Doxology and Benediction

**We Must Be Complete with All Business by 12:00 NOON**

Family Crisis

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 family fun!

 

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 organization

*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 Center

 

Featuring:

"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

 

Emporia Gospel SingersTheme: “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@ 316-806-0746

We invite you to come and worship with us as we praise the Lord in song!

 

Lunch will be served immediately following the concert!

 

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Rev. Robbin Davis, Pastor

Bethel Believers Ball

Bethel Believers BallBethel Believers BallDonation: $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 coram@sbcglobal.net 

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: mwcpray4pastors@gmail.com.

Have a great day!

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

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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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