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Mrs. Blanche Williams Succumbs
Mrs. Blanche M. Williams, widow of Rev. Everett P. Williams Sr., and the
mother of Theresa Williams Bennett-Wilkes, Everett Williams Jr., and Rev. Allen
L. Williams Sr., D.Min. Presiding Elder, Los Angeles North District of the
Southern California Conference of the Fifth Episcopal District, made her
transition on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the age of 91.
Mrs. Williams was active in various auxiliaries of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church including the Ministers’ Spouses organization and the Women’s
Missionary Society of the Pacific Northwest, California, Southern California,
Desert Mountain, and Midwest Conferences. She was a life member of the WMS from
the California Conference.
Two memorial services are planned to celebrate her life:
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 Time: Twelve o’clock pm. Location:
Asbury United Methodist Church 926-11th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Rev. Dr. Ianther Marie Mills officiating.
Los Angeles, CA
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 Time: Eleven o’clock am. Location:
First African Methodist Episcopal Church. 2270 South Harvard Blvd Los Angeles,
Rev. “J” Edgar Boyd, host pastor, the Rt. Rev. T. Larry
Kirkland, Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District, eulogist.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Mr. Everett Williams Jr.,
Post Office Box 4465, Silver Spring, MD 20914.
Please keep the Williams family in your prayers during their time of
St. Mark's 135th Church Anniversary Celebration
are cordially invited to the 135th Church Anniversary of St. Mark A.M.E. Church,
801 NW Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas on May 23 - 24, 2015. As we celebrate, we
do so with two pivotal occasions: we will celebrate 135 years of Christian
ministry and the 100th year for our Church building. On Saturday May 23,
2015 we will celebrate with a Banquet and Gospel Jazz Concert, featuring the
anointed talent of Stacie Mason. We are generating a formal guest list for
the banquet all seats must be reserved in advance, please call (816) 714-9781
for further details. All Guest, for the banquet, are asked to arrive by
the 5:30pm mingle to be seated and served promptly at 6:00pm and the Concert
will start at 7:00pm. Donation for Banquet and Jazz Concert is $35/concert
only $10.00 each.
Many of you have already received information concerning our souvenir
journal, let me remind you: Full page $100.00/Half page $50.00/Quarter
page $25.00/Business card $15.00/Patron listing $10.00. The deadline for
all ads will be May 13, 2015, please send to address listed above c/o Betty
Moore, or camera ready to
Rev.Heermace@att.net. We will continue our celebration with an
Anniversary Worship Service at 11:00 am on Sunday May 24th, with the Rev. Donna
F. Roberson, Presiding Elder of the Midwest North District as our special Guest
speaker. The celebration will conclude with a reception that will include
the placing of a Time Capsule. We hope that you can join us for the
weekend and/or participate in our journal, ad sheet is attached. We solicit
your prays for the success of this endeavor.
Thanking you in advance.
The St. Mark’s AMEC Anniversary Committee
Sister Betty Moore, Chairperson
Rev. Shirley D. Heermance, Pastor
Midwest Conference Scholar Scholarship
for complete scholarship information!
Dear Members of the Midwest Conference,
The Midwest Conference Trustees on behalf of MWC Trustee Board in
partnership with Drury University, attempt to offer two educational
opportunites to support young and bright students, who belong to the
churches of the Midwest Conference of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME
Church. The first scholarship will cover the comprehensive cost of
attendance over a standard period for undergraduate degree completion of
four-to-five continuous years of study. The scholarship will not exceed the
comprehensive cost of attendance at Drury University, defined as tuition,
required fees, room, board and books.
The second scholarship to Drury University will provide a one-time
tuition, and will not exceed the cost of attendance defined as tuition,
required fees and books, four but not exceeding five-year scholarship for
undergraduate degree completion at Drury University for one AME Church
member-student. These scholarships are based upon the student being admitted
to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.
We encourage you to go online and check out
www.drury.edu. you may mail your MWC
Scholar Scholarship application to: Bethel A.M.E. Chjurch, 2329 Flora
Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
This is an exciting occasion to make available for our youth who
represent the future of the Midwest Conference.
Midwest Conference Scholar Scholarship Committee
A Call To The Wall Registration Information!
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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
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!
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.
Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson will be retiring and celebration over
35 years of ministry and turning 75 years young and we want you to be part
of this new chapter in her life!
Lodging available June 11 and/or June 12, 2015 @ the Hilton Garden Inn,
Independence, Missouri. Doubles $84.00 & Kings $84.00 plus taxes. Group
Type: SMERF Group
Call Stacie Mason 913-944-1048 or send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
To Purchase Ticket(s) please payable to: Gregg Tabernacle AME Church,
mail to: Gregg Tabernacle AMEC, P.O. Box 5913, Kansas City, Missouri
64171-0913. ATTN RRBC-ROAST
FREE Youth Program - Summer Transportation Institute
It is our pleasure to announce the availability of an exciting
opportunity for high school students in the Greater Kansas City area. This
summer the University of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human
Development will host their 12th Annual Kansas City Summer Transportation
Institute (KCSTI) that will be held on the campus of UMKC June 15 - July 10,
2015 (9:00am – 4:00pm; Monday–Friday). The KCSTI is a fun, interactive,
engaging, and hands on learning opportunity designed to create awareness and
stimulate interest in the wealth of career opportunities that exist in the
transportation industry. With one in seven careers being transportation
related, this Institute offers a tremendous opportunity for students to
explore future transportation related career opportunities.
The KCSTI is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
and is open to students attending public and private high schools in the
greater Kansas City area (both Missouri & Kansas schools). There is no cost
to attend. Visit www.kcsti.com for
detailed information about this year’s Institute, the promotional flyer, and
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!
Click here for more