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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!


The Midwest Annual Conference

Home of the hardest working Pastors in African Methodism!

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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,   Rev. Rochelle

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


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Linda Cousin, Chair, Commission on Christian Social Action


Midwest South District - Southern Region, African Methodist Episcopal Church Founder's Day Celebration

Rev. Joseph C. NixonThe 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 Celebration.

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 attend.


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Rev. Brenda J. Hayes, Senior Pastor

Greater Kansas City Area Founder's Day Celebration

Rev. Brenda J. HayesThe 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:  816-353-6656


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Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor

Lay/Clergy Luncheon

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 jbr6343181@aol.com or by cell at (816) 536-3802.

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: www.Teammidwestlay.org

Check it out!

Melvin L. Jenkins, President

YPD Mardi Gras

Tickets are $25.00.  For more information or tickets contact any YPD Quadrennial delegate or Angela Cordier (816) 674-9123 or wmcordier1999@gmail.com.

Omaha, Nebraska Area Founder's Day Celebration

Presiding Elder Benjamin FinnellThe 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


Bishop Richard AllenCome 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 Cavalry. 


Then join us for lunch at Bethel AME Church.  Donation $10

To RSVP, contact Jo Lee Brooks jbr6343181@aol.com or (816) (816) 536-3802

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

12:00 Noon



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 jbr6343181@aol.com 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

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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!

5th District Midyear

Congratulations Dr. Settle!

Dr. Barry SettleThe Midwest Annual Conference is pleased to announce that on Friday, December 19, 2014, Barry Jerome Settle received his Doctor of Ministry from United Theolocical Seminary!

Dr. Settle presently serves as the pastor of First A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, 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 @ 816.803.7542.

St. Paul, Olathe, Kansas for sale.On 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.

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!


Presiding Elder Donna Roberson's Appreciation

"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 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


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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