Tuesday, April 30, 2013

VA Annual Conference YPD

What a blessed day we had as we celebrated Annual YPD Day with the VA Annual conference at Bethel AME Church in Hampton, VA where the Rev. Andre' Jefferson is the senior pastor.
VA Conference YPD Director- Valerie Fauntleroy
Virginia Conference YPD President- Fred Williams
Virginia Conference YPD Host Director- Juliette Ware

The days events included singing, praise dancing and an inspiring keynote address by Ms. Kemba Smith Pradia. Ms. Smith shared her story of heartache and disappointment and how through prayer and the leaning on Jesus she overcame! 
To God Be the Glory!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Turner Memorial AME WMS

On Sunday April 21, 2013 The Johanna Morris Women's Missionary Society celebrated its Annual Day at Turner Memorial AME in Hyattsville, MD. It was a wonderful celebration, as it was also Pastor William and First Lady Courtney Lamar's first Sunday back after the Washington Annual Conference. Ms. Selerya Moore served as Worship Leader and  Supervisor Dr. Pam DeVeaux brought forth the word, preaching from the subject: "When God Takes the Case." Also in attendance were Ms. D. Faye Conley, WCB/WMS President and former Washington Conference WMS President Ms. Oveta Butler. Several "unsung" missionary members were recognized for their tireless work in the church and community. The music was soul stirring and the praise was powerful! 
Sister Moore worship leader. Brother Marty Lamar led the choir.
Dr. Pam is greeted by Pastor and First Lady Courtney Lamar. Preach Dr. Pam!

What a Mighty God we Serve!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Washington Annual Conference

The Washington Annual Conference is in full swing! We had a glorious Night In White with our own Dr. Pam DeVeaux bringing forth a powerful message. The Ebenezer AME Church Liturgical Dance team blessed all with a moving display of God's love and grace through dance. We are so proud of the dedicated missionary service that is being carried out at our churches and community throughout the 2nd Episcopal District.

On Wednesday April 24, 2013 the Washington Annual Conference celebrated Men's Night. What a marvelous time we had in the Lord!! The choir brought the congregation to its feet with stirring renditions of gospel songs. Rev. Tony Lee, Senior Pastor of the Community of Hope AME Church delivered a powerful sermon and challenged our men to "step up" and reminded all that your "here" is not your "there". The altar was full of men when the call was made for those who feel a ministerial call on their life. Bishop DeVeaux congratulated all the Men of the Year and Young Men of the Year recipients as they received their certificates. We are so proud of the work that our talented men are doing in the 2nd Episcopal District!

Bishop John R. Bryant, Senior Bishop blessed the congregation with a mighty word for our closing service.
What an awesome time we had preaching, praising and proclaiming! Thanks be to God!

To God be the Glory for the GREAT things he has done!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Take Care Tuesday

The Office of Minority Health designates every April as National Minority Health Month. The object of National Minority Health Month  is to raise awareness about health disparities that affect racial and ethnic minorities, along with raising awareness the policies of the health care law which reduce these disparities and achieve equity in health.

Please visit the Office of Minority Health website by clicking: Minority Health to learn more about health disparities that affect the African American community and for numerous opportunities to get involved with making our communities healthier.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Washington Conference DMC

On Sunday April 14, 2013 the Washington Annual Conference held its DMC Ceremony.

 Motto: Daily Magnify Christ

The Christian Debutante-Master Dedication Commission (CDMC) introduces young people to Christian society and celebrates their transition to adulthood. Though its adult advisors, the CDMC reinforces the work of  Christian education by providing guidance and information for relevant study and fieldwork activities.

The Christian Debutante-Master Ceremony is the official activity under the auspices of the CDMCD, a solemn religious service whereby the young honorees in their period of transition celebrate their new adult status in the church.
Our beautiful young ladies
 Talented Jr. Allenites
Rev. Joann Browning and Mrs. Doris Porter celebrate with Dr. Pam
Presiding Elders pray over our beautiful Debutantes
DeVeaux granddaughters Alexis & Jordan participated as Sub Debutantes
Adorable Allenites

"Oh magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt His name together."
~Psalm 34:3


On Saturday April 13, 2013 the Washington Conference YPD celebrated its annual day. The events were held at  Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church, Rev. Jonathan Weaver is the senior pastor. What a blessed day we had!

Supervisor Pam DeVeaux greets the congregation
& congratulates our YPD
YPD President Eddie Scott preached a powerful word!
Sister Juanita Wills, Esq YPD director installs the new  officers
The congregation congratulates the new officers

I praise you,  for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. ~Psalms 139:14

Monday, April 8, 2013

Baltimore Annual Conference

The 197th session of the Baltimore Annual Conference was convened at Bethel AME Church in Baltimore  MD April 3-5, 2013. The opening preacher was the dynamic Rev. Ann Lightner-Fuller, pastor of Mt. Calvary AME Church, Towson, MD. Bishop Samuel L. Green, Presiding Prelate of the 12th Episcopal District delivered the closing sermon with power and conviction!
Dr. Pam with Mrs. Pam Weaver & family, DeVeaux granddaughters,
Rev. Joan Wharton and Lady Marlaa Reid greet Dr. Pam
WMS choir at Empowerment Temple AME
WMS Night in White
Members of the 12th Episcopal District with host  Pastor Reid
Warm Hospitality and delicious food
Elder and Mrs. Montague
Elder and Mrs. Hunter
Bishop Samuel Green, Dr. Pam dancing for Jesus
Bishop DeVeaux reads appointments
78 Missionaries capped! Awesome!
The Seeking, Serving, Spirit-filled Second Episcopal District

Thursday, April 4, 2013

45 Years Ago

At 6:01 pm on April 4, 1968 civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was hit by a sniper's bullet. Dr. King was in Memphis to help city sanitation workers-most of whom were black-fight for better pay and working conditions. King had been standing on the balcony in front of  his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee, when, without warning, he was shot. King was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 7:05 pm.
Greatness means touching people from afar
Power is the ability to move people with ideas
Acceptance is seeing the world for what it is
Courage is seeing the world for what it can be

Visionaries share the path to a brighter day
Legacies are built on that path
So many dreams, so much hope, so much to share
All the different ways great people touch my life

I remember Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

What is King's greatest legacy?
How will you honor his life today?