Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Peggy J. Ricks
Virginia Conference Branch

Church:     New St. John Virginia Beach, VA

Missionary Society:  The Charlesetta A. Terrell WMS

Years-Missionary:   33 years

Other Offices:  
  • Local level:  served as PME Director, Secretary, 1st VP, President
  • Area Level: served as Chairperson of Tanner Turner Memorial
  • Conference Level: served as Worship Director, 2nd VP
Major Project: Education and mentoring of all for service in missions

Favorite Scripture: The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. ~ James 5:16b

Favorite Hymn: "All to Jesus I Surrender"

Monday, June 17, 2013

2013 Western NC Debutante Masters Dedication

The event was held on Saturday June 15, 2013 at Bethel AME Church in Greensboro, North Carolina. Rev. Alphonso McGlen was the host pastor. Western North Carolina Conference Commissioner, Paulette Motley with the assistance of 2nd District Commissioners, Alvin and Carolyn White, presented a tremendous display of elegance, grace and etiquette. 

Motto: "Daily Magnify Christ"

 Oh Magnify the Lord with me, let us exalt his name together

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calms of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagles' flight,
The joy of the morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing else to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it--Dad
~Author Unknown

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring  about for Abraham was he has promised him.
~Genesis 18:19

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mortgage Burning

Sunday June 9, 2013 was a high time in the Lord at Union Bethel AME Church in Brandywine, MD. Rev. Dr. Harry L. Seawright and Rev. Sherita Seawright celebrated  their 27th pastoral anniversary. It was also the 127th church anniversary. Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning preached the 7:45 am service. Bishop William DeVeaux preached the 11:00 service, which was followed by the mortgage burning service. Dancers danced, choirs sang and the holy spirit filled the place! To God be the GLORY!!
Dance Ministry, Trustees & Stewards, Rev. Seawright
Mortgage Burning
Dr. Pam makes remarks, Bishop DeVeaux brought the word

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam DeVeaux traveled to North Carolina this past weekend for a marvelous occasion. William Samir DeVeaux, their first born grandson, graduated from William Amos High School. "Samir" is the son of the late Rev. David  T. DeVeaux and Tina DeVeaux. What a beautiful and blessed celebration. To God be the Glory!

Proud grandparents

William Samir DeVeaux

DeVeaux Family LOVE

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month is observed every June in the United States. The goal is to build awareness, educate the public and reduce the stigma associated with Migraine, Cluster Headaches and other Headache Disorders.
Did You Know?
  • Migraine and Headache Disorders happen to people just like you. Chances are you know someone with Migraine of Headache Disorder of live with it yourself.
  • Migraine is not just a headache. Patients must deal with nausea, neck pain, light, sound and touch sensitivity and head pain. But some people experience Migraine attacks with NO head pain.
  • Approximately 37 million Americans live with Migraine Disease. About 14 million Americans live with a form of chronic headache, such as Chronic Migraine.
  • Migraine is the the seventh leading cause of disability globally.
  • There is NO CURE for Migraine, Cluster Headaches of any other Headache Disorder.
  • 75% of people with Migraine are women of child bearing age.
  • Migraine is associated with an increase risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
  • Nearly half of all people living with Migraine have never been diagnosed by a doctor and are not receiving treatment for the condition.
  • Migraine causes more lost years of healthy life in the U.S. than multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, ovarian cancer and tuberculosis combined.
  • We need more public funding allocated to research Migraine and Headache Disorder.

Source: American Headache & Migraine Association

Monday, June 3, 2013

Affordable Health Care Rally

The Reverends Willie Wilson (Union Temple Baptist Church-Washington, DC) and Frank Tucker (First Baptist Church-Washington, DC) co-organized an affordable health care rally on the steps of the John Wilson City Council Building. This effort was to encourage the members of the city council to pass legislation of an affordable health care bill that they will vote on June 4, 2013. With the higher cost of living for the average Washington, DC resident coupled with those on fixed incomes, current health care option are often unrealistic.

Thankfully, the church as a whole from several denominations and ethnic diversities came together to help push this initiative forward. Representing the AME Church Second Episcopal District were Bishop William P. DeVeaux, Sr., Reverends Henry White (Brown Memorial), Michael Bell, Sr. (Allen Chapel), Samuel Hayward (Hemingway Memorial). Representing the City Council were Councilwomen Mary Chen (Ward 2) and Yvette Alexander (Ward 7).

Bishop DeVeaux's remarks included, "I just received my insurance renewal in the mail, which unfortunately is equal to what I earned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army." The event organizers were encouraging to those in attendance to accompany them to each of the councilpersons offices to rally their vote on tomorrow's important legislation. 

Bishop William DeVeaux addresses the crowd

When God steps in--Great things are bound to happen!!!