Monday, July 29, 2013

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

   Church: New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church

   Missionary Society: Hazel Clemencia Women's Missionary Society

  Years-Missionary: 29 years Other Offices: Local- President and Worship Director, Area- Chairperson (Catherine C. Hemingway and Celeste W. Duckette) and Area Secretary Conference- 1st Vice President, Parliamentarian and PME Director,District-Budget and Financial Estimates Chairperson and Quadrennial Delegate

  Major Project: The "Celeste W. Duckette Book Award" is given to two 12th graders who, upon graduation, attend a school of higher education. Each CWD local Society submits one name, and we simply have a drawing. Qualifications are that the student has membership in the local church and in local church activities. We ask that the local WMS considers someone who has an average GPA, probably would not get a scholarship and someone in need. We believe that our young people need to know that others care! Additionally, we believe that our $500 Book Award (per student) demonstrates Christian love and well wishes for their success. This is one project I started when I became CWD Area Chairperson.

  Favorite Scripture: Psalms 18: 1-3

  Favorite Hymns: "Guide my Feet" and "When Peace like a River"

Church School Convention

The Capitol District Church School Convention was held Friday July 26- Saturday 26, 2013 at Frederick Community College. Over 500 participants attended. Banner processionals, award presentations, and powerful praise and worship highlighted this marvelous event. Presiding Elder Douglas did a wonderful job of planning this meeting that showcased our talented young people!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Christian Education & Leadership Congress

2nd District youth gathered in Hampton, VA for 3 days of preaching, teaching and praising! Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam are extremely pleased with the success of the meeting. What a wonderful display of talent and leadership by our magnificent young people!

When the Praises go Up the Blessings come Down
Reverend Dr. Jamal Bryant preached the closing

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Please be in prayer for Sister Juanita Wills, our 2nd District YPD Director as she travels home for the funeral of her sister.
Mailing Address: 
 913 Park Terrace 
Fort Washington, MD 20744

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Psalm 9:9

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deed; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; Praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; Praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that had breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

90th Birthday Celebration

Mother Evelyn Missouri, Missionary Society Life member and member of Turner AME in Hyattsville, MD celebrated her 90th birthday on July 5, 2013. Mother Missouri was surrounded by relatives and her church family as she praised God for 90 blessed years! Amazingly, Mother Missouri has lived in the same house for 61 years and still drives herself to church on Sunday mornings! To God be the Glory!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oak Chapel AME Church 147th Anniversary

On Sunday July 7, 2013 Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Robbie Mills and his congregation at Oak Chapel AME Church in Warrenton, NC celebrated 147 years of kingdom building in the same location. Neighboring pastor, Rev. Eric Evans of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church gave an ecumenical response to the welcome by sharing the relationships between his church and Oak Chapel. Mayor Walter M. Gardner,Jr. offered congratulations on behalf of his office and the city council of Warrenton. Sparks of Praise Liturgical Dance team offered praise to God through creative movement. Bishop DeVeaux was the guest speaker and brought a marvelous word from 2 Corinthians 6:3. The event concluded with outdoor dinner behind the church with family, guests and visitors. What a blessed celebration!

What a Mighty God We Serve!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Baltimore Conference DMC

Daily Magnify Christ

Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam are so proud of our beautiful 2nd District youth. Thanks to all the adult leaders, educators and pastors that are ministering to our young people. May God bless you!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Church: St. James AME Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Missionary Society: The Sarah Allen Women's Missionary Society

Years- Missionary: 16 years

Other Offices:
  • Local Level- PME Director, Treasurer, 2nd Vice-President
  • Area Level- Area Chairperson, 1st Vice-President, Membership and Recruitment Chair
Major Project: Training and empowering Missionaries to maximize our service and witness. Recruitment and retention of younger women for service.

Favorite Scripture: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in mouth." ~Psalm 34:1

Favorite Hymn: "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"

Church Anniversary

On Sunday June 30, 2013 Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam were so blessed to be a part of the 173rd church anniversary at New Queen Esther AME Church in Easton, MD. Bishop DeVeaux preached the 3:30 service using as a subject  "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" taken from the 8th chapter of Deuteronomy. Bishop DeVeaux reminded the congregation to always remember what God has already done.  Prior to the sermon the congregation was favored by a solo from Pastor Marguerite Savage's daughter, Sister Anita Savage. The awesome liturgical dance team Phenomenal Women of Praise from St.James AME Zion Church, Salisbury, MD also performed. What a day of rejoicing and refreshing. To God be the Glory!

Songs of Praise & Mighty Preached Word
And thou shalt remember all the way which The Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments, or no. ~Deuteronomy 8:2