Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Church: Allen Chapel AME Church, Washington, DC

Missionary Society: Della B. Green Missionary Society

Years-Missionary: 25

Other Offices: Corresponding Secretary, WCBWMS

Major Projects: As local President initiated:
  • The Robert Walker House Project, filling shopping bags with household and personal items to distribute to seniors in the building
  • Red Hat/Red Dress "Women with a Heart for Service" Luncheon, honoring missionaries with over 30 years of service
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 34:1

Favorite Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

Monday, September 23, 2013

Payne Memorial AME

Sunday September 22, 2013 Payne Memorial AME Church in Baltimore, MD celebrated their Friends and Family Day.  Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. A. Qismit Alim and congregation welcomed Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam DeVeaux with open arms and had a fabulous celebration. Also in attendance were Payne's former First Lady Mrs. Dorothy Camper, Payne WMS President Darlene Hunter and the mother of the church-- Mother Alice Lisby who is 102 years old and still cooks for herself! What a blessing to behold!
Bishop DeVeaux with Mother Lisby and Pastor Alim, Mime Ministry
Dr. Pam & Bishop Deveaux with Rev. Alim, Presentation to Dr. Pam,
Beautiful Dance Ministy

Friday, September 20, 2013

Flashback Friday

Bishop DeVeaux (then Rev. DeVeaux) posed with several distinguished and quite well dressed Bishops of the AME church. Fond Memories!!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

In Memoriam...

Yesterday started out like an ordinary Monday for many people in the Washington, DC area, yet for many of those persons who were going to the jobs life will never be the same. The shooting at the Naval Yard disrupted the ebb and flow of more than 3,000 persons who work at the government facility. We would encourage all of us to offer prayers of comfort, peace and hope for the victims and their families of this heartbreaking tragedy.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Waters AME Church Anniversary

On Sunday September 15, 2013 Waters AME Church, Baltimore, MD celebrated their 175th Anniversary. Special guests included Bishop & Dr. Pam and Presiding Elders Montague and Hunter and their wives. What a marvelous celebration! The Lord's name be PRAISED!!

Anniversary Co-Chairs, Mrs. Montague, Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Baugh
Rev. and Mrs. Baugh, Rev. Ruth Travis & Supervisor DeVeaux
Bishop  DeVeaux guest speaker, Head table- Special guests

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Never Forget


Gwen Ifill will be one of the new anchors on the PBS Newshour. She and Judy Woodruff will be the first women cohosts on national tv. Ms. Ifill is  a member of Metropolitan AME Church. She is the daughter of the former Secretary of the Connectional church, the late OU Ifill and the sister of Presiding Elder Earle Ifill.  We are very proud of Gwen. To God be the Glory!!

Alice Marie Chapman WMS

Submitted by:   Ms. Josephine  Thomas
                                            ~Catherine C. Hemingway Area Chair

God is Good ALL the time and ALL the time God is GOOD!!!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WMS Annual Day

On Sunday September 8, 2013 the Sarah Allen Missionary Society of Metropolitan AME Church, Washington, DC celebrated its Annual Day. Our Episcopal Supervisor and former First Lady of Metropolitan Dr. Pam DeVeaux was the guest speaker for the 11:00 AM service. Dr. Pam spoke from subject "It's Time for a Miracle."  It is always a joy for Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam to return "home" and worship with Senior Pastor Rev. Ronald Braxton and the wonderful Metropolitan church family. The Lord's name be PRAISED!!!
2nd District Missionaries greet Dr. Pam

Rev. Braxton and Bishop DeVeaux and missionaries in worship

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Grant Award

The District of Columbia Health Link awarded the African Methodist Episcopal Church Second District (SED) Religious, Educational and Charitable Development Projects (RED) Inc., a grant in the amount of $175,000 to enroll uninsured and hard to reach residents in health coverage. We count it a marvelous blessing to be among 35 organizations chosen to play a direct and hands on role in making affordable health insurance a reality for numerous persons who suffer and perhaps die from preventable illness simply because they lack coverage, says Presiding Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux.

Cassandra Sparrow (far right), RED  Director attends IPA training with 12 other AME's.

We thank God for the opportunity to serve the people in DC and throughout the Second Episcopal District. Certainly the importance and role of AMEs was evident in the room! We have a great team with a diversity of background and skills.
 ~Rev. Cassandra A. Sparrow


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Historic Weekend

Our own Mr. Geoffrey Tate, who works in the 2nd Episcopal District office shared his reflections and pictures from the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Mr. Tate said, "I was proud to take part in such a historical event. It was an honor to walk the same walk as our predecessors for the same cause of human rights and jobs. Culminating with a service at historic Metropolitan AME Church." What a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing Geoff!

Marchers of all ages, 3 generations of Marchers

Rev. Al Sharpton at Metropolitan AME, Geoff & Rose Tate

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Church: Adams Chapel AME Church, Baltimore, MD

Missionary Society: The Mary L. Fisher Missionary Society

Years Missionary: 30 Years

Other Offices:
  •  Local Level: President, YPD Director
  • Conference Level-Baltimore Conference 3rd Vice President &  Chairperson of the Commission on Membership & Recruitment
Major Project:
  • Trained, mentored, developed and supported boys and girls to become productive young men and women on the local, conference and district levels.
  • Coordinate the development of the Baltimore Conference slogan, "Our Mission is not to Miss You" as a means of encouraging societies to get their inactive missionaries involved ad recruit new members.
  • Coordinated with the YWI's "Campaign of Gratitude and Encouragement" assisting young new members.
Favorite Scripture: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, to kill and to destroy, I am come that they may have life, and that they have it more abundantly. ~ John 10:10
Favorite Hymn: "Total Praise"- Richard Smallwood

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday September 1, 2013 Bishop DeVeaux  and Supervisor DeVeaux  attended the 105th Anniversary of St. Paul AME Church in Dickerson, MD. Congratulations to Pastor and Mrs. Anthony Young and your wonderful congregation. Be BLESSED!!

Happy Anniversary St. Paul AME