Monday, November 25, 2013

Memorial Service-Helen B. Weaver

The Memorial Service celebrating the life of Helen B. Weaver, beloved mother of Pastor Jonathan L. Weaver, will take place:
Saturday November 30, 2013
10:00 AM
Clinton AME Zion Church
814 Westmore Avenue
Rockville, MD
Please keep Pastor Weaver and his family in your prayers. 

Mt. Calvary AME

Bishop DeVeaux was the guest preacher for Men's Day at Mount Calvary AME Church in Towson, MD. Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam enjoyed a day of worship and fellowship hosted by Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner-Fuller, Senior Pastor and Rev. Dr. Stanley Fuller, Executive Minister. What a marvelous time we had as we worshipped the Lord and celebrated with the mighty men of  Mt. Calvary!

The Lord's name be PRAISED!!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Congratulations Ms. Dorcas Hart

Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam congratulate Ms. Dorcas Hart
We are so proud of Ms. Dorcas Hart who is our 2013 Dorcas Extravaganza winner!! Ms. Hart attends Reid Temple AME Church, where Dr. Lee P. Washington is her pastor. She represents the Washington Conference, where Reverend Goodwin Douglas serves as presiding elder.

Dorcas, also called Tabitha, is a New Testament woman of the Bible. You will find her story in the book of Acts, chapter 9 verses 36 to 42. She was a godly woman who was loved and well respected in the Christian community of Joppa.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mid-Year 2013

Second Episcopal  District and visiting AME clergy, lay and guests gathered at the BWI Hilton Hotel as Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux, Sr. convened the Mid-Year Convocation November 7-9, 2013. The Conference theme was "Effective Christian Leadership, Empowered by Prayer, Praise and Proclamation. " Bishop Greg Ingram preached the opening service with power!  Rev. Joan Wharton proclaimed the closing word in a mighty way.  Host Presiding Elders Ernest Montague and Cordell Hunter provided excellent leadership and effective management. The Lord's name be praised!
Sounds and Sights of Midyear Convocation

What a Mighty God we Serve!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Bishop Sarah Davis Funeral Info

Please pray for Brother Claytie Davis and the Davis family during this season of bereavement.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Message from The Council of Bishops

Bishop Sarah Frances Taylor Davis
Bishop Sarah Frances Taylor Davis, 126th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, President of the Council of Bishops and Presiding Prelate of the Sixteenth Episcopal District transitioned from time to eternity on 9 November 2013.

The Council of Bishops mourns the loss of  our leader, colleague, friend and inspiration.

Bishop Sarah Davis brought unique gifts to the Council. Her dedication to prayer and commitment to the progress of our Zion will ever resonate in the heart of the Council of Bishops.

Elected from the Tenth Episcopal District (Texas) in 2004, Bishop Davis was the third woman elevated to episcopal service in our Zion. Before her assignment to the Sixteenth Episcopal District (The Caribbean, South America and Europe) she provided exemplary leadership in the Eighteenth District (Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland).

Bishop Davis was invested as the President of the Council of Bishops in June 2013.

The Bishops of the Church extend condolences to her husband/Episcopal Supervisor Claytie Davis and the Davis Family. We solicit prayer for Supervisor Claytie Davis Jr., and Family.

We also lift in prayer The Sixteenth Episcopal District, The African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the larger ecumenical community.

Preparations are being made for a Service of Celebration of the life of Bishop Sarah Frances Taylor Davis. The details are forthcoming; however the observance will be in Houston, Texas on Saturday, 16 November 2013.

We ask the membership of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to duty observe the death of this leader with respect and prayer. Join with us with faithful resolve exemplify the hope and love of those who walk in light of Christ.

"Gracious God, we give you thanks for the life and labors of our sister, Sarah Frances Taylor Davis. We have been encouraged by her holy service and her life devoted through prayer. We stand firmly upon our faith as we seek comfort and strength for Brother Claytie and the bereaved family and friends during this time of pain and stress. Amen"

From the Desk of Bishop Jeffrey N. Leath, Secretary Council of Bishops AME Church

Friday, November 8, 2013

Flashback Friday

As we look towards Monday November 11, 2013's national holiday to honor all who have served in the United States military we want to send a special Veteran's Day THANK YOU to our own Bishop William Phillips DeVeaux who served as chaplain in the United States Army.

Bishop DeVeaux, an Army paratrooper
Bishop DeVeaux serving as an Army Chaplain

Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Barbara R. Smith
Corresponding Secretary
Church: St. Paul AME Church, Lenoir, NC

Missionary Society: Scott-Patterson/Shade-Dixon

Years-Missionary: 36 Years

Other Offices:
  • Local President
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Conference Corresponding Secretary
Major Project: Organizing registration for WNCC WMS Annual Conventions

Favorite Scripture: "Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His mercy endureth forever" ~Psalms 136:1

Favorite Hymn: Blessed Assurance

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bishop DeVeaux traveled to Atlanta last week to attend the Lay Officers Retreat. While there he got to spend time with  6 of his very favorite people. Alexis, Clayton, Jalen, Cammie, Connor and Joshua were thrilled to see POP POP!!!!

Bishop DeVeaux  with 6 of his 15 grandkids! BLESSED!!!


Meet Your WMS Officers Series

Lisa Maiden McDonald
Church: Bethel AME Church, Baltimore, MD

Missionary Society: The Edith Holland Bryant Missionary Society

Other Offices Held:
  • YPD Director
  • Local Level-President
  • Conference Level- 3rd Vice President
  • Area Level- 1st Vice-President
Major Project: To encourage and motivate others to support efforts made for the United Nations. To lend a helping hand to the CONGO Mission- Mercy Ships. The ongoing goal is to obtain 100 missionaries for evangelism and world service here and abroad.

Favorite Scripture:  I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. ~Phil.4:13

Favorite Hymn: "His Eye is on the Sparrow"

Monday, November 4, 2013

Anniversary Celebration

Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam had a marvelous visit to St. Joseph AME Church in Durham, NC on Sunday November 3, 2013. Bishop DeVeaux brought forth soul stirring messages at the 8 and 11 am services as the congregation celebrated the 144th Church Anniversary. Senior Pastor Rev. Ronald Owens and his congregation are doing wonderful works in the church and community. Be Blessed!

The WMS of St. Joseph AME welcome Supervisor Dr. Pam DeVeaux

Beautiful ladies! Blessed ladies!