Monday, December 29, 2014

Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam worshipped at Ebenezer AME with daughter Dana and grandchildren on the last Sunday of 2014. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning preached with power--reminding the congregation that The Best is Yet to Come! 2015 will be full of miracles---get ready!
Please keep Rev. JoAnn Browning in prayer as she and her family travel to Massachusetts tomorrow for her mother's funeral. God BLESS!!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Western NC Christmas Party

 Wonderful Christmas Celebration hosted by Presiding Elders Conrad Pridgen and Bernard Wilder held at St. Paul AME- Raleigh, NC. We appreciate the lovely gifts and warm expressions of LOVE!  Be BLESSED!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Incentive Shelter Christmas Party

Thank you Sister Shirley Sheares and team for our recent Christmas Celebration at the AME Incentive Shelter in Raleigh, NC. What a blessing to the community! Merry CHRISTMAS!!!

Christmas Party- North Carolina Conference

Thank you to Presiding Elders E. Gail Dunn and Larry Hinton and all pastors and lay who participated in Christmas with Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam in Rocky Mount, NC.
We appreciate your LOVE!! Merry Christmas!

Health Team

EVENT: The 2nd Episcopal District Lay Convention & Mid Year Conference, Hilton Hotel & Convention Center, Raleigh, NC.
Shirley L. Smith, Reporter
Under the leadership and direction of Rev. Dr. Saundra Bullock-Hunter, an A-team of nurses was organized in less than 2 months.  Rev. Hunter was instrumental in assuring that the First Aid Room was a replica of an emergency room with all necessary equipment, supplies, and snacks needed.  She also ensured that Raleigh/Duke Hospital and the Raleigh EMTs were on alert in case of emergency.  All shifts were covered by this dedicated, committed and professional team of nurses, without incident. To GOD BE THE GLORY!!
Health Team Members: Shirley L. Smith, Carolyn Henderson, Rev. Dr. Saundra Bullock-Hunter, Kathy Hackney, Rev. Dr. Hunter, S. L. Smith, Lettie Torain, Wilhelmina Jordan, Thalia Ray, Louise Gooche, Carolyn Henderson & Pamela Stokes

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Creation AME

Pastor A.R. Young and New Creation AME Church Congregation participated
 in National Black Lives Matter Sunday. Powerful!!

Restoration AME Church

Dr. Pam was the guest preacher on Sunday, December 14, 2014 for Restoration AME in celebration of their Missionary Sunday hosted by Reverend Rochelle Toyer.  Rev. Toyer also dedicated their Missionary Society officially as the Patricia Ann Morris DeVeaux Missionary Society.

Dr. Pam's text was taken from Matthew 4:24 with the title--"What Do You Do When You Don't Know What To Do." Her three points were 1) Put yourself in the presence of Jesus; 2) Listen to what Jesus is saying; 3) Follow Jesus!  Dr. Pam also gave a special blessing to the children of Restoration AME under the age of 12. A blessed day!!

 Preaching, Praise & Worship!
Project Angel Tree gifts from Restoration AME

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Party-VA Conference

 A lovely gathering hosted by Presiding Elders Chester Morris and Quentin White held at Captain George's in Williamsburg, VA.
Thank you for all the wonderful tokens of love. God Bless!!!

2014 Justice For All March

Saturday, December 13, 2014 was a gathering of more than 10,000 marchers representing a cross-section of ethnic diversity met a Freedom Plaza, then marched to the U.S. Capitol to raise their voices to Congress and the Judicial system that we are no longer going to tolerate the injustice against our innocent young African-American citizens that are constantly being brutalized by the police.

 Rev. William H. Lamar, Senior Pastor of the historic Metropolitan AME Church and Rabbi Shira Stutman led a contingent of AME and Jewish marchers who gathered at Metropolitan to march together as a sign of solidarity against the injustice of the judicial system as it relates to our people.
 Prior to departing from Metropolitan, the group was led in prayer by our 2nd Episcopal District Bishop William P. DeVeaux who also attended the gathering at Freedom Plaza along with Rev. Wendell O. Christopher (2nd District Social Action Chairman- Washington Conference) and other members of the Washington and Baltimore Conferences.

The march was organized by The National Action Network headed by Revered Al Sharpton in honor of Michael Brown, Eric Gardner, Jordan Davis, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham-who were unjustly killed by the police and the police officers involved were not indicted or prosecuted.

Thanks Geoffrey Tate for great recap and pictures.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

2014 Washington Conference Christmas Party

Hosted by The Ministerial Alliance held at La Fontaine Bleu-Lanham, Md. We were favored with wonderful entertainment by Mr. Sean Sarvis- gospel comedian and musical selections by La Bell Voce Sacred Ensemble. Thanks to all!!



Monday, December 8, 2014

2014 Baltimore Conference Christmas Party

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Ann Lightner-Fuller and Stan Fuller- Mt. Calvary AME- Towson.
Good Fellowship, Food and Fun!!! THANK YOU!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanks to all 2nd District Lay who attended the recent Executive Board Meeting
Hosted by the Seventh Episcopal District.

Funny Friday

Do you know your hymns?? Hope these make you SMILE:)

Dentist's Hymn.........................Crown  Him with Many Crowns
Weatherman's Hymn................There Shall Be Showers of Blessings
Contractor's Hymn....................The Church's One Foundation
The Tailor's Hymn....................Holy, Holy, Holy
The Golfer's Hymn...................There's a Green Hill Far Away
The Politician's Hymn..............Standing on the Promises
Optometrist's Hymn..................Open My Eyes That I Might See
The IRS Agent's Hymn..............I Surrender All
The Gossip's Hymn....................Pass It On
The Electrician's Hymn..............Send The Light
The Shopper's Hymn...................Sweet Bye and Bye
The Realtor's Hymn....................I've Got a Mansion Just over the Hilltop
The Massage Therapist's Hymn.....He Touched Me

And for those who speed on the highway-- a few hymns:

45mph...........God Will Take Care of You
65 mph..........Nearer My God To Thee
85mph..........This World is Not My Home
95mph..........Lord, I'm Coming Home
100mph..........Precious Memories

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Misson Work

Bethel AME Church
Hampton, VA
Gladys V. Wisner Women's Missionary Transitions Project
Sisters Madeline Fults Mary Armstead, Doretha Turner, Marie Flagg, WMS Pres., Darryle Brown, Transitions Shelter Coordinator, Sanu Dieng, Director, Transitions Shelter, Sisters Janice Elliott, Sylvia Alston, Lucy Overton, Project Coordinator, Claudia Dickens, Gail Berry, Velma Gray and Helena Whitaker
The month of October was Domestic Violence Month. On Wednesday, October 28, 2014 the WMS presented to Sanu Dieng, Director of Transitions Non Violence Services and Darryle Brown, Transitions Shelter Coordinator, items collected for their agency. The items included a new computer and printer, two used computers, a $100 Walmart gift card, store coupons, food items, daily meditation books, detergent, bleach, diapers, blankets, school supplies and  coffee maker. This is an ongoing project for our society because there is a constant need for physical, mental and emotional support. 
Lucy Overton, Project Coordinator
Marie Flagg, WMS President

Monday, December 1, 2014

World AIDS Day 2014

  • The theme for 2014 World AIDS Day is: "Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.
  • As of 2014 35 million people around the world are living with HIV/AIDS.
Let us pray for hope to those living with HIV/AIDS, strength for those who care for those living with AIDS, wisdom for those who search for a cure and courage for those who fight for a world where people living with HIV/AIDS are given respect and dignity.

Advent 2014

As we begin Advent, we light one candle in the midst of darkness in our lives and in the world.  It symbolizes  our longing, our desire, our hope. A prayer to reflect on this week:

Lord, the light I choose to let into my life is based on my trust in you. It is a weak flame, but I desire that it dispel a bit more darkness today.  Today, I just want to taste the longing I have for you as I go to the meeting, carry out the responsibilities of my work, face the frustration of some difficult relationships. Let this candle be my reminder today of my hope in your coming. AMEN.

Empowerment Temple

Bishop DeVeaux was the invited speaker for Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple-Baltimore, MD to give a message on the eve of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.  Bishop spoke from II Corinthians 8:1-5 on "How can we say Thank You." Advising us to be steadfast and immoveable in the work of the Lord.

Dr. Bryant commissioned us in attendance to be peaceful regardless of the grand jury decision and to show our displeasure with the way our people are being treated by boycotting Black Friday and Cyber Monday and by not purchasing anything from Thursday through Tuesday. He also encouraged the congregation to tweet #Hands Up Don't Spend.
Wonderful Leadership!!

Bishop Bryant, Bishop DeVeaux & Rev. Bryant
A Message from the Lord!!!

Health Link

Bishop DeVeaux was invited to the D.C. Health Link seminar held on Sunday, November 23rd at 19th Street Baptist Church. Bishop offered a word on behalf on the 2nd Episcopal District's support of  the National Affordable Health Care Initiative. Howard University Gospel Choir were featured guests.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving LOVE

Dear Missionary Sisters:

We thank God for the opportunity to share in a celebration of Thanksgiving 2014.  While the designated holiday itself originated as a secular decree from legislation enacted by government officials, we nevertheless consider the day as one to give thanks for the many blessings The Lord has showered upon his children.

We recognize that on this Thanksgiving there are those among us who are saddened by the fact that a loved one that was present last year is no longer among the living however we thank God for the wonderful memories of lost loved ones and the joy we take from their having been a presence in our lives.

On this day we give praise, honor and glory to our sovereign God.  Our first thanks is for the gift of His son Jesus in our lives.  We thank the Lord for family, friends and our churches. As we sit down to tables overflowing with delicious turkey, dressing, ham, ribs, collards, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, homemade breads, pound cake, sweet potato pie and so much more let us not only pray for but reach out to the needy.

If you are traveling to distant places to connect with home folks or if you are hosting dinner in your home, may your day be filled with peace, joy, good health and most of all LOVE!

Be Blessed!
~Dr. Pam DeVeaux

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


November 16-18, 2014. Missionaries in Nashville attending CONVO 16 .
Robin Porter Smith, D. Faye Conley, Paulette Bryant,
Doris Porter and Supervisor DeVeaux

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

113th Anniversary Celebration

Star of Bethlehem AME-Baltimore, MD (affectionately known as "The Star") celebrated its 113th Anniversary on Sunday November 16, 2014 under the pastorate of Rev. Marlene R. Jefferson.  Bishop DeVeaux was the invited guest preacher. He spoke on the topic "Look What the Lord had Done", based on II Corinthians 6:4 reminding us that you can't make it in this life unless the Lord has been good to you.

"The Star" was graced by a surprise visit from Presiding Elder Emeritus Goodwin and Cynthia Douglas who mention that it was not by coincidence but by divine design that they 113th Anniversary was celebrated in the presence of the 113th Bishop! AMEN!!!


Pastoral Anniversary

Rev. Dr. Lois Ann Poag-Ray, Senior Pastor of Wayman Good Hope AME-Severna Park, MD, celebrated 30 years of pastoral service on Saturday November 15, 2014 at La Fountainbleu with friends and family.

Rev. Poag-Ray was the first woman to serve as the Dean of the Washington Conference Branch of Examiners; founding Pastor of First AME- Gaithersburg, MD where she served for 9 years; founded and served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the Pilgrim AME Church Job Connection Program. These are just a few of her many accomplishments.

Along with First Gentleman, Frederick Chester Ray she continues to praise God and use the gifts and talents God has blessed them with to make a difference in the lives of the church and community.

Monday, November 17, 2014

St. Paul AME Anniversary

We were privileged to attend the 150th Anniversary of St. Paul AME Church where Bishop DeVeaux was the guest preacher. A wonderful day of praise and fellowship!

May God continue to BLESS this great church!!!

MidWeek Service

November's midweek service featured Reverend Nicole Piles of Empowerment Temple- Baltimore, MD. Rev. Piles was accompanied by 47 members of Empowerment Temple, St. John's AME and Bethel AME. A lovely lunch and visit with Bishop DeVeaux, Dr. Pam and office staff. Blessed!
Wonderful friends and fellowship

Thursday, November 13, 2014


At the 2014 celebration of the Second Episcopal District Mid-Year a reception was held for the newly elected grand Baselius of Omega Psi Phi, Anthony Knox. He is a member of St. Matthew AME church in Durham, NC. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Bishop and Supervisor DeVeaux with Basileus  and Mrs. Knox

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

To all who have stood on the wall, protecting and serving through dangers
seen and unseen, THANK YOU!!! God BLESS YOU!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mid Year Conference

This year's conference was hosted by the Western North Carolina Conference by host pastor, Rev. Dr. Ronald Owens who served as conference coordinator. It convened November 5th and 6th with the Lay Convention featuring component meetings. Highlights included presentations by Rev. Lee P. Washington (Reid Temple-Glendale, MD) and Starr Battle on the topic: Clarity, Competence & Character.
Presiding Elder Evelyn Gail Dunn (North Carolina-Southern District) was the closing service preacher on the subject-Take Up the Cross, taken from Luke 5:4 & 5. Cast out your nets and do what The Word of The Lord tells you to do. Don't worry about failed labor.  Leadership is given those who try again. The evening concluded with the 15th Lay Convention Awards Gala honoring our Lay servants such as Alfreda Dennis Bowyer-Baltimore Conference; Melvin Clay-Washington Conference; Marcie W. White-Virginia Conference; Edna Wilson- North Carolina Conference; and Myrtle Mayo- Western North Carolina Conference. Maria A. Wallace, Director of Lay Activities and Patricia D. Matthews, 1st Vice-President were also honored for completing their maximum 8 years of service.

The Midyear Conference opening worship service featured a riveting sermon by Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington, Senior Pastor-Reid Temple-Glendale, MD preaching on the subject-Vision Sickness taken from Daniel 8.  He mentioned that there are people who don't want your situation to change but they don't know you have a revelation.  God anoints you not just for services but for your situation. Your integrity nullifies your misery but your enemy cannot eliminate what God initiates.
The opening plenary session was based on how the AME Church provides a model or economic development through the black church. Reverend Dr. Jonathan Weaver, Mt. Nebo- Bowie, MD and Nation President of the Collective Empowerment Group served as moderator.  Dr. Michael A. Grant, President of the National Bankers Association served as the keynote speaker.  The panel of experts were Ron Busby, President- U.S. Black Chamber, Inc., Marie Johns- Founder/President- L&L Consulting LLC, former Deputy Administrator-U.S. Small Business Administration and Donnell Thompson-Co-Founder/Co-Owner, RWDT Foods, Inc.
Friday night's session concluded with the WMS Dorcas Extravaganza- Symphony of Praise-A Celebration of Missions. Featuring the District's kings, queens, princes and princesses. Also featured were soul stirring testimonies from residents and staff of the AME Incentive Shelter-Raleigh.

The closing worship service featured a sermon by Rev. Mary Williams Faircloth-Anderson Chapel- Greenville, NC.  Her topic was- Can Anything Good Come Out of Nazareth, taken from John 1:43-51.  God does His good work on the left side and back door of society not caring about who you are or from where you have come. AMEN!!!