Monday, September 29, 2014

WMS Annual Day

Supervisor Dr. Pam DeVeaux had a blessed and busy Sunday September 28, 2014. What a joy to celebrate Annual Missionary Day with the Georgianna Stewart WMS at Embry A.M.E. Church in College Park, MD. The afternoon was spent in worship with the lovely WMS and congregation of New Liberation A.M.E. Church in Hyattsville, MD.
Dr. Pam with Senior Pastor Rev. Edna Jenkins, Local President Sis. Benay Hawkins and WMS

New Liberation A.M.E.
May God continue to BLESS our WMS!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Funny Friday

Friday Food For Thought

Sister Miranda M. Rountree
Centerville Chapel AME Church, Chesapeake, VA
2nd Episcopal District
Local YPD Director
This is what the Lord God says. I am about to ignite a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The blazing flame will not be extinguished, and every face from the south to the north will be scorched by it. ~ Ezekiel 20:47
~Ignite Your Fire~
The most relaxing thing after a long day for me is lighting an aromatherapy candle.  This particular evening I happened to notice the fire from the candle. When I first took the match to light the wick it only gave a small flicker.  A flicker is defined as an unsteady movement, sometimes dim.  After another two attempts the once flicker is now a hot and glowing flame.  If you look even deeper you will see that the flame is almost white near the wick of the candle and red at the end farther away from the wick.
As YWI we are called to serve through mission work.  There may be times when we let life situations distract us from our task at hand. Our work becomes a mere flicker in a world full of needs. During this time our fire is red which could easily be a stop light in our path.  So now a once hot fire is now warm and losing its flare.  When we're at this point we need to recognize that we need spiritual rejuvenation from God.  He is the only one who can light the "match"! His light gives us strength to keep out fire blazing through our bright and dark days.  Our fire is now white signifying new beginnings, flames of completeness.
I encourage you my sisters to ignite your FIRE from within.  Once ignited, we must keep the flame burning by doing two things: studying the word to stay strong spiritually and to build a relationship with God through prayer.
Ignite your fire; keep it burning to blaze the trail for the next generation of willing workers.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Photos From WMS Headquarters

Monique Washington, Int'l President Shirley Reed, 1st Vice President Deborah King

Supervisor DeVeaux and Deborah King

May God continue to BLESS our WMS!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Oak Street AME Church Anniversary

The WMS and YPD of Oak Street AME-Baltimore celebrate the church's 117th anniversary
WMS President: Sister Constance Jordan
Pastor: Reverend David Young

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Inspirational Writing

Ms. Crystal Surgeon
Western North Carolina Conference
Stoney Creek AMEC

~Changing with God~
Mark 10:27 ESV
"Jesus looked at them and said, "With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God"
Sometimes as young Christian women, we find ourselves in changing positions in our lives.  We change jobs. We change cars or houses. We may even change personal relationships.  The bonds we create with one another may often be made up of deep love, compassion, trust, understanding and patience.  While men break promises, discourage dreams, even hinder growth, they can leave us feeling like life is at a standstill. God keeps all of His promises to us. He is tried and proven to be true. We are ever changing in our spiritual relationship with God.
God is there waiting to guide us and help us through this life. He sent His son Jesus so that he may better understand His creation. The closer we get to Him and the deeper the bond we develop with the Holy Trinity, these changes won't cause great disruption in our daily lives.  This relationship is the only relationship that should direct your path. Letting God come into your heart and letting Him dwell within you will help you be able to make the rights changes for His divine plan for you. Remember, change can be a good thing and an opportunity for God to show up and show out! Continue to trust God in all you do and go through!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Carolyn McClain

Our beloved missionary sister Ms. Carolyn McClain entered into eternal rest on September 7, 2014. Carolyn was a faithful member of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC. She was actively involved in several church organizations. She once served as the President of the Love & Peace unit of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society. She always served with a smile on her face. She will be truly missed. Rest in Peace our sweet Carolyn.
Funeral Arrangements:
Monday September 15, 2014
 10am to 11am friends may visit with the family
Service at 11am
 Metropolitan A.M.E. Church
1518 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Pastor William H. Lamar, IV Senior Pastor-Presiding
Bishop William P. DeVeaux, Sr.- Eulogist
Special Remarks on behalf of  WMS by Ms. D. Faye Conley, President
Services by Hunt Funeral Home

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Prayer Request

Supervisor Claytie is asking that we keep Supervisor Dorothy Jackson Young in our prayers. She is scheduled to undergo surgery today and will be hospitalized for approximately five days.
Thank You.
Supervisor Phyllis N. Green
Supervisors' Council

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Memorial Service

To: Chair, Commission on Global Witness & Ministry, Episcopal Supervisors (Active and Retired)
Connectional WMS Officer, Episcopal Presidents
From: Dr. Shirley Cason-Reed
Date: September 9, 2014
Re: Memorial Service for Dr. Bella M. Parker
A Memorial Service
Dr. Bella Miriam Parker
Immediate Past Connectional WMS Second Vice President
will be held
10:00 a.m. (with organizational tributes)
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
Bethel AME Church
990 John Woods Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 663-3800
The Reverend Dr. Joseph N. Cousin, Pastor

Bishop DeVeaux and Supervisor Dr. Pam greeted by Rev. Dr. Grainger Browning and
Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning on Communion Sunday Sept. 7, 2014 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ministerial Alliance

Bishop William P. DeVeaux, Sr.  preached a powerful installation address at the Ministerial Alliance September 5, 2014. The service was held at Hunter Memorial A.M.E. Church with host pastor Rev. Harold B. Hayes. Thanks be to God!
A message from the Lord! Hallelujah!
 New Officers of the Washington Conference Ministerial Alliance:
President: Rev. Etoria Goggins
Vice President: Rev. Abraham Smith
Recording Secretary: Rev. Dr. Venetta Brice
Corresponding Secretary:  Rev. Anita Gould
Treasurer: Rev. Hedy Drummond
Chaplain Rev. Courtney Canty
Asst. Chaplain: Rev. Wayne Bennett
Parliamentarian: Rev. Dr. E. Gail Holness 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Faithful Friday Reflections

Bow Down 
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2 NIV)
Do you remember when being humble used to be an honorable characteristic? In the present day, humility seems to be viewed as a symbol of weakness. Being humble, by definition, means having or showing a modest or low estimate of one's own importance.  With all of the propaganda asserting that we think of ourselves first this may come across as undesirable.
Humility is on of the characteristics practiced when you are seeking entrance into sororities, fraternities, and some other social groups. 
One of the guiding principles behind teaching humility in that setting, is to magnify the importance of the greater body and minimize the importance of the individual.  When joining these established groups, each individual absolutely brings a necessary piece of the puzzle! For this reason, the individual sought out to connect with the chosen group.  However, rather than relish in each piece, how much greater is it to view the marvel of the wonder of the "completed work" when all pieces are working in concert to create something great?  We know that we are important and valuable persons, but it is vital to be humble and think about what is best for the entire group and not just ourselves.
In this verse in the book of Proverbs, we are taught that with humility comes wisdom.  It reads as though there is a distinguishing direct connection between the two.  I interpreted further to say that the prideful pave the way to downfall and disgrace, but those who exercise humility open their minds and hearts to learning which increases wisdom.  A humble spirit brings with it peacefulness, calmness, and gentleness.  Humility allows us to embrace the notion that there is greater knowledge, greater purpose and greater insight beyond our own.  Embracing this thought of GREATER stirs up a spirit of expectancy, He is ready, willing and able to fill the order.  He is able to speak to our hearts as well as provide circumstances through which wisdom flourishes.

As you commune with The Lord today, examine your willingness to be humble through these reflections:
  1. In what ways am I willing to think less about my own importance, comfort and preference and more about that of others?
  2. Who can I earnestly and steadfastly pray for this day? Who needs my intercession?
  3. What wisdom am I ready to receive today? 
Be Blessed my Sisters of Fresh Fire!
~Let's Rise My Sisters!
Miss Erica Austin
Connectional Women's Missionary Society (WMS) Member-at-Large
African Methodist Episcopal Church

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sickle Cell Awareness

Birthday Blessings!

Mrs. Pearl Cook, a member of the Sarah Allen Missionary Society at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington, DC, celebrated her 90th birthday on Saturday August 30, 2014 with family and friends.
Supervisor DeVeaux and Senior Pastor Dr. William Lamar with the birthday "girl"
May God continue to BLESS our Precious Pearl!!!!