Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Pastor Harold Hayes-Hunter Memorial AME hosted the installation service featuring Bishop DeVeaux as the guest speaker. He spoke from 2 Corinthians 4:1-5 on the subject "Just Preach Christ". Don't confuse the messenger with the message, just preach Christ and not ourselves. It's not important who you are but who sent you.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam were the co-preachers on the theme-"Men and Women United Together Through Study, Worship and Praise". Both preached on the subject- "The Battle is Not Yours, It's the Lord's". The scriptural reference for the tag team sermon was 1 Samuel 17:45. They reminded us that if The Lord says so, The Lord will make a way, don't believe me--just watch! God will equip us with the weapons necessary to overcome the giants in our lives. AMEN!!!
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Jerusalem AME-Clinton, MD and its founding Pastor, Rev. Diane Johnson, celebrated 17 years of kingdom building. Bishop DeVeaux was the guest preacher speaking on the subject-"Sir, I wish to see Jesus"-taken from John 12. Bishop reminded the congregation to help one another to see Jesus by not creating barriers. Ask yourself, when was the last time you told someone about Jesus?
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Dr. Pam was the guest speaker for the Nettie Norris Missionary Society Annual Missionary Day at Allen Chapel AME Church-Silver Spring, MD. The theme was "Be a Living Sacrifice to God" taken from Romans 12:1-8. Dr. Pam spoke from 2 Kings 4:1-7 on the subject-"Living in the Overflow" reminding us that evil only prevails when the people of God are silent. Living in the overflow is living the life of Jesus Christ. Also, use what you have and present your "empty vessel" to God to allow Him to fill it with His grace and mercy.
Monday, September 21, 2015
.On September 19, 2015 Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam traveled to Raleigh, NC for a marvelous occasion!! Due to the tireless efforts of so many in maintaining the AME Men's Shelter in Raleigh, NC beautiful renovations recently completed including new tile flooring, new kitchen, modernized marble shower stalks and a new freezer. The center was renamed--AME Empowerment Center- and dedicated.
The official dedication was preceded by a worship service hosted by St. Paul AME-where Sister Shirley Sheares, Empowerment Center Director, served as the evening's worship leader. We were favored by music provided by the St. Paul AME church choir and a powerful proclaimed word by guest preacher, Rev. Dr. Staccato Powell, Pastor of Grace AME Zion Church. The sermon came from Matthew 25 and the preacher reminded us to know God for yourself and let your works speak for you--that is the bottom line!
Most notable were the tearful and emotional words of celebration given by residents of the Empowerment Center. We can all learn a lesson from them--your condition is not your conclusion!
We encourage everyone to visit the Empowerment Center and we solicit your financial support for the center's ongoing efforts. All donations can be made out of the Washington Conference placing Empowerment Center in the memo section of your check. Please visit www.2ndamec.org for additional information. Thank you!
Friday, September 18, 2015
Rev. Monique Upshur-Davis, Senior Pastor of Trinity AME-Ridgely, MD celebrated the church's 215th Anniversary. Bishop DeVeaux delivered a powerful word, reminding us how far and from whence we've come. The congregation was also favored harmoniously by the Male Chorus of Preston Circuit and the debut of the T & T Liturgical Dance Ministry.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Thursday September 3, 2015 witnessed the promotion of Colonel Raymond Scott Dingle to Brigadier General at ceremonies held at Fort Meyer, VA. General Dingle is a member of New Hope AME Church-Waldorf, MD. Rev. Derrick Brown is his pastor. General Dingle is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and a proud graduate of Morgan State University.
Many friends and family members were in attendance. General Dingle originally had no plans to serve in the armed forces but at the insistence of his father who is an Air Force veteran said, "You're going to West Point."
Despite every effort to get kicked out of ROTC program, he soon became encouraged to continue after discovering that his former football coach, Retired Colonel Forest was a Silver Star war hero in Vietnam. There is no prouder moment than to have a father pin a General Bar and star on his son. What a glorious occasion! To God be the Glory!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
On September 1, 2015 Bishop DeVeaux and Dr. Pam participated in an AME, CME, AME Zion, and United Methodist collaborative effort focused on "Liberty and Justice for All." The day's events included a worship service, press briefing and a meeting at the White House. The purpose of the press conference was to move the United States to confront and act against the demonic evil of racism. Pictured above: Supervisors Mcallister and DeVeaux, Bishop DeVeaux is greeted by 2nd District pastors. Bishop Reginald Jackson was a featured speaker at the event.