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Watch Where You Sit!

An eagle was sitting on a tree resting, doing nothing. A small rabbit saw the eagle and asked him, 'Can I also sit like you and do nothing?' The eagle answered: 'Sure, why not.' So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the eagle and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it. Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high!

 

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139th Anniversary Celebration At Saint Paul

Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, 1756 North Piatt Street, Wichita, Kansas cordially invites you to our 139th Anniversary Formal Banquet on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., at the Petroleum Club, 100 North Broadway, Suite 900, Wichita, Kansas. Donation $40.00.

Then on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., Dr. Allen Williams, the Pastor of First A.M.E. Church, Passadena, California will be our guest speaker.

Come and celebrate with us! Click here for flyer!

Rev. Steven D. Shepard, Sr., Pastor

Sistahs

August 1, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - Sistah Soiree: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Bethel Fellowship Hall. Donation $10:00. Attire: Black. Hor d'oeuvres served from 6 - 6:30 p.m. Open to the public.

 

August 7, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - Bible "Sistah" Study, Bethel Manor. Naomi-Ruth Effect with Rev. Ann

 

August 17, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. - Sistah Sunday aka Women's Day. Color Scheme: Bright Pastels. Guest Preacher Rev. Traci Blackman, Pastor, Christ the King United Church of Christ, St. Louis, Missouri. Special Offering: Faithful "50" Walk (Asking all Sistahs to give $50- Brothers $25 above and beyond tithes and offering

 

August 22, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m. - WOW Night (Women of the Word and Worship) Gurst Preachers: Rev. Traci Woods, Associate Minister, Grant, Kansas City, Kansas; Rev. Michelle Edwards, United Believers, Kansas City, Missouri; Rev. Shirley Belcher, Pastor, St. Peter C.M.E. Church, Kansas City, Kansas; Stacie Roberson, Plalmist. Reception following Worship

 

August 31, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m. - Jeans for Jesus (Collaboration KER WMS) *Jeans clothing to be donated to local Women/childeren shelter. Attire: Asking all members to wear Jeans clothing.

Sistah of the Week: Stay tuned every Sunday (it could be you)

2014 Annual Conference Booklet2014 Annual Conference Booklet

The Presiding Elders have a limited supply of the 2014 Schedule of Annual Conferences, Agenda, Worship and Program Guide. Purchase a copy today for $5.00. We had to purchase them. Trust me, they will not be given away!

Contact your Presiding Elder for details!

Calling All AME Veterans In The Midwest Conference

Dear Pastors:

 

Please submit a list of Veterans from your membership/congregations to me, burnettmss@aol.com (Sharon Burnett) by Aug. 10, 2014.  The MWCLO is doing a special tribute to our own on Lay Witness Night.

 

Information needed:

Name    Rank   Branch   Years of Service   Peace time or War time  (If war time Give the name of the war)

Name of AME church home.

Example 1:  Sgt. John Doe USAF  3 years Korean Conflict

Example 2:  Sgt. John Doe USAF  3 years  Peace time

 

Please attend and bring family and friends to participate and witness this historic event!

The Lay Gazette

Click here to read the Newsletter of the Midwest Conference Lay Organization!

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Ebenezer To Host Prayer Month Revival July 28-30, 2014 @ 7 p.m. Nightly

Ebenezer Revival

Rev. Gadson, was our featured speaker in February at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, and our revivalist July, 2013, she is the Senior Pastor at Saint Mark and Saint Matthew, United Methodist Churches. She graduated from the University of South Carolina, and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and a minor in Religious Studies. She graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a Masters of Divinity Degree and Certification in Black Church Studies. She is a member of the African American Clergywomen’s Caucus, a member of the NAACP, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and numerous academic organization. Last Year she brought a mighty word to all who attended.

 

Ebenezer A.M.E. Church is located at 3808 Emanuel Cleaver, II Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri.

 

Come And Be Blessed - Public Cordially Invited

 

Dr. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Pastor

A Celebration For A Contagious Pastor

The Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church family, 400 N. College Street, Richmond, Missouri invites you to a service of Appreciation for our Pastor, the Rev. BarBara L. Harper, on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Our 11:00 a.m. Guest Speaker is Presiding Elder Joseph H. Forbes (retired) and our 3:30 p.m. Guest Speaker is the Rev. Brenda J. Smith, the Pastor of Gilbert Memorial AME Church, Kansas City, Missouri.

Come celebrate with us! Click here for flyer!

The Ward Chapel Church Family

7th Annual Jazz By The River

The Richard Allen Cultural Center & Museum cordially invites you to our 7th Annual Jazz by the River on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center, 2012 10th Avenue, Leavenworth, Kansas. A Social Hour and Reception will begin at 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Information: $25.00 at the Door/$20.00 in Advance @ www.jazzbytheriver.com or call (913) 682-8772.

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Midwest Annual Conference Deaconess Candidates

The Board of Examiners asks that all requests for persons to be consecrated Deaconesses by the Midwest Annual Conference September, 2014 be submitted to the Board by July 26, 2014.  The Board wishes to prepare resolutions for submittal to Bishop and the Annual Conference in a timely manner. 

Submittals may be sent to Rev. Dr. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon, Ebenezer AME Church, 3808 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., KCMO 64130. 

Under the Wings of the Holy Spirit,

Dr. Betty Hanna-Witherspoon

Dean

Midwest Conference Board of Examiners

Click here for Call to the Wall 4 Registration Information!

Mariah-Walker A.M.E. Church Meeting Location

Mariah-Walker AME Church is now meeting in their building located at 2704 Linwood  Kansas City,  Missouri  64127. 

Please join us for worship!

In HIs service and yours,

Rev. Valencia Jackson

St. Luke A.M.E. Church, Liberty, Missouri To Offer Screening Center

In partnership with the "Black Health Care Coalition"  Julie Leibold RN/FCN is facilitating a new "Screening Center "in Liberty at the St. Luke A.M.E. Church.  Annual Cholesterol screening and monthly glucose and blood pressure.  There are also plans for a  "Walking Club".  The Black Health Care Coalition offers several programs for the Community using their Healthy Generations.

Saint Luke, Liberty is located at 433 North Main Street  Liberty,  Missouri  64068.

Rev. Helen Benton-Harris, Pastor

Cub Scout Pack At Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church

Under the leadership of Pastor Keith J. Cordier, Sr. (an Eagle Scout), Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, located at 8607 Longview Road  Kansas City, Missouri, invites boys from ages 7 to 10 to join Christ Our Redeemer's Cub Scout Pack 531!  If you live in the South Kansas City, Missouri area, this is an excellent opportunity for your son to learn valuable skills that will help him through life's challenges. Meetings are every Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.  Interested? Call the church at (816) 761-4989,  or send an Email to coram@sbcglobal.net 

Rev. Keith J. Cordier, Sr., Pastor

It's Prayer Time!

Just wanted to remind everyone to please join us every Monday at 8a.m. as we pray for each other! The number is 712.775.7300; access code #296834. Each week, one of us will lead the prayer call. If you're interested in leading, please contact me and I will put you in the rotation. You may e-mail your prayer requests directly to: mwcpray4pastors@gmail.com.

Have a great day!

Rev. Cecil L. 'Chip' Murray

 

Bethel Community Computer Center

Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at 2329 Flora Avenue, Kanas City, Missouri.

 

Website: http://www.bccckc.org/  Mark Broome, Coordinator - Email: mark.broome@bccckc.org

 

Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Pastor

 

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Programs available:

5 week General Office Basic Skills Class, which is a comprehensive, 75 hour, certificate based course designed to bring up to speed GED graduates with at least a 2 year work history, to be able to secure employment as secretaries, receptionist, or general office workers. Our 1st class commenced on June 4th and graduated August 2012. Below are links to the Sunday service that honored the graduates:

 

https://vimeo.com/45413357, https://vimeo.com/45414233, http://vimeo.com/45415096

 

The Enhanced Job Search Skills Class, This class was created based on requests from the Kansas City Metropolitan Crime Commission, Second Chance Resource Specialist, who manage parolee populations. This class offers an intensive 25 hour program of job search techniques, interviewing skills building, workplace basics & behaviors, resume/cover letter writing, and self-esteem classes. This class is specifically crafted to allow youthful offenders find employment quickly, and maintain that employment! In time, this course will be extended to 40 hours, and offered to anyone in the community seeking employment. (more)

Rebuilding The Wall Brick By Brick

To Our Christian Friends:

East Wall of Mariah WalkerWe, the members of Mariah Walker AME Church are pleading for your prayers and support as we are preparing to rebuild the wall of our church. As you may know, we have not been able to worship at Mariah Walker due to this damage. Mariah Walker has been our home for over 50 years and we want it to be open another 50 years. Our goal is to raise $10,000.00 by the end of June 2014 with God’s help. We are workers together with him.

We would be grateful for any donations as we prepare to return home with your help. Our situation should not change our praise and our praise can certainly change our situation.

“Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.” Haggai 1:8

$100.00     SPONSOR

$ 75.00      GOLD

$ 50.00      SILVER

 

Please send donations made payable to Mariah Walker A.M.E. Church, 2704 Linwood  Kansas City,  Missouri  64127. 

The Mariah Church Family

Rev. Valencia Jackson

Pastor

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Don't Die for Love: Escape the Cycle of Violence!

At the Sixth Annual WMS Convention of the Midwest Annual Conference, Darlene Dunn recounted a chilling story of her escape from domestic abuse. Her heart wrenching story has been captured in her book entitled, "Don't Die for Love: Escape the Cycle of Violence." Order a copy today!

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