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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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Thank you for being so diligent in keeping the Fifth Episcopal District so informed.  It means so much to be able to obtain inspiring, informational and accurate data about our Zion at just the click of the mouse. May God continue bless you and your entire staff for your efforts.

Celia Square

Thank you Celia for your words of encouragement! When I started building Websites over twelve years ago, there were many people who could not see the importance of having an Online presence. I learned how to build and maintain Websites in order to reach beyone the walls of the local church into the global community. It hasn't been easy and many times I have considered giving up. I want you to know that people like you give me a reason to continue. Once again, thank you Celia!


Welcome Aboard!

Rev. Joseph NixonRev. Pamela MasonRev. Brenda J. HayesThe Midwest Conference welcomes Rev. Joseph Nixon and Rev. Pamela Mason to the Midwest South District and Rev. Brenda J. Hayes to the Midwest North District!

Rev. Nixon was appointed to Saint Paul A.M.E. Church,Wichita, Kansas Rev. Pamela Mason was appointed to Bethel A.M.E. Church, Leavenworth, Kansas, and Rev. Brenda J. Hayes was appointed to Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, Missouri!

We look forward to working with them as we endeavor to make God's Kingdom a reality on earth!


Appreciation for Dr. Barry Settle

5th District Planning Meeting Results

Rev. Spencer Barrett (Allen, Tacoma, Washington) was appointed the Presiding Elder of the Pacific Northwest Conference; Rev. Anthony Steele (Ebenezer, Stockton, California) to Allen, Tacoma, Washington; Rev. Juliet Hemphill (Bethel, Yakima, Washington) to First A.M.E., Indio, California;  Rev. Arthur Carter (Bethel, Portland, Oregon) to Payne Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rev. Terry McCray Hill (Payne Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colorado) to Bethel, Portland, Oregon; Rev. William Shepard (Walker Chapel, Seattle, Washingotn) to Brown Memorial, Pasadena, California; Rev. LeSean Tarkington (St. James, Los Angeles, California) to Walker Chapel, Seattle, Washington; Rev. Charles Wright (Emry Chapel, Ogden, Utah) to Holy Trinity, Las Vegas, Nevada; Rev. Pamela Mason (Holt Trinity, Las Vegas, Nevada) to Bethel, Leavenworth, Kansas; Rev. Warren Freeman (Bethel, Leavenworth, Kansas) to Willis Chapel, Kansas City, Missouri; Rev. Steven Shepard (St. Paul, Wichita, Kansas) to St. Peter's, Saint Louis, Missouri; Rev. Joseph Nixon (St. Peter's, St. Louis, Missouri) to Saint Paul, Wichita, Kansas; Rev. Brenda J. Hayes (PE, Saint Louis Columbia District) to Ebenezer, Kansas City, Missouri; Rev. Sharon Avril (Antioch, Pittsburg, California) to Carter Memorial, Fresno, California; Presiding Elder W. Bartalette Finney (PE, San Francisco/Sacramento District) to the Saint Louis Columbia District, Saint Louis, Missouri; Rev. Donnell Miles (Johnson Chapel, Santa Ana, California) to Ebenezer, Stockton, California; Rev. Cedric Alexander (Price Chapel, Los Angeles, California) to Presiding Elder of the San Francisco/Sacramento District; Rev. Nicole Pledger (Quinn Chapel, Sedalia, Missouri) to Saint Luke, Kansas City, Kansas.

Presiding Elder Steven A. Cousin, Sr. (Midwest South District, Midwest Conference) and Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson (Midwest North District, Midwest Conference) were reappointed to their respective districts.


Southern California Annual Conference Appointments

The Southern California Annual Conference, which formally had three Presiding Elders, now has the following two Presiding Elders: The Rev. Allen Williams, the Presiding Elder of the  Los Angeles North District and the Rev. Rosevelt Lindsey, the Presiding Elder of the Los Angeles South Las Vegas District.

Rev. Larry Campbell was appointed to First, Pasadena, California.

The Rev. Dr. Betty Hanna Witherspoon was appointed to Primm, Pamona, California.

Presiding Elder Norman Copeland was appointed to St. Paul, San Bernadino, California; Presiding Elder Benjamin Hollins was appointed to Price Chapel, Los Angeles, California; Presiding Elder Delman Howard was appointed to Johnson Chapel, Santa Ana, California.

Rev. Cedric Alexander was transferred to the California Annual Conference.

Rev. Pamela Mason (Holy Trinity, Las Vegas, Nevada) and Rev. LeSean Tarkinton received temporary appointments.

If there is something that I missed I'm sure someone will correct me!


Family Crisis

Bethel Community Center Open House

"Bridging the Digital Divide in the Urban Core"


Saturday, November 8, 2014 * 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.


Please join us for an afternoon of helpful information and family fun!


Participating Organizations Include:

*Google Fiber sign up for beginer, intermediate or advanced computer classes

*Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, sign up for Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) health care and Medicare/Medicaid

*Collaborative Response: information about after school tutoring and mentoring activities

*Connecting for Good: Local KC area digital literacy organization

*WWDN: World Wide Distribution Network

*Lavendar Lady Studio: Local KC Area artist will be displaying art work

*Innovative Web Concepts, LLC: premier Kansas City area website design experts

*The Edge Barber Shop

*KCMCC Second Chance Program

*KC Network Solutions, LLC will be repairing PCs and laptops. They will diagnose and, if possible, repair onsite for a $35 donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to Bethel Community Computer Center



"Go Lizard" Exotic Animals, B in Motion Mime Group and Bethel Praise Dancers

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Rev. Rober R. Shaw, Pastor


Bethel A.M.E. Church Presents A Fall Concert Featuring The Emporia Gospel Singers


Emporia Gospel SingersTheme: “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise The Lord!” Psalm 150


When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: 1001 E. 3rd Avenue Hutchinson, KS 67501

Free Will Offering


For more info. or to make a donation contact: Rev. Davis@ 316-806-0746

We invite you to come and worship with us as we praise the Lord in song!


Lunch will be served immediately following the concert!


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Rev. Robbin Davis, Pastor

Bethel Believers Ball

Bethel Believers BallBethel Believers BallDonation: $65.00/ ticket includes: Welcome Reception, Guided Tour of Arrowhead Stadium, Formal Dinner, Live Jazz, Dance, Silent Auction and More......please contact Bethel AME Church, 2329 Flora, KCMO. 816-231-3555 for more info!

Rev. Robert R. Shaw, Senior Pastor

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!

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


Click here for brochure!


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


The Midwest Conference Blog Is Back!

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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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