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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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Look At Who Has The Trophy!

Lay TrophyIn case you don't know, the Rev. Warren Freeman, pastor of Willis Chapel A.M.E. Church has the Lay Trophy! He has issued a challenge to the pastors of the Midwest Conference to come and get the Trophy if you can! That's right. Rev. Freeman intends to keep the Trophy forever!

If you want the Trophy, you must attend the next early morning Lay Worship Service at Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church, 2126 Prospect  Kansas City, Missouri at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2015! Rev. Roger D. Jackson, and the Ward Chapel Church family can't get the Trophy because they are serving as the host church!

SA

Midwest Conference Scholar Scholarship

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Dear Members of the Midwest Conference,

The Midwest Conference Trustees on behalf of MWC Trustee Board in partnership with Drury University, attempt to offer two educational opportunites to support young and bright students, who belong to the churches of the Midwest Conference of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church. The first scholarship will cover the comprehensive cost of attendance over a standard period for undergraduate degree completion of four-to-five continuous years of study. The scholarship will not exceed the comprehensive cost of attendance at Drury University, defined as tuition, required fees, room, board and books.

The second scholarship to Drury University will provide a one-time tuition, and will not exceed the cost of attendance defined as tuition, required fees and books, four but not exceeding five-year scholarship for undergraduate degree completion at Drury University for one AME Church member-student. These scholarships are based upon the student being admitted to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri.

We encourage you to go online and check out www.drury.edu. you may mail your MWC Scholar Scholarship application to: Bethel A.M.E. Chjurch, 2329 Flora Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.

This is an exciting occasion to make available for our youth who represent the future of the Midwest Conference.

Sincerely,

Midwest Conference Scholar Scholarship Committee

Mrs. Blanche Williams Succumbs

Mrs. Blanche M. Williams, widow of Rev. Everett P. Williams Sr., and the mother of Theresa Williams Bennett-Wilkes, Everett Williams Jr., and Rev. Allen L. Williams Sr., D.Min. Presiding Elder, Los Angeles North District of the Southern California Conference of the Fifth Episcopal District, made her transition on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the age of 91.

Mrs. Williams was active in various auxiliaries of the African Methodist Episcopal Church including the Ministers’ Spouses organization and the Women’s Missionary Society of the Pacific Northwest, California, Southern California, Desert Mountain, and Midwest Conferences. She was a life member of the WMS from the California Conference.

Two memorial services are planned to celebrate her life:

Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015 Time: Twelve o’clock pm. Location: Asbury United Methodist Church 926-11th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

Rev. Dr. Ianther Marie Mills officiating.

 

Los Angeles, CA

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 Time: Eleven o’clock am. Location: First African Methodist Episcopal Church. 2270 South Harvard Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90018

Rev. “J” Edgar Boyd, host pastor, the Rt. Rev. T. Larry Kirkland, Presiding Prelate, Fifth Episcopal District, eulogist.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Mr. Everett Williams Jr., Post Office Box 4465, Silver Spring, MD 20914.

Please keep the Williams family in your prayers during their time of bereavement.

St. Mark's 135th Church Anniversary Celebration

St. Mark A.M.E. Church, Topeka, KanasYou are cordially invited to the 135th Church Anniversary of St. Mark A.M.E. Church, 801 NW Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas on May 23 - 24, 2015. As we celebrate, we do so with two pivotal occasions: we will celebrate 135 years of Christian ministry and the 100th year for our Church building.  On Saturday May 23, 2015 we will celebrate with a Banquet and Gospel Jazz Concert, featuring the anointed talent of Stacie Mason.  We are generating a formal guest list for the banquet all seats must be reserved in advance, please call (816) 714-9781 for further details.  All Guest, for the banquet, are asked to arrive by the 5:30pm mingle to be seated and served promptly at 6:00pm and the Concert will start at 7:00pm.  Donation for Banquet and Jazz Concert is $35/concert only $10.00 each. 

Many of you have already received information concerning our souvenir journal, let me remind you:  Full page $100.00/Half page $50.00/Quarter page $25.00/Business card $15.00/Patron listing $10.00.  The deadline for all ads will be May 13, 2015, please send to address listed above c/o Betty Moore, or camera ready to Rev.Heermace@att.net.  We will continue our celebration with an Anniversary Worship Service at 11:00 am on Sunday May 24th, with the Rev. Donna F. Roberson, Presiding Elder of the Midwest North District as our special Guest speaker.  The celebration will conclude with a reception that will include the placing of a Time Capsule.  We hope that you can join us for the weekend and/or participate in our journal, ad sheet is attached.  We solicit your prays for the success of this endeavor.

 Thanking you in advance.

The St. Mark’s AMEC Anniversary Committee

Sister Betty Moore, Chairperson

Rev. Shirley D. Heermance, Pastor

Chicken And Waffle Breakfast

St. John A.M.E. Church and Cain Grant A.M.E. Church are sponsoring a Chicken and Waffles Breakfast on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at Wing Lovers USA, 13164 State Line Road, Leawood, Kansas. Donation $10.00

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A Call To The Wall Registration Information!

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Bethel Leavenworth Women's Day

Refreshments will be served!

Bethel A.M.E. Church is located at 411 Kiowa Street, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Rev. Pamela M. Mason, Pastor

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Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson will be retiring and celebration over 35 years of ministry and turning 75 years young and we want you to be part of this new chapter in her life!

Lodging available June 11 and/or June 12, 2015 @ the Hilton Garden Inn, Independence, Missouri. Doubles $84.00 & Kings $84.00 plus taxes. Group Type: SMERF Group

Call Stacie Mason 913-944-1048 or send an email to: e_aseme@yahoo.com for any questions.

To Purchase Ticket(s) please payable to: Gregg Tabernacle AME Church, mail to: Gregg Tabernacle AMEC, P.O. Box 5913, Kansas City, Missouri 64171-0913. ATTN RRBC-ROAST

The last day to make hotel arrangements is May 19, 2015 for Presiding Elder Roberson's Retirement Birthday Celebration. ALL TICKETS AND MONIES MUST BE SOLD and TURNED IN BY June 2, 2015. No tickets will be sold at the door! Please come and help,us make this a momentous occasion for Presiding Elder Donna F. Roberson!

Have a blessed day!

Mrs. Stacie Mason & Dr. Eraina M. Aseme, Co-Chairpersons RRBC - Roast

Western University

Please click here to access Western University's Website! Check it out!

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Official Midwest Conference Lay Organization Webiste

I am pleased to announce that the new website for Team Midwest Conference Lay Organization is: www.Teammidwestlay.org

Check it out!

Melvin L. Jenkins, President

Learn and Grow AcademyFrom One Of Our Readers In Cyberspace!

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!

SA

Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, Olathe, Kansas Is For Sale

If you are interested in this property, please call Paul Sims @ 816.803.7542.

St. Paul, Olathe, Kansas for sale.On October 6, 2014 St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 400 W. Spruce Street, Olathe, Kansas held a Church Conference to discuss and make a decision about the future of the church. By a unanimous vote of the membership, St. Paul decided to close its doors.

Some of the reasons include, but are not limited to, a dwindling membership and the inability to pay current financial obligations. St. Paul stood as the only A.M.E. Church in Johnson County, the State of Kansas.

Please keep the former members of St. Paul in your prayers as they seek another place to worship.

SA

FREE Youth Program - Summer Transportation Institute

It is our pleasure to announce the availability of an exciting opportunity for high school students in the Greater Kansas City area. This summer the University of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human Development will host their 12th Annual Kansas City Summer Transportation Institute (KCSTI) that will be held on the campus of UMKC June 15 - July 10, 2015 (9:00am – 4:00pm; Monday–Friday). The KCSTI is a fun, interactive, engaging, and hands on learning opportunity designed to create awareness and stimulate interest in the wealth of career opportunities that exist in the transportation industry. With one in seven careers being transportation related, this Institute offers a tremendous opportunity for students to explore future transportation related career opportunities.

The KCSTI is sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and is open to students attending public and private high schools in the greater Kansas City area (both Missouri & Kansas schools). There is no cost to attend.  Visit www.kcsti.com for detailed information about this year’s Institute, the promotional flyer, and the application!

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

 

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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

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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