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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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Cain Grant To Celebrate Men and Women's Day

The Men & Women of Cain Grant AME Church, 3501 E. Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City,  Missouri  64132, will be celebrating their annual Men & Women's Day Program on Sunday, July 12, 2015. Our Morning Worship Service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with The Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hudson Hill bringing the message. The afternoon service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Rodney Williams of Swope Parkway United Christian Church bringing The Word. Come out and worship with us and hear these very talented speakers of the Word!

Clarence Leigh / Chairman

Jan Leigh, Esther Gillmore / Co-Chairpersons

Rev. Penny Pitchford / Pastor

Bethel, Leavenworth To Celebrate Family And Friends Day

On Sunday, July 19th at 3:00pm, Bethel A.M.E. Church, 411 Kiowa, Leavenworth, Kansas will celebrate Family and Friends Day. Our Guest Preacher is Pastor David Walker of Faith Christian Center International. Our theme is "Walk In Faith." Lunch will be served at 1:00pm.

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Rev. Pamela M. Mason, Pastor

Look At Deaconess Davis!

Deaconess DavisJust the other day I held a Quarter at Mariah Walker A.M.E. Church, Kansas City, Missouri and Deaconess Davis who is in her nineties , after giving her report, told me that she is still driving. I didn't believe her, so I asked to see her driver's license. She proudly produced a current Missouri driver's license. I still didn't believe her, so I asked her if it would be alright if I walked her to her car after the meeting. Yes, she still gets around better than many people one-half her age! So now, don't tell me what you can't do; tell me what you can do!


He Still 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!


Grant Workshop At Gregg Tabernacle

Learn how to apply for a grant and a 501C3!

The Grant Writing Workshop scheduled for June 13, 2015 has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gregg Tabernacle A.M.E. Church, 37th & Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64109. Please call 816-398-1067 to register. The cost is $50.00 per person. Limited seating of 20 persons. Continental Breakfast and handouts along with hands-on learning.  Tell your friends and family. All are welcome; the churched and unchurched! Click here for flier!

Thank you in advance!  

Rev. Dr. Eraina Marie Ross-Aseme, Pastor

Calling All Sisters, Calling All Sisters!

Join us for Bethel's Sistah Conference 2015......Entitled "Chosen" August 14th-15th 2015 @ Unity Village Hotel and Conference Center, Unity Village MO.  1901 NW Blue Pkwy, Unity Village, MO 64065 (816) 347-5537

Registration $75.00 includes buffet dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday. Register Online at http://bethelkcmo.org/give.html Registration deadline Aug 2, 2015.

Hotel Rate: $97.00, includes tax, 2 queen beds and continental breakfast. Make hotel reservation by July 14th by calling 816-347-5537. Websitehttp://www.unityvillage.org/

Vendors on Site.

-- Rev. Robert R. Shaw, II BETHEL "THE HOUSE OF GOD" CHURCH (0)816-231-3555

"I can do all things, through Christ who gives me STRENGTH!!!"

Help Wanted!

My son, Mitch, has a thriving business, Blue Beetle (termites, other pests, etc.,) and Red Beetle (fire extinguishers).  The business has grown to the point of not having enough techs to handle the demand.  He has asked me to recruit reliable young men looking for a job, which includes $15 an hour plus a company car to drive back and forth to work.  No prior experience necessary. 

The company is located at the corner of 63rd and Main--big blue house.  (816) 333-PEST (7378)  Ask for Rachel or Sydney

Thank you so much and I love you all!


Saint John To Celebrate 146th Church Anniversary

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to celebrate the 146th Anniversary of Saint John African Methodist Episcopal Church on the weekend of July 26-27. Organized from a mission in 1868, St. John has been worshipping through two turns of the century at the corner of 7th and Topeka Boulevard since 1886.

Our special guest for the culminating worship experience on Sunday afternoon, July 27, is Rev. Marcus Clark, Pastor of Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church of Topeka.

Our Anniversary Committee is preparing a Souvenir Journal that will include St. John’s rich history. Placing an ad in the Souvenir Journal will provide an opportunity for you to salute the proud history of St. John A.M.E. Church.

The success of the 146th Church Anniversary Celebration cannot be measured by one individual, but rather by many who give their generous support to its Souvenir Journal. With your support, we hope to make the journal one which you will enjoy and keep for many years to come. Please fill out the Souvenir Journal Advertisement Response Form and return it to the church. You will find all the information you need on this form in order to participate in the Souvenir Journal.

Click here for Souvenir Journal Agreement!

Until The Whole World Hears,

The Reverend Virgil Gordon Glenn III, Pastor

Esmond Alleyne & Marsha Bacote-Alleyne, 146th Church Anniversary Co-Chairpersons

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.


Midwest Conference Scholar Scholarship Committee

A Call To The Wall Registration Information!

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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!


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.


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

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, 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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