Archive for April, 2011

Message from Bishop Davis of the 9th Episcopal District about the storms in Alabama

Posted on: April 28th, 2011 by admin

Devastating storms shattered records as it shattered homes and affected lives of thousands in Alabama; AME properties damaged

Bishop James L. Davis and Mother Arelis Davis and the Ninth Episcopal District Family in the State of Alabama are sincerely grateful for the calls and other expressions of concern in the wake of the devastating storms that shattered records as it shattered homes and affected lives of thousands here in Alabama.

The AME Church in Alabama is already in motion refining our Plan of Action to respond to the situation resulting from the storms that raced through the South on April 27. Immediately, we will begin attending to the needs of those affected by the storms. We will make our church houses available for those rendered homeless or those without power. Initially, pews will be removed and replaced by cots as needed to provide comfort and shelter.

Photos of Michael Blake Visit to Metropolitan AME

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by admin

Mr. Michael Blake, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs preached at Metropolitan AME for Lay Organization’s Annual Day. Photos by Isiah Dupree Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

The 2011 Washington Annual Conference at-a-glance

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by admin

The 61st Session of the Washington Annual Conference of the 2nd Episcopal District
Tuesday April 26 – Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Washington Annual Conference, of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church hosts its 61st Session under the dynamic leadership of the Presiding Prelate for the Second Episcopal District, The Right Reverend Adam J. Richardson, Jr. and the Episcopal Supervisor for the WMS, YPD, and Clergy Families Organization of the Second Episcopal District, Dr. Connie Speights Richardson. The 61st Session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 – Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744, where the Reverend Drs. Grainger and JoAnn Browning are the Pastors. This year’s theme: The Call to Vigilance: Continuing a Prophetic Ministry Focus: AIR (Attention, Intention, Retention) A Ministry of and for Young Adults.

The Reverend Dr. Louis-Charles Harvey (Potomac District) is the Host Presiding Elder and the Reverend Dr. Goodwin Douglas (Capital District) is the Associate Presiding Elder. The Conference Coordinator is the Reverend Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Pastor of Metropolitan AME Church, in Washington, DC.

Congratulations to Steward Marie Johns

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by admin

Congratulations to Steward Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration, who will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters from Howard University during its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Johns earned her BS and MPA degrees from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters… Read more

Free Leadership Conference in Washington DC for Students

Posted on: April 14th, 2011 by admin

Future Civic Leaders  is accepting online applications for their 2011 Summer Leadership Conference. This annual summer Leadership Conference is a residential summer program that hosts 40 high school students each session. This program is completely free.  The program dates are : June 27- June 29; July 11-July 13; July 18-July 20; and July 25-July 27… Read more

Sermon Notes: Survival Techniques When Your Well Runs Dry

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by admin

I’d like to speak from the theme: “Survival Techniques When Your Well Runs Dry.”

In the scripture, Abraham and Sarah agreed that Hagar would bear them a son. In doing do, Abraham and Sarah ran ahead of God, trying to fulfill God’s promise on their own. As the mother of Abraham’s only child, Hagar enjoyed the privileges of drinking from a rich and deep well. Hagar went from being a slave girl to living a life of privilege. Her well ran rich and deep, and she began to look down on Sarah, the very one who gave her the blessing. She thought she was better and more worthy than Sarah because she had born Abraham a son.