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Bishop John H Adams   janddadams@gmail.com
01-02-2014 2:52:51 PM CST
It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce that Bishop John Hurst Adams, retired senior Bishop of the AME Church will be inducted into the International Civil Rights "Walk of Fame".The walk was created to honor true history makers who fought in the struggle for equality and to provide an opportunity for visitors to walk in the footsteps of those who walked the long and difficult path to achieve the promise of America. The "Walk of Fame" is located at the M L King National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service in Atlanta,Ga. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday Jan 24,2014 at 10:am. Previous inductees include Rosa Parks, Pres. Lyndon B Johnson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu,Congressman John Lewis, Pres. Bill Clinton, Julian Bond, Sidney Portier,Pres Jimmy Carter,Tony Bennett,Stevie Wonder,Harry Belafonte and others. The public is invited.

Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith   revmichealasmith@aol.com
12-01-2013 9:51:58 PM CST
It is with great regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Bertha Mae Johnson, grandmother, of Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith, Pastor of Mayo AME Church located in Matteson, Illinois. Mrs. Johnson made her transistion from labor to reward on Thursday, November 28, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Homegoing Celebration information is as follows: James H. Coles Home for Funerals 16100 Schaefer Highway Detroit, MI 48235 313-835-3997 (office) 313-835-0512 (office fax) Viewing: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 (9:00am-9:00pm) Homegoing Celebration: Thursday, December 5, 2013 Family Hour: 10:30am Service: 11:00am People’s Community Church 8601 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202 313-871-4676 (office) 313-871-0143 (office fax) Cards, condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith, 18642 Gottschalk Ave., Homewood, Illinois 60430. Please keep Rev. Micheal in your prayers as he will serve as Eulogist for the homegoing service.

Rev. Edward Bailey
10-01-2013 4:51:37 PM CST
Mrs. Easley, gratitude is extended on behalf of my entire family for the out-pouring of love and support that I received from my brothers and sisters of the AME Church. My brother’s passing was a real “punch in the gut” for me and my entire family. He was a big, strong, lover of life and just seemed invincible to all of us. We know that no one is invincible yet coming to terms with this fact by the loss of a loved one does not make it any easier. I am the priest of my family, but I would not have been able to minister to my family without the love I received from the brethren. I stand forever indebted to each and everyone. God forbid if I should forget to give God thanks for your ministry. Blessings, Rev. Edward Bailey

Rev. Dr. Kelechi-Mpho Ngozi Sumes   revdrkmns@aol.com
09-29-2013 5:16:23 PM CST
Thanks you! Your prayers, calls, cards, and other expressions of sympathy due to the death of my sister, Florence Marie Banks, are most appreciated.

Reverend & Mrs. Charles Singleton   Jeanettepsing@att.net
09-12-2013 4:46:02 PM CST
Reverend & Mrs. Charles (Jeanette P.) Singleton of Awendaw, South Carolina, appreciate the many best wishes and congratulations extended them by family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances as they celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on September 7, 2013. The couple met in 1939, he was a 3rd grader and she was a 2nd grader. The sweethearts(childhood,youths, teens, young adults) got engaged on December 19, 1956 and were married on September 7, 1957. As they count their many blessings for these beautiful years together, they give GOD THE GLORY, especially for their daughter Charnette E. Singleton, sons Charles P. Singleton, and Charlton P. Singleton, daughters-in-law Delissa and Maryjo, and grandchildren Eric, Shalamar, Evan, D'Marcus, and Ashanti. Reverend Singleton is AMEC Superannuated Elder and Mrs. Singleton is a WMS Life Member. LOVING IT!

first lady
09-10-2013 2:00:43 PM CST
Any resources for Domestic Violence in the AME church?

Presiding Elder H. Charles Farris   revhcfarris@yahoo.com
09-07-2013 12:53:08 PM CST
Rev. Dr. H. Charles Farris of the Phoenix Albuquerque District retired on August 24, 2013. Desert Mountain Annual Conference of the Fifth Episcopal District. On September 21, 2013 Retired Presiding Elder H. Charles Farris & Mrs. Rayjo Farris will be renewing their 50th Wedding vows at Tanner Chapel A.M.E. Church at 1pm- Phoenix, AZ, where the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Thomas, Sr. is the Pastor.

John Thomas III
08-04-2013 10:37:42 AM CST
Mrs. Easley, On behalf of myself and my family, thank you for your words of comfort. My sister Beverly lived well and left this life in peace. While we miss her, we are comforted by the memories of her with us and the knowledge that we will see her again. Thank you for not only taking the time to think of us but for making sure that the AME family knew as well. John Thomas III

Keely Canty Mendenhall   kcamendy@gmail.com
07-21-2013 11:08:17 PM CST
Congratulations to Natalie Constance Mendenhall Congratulations to Natalie Constance Mendenhall daughter of the Reverend Samuel Mendenhall and Keely Canty Mendenhall, Pastor and First Lady of Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, Chicago, Illinois on the successful completion of the educational program of Walter Payton College Preparatory High School. She was awarded her diploma on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Natalie will continue her studies at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Submitted by: Greater St. John African Methodist Episcopal and the Mendenhall Family 6201 South Throop Street Chicago, Illinois 60636-1828 Church Office Telephone: (773) 925-2262 Fax: (773) 925-0724 Email: GreaterSt.JohnAME@att.net

Beverley Jacobs & family   bevjacobs27@gmail.com
06-24-2013 12:52:14 PM CST
The African Methodist Episcopal Church once again proved itself to be a church with a ministry built around social concerns as originally founded. We have been inundated with messages of support form near and far, thanks to your publication and especially that of The AME Church Clergy Family Information Center. It is a comforting thought that there are those who are concerned about the welfare and well being of their fellow sojouners; ranging from Bishops to the lay members serving in local charges. Our spirits were lifted and we were encouraged, being able to face the challenge of saying farewell to a loved one. We are one - we are family Beverley Jacobs and family

Donna Gilton   dgilton@mail.uri.edu
05-17-2013 12:43:31 PM CST

Mrs. Hattie Franklin Gilton, widow of the late Rev. Charles W. Gilton, Sr. passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013. She was interred in Memphis, TN on Thursday May 2 and her memorial service was held at the Mt. Zion AME Church in Newport, RI on Tuesday, May 7. Donations and contributions can be made to Mission Possible: Christian Outreach Service Mission. 2400 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN (Contact Ms. Thelma Nelms) or to the AME Ministers' Scholarship at the Yale Divinity School 409 Prospect St. New Haven, CT 06511 (Contact Bishop Frederick H. Talbot)

Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith   Revmichealasmith@aol.com
05-15-2013 2:20:01 PM CST
Hello All, It is with deep regret and sympathy that we announce the death of Mr. Ollie Mack. Mr. Mack was the Uncle of Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith (Pastor of Mayo AME Church - Matteson, Illinois). Please keep our family in your prayers as we try to navigate the turbulent waters of grief and transition. Sincerely, The Rev’s Micheal & Mishca Smith. The funeral arrangements are as follows: The funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm at Cote Brilliant Presbyterian Church, 4673 Labadie Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115 on Friday, May 17, 2013. Please send cards and condolences to the following: Mrs. Marie Mack (wife), 3030 Airway, St. Louis, MO 63114 or Rev. Dr. Micheal A. Smith, 20839 Homeland, Matteson, Illinois 60443. Funeral Preparation and Care has been entrusted to: Austin Layne Mortuary, 7239 West Florissant Ave., St. Louis, MO 63136.

Rev. Bene Bowen
04-28-2013 5:11:39 PM CST
A benefit program for Rev. Bene Bowen will be held Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:00 am at Greater Allen Temple AME Church in Jackson, MS. where the Rev. Timothy A. Stallworth, Sr. is the Pastor. Please email Rev. Maelynn W. Robinson at maelynnf@bellsouth.net. if you would like to be a participant on the program. All financial donations should be sent to Rev. Bene Bowen % Greater Allen Temple AME Church 1650 Topp Avenue, Jackson, MS. 39204.

Rev. Howard Dill   allentempleame@northrock.bm
04-01-2013 1:27:22 PM CST
To: My Connectional AMEC family, I thank you on behalf of my family for your words of expression. Please know that all remains well.

Pastor Dennis J. Hampton   PastorHampton@aol.com
03-13-2013 4:28:02 PM CST
Glory and Praise to God for what He has done and continues to do. Sis. Barbara P. Hampton, who became sick at the AME Church General Conference in Nashville is now in her ninth (9th) month of hospitalization. After spending 33 days in the hospital in Nashville; August 6th she was air-ambulanced to a Tulsa hospital where she remains. To date two of the original abdominal fistula's have not fully healed/closed. Sis Barbara remains in good Spirit and continues to maintain her daily walks about the hospital ward. As of the 2nd week of March she has been placed on a regular/solid food diet and the TPN which had been her primary food/nutrition source via IV has been removed. In the past few months, the leakage from the abdominal fistulas have dropped from a daily measure of 180 ML to currently about 10 ML. There are preliminary discussions about discharging her to continue healing from home. However, the date of her discharge have not been determined. We are aware that, even after her discharge, her healing and recovery will continue through-out 2013 and into the early part of 2014. We are essentially looking at Spring/Summer 2014 before she will be able to resume work and/or continue her education. (She had planned to began her Masters Degree studies in the Fall/2012.) Please be assured that our faith remains strong. We have no doubt that God will continue to see us through this. Our position yet remains that "her body is broken but not our faith". Without a doubt, God has this. My Brothers and Sister, the Lord would have you to know and understand that the "the things which have happened unto us have fallen out for the furtherance of the Gospel". While this and the aforementioned paragraph, in particular, may seem strange. Please be assured that the significance of the bonds - of our health challenges - in Christ, are made manifest throughout the whole church palace, both high and low and in many other places. We appreciate you as you continue to journey with us in faith, prayer and healing. As we journey together, you too will no doubt "wax confident" in the understanding that the LORD is in this. Oh wretched man that I am, who am I that Thou wouldst find favor? Nevertheless, at Thy command I am compelled to admonish "those who are called by HIS name" to "stand still and see the salvation of the LORD". In HIS Spirit. P. O. Box 480901, Tulsa, OK 74148-0901

Presiding Elder David & Allie Reddick   ladyallie1@centurytel.net
03-11-2013 12:20:23 PM CST
THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESSES: During this difficult time for us, we have truly relied so much on faith, hope, strength and the love of family and friends. You have shown your love in so many beautiful ways and we will not forget your kindness. We thank you so much for your calls, visits, food, comfort, support, expressions of love and all other acts of kindness shown during the Celebration of Life for our beloved Sister Florence and beloved Mother, Mrs. L. Alyce M. Reddick Ingram. We are grateful to God for he has blessed us with a wonderful circle of family and friends, who surrounded us with love. Thank you again for all acts of kindness shown. Please continue to keep us in your prayers today, tomorrow, and the days ahead. We Love You and God Bless! Presiding Elder David & Allie Reddick---Beloved Sister; Florence Elaine “Bee” Bell-Sconiers, April 27, 1959—January 31, 2013; Beloved Mother. Mrs. L. Alyce M. Reddick Ingram, June 10, 1908 – February 18, 2013.

Manuel DomingosVunge   manueldomingosvunge@hotmail.com
02-20-2013 6:26:26 AM CST

Eu Rev.Manuel Domingos Vunge,estou muito feliz por ser pastor desta igreja IMEA desejo bencas a todos meus Bispos da IMEA,sou de Angola.

From The Dyson Family   amedyson@hotmail.com
02-14-2013 12:30:57 AM CST
Thank You dearest friends for your cards, letters, thoughts and prayers during our recent illness. They cheered us up. As you may know by now, we are out of the hospitalization stage and our daughters are helping us through the home care stage. I have had a heart attack and Marianne is recovering from a stroke, and yet we both remain hopeful. Continue to pray for us. As we move forward with the healing process. Presiding Elder Emeritus, Rev. William A. Dyson, Sr. and Dr. Marianne Dyson, Virginia Conference of the Second Episcopal District, Presiding Prelate, Bishop William P. Deveaux and Dr. PAM Deveaux, Supervisor.

Rev. Eloyce Cartwright
01-23-2013 4:25:22 PM CST
Thank you so very much for your prayers. We felt every one and they have continued to sustain us. Love, Rev. Eloyce Cartwright

Chantal Jacobs-Khan
01-19-2013 1:15:05 AM CST
To all at the The African Methodist Episcopal Church Clergy Family Information Center, Thank you all kindly for your sympathies, condolences and most importantly your prayers, it is much appreciated. Sincerely Chantal Jacobs-Khan

Carroll and Chris Chambliss
01-06-2013 2:31:41 AM CST

CAPT, USN (RET) CARROLL RANDOLPH CHAMBLISS/CHRISTENE HELEN KNEW CHAMBLISS CELEBRATE THEIR 70TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY JANUARY 2, 2013: Oh how good it is to have this stellar group to think of us. You stand so much as a component of the type of service Carroll had in mind when he wrote under the caption “The Church of My Choice”. Now you have put the modern technology into good use to serve the Church with useful communication. May God always bless your work. Carroll and Chris Chambliss

Dr. Bettye J. Allen
12-29-2012 7:13:52 PM CST
Dear Ora, It is so great to stay connected. You are a blessing to the mission of communication in the AME church family. I know the AME family appreciates you. You can rest assured that I do! May God Bless you with healing and good health in 2013. Dr. Bettye J. Allen, 4th Episcopal District 12/29/2012

Pastor Dennis J. Hampton   PastorHampton@aol.com
12-23-2012 12:55:56 AM CST
From: Pastor Dennis J. & Sis. Barbara P. Hampton, 12th Episcopal District AMEC Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We value our relationship and thank you for being supportive of us during Sis. Barbara's health challenges and ongoing hospitalization. We thank you for continuing in prayer for her healing and wellness. Please know that Sis. Barbara continues to improve. Yes, she remains in the hospital since her initial July 3rd hospitalization and surgeries while attending the AMEC General Conference, Nashville, TN. We praise God that her wound was closed November 12th - (after having been open since July 9th). However, of the initial seven (7) Abdominal Fistulas (AF) there are two (2) AF still leaking. We are thankful that assessments indicate that one of the remaining AF's is almost healed/closed and the other AF continues to slowly heal. We continue to move forward knowing that "God got this". November 1st we happily celebrated Sis. Barbara's 50th birthday from the St. John Medical Center Tulsa, OK. Subsequently, we joyfully celebrated our 15th Wedding Anniversary - December 20th - from SJMC. Sis Barbara continues to walk daily, is on a solid food diet and remains in good Spirit. Additionally, the Lord continues to give me strength as I juggle - among other things - issues surrounding Sis. Barbara's health & wellness, the demands of the Pastorate and Seminary Classes. Again, we thank you for journeying with us in prayer and expressions of love during such a time as this. Please be assured that "her body is broken but not our faith" In His Spirit. Pastor Dennis J. & Sis. Barbara P. Hampton P. O. Box 480901 Tulsa, OK 74148 Email: PastorHampton@aol.com Cell: 918.809.3487

Rev BJ Friley   bfriley@cablelynx.com
12-09-2012 7:21:39 PM CST
I have lost my Brother. We had known each other ever since we were 4 years old because we played Little League Baseball together and also because our fathers served in the Army Reserves together. Quincy is 1 of my friends who encouraged me to go into the Ministry. His 2 God-Sons' Father was the other friend - Rev Brian "BC" Crawford. One week before he died he met my late wife Mrs. Brenda Kay Friley - now they are both in Heaven patiently awaiting my arrival. Rev BJ Friley - Vicksburg, MS

Rev. Dennis J. Hampton   PastorHampton@aol.com
11-13-2012 3:50:59 PM CST
To God Be the Glory for What HE is bringing Sis Barbara & I through. The surgery was successful. Sis Barbara's wound is closed. Praise God, Praise God, Praise God. We were apprised in advance that the services of a plastic surgeon were required to close the wound because the flesh would not meet. She is in ICU with some degree of breathing challenges. These challenges are expected to be less of a problem in the next day or so and as her body heals. Breathing is aided by machine and tubes have been inserted down her throat. In the days ahead, her body has to heal, stomach muscles which haven't been used for over four months have to be strengthened and her body has to be slowly and systematically re-introduced to food. She has not had food on her stomach since July 9th. We will continue to keep you abreast of Sis Barbara's progress. Thank you for your prayers. Rev. Dennis J. Hampton P O Box 480901 Tulsa, OK 74148

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