*The Right Rev. Philip R. Cousin Sr. (Ret.), the 96th Elected and Consecrated Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to celebrate his 85th Birthday
On Monday, March 26, 2018, The Right Rev. Philip R. Cousin Sr. (Ret.), the 96th Elected and Consecrated Bishop, will celebrate his 85th Birthday!
Please send birthday greetings to:
Bishop Philip R. Cousin Sr.
1322 Rosemary Drive
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60490
*Dr. McDonald Williams 100th Birthday Celebration -
Thank You from Dr. Jamye Coleman Williams, Retired General Officer
A Note of Gratitude..
Because McDonald Williams did not want a celebration of his 100th birthday, I decided to write friends and family so informing them and indicating that instead I would appreciate a contribution to Wilberforce University (my Alma Mater and where Mac and I met 77 years ago). Thanks to friends across the AME Church, former students, WU alumni, and family I can report that Wilberforce received $56,200. The University has thanked the donors and either by telephone or in person I have done the same. May God bless each of you!
~ Jamye Coleman Williams ~
*A Retirement Gala Event Commemorating Forty-Two Years of Ministry will be held for the Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. and First Lady Shirley A. Saunders
A Retirement Gala Commemorating Forty-Two Years of Ministry will be held for the Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. and First Lady Shirley A. Saunders on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 5:30 PM at The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey, Semi Formal Attire.
Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr. is the pastor of the North Stelton AME Church in Piscataway, New Jersey. Tickets will be needed to attend the affair and may be secured by contacting North Stelton AME Church in Piscataway, New Jersey. Both ticket and lodging information is available, 123 Craig Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854, Telephone: 732-287-5184, Fax: 732-287-2221. Tickets for the event must be secured by April 15, 2018.
Reverend Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders, Sr was ordained as an Itinerant Elder in 1977. Upon his ordination, he was assigned to pastor Bright’s Temple A.M.E. Church, Warwick, Bermuda. He married Sis. Shirley Harris in August of 1977.
After Bermuda, they were sent to Bethel A.M.E. Church in Madison, NJ, where they were blessed with a challenge for they found seven people there. God’s work went on and the church was built numerically and spiritually. The Lord also blessed them with a son, Kenneth, Jr. Eleven years later in 1989, they left the wonderful people of Bethel all 375 of them, to come to North Stelton in Piscataway, New Jersey.
For the past twenty-five years, God has shown Himself to North Stelton in many ways. Rev. Saunders’ kind, warm personality has given him favor not only in the connectional church, but in the community as well. Rev. Saunders is a seasoned community leader who possesses and demonstrates strong people skills when interacting within various situations. He is widely recognized by his peers for his strategic thinking and is highly respected by religious and civic communities. Presently he serves at the First Episcopal District AME Church Treasurer and is a member of the Episcopal Committee.
Rev. Saunders has earned many educational credentials, has served on numerous ecclesiastical boards and committees and has received many awards for his community service and involvement, but the greatest thing that can be said about him is that he loves the Lord, he loves his family and the people he serves with his whole heart.
Congratulatory Expressions can be emailed to: email@example.com.
*Congratulations to Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, the 46th pastor of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans and an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center, for his leadership in resoling Carter v. St. Helena Parish School Board
Congratulations to Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, the 46th pastor of Historic St. James AME Church in New Orleans and an adjunct professor at Southern University Law Center, for his leadership in resoling Carter v. St. Helena Parish School Board, one of the oldest desegregation cases in the United States. As lead counsel for the plaintiffs, since 2010, Rev. Augustine helped resolve a case originally filed by Thurgood Marshall, before Marshall's appointment to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Brian A. Jackson, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, declared the school district unitary last week, after Augustine's final court appearance. Details can be found here:
Congratulatory responses can be sent to:
The Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine, JD, MDiv.
46th Pastor, Historic St. James AME Church (1844)
National Chaplain, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
*The Reverend Dr. H. Charles and Mrs. Rayjo Farris nominated for inclusion in the 2018 Professional Who’s Who network
On February 20, 2018, the Rev. Dr. H. Charles Farris, retired presiding Elder of the Phoenix/Albuquerque District-Desert Mountain Conference, Fifth Episcopal District and former pastor, and Mrs. Rayjo Farris were informed by Marrisa Ross, Membership Coordinator of the Professional Who’s Who, that they both had been nominated for inclusion into the 2018 Professional Who’s Who network, America’s most respected networking and personal organization. Who’s Who is a national publication and community of top executives. Each candidate is selected individually. Once listed, the recipient will be featured among thousands of other accomplished individuals.
In recognition, each recipient receives a plaque and their name printed in the 2018 booklet.
The Reverend Dr. H. Charles Farris nominated for his servant leadership and civic contributions as an ultimate itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, having served in Casper, Wyoming; Roswell, New Mexico; Alleghany, New Mexico; Pacoima, California; Tucson, Arizona; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Santino, California; Denver, Colorado and for 12 years as Presiding Elder.
Mrs. Rayjo Farris, former Presiding Elder Consultant and local church First Lady, former Fifth Episcopal M-SWAWO Plus PK’s President and former officer of the CONN-M-SWAWO Plus, PK’s was nominated for her dedicated services rendered as a Registered Nurse (RN), providing kindness, compassion, healing care and comforting cheer to countless persons employed in Schools, Prisons, Group Homes Settings, Mental Health Settings and Hospitals, serving in each city where the Reverend Farris served until her retirement.
Congratulatory responses can be emailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Reverend Farris)
email@example.com (Mrs. Farris)