*Reverend & Mrs. Charles (Jeanette P.) Singleton of the Seventh Episcopal District Celebrates Their 61st Wedding Anniversary

Reverend & Mrs. Charles (Jeanette P.) Singleton who started out together as childhood sweethearts (2nd & 3rd grades), ask that you kindly join with them as they say "TO GOD BE THE GLORY!  WE SAY THANK YOU JESUS, WE SAY THANK YOU LORD for blessing and allowing us SIXTY-ONE (61) blessed and beautiful years together" (September 7, 1957-September 7, 2018. Both are retirees from the world of work but still very, very active with many organizations.
In the AME Church - he is an active superannuated (retired) pastor and she an active Life member of the AME Connectional Women's Missionary. After a beautiful Dinner Cruise in Savannah, Georgia, they were welcomed back in AWENDAW by children - Charnette E. Singleton, Charles P. Singleton, Charlton P. (Maryjo) Singleton. Grandchildren - Eric (Kra'Shonna), Shalamar, Evan, D'Marcus, and Ashanti. The Welcome - Happy, Happy 61st Wedding Anniversary, We Love You And There Is Nothing You Can Do About It.

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*Pastor Herman O. Kelly State Champion In His Age Group In Three Events in Swimming at the Louisiana State Olympics

Dr. Herman O. Kelly, Jr., Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church,  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, competed in the Louisiana State Olympics in Swimming at the Exxon Mobile YMCA in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Pastor Kelly is the State Champion in his age group in three events, the 50 Butterfly, 50 Breaststroke and 100 Individual Medley.
Dr. Kelly qualifies for the National Senior Olympics to held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he will represent the State of Louisiana. Dr. Kelly trains at Louisiana State University, where he is adjunct Faculty Member in Education and African American Studies.
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*Congratulations to Reverend Dr. H. Charles Farris retired Presiding Elder and Mrs. Rayjo Farris as they celebrate their Fifty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary


Congratulations to The Reverend Dr. H. Charles Farris, retired Presiding Elder of the Phoenix/Albuquerque District-Desert Mountain Conference and former pastor, Fifth Episcopal District, and Mrs. Rayjo Farris, as they celebrate their Fifty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary on September 20th.

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*Rev. Ritney Castine elected to Chair Board of Directors of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network 

At the annual board meeting held after the end of inaugural "State of Black Health" Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Castine was elected to serve as Chairman of the NAATPN board of directors for a three-year term.  He also served as chair of the conference held from September 11-13.  

Rev. Castine is the pastor of Trinity AME Church in Gonzales, Louisiana.

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*Holy Baptism for Melvin Lenard Priest Torrence son of Mr. Saxton Torrence and Terri M.L. Mayes-Torrence, esq. and grandson of Rev. Dr. Terence L. Mayes, Sr.


Praise God for the joyful Sacred Celebration of Holy Baptism for Melvin Lenard Priest Torrence, son of Mr. Saxton Torrence and Terri M.L. Mayes-Torrence, esq., and grandson of Rev. Dr. Terence L. Mayes, Sr., Presiding Elder, Fayetteville-Pulaski District, East Tennessee Conference, 13th Episcopal District and Pastor of St. Paul Agnew AME Church, Pulaski TN and Mrs. Juliana Mayes, 1st Lady, Fayetteville-Pulaski District.
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