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AME-SADA Worship Sunday

AME-SADA-logoThe AME Church Service and Development Agency, Inc. (AME SADA) is a 501c 3 corporation created by the AME Church 37 years ago.

AME-SADA is embarking on an annual fundraising campaign scheduled for May 18, 2014: AME-SADA Worship Sunday. The action of an AME-SADA Worship Sunday was approved by the General Board and Council of Bishops at the June 2013 meeting in Kingston, Jamaica.

The world is in economic crises and many of our sisters and brothers around the world are experiencing extreme economic and health issues and the AME-SADA staff continues to multiply its efforts to raise funds from outside of the AME Church and has provided services to thousands of people, but more funds are needed.

In order to help to strengthen and expand its work and outreach, AME SADA is requesting assistance from the connectional church in building a funding base of unrestricted non-government money, which will allow AME-SADA to continue to deliver support and clinical services to the nation of Haiti, continue the rebuilding and renewal of the Wilberforce Community College in South Africa, and to support the work of International Development and assist in many other countries where our AME sisters and brothers live and worship.

We are requesting all Church congregations in all episcopal districts to celebrate AME-SADA Sunday as a time to focus and reflect on the work and the mission of AME-SADA. We are asking AME congregations to give generously in a special offering for the support of current projects in Haiti and South Africa. AME-SADA is committed to expanding its assistance to our brothers and sisters in West, Central and Southern Africa; and throughout the Caribbean.

Individual donations can be made directly on the AME-SADA website and each donor will be able to indicate his/her home district and organization. Alternatively, the funds can be collected through the Episcopal District Offices are encouraged to collect funds and send checks to AME-SADA, 1134 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

A factsheet is available.

Faithfully yours,
Robert Nicolas, Executive Director
Bishop McKinley Young, Chair

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Information provided by:
Ora L. Easley, Administrator
AME Church Clergy Family Information Center
(615) 833-6936
www.amecfic.org