Category Archives: Official Announcements

CONVO IX – Combined Meeting Minutes

Please click on the link below to view, share and/or download the Combined Minutes from the CONVO IX meeting that took place in Atlanta, GA on December 4-5, 2019:

COB Statement RE: Judicial Council’s Ruling on Bishop Messiah

Council of Bishops Statement December 2, 2019 Judicial Council African Methodist Episcopal Church: The Council of Bishops has received your opinion in which the majority of the Judicial Council grant the request of Bishop Wilfred J. Messiah to not sustain the decision of the Council of Bishops to remove Bishop Messiah as Episcopal Leader of… Read Full Post »

The Transition of Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue

Funeral Arrangements below: Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue, first female President of Payne Theological Seminary Dies Rev. Dr. Leah Gaskin Fitchue, former President of Payne Theological Seminary, was the first African American woman president of a theological seminary belonging to the 244 member Association of Theological Schools and the first African American woman to serve as… Read Full Post »

Thank You Note from Bishop McKinley Young’s Family

Words cannot convey to our African Methodist Episcopal Church family how appreciative we are of your ongoing expressions of love and support as we mourn the loss of our husband, father and grandfather.  Your prayers, condolences, many kindnesses and gifts to Wilberforce University have touched our hearts and comforted us.  We are blessed to have… Read Full Post »

Condolences Regarding the Late Bishop McKinley Young

Please find below links to condolence letters regarding the late Bishop McKinley Young: General Officers Council, African Methodist Episcopal Church: Condolence Letter Young Board of Bishops of the A. M. E. Zion Church: Condolenses for Bishop McKinley Young International Ministers & Lay Association of the A. M. E. Zion Church: Bishop McKinley Young Bereavement Notice… Read Full Post »

Transition of Special Counsel William A. Marsh Jr.

Transition of Special Counsel William A. Marsh Jr. Biography of Special Counsel William A. Marsh, Jr. William A. Marsh, Jr. was a Durham attorney who used his legal skills to advance Durham’s movement for civil rights. Marsh was central to the school desegregation lawsuit proceedings when African-American families who had submitted 225 requests for reassignment… Read Full Post »

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs – 2019

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary provide funds to congregations to support renewal leaves for their pastors. Congregations may apply for grants of to $50,000 to underwrite a renewal program for their pastor and for the pastor’s family, with up to $15,000 of those funds available to the congregation to help… Read Full Post »

COB Statement: Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation

RE:  Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Donald Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. This is a monumental decision, for the next justice will be the swing vote on a divided Supreme… Read Full Post »

Transition of U. S. Senator John S. McCain

Statement from the Council of Bishops THE TRANSITION OF U. S. SENATOR JOHN S. MCCAIN The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church extends its sympathy to Mrs. Cindy McCain, daughter Meghan and other members of the family of United States Senator John S. McCain, on his passing. Senator McCain was blessed to… Read Full Post »

COB Statement RE: Condemning Immigrant Family Separation

  June 15, 2018 AME Church condemns use of scripture by Attorney General Sessions to separate immigrant families   From Lies to Liberation: the of Scripture to Justify Injustice The recent statement of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and the attempt by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to use biblical text of Romans 13:… Read Full Post »