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Transition of AME Judicial Council President Judge Patricia Mayberry

Judge Patricia Mayberry earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  She earned a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Houston.  Her legal career included serving the United States Air Force as a…

Important Update on AMEC Retirement Services

Statement from the Department of Retirement Services March 30, 2022 Over the past few months, we have been grateful for the patience and support of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church community as we have grappled with the devastating news that the AME Church and, specifically, retirement plan participantsmay have been the victim of a financial…

Cancelled Annual Conferences and Meetings

Cancellations and Reschedulings of Annual Conferences and Meetings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic The Following Episcopal Districts have reported either cancellations or rescheduling of various meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact the Episcopal District offices for more information. First Episcopal District: Delaware, New Jersey, New England, New York, Western New York, and Philadelphia Annual…

2020 General Conference Tentative Agenda and Ballot

Please find below links to information items designed for planning purposes for those attending the 2020 General Conference in Orlando, FL: TENTATIVE 2020 General Conference Agenda: 2020 General Conference Ballot:

Celebration of Life of Arrangements for Connectional Lay Organization President Valerie Gary Bell

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…