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“Preserving Black Churches” Grants Available

Preserving Black Churches is a project of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Annual grants from Preserving Black Churches are intended to preserve historic Black houses of worship—either with active congregations and nonactive congregations—and advance ongoing preservation activities while strengthening capacity for historic congregations, and preservation and…

AME Church Files Lawsuit Against Former Department of Retirement Services Executive Director Dr. Harris and Others for Conspiracy to Defraud and Embezzle Clergy Retirement Funds

Complaint details sophisticated scheme to defraud AMEC clergy and employees of tens of millions in retirement funds managed by the AMEC’s Ministerial Retirement Annuity Plan  Nashville, Tennessee, May 25, 2022 – Today, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) General Counsel Douglass Selby confirmed that lawyers hired by the church filed a lawsuit against former AMEC Department…

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…

Council of Bishops & General Board Meeting

June 27-29, 2022 Atlanta, GA Click the link to register for the General Board Meeting: Hotel Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/event/50320479/owner/321/home Bishop Brailsford Investiture Worship Experience and Reception June 28, 2022Atlanta, Georgia Please check out our website to give support for Ads, Tickets & Sponsors Info. The deadline is June 20, 2022. Go to:  https://www.brailsfordinvestiture.org Call: 803-384-3775 orEmail: info@brailsfordinvestiture.org

Annual HIV/AIDS Training

Date: June 4, 2022 Time: 11:00 am (EST) Facilitator: Rev. A. Oveta Fuller, PhD Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-hivaids-training-registration-250635847567

Applications Open for 2022 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs at Christian Theological Seminary

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 up 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…

Virtual Voter Training Videos

Our voting vendor has produced a series of videos on the voting process for the 2021 General Conference. You can view those videos by clicking here.

Quadrennial Theme Committee Releases their Quadrennial Report on the Anvil and the next Quadrennial Theme

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Chair Bishop Adam J. Richardson, Jr., Senior Bishop Bishop Michael Mitchell, Former President of the Council of Bishops Bishop Ronnie E. Brailsford, Sr. Bishop Carolyn Tyler Guidry The Anvil began in 2005 by the Council of Bishops as a mechanism to provide content to the denomination and raise funds for AME…

‘Know Before You Go’ Highlights

51st Quadrennial Session of the AME Church General Conference ‘Know Before You Go’ Highlights When preparing to travel to Orlando, don’t forget to: Bring and take your medication as prescribed. Wear your emergency bracelet if you have one. Keep the contact information of your healthcare provider and pharmacy with you Bring your masks and other…