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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… Read Full Post »

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:

The AME Church’s Voter Alert Initiative Releases their 2020 Toolkit

Following the November of 2019 re-launch of the Voter Alert Initiative, the 2020 AME Voter ALERT (V-ALERT) toolkit has been released. The General Board in session June 2020, with concurrence by the Council of Bishops, declared that the African Methodist Episcopal Church would kick off the 2020 voter mobilization season with renewed vigor. Within days,… Read Full Post »

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

Death of Connectional Lay Organization President Valerie Gary Bell (1953-2020)

Family Statement It is with great sadness that Mr. Donald Bell, Sr., Mr. Donald Bell, Jr., Mr. Derrick Bell, Dr. Shirley Cason Reed, and family share the passing of a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and niece. God dispatched His angels to Manassas, Virginia, on February 4, 2020, and took the hands of one of… Read Full Post »

U.S. Postal Service Issuing Gwen Ifill Black Heritage Forever Stamp Jan. 30

Ms. Ifill was a member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church in Washington DC. Her father, Rev. O. Urcille Ifill served as the General Secretary of the AME Church from 1988-1991. Her brother Rev. Earle Ifill recently retired from the active ministry in the Atlanta North Georgia Conference and is the Immediate Past President of the Connectional… Read Full Post »

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 »

12 Months Away: The AME Church’s Voter Alert Initiative Re-Launches In Advance of the General Elections in 2020

The AME Church Pushes Forward With Its Voter Education and Mobilization Campaign In Spite of Ignorance and Hatred Targeted at Church Members Under the auspices of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church Connectional Lay Organization, the AME Social Action Commission (AME SAC) this month Bishop Harry Seawright, President of the AME Church Council of Bishops,… 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 »