AME Church News

Transition of Rev. Jeane B. Williams, former Connectional AMEWIM President

It is with heavy hearts that Connectional AME Women in Ministry announces the transition of The Reverend Doctor Jeane B. Williams, former Connectional AME/WIM President, from labor to reward on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Rev. Dr. Jeane B. Williams was born in 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Southern New Jersey. Upon answering the… Read Full Post »

COVID-19 Resources

Update: The 51st Quadrennial Session of the General Conference has been rescheduled for July of 2021 March 31, 2020To The Connectional Church: Council of Bishops African Methodist Episcopal Church In light of the uncertainty around the spread and management of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, the leadership of the African Methodist Episcopal Church has rightly placed… Read Full Post »

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 »