AME Church News

Transition of Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus (1954-2018)

Please join with us in prayer for Rev. Dr. Cassandra Young Marcus, family members, friends and the entire Turner congregation. Home Going Services for Reverend Dr. Kenneth E. Marcus: Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:00 a.m. Turner Chapel AME Church 492 North Marietta Parkway Marietta, Georgia 30060 Phone: 770-422-6791 Please send all condolences to: Turner Chapel… Read Full Post »

Funeral Arrangements for Bishop John Hurst Adams (1927-2018)

UPDATE: The Wake and the Celebration of Life for Bishop Adams will be streamed via Facebook live on the Flipper Temple AME Church Facebook page . Viewers will also be able to access our Facebook page from our website ( by clicking on the livestream tile on the homepage.The funeral service will be held on… Read Full Post »

The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs – 2018

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 »

FEMA – Hurricane Harvey Response and Recovery Links & Resources

Please find below a statement from F. E. M. A.: STATEMENT RE: TEXAS HURRICANE HARVEY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY LINKS AND RESOURCES Please find key resources, infographics and sources of information and policies regarding the individual assistance recovery process below. Please share this message with others. National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Generator Safety Sheet  HUD… Read Full Post »

Connectional YPD 2018 Leadership Training Institute

March 16 – 18, 2018 Host District: Tenth Episcopal District Hotel: Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center 1800 Highway 26E Grapevine, TX 76051 817-481-8444 More details to come!

Connectional Lay Organization 2017-2021 Election Results

2017-2021 CONNECTIONAL LAY ORGANIZATION OFFICERS  President: Mrs. Valerie Gary Bell (2) 535 Ms. Gloria T. Byrd  (6) 302 Mr. Charlie Nichols (11) 169 First Vice President Mr. Abednego Matikane Makiti (19) Second Vice President Mr. Simon Letsoko (19) Third Vice President Mrs. Starr L. Battle (2) Recording Secretary Mrs. Doris Bell (13) Assistant Recording Secretary… Read Full Post »

COB Statement RE: Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Council of Bishops Statement RE:  Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia April 12, 2017 The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church condemns the violence that exploded in Charlottesville, Virginia. The “Unite the Right” march was sponsored by white supremacists, white nationalists, and the Ku Klux Klan to protest the removal of a statue of… Read Full Post »

Real ID and Air Travel

Click on the link below to learn more about the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) “Real ID and Air Travel” notice for air travelers:  

Council of Bishops 2017 Public Statement

PUBLIC STATEMENT COMMITTEE THE COUNCIL OF BISHOPS OF THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church met in Los Angeles, CA at the LAX Hilton, June 19-21, 2017. The Council wishes to highlight the following decisions: 1.  The Council of Bishops heard a powerful presentation from Rev. Dr…. Read Full Post »

TAKE ACTION NOW!!!! Oppose Discrimination and Protect Refugees

President Trump has repeatedly denigrated our nation’s values by repeatedly attempting to grind refugee resettlement to a halt and discriminate against travelers because of their ethnicity or religion. After several lawsuits were filed to stop Trump’s refugee and Muslim ban executive orders, the Supreme Court decided to allow the administration to limit the entry of… Read Full Post »