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The Lay Connection: Getting the Word Out
Tennessee Conference Lay Organization
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Bishop Jeffrey Nathaniel Leath, Presiding Prelate, 13th Episcopal District
Sis. Barbara Ivery, Tennessee Conference Lay President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sis. Paula Y. Holmes, Director of Public Relations, email@example.com
Sis. Paula Y. Holmes, Director of Public Relations
The Lay Connection: Getting the Word Out
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Prayer Requests / Beyond the Walls Opportunity
As you have heard through the national media, please pray for the victims of the recent tornadoes in the last two weeks — an EF-4 in Granbury, TX, (near Fort Worth) on May 15th, and now an EF-5 in cities near Oklahoma City.
We’re sure there will be a Connectional Church effort to help, but here is some information for those who might want to assist now as well as later.
The Oklahoma City Red Cross will open shelters as first responders assess damage. The organization says in the immediate aftermath, the best way to help is to donate at RedCross.org or text REDCROSS to 90999.
The Salvation Army has mobilized a number of emergency relief services in Oklahoma, including Moore, to dispense food, hydration and emotional support to first responders and survivors. Donate online at www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org or text STORM to 80888 to contribute $10 to the Salvation Army’s relief efforts or make a donation via phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
Events of the Tennessee Conference
1) The Conference Lay Organization’s annual Soup to Nuts Scholarship Fundraiser will be held THIS Saturday, May 25th, 1:00-5:00 PM. Hosted by Columbia churches, it promises to be a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, education as well as a meal. Tickets are $10 and are available from your local Lay President, or contact the Chair, Bro. Oliver Goodman, 931-840-9989.
2) The quarterly meeting of the Conference Lay Organization will be held on Saturday, June 15 at 9:45 a.m. at the seat of the North Nashville District’s Church School Convention. The location of the meeting is the First Assembly of God, 3525 U. S. 70, Dickson, TN 37055. The Church School Convention is being hosted by St. James AMEC, Dickson, Rev. Jeffery Norfleet, Sr., Pastor, Rev. W. Antoni Sinkfield, Presiding Elder.
3) The South Nashville Church School Convention will also be held on Saturday, June 15 at Greater Bethel AME Church, 1200 South Street, Nashville, Rev. Michael Broadnax, Pastor, Rev. Roderick Belin, Presiding Elder.
4) The TN Conference WMS will hold its “Savor the Flavor” on June 23rd from 12 noon – 3:00 PM at Greater Bethel, Nashville. Donation, $20.
1) Praise God for Rev. Veronica Darlene Jones‘ graduation from Payne Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree! Expressions may be sent to her at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Praise God for Rev. Randall Webster‘s graduation from Payne Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity degree! Expressions may be sent to him at email@example.com.
13th Episcopal District Events
1) The 16th annual Convention of the 13th Episcopal District Lay Organization will be hosted by the Tennessee Conference Lay at the Doubletree by Hilton, 1850 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN, Thursday night, June 6-Saturday morning, June 8th. For more information, contact your local lay President, or the 13th District Lay President, Sis. Dorothy Ealy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) The 13th District Christian Education Learning Academy will be held June 30-July 3, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bowling Green, KY. The theme is “Discipleship App: Counting the Cost”. Registration is $40 for Clergy, Lay and Youth. It is very important that room reservations be made before May 30th. Call 1-800-465-4329, or 270-745-0088 and ask for Block Code ELA. For more information, go to the 13th District website,
3) The 13th District WMS will hold its Pastors Appreciation Luncheon on July 1, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Bowling Green, KY, honoring pastors from across the District. Pastors are asked to submit a short bio. Tickets are $40.00.
News from the Connectional Church
1) The 33rd Biennial Session of the Connectional Lay Organization will be held in Atlanta, GA, July 29-August 1, 2013 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 265 Peachtree Center. For more details, go to http://www.connectionallay-amec.org/
2) The Council of Bishops and General Board Meeting will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, June 23-26, 2013. The Investiture of the Bishop Sarah Davis as President of the Council of Bishops will be held on June 24th. For more details, please visit the official AME Church website,
3) The Connectional Music and Christian Arts Ministry (MCAM) Conference will be held, July 9-12 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, 350 West Mart Center Drive, 312-836-5000. For more details, please visit the official AME Church website, www.ame-church.com.
Ongoing Activities of the Tennessee Conference
Each Saturday night at 9 o’clock, Presiding Elders Belin and Sinkfield are holding Prayer Calls — praying for the “worship services, the pastors, the members, and the churches of the Districts before they go into services on Sunday morning!” EVERYONE is invited to participate — clergy and laity! (Reminder: most cell phone companies offer free minutes on the weekend and/or after 9 PM, so the call can be FREE!)
To join the South Nashville District prayer call:
Call-in number: 857-232-0300
Access Code: 2673950
To join the North Nashville District prayer call:
Call-in number: 605-475-4700
Access Code: 1017124
**Getting the Word Out is an initiative of the Tennessee Conference Lay Organization as an effort to keep everyone informed of news and events of all of the components of the Tennessee Conference in a timely manner. It is published as needed. To submit information, please send to email@example.com. If you want to be removed from this distribution list, please reply to this message.
Take great care!
Paula Y. Holmes, Director of Public Relations
“A life of prayer will draw us closer to God. If we pray more, we will hear from God more. If we hear from God more, we will better recognize His voice when He speaks. Let us be a people of prayer.” (Crosswalk.com)
“Soup to Nuts” is an annual event with a two-fold purpose: To encourage fellowship among the members of the Conference Lay Organization, while helping to raise funds for the Conference Scholarship Fund. It is a progressive dinner, with parts of the meal being held at various churches. On Saturday, May 25th, we will enjoy the hospitality of the churches in Columbia!
We will enjoy soups at Wayman Chapel; then travel to St. Paul AMEC for Salads; and conclude with the Entree’, Desserts and Nuts at Bethel Chapel. At each church, there will be some form of entertainment and/or training.
Since 1997, the Tennessee Conference Lay Organization Scholarship Committee has awarded scholarships to deserving high school seniors.The purpose of these scholarships is to promote academic excellence and to encourage our African Methodist Episcopal Church students who are pursuing post-secondary education for a more promising future. The scholarship awards are made based on scholastic records, church, school and community involvement, financial need assessment, and letters of recommendation.
The 2013 scholarships will include academic, book awards, the Richard Allen Lewis Entrepreneurial Scholarship, and the Music Scholarship.
Scholarship applications can be found on this website, and are also available from the local lay organization Presidents.”
Event name: Soup to Nuts Scholarship Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, May 25, 2013
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
SOUPWayman Chapel AMEC, 105 S. Jackson Street, Columbia, TN 38401
SALADSt. Paul AMEC, 405 Church Street, Columbia, TN 38401
ENTREE/DESSERTS/NUTSBethel Chapel AMEC,1125 S. Glade St, Columbia TN 38401
Organizer/Contact Person: Oliver Goodman, Chair, 931-840-9989
Event Cost: $10.00
October-December 2012 Volume 7, Issue 4