Societies and Organizations
Rev. Floyd Alexander, Chairperson
The Brotherhood is an association that provides assistance to clergy families at the time of death for the surviving spouse and family.
Board of Examiners
Rev. Earl G. Harris, Chairperson
The Board of Examiners is responsible for coordinating and developing a district wide standardized training curriculum to prepare individuals for ordination.
Sons of Allen
Rev. Arnett E. Thornton, Coordinator
The purpose of the Sons of Allen is to encourage Christian men to become involved in helping other men find Christ in their lives. The Mission of the Sons of Allen is to reach others through salvation, fellowship, social action, reverential living, and providing knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. They help to develop leadership skills through mentoring. They encourage social activism and church involvement to ensure enhancement of the Christian community through witnessing and development of church loyalty.
Connectional website for ordering Sons of Allen apparel: www.amesonsofallen.org
Third District Young Peoples Division (YPD)
Mrs. Quereda Covington, Director
The Third District Young Peoples Division of the Women's Missionary Society is excited about life. Jesus is the center of our organization. We begin each year in prayer, through our Annual Prayer Breakfast in November, during our District Planning Meeting. Our mission is to help as many people as we can while we continue our spiritual growth.
We have five (5) conferences: Pittsburgh, West Virginia, North Ohio, Ohio, and South Ohio. At our annual YPD Retreat, we have spirit filled workshop facilitators, training workshops, and fun activities planned! Our goal is to bring more young people to Christ. To train our youth to be Christian Leaders in school, community, and church.
Every activity, meeting, and worship service should be an opportunity to help someone and to show them the love of Christ.
Please pray for us as we continue to "Grow, Glow, and Go for Christ"
M-SWAWO Plus PK's
Judy Williams, President
The M-SWAWO Plus PK's mission is to be an advocate for the families and survivors of the ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This is accomplished by presenting seminars and workshops dealing with areas of professionalism, ethics, image, children's issues, retirement planning, family planning, health and fitness, vocation and avocation pressures, clergy family stress and recreation.
For more information please view the Connectional Website: http://www.amemswwpk.org/greeting.htm
Third Episcopal District Christian Education
Rev. Otis J. Gordon,
Chairperson of Christian Education
Christian Education is the primary training component of the church. It is the process of disciplining individuals of all ages into the image of Christ. The Third Episcopal District Christian Education exists to promote the work and agenda of Christian Education in the local church, Presiding Elder District, and Episcopal District levels through training, events, and consultation.
Rev. Dr. Karen Schaeffer,
Director of Christian Education
Rev. Alphonse Allen,
Director of Evangelism
Evangelism is the answer and in response to the command of Christ Jesus our Lord who said: "Go Ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost." Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. It is the words of Jesus that moves us to action in Evangelism and the ever presence of the Holy Spirit who empowers and directs us to share the gospel of Jesus person to person. AMEN!
The Presiding Elders' Council
Rev. P. Robert Tate,
The Presiding Elders' Council is composed of each Presiding Elder appointed to serve the ten presiding elder districts located in the Episcopal District. It's purpose is to foster a better system of communication between Episcopal District and Presiding Elder's District of the Annual Conference. This office of a Middle Management is essential for the growth and development of our church.
Women in Ministry: Making Bricks Without Straw
Rev. Angela Walker Dudley, District Coordinator
The Mission of AME/WIM is to define, enhance, support, and expand the presence of Women in Ministry in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
- To recognize and support women in Ministry as an integral part of the A.M.E. Church.
- To raise the conscience us of the church on women's issues.
- To focus on training and retaining of women in ministry.
- To lift and affirm neglected ministries such as chaplaincy, writing, teaching, counseling and research.
- To address sexism in the church.
- To encourage excellence in the academic pursuit of women.
- To address the issues of opportunity for women in the church.
- To encourage and develop forms which address administrative issues of women pastors.
- To sponsor a quadrennial conference of women in ministry.