General President: Mary J. Matthews
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Connectional Lay Council
P.O. Box 26770
Charlotte, NC 28221-6770

Website Address
connectionallaycouncil.org

Departmental Information

The Connectional Lay Council was created with the specific purpose of deepening the spiritual life of the Laity, to disseminate information, to cultivate denominational loyalty, to expand the denomination through education and evangelism, and to promote any other interest of the Kingdom of God.

As witnesses of the grace and mercy of God, the Connectional Lay Council, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, exists to prepare and equip laity for life discipleship in the Kingdom of God. We do this by maintaining effective ministries that evangelize, encourage and edify laity in the A. M. E. Zion Church.

As servants of the Most High God, and disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ that are guided by the Holy Spirit, the vision of the Connectional Lay Council of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to prepare the lay members of our denomination for a life of service in the Kingdom of God.

We will do this by:

1. Developing ourselves and others as Christian disciples.
2. Helping others to know, worship and follow Christ in spirit and in truth.
3. Collaborating and cooperating across organizational, institutional and denominational boundaries to minister to the masses.

Our motto “Come with us to Christ” is the impetus for implementing ministries that are positive in transforming people’s lives spiritually, socially and economically; in promoting fellowship with God and other believers, as well as those who are not saved. We affirm our belief that no one is too old, too young, too rich, too poor, too saved or even too lost to benefit from the ministries offered by the Lay Council. Membership in the Lay Council is not a prerequisite to benefit from the Lay Council’s ministries. However, all laity in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church are strongly encouraged to catch the vision for Christian Leadership, Accountability, Stewardship and Christian Service so that, together, we might usher in the Kingdom of God through the A. M. E. Zion Church.

The Connectional Lay Council is governed by elected officers consisting of a president, first and second vice presidents, recording secretary, financial secretary, treasurer, chaplain and an Executive Board. This board consist of all elected officers, Regional Directors, the chairpersons of all standing committees, the parliamentarian, the editor of Laity Speaks/The Connection, the President Emeritus and the immediate past president.
 

  • April 20, 2014
    Easter Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 22-24, 2014
    Quadrennial Evangelism Congress
    Theme: "Fortifying Our Faith While Focusing On Our Future"
    Camp Dorothy Walls Conference & Retreat Center
    Black Mountain, NC
    www.campdorothywalls.org
    www.beamez.org
    Early Registration before March 30, 2014
  • April 23, 2014
    Administrative Professionals Day
    Administrative Professionals Day® is on the Wednesday of the last full week of April. It remembers the important role of administrative professionals.
  • April 23-27, 2014
    96th Virgin Island Annual Conference
    Beulah AME Zion Church, Host Church
    St. Croix, VI
    Bishop Kenneth Monroe, Presiding Prelate
    Rev. Richard Austin, Esq., Host Pastor
    Rev. Brian R. Thompson, Presiding Elder

  • May 1, 2014
    National Day Of Prayer
    Día Nacional de la Oración
    National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.
  • May 2, 2014, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
  • May 3, 2014, 10am
    Commencement Ceremony
    Livingstone College
  • May 4-10, 2014
    Missionary Anniversary
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
  • May 11, 2014
    Mother's Day
    Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures.
  • May 11, 2014
    Emma Clarissa Clement Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
  • May 17, 2014
    Armed Forces Day
    STRONG AND RESILIENT
    Prepared To Meet Any Challenge
    President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
  • May 17, 2014
    Worship Service with Communion for Graduates 8:30am
    Commencement 10:30am
    Hood Theological Seminary
  • May 22-25, 2014
    123rd Session of the Salisbury District Conference
    Moores Chapel AME Zion, Host Church
  • May 26, 2014
    Memorial Day
    Memorial Day commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.
  • June 3-8, 2014
    Blue Ridge Annual Conference
    St. Paul AME Zion Church, Host Church
    Rev. Mildred Twitty, Host Pastor
  • June 3-8, 2014
    Indiana Annual Conference
    Wallace Temple A.M.E. Zion Church
    1518 Forkner Street
    Anderson, IN 46016
  • June 5-8, 2014
    Colorado Annual Conference
    Spotwood AME Zion Church
    3301 Milwaukee Street
    Denver, CO 80205
    Rev. Alexander Person, Pastor
  • June 12-14, 2014
    Birmingham District Conference
    Old Ship AME Zion Church, Host Church
  • June 10-15, 2014
    South Florida Annual Conference
    Tampa District
    Rev. Lillian Matthew-Zakay, Host Presiding Elder
  • June 15, 2014
    Father's Day
    Father's Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

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