Department of Church School Literature :: Dr. Mary A. Love

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A. M. E. Zion Headquarters
3225 Sugar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

(704) 599-4630

(704) 688-2548

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  Dr. Mary A. Love
Secretary-Editor, Department of Church School Literature


• Bachelor of Science Degree with Distinction in Home Economics from Mississippi State University

• Master of Religious Education Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary

• Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Livingstone College/Hood Theological Seminary, 1996

• Numerous workshops and training institutes on the local church, district, conference regional, Episcopal District and ecumenical levels


• Served as Editor of Church School Literature for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church since 1980. Editor Love has guided the development of curriculum resources used in Sunday Schools across the A. M. E. Zion Church and brought many innovations to the ministry. She is an avid writer with a love and commitment to providing resources to enable persons to learn and grow in the Christian faith in creative ways. Teaching is her calling.

• A call from Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, North Carolina to serve as Assistant Professor of Christian Education caused this Batesville, Mississippi native to relocate to the Carolinas. This position was held from 1976-1984. She returned to Hood to teach in 1996 as Adjunct Professor of Christian Education.

• Member of Greenville Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she serves as a Sunday School teacher, Announcer and Co-Director of Christian Education


The mission of the Department of Church School Literature (CSL) is to develop curriculum resources for use by members of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church for the purpose of Christian nurture, and spiritual growth and enrichment.


• CSL develops one 52 page quarterly (The Beginner), two 48 page quarterlies (The Primary and Junior Quarterlies), one 40 page quarterly (The Intermediate-Senior Quarterly), one 80 page quarterly (The Young People-Adult Quarterly) and The Church School Herald-Journal (48 pages). The Young Adult Impact was added in 2006 as a 40 page resource designed by and for young adults. Previously, CSL has developed three supple¬mental coloring/activity resources for children.

• The Editor travels, leads workshops, responds to inquires for information and resources, and participates in ecumenical partnerships related to Christian education and curriculum development such as the Committee on the Uniform Series of the NCC

• Reporting on the work of office of Church School Literature is done annually to the Board of Christian Education, Publications Board, and The Connectional Council. A semi-annual report is given to the Board of Bishops in February. A quadrennial report is presented to the General Conference.


  • May 6, 2016, 7pm
    Baccalaureate Service
    Livingstone College
    Varick Auditorium
    701 N. Monroe Street
    Salisbury, NC 28144
  • November 22-29, 2015
    National Bible Week
    National Bible Week in the United States is annually observed from Sunday to Sunday of Thanksgiving week. It has been so observed since 1941 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first national proclamation.
  • November 26, 2015
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Psalms 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
  • December 25, 2015
    Merry Christmas
    Matthew 1:21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.
  • December 27-30, 2015
    "Truthville" CED AMEZ Winter Meeting
    "Beyond the Bounds"
    Hyatt Regeny
    New Orleans, LA
  • January 1, 2016
    Happy New Year
    Proverbs 19:21
    Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it's the Lord's purpose that prevails.
  • January 3-9, 2016
    Spiritual Emphasis Week
    “A Week of Prayer, Praise, and Proclamation”
    Theme: "Teaching Believers to Obey Christ's Commands"
    The Important Lessons from the Gospel of St. John
    Scripture: John 13-17
    Sponsored by:
    The Department of Church Growth & Development
    Evangelism-Home Mission-Church Extension
    African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    Charlotte NC
    Dr. Otis T. McMillan, General Secretary Director
    visit: for additional information
  • January 10, 2016
    Victory Day
    Women's Home & Overseas Missionary Society
    Observe the birthday of Miss Victoria Richardson, the first Secretary of the Youth Missionary Society. This program is developed by the General Secretary, Youth Missionaries.
  • January 17-23, 2016
    The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
    Christians from around the world come together to pray for faith and devotion.
  • January 18, 2016
    Martin Luther King Day
    A Federal Holiday held on the third Monday of January which celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 20-24, 2016
    Bahama Islands Annual Conference
    Nassau, Bahamas
  • February 2016
    Black History Month
    Black History Month is a month set aside to learn honor and celebrate the achievements of African Americans through history.
    2016 Theme: Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory

  • February 10, 2016
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lenten discipline.
  • February 14, 2016
    Happy Valentine's Day

    Mark 12:31
    The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."
  • March 25, 2016
    Good Friday
    Good Friday is the day when we commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith.
  • March 27, 2016
    Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday

    The celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    He Lives!
  • April 15, 2016
    Tax Day
    Many United States residents mark Tax Day as the deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The date is usually on or around April 15.
  • April 27, 2015
    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. Administrative Professionals Day was formerly known as "Secretaries Day". This observance was created to recognize Administrative Professionals and any individual, upon whose skills and efficiency many government and business offices depend. Today the observance also promotes the opportunity for employers to provide opportunities for learning and growth.

  • May 5, 2016
    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 6, 2016
    Happy Birthday Bishop Hines!
    Bishop Bonnie Hines' Birthday

    So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12

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