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



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

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(704) 599-4630

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(704) 688-2548

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


Education

• 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


Service

• 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


Mission

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.

Responsiblities

• 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.

 

  • The Episcopal Committee of the 50th Quadrennial Session of the AME Zion Church General Conference makes the following Episcopal Leadership Assignments for the 2016-2020 Quadrennial.

  • July 20-26, 2016
    WATCH THE GENERAL CONFERENCE LIVE!
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  • Celebration of Life for
    Bishop Richard Keith Thompson
    Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District
    The Board of Bishops along with the entire A.M.E. Zion Church Family are in sadness over the passing of Bishop Richard K. Thompson. Bishop Thompson, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2016 after an extended illness.

     

    Arrangements
    Family Visitation time will be from 9:00am - 11:00am. The Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00am. Services will be held at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 3505 16th Street NW in Washington, DC 20010, Telephone: 202-328-2388.

     

    McGuire Funeral Services, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements. They are located at 7400 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012, Telephone: 202-882-6600.

     

    In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that contributions be made to the Bishop Richard K. Thompson Endowment Scholarship at Hood Theological Seminary, 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, Salisbury, North Carolina 28114.

     

    We ask that you keep the Thompson family in your thoughts and prayers.

  • September 5, 2016
    Labor Day
    Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.
  • September 14-18, 2016
    122nd North Alabama Annual Conference
    Beautiful AME Zion Church
    Tuscaloosa AL
  • September 27-30, 2016
    Leadership Training Institute
    Sheraton Four Seasons
    Greensboro NC
  • October 17, 2016
    Boss's Day
    Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day or Bosses Day, is a time for many workers to appreciate their employers.
  • November 8, 2016
    Election Day
    Citizens in the US who are registered can vote by popular ballot for candidates for public office at local, state, and national levels.
    Check your local Board of Elections websites for absentee, early voting, and other information and resources.
  • January 1, 2017
    Happy New Year
    “You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.”  Psalm 65:11
  • November 16-20, 2016
    97th Session of the Pee Dee Annual Conference
    Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center
    745 Saluda Street. Rock Hill SC
    Cheraw-Bennettsville District, Host

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