AME ZION CHURCH GENERAL CONFERENCE UNDERWAY!
Welcome Zionites, all over the world, to the 49th Quadrennial Session of the General Conference of the AME Zion Church. It is off and running as the church seeks to set its course for the next four years and AMEZ.ORG will update you on all the events, especially, the election of bishops on Friday evening. Additionally, this quadrennial is being streamed live at http://live.zionnewmedia.com.

Bishop George W.C. Walker, Sr., Senior Bishop of the church presided over the opening session of the conference which began with a powerful worship service culminating with a passionate and challenging quadrennial sermon from Bishop Louis Hunter, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Mid-Atlantic I Episcopal District.

With music from a choir from the host church, Little Rock AME Zion Church, the stage was set for the challenging sermon that provided the foundation for the work facing the church over the next week. Additionally, Sacrament of the Holy Communion service was held immediately after the sermon as the Board of Bishops sought to make sure that the purpose and direction of the conference was clear. Its all about the work of God’s church. Every bishop participated in the opening session either in prayer, scripture reading, and call to worship, hymn leading, responsive reading or other forms of assistance. It was indeed reverent and highly spiritual.

As the first day wore on, the tedious work before the delegates began with the Roll Call, Report of Committee on Credentials and Seating of Delegates, Committee on Rules Report and the Adoption of the General Conference Program Agenda.

Bishop Roy Holmes closed the afternoon session with the presentation of the Bishop’s Quadrennial Address/Report. The Report was received and accepted after several request including requesting that the Report be delegated to specific committees for implementation. Additionally, it was requested that the Report be made into a pdf file and placed on the corporate website AMEZ.ORG for distribution to the full church connection.

The day ended with a Welcome service presented by the host church and its pastor, Dr. Dwayne Walker. Included in the program were welcome activities from several areas of the church, the community and from the city of Charlotte represented by City Councilman James Mitchell.

 

  • 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!
    Visit http://www.amezgc.org/watch-live.html to watch the 50th Quadrennial General Conference live throughout the week. Once on the website select "Watch Live" from the menu items on the left in purple.
  • 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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