Change Has Come To The Freedom Church!
Major changes have come upon the AME Zion Church and it came swiftly and is sweeping!

Ever since the Restructuring Commission released its report entitled THE CASE FOR CHANGE at the Board of Bishop’s Winter Meeting at the Kenneth Monroe Transformation Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina on February 17, 2016, there’s been widespread anticipation for its presentation to the General Conference. There’s even a website that anyone can visit at (

The recommendations were configured in three areas: 1. Episcopal District Realignment; 2. Administrative Boards Reorganization; 3. General Officers and Management Restructuring. Each of these areas reflect their own intrinsic issues but the areas with the most anticipated implementation problems were Administrative Boards Reorganization and the General Officers and Management Restructuring.

Episcopal District Realignment recommendations included the consolidation of Mid-Atlantic I &II into a central Mid-Atlantic Episcopal District. This will allow for a new Central-Southern African Episcopal District.

As it relates to the Administrative Boards Reorganization and the General Officers and Management Restructuring, the recommendation to create a COO position seemed to be the most troubling. Troubling it may be, it was not an impediment to the swift and sweeping change to come. Now comes the hard work of implementation.

The Commission found this out early in their work as they gather information for their report. Some have been waiting for this change and are skeptical and others are fearful of change and need information as to how it will impact them.

We Will See!

  • February 12-16, 2018
    Board of Bishops' and International Ministers & Lay Association Meeting
    Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel
    235 East Main Street
    Norfolk, VA
    Register by February 5, 2018!
  • February 14, 2018
    Ash Wednesday
    Ash Wednesday is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday. For Christians, the day marks the first day of Lent and the starting of 6 weeks of fasting and penance.
  • February 14-March 29, 2018
    Lent begins on Ash Wednesday each year and for Christians starts the 40 day period of fasting. The day represents the 40 days Jesus spend fasting in the wilderness.
  • February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day
    We love because he first loved us 1 John 4:19
  • March 11, 2018
    Daylight Savings Time
    Spring forward - Turn your clocks forward an hour at 2 a.m. local standard time (At 2 a.m. on March 11th, the clocks after they are moved forward an hour, will read 3 a.m. local daylight time).

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The People's AME Zion Church :: Syracuse, NY :: Reverend Daren C. Jaime, Pastor

CED Winter Meeting 2017



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