Membership Drive

February 8th, 2016 by

I greet you in the Mighty and Matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ!

The Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization 2016 membership drive has begun! Membership dues are $6.00 for adults. Membership dues must be current for voting and election privileges.
The WNCCLO election for 2016-2018 Conference Lay Officers is scheduled for April 16, 2016 at Clapps Chapel, Whitsett, NC 27603. Membership dues must be received on or before March 16, 2016 for election and voting privileges. Please send your membership dues to the Credential/Membership Chair, Sister Niki Allen, 2913 Ashwell Court, Raleigh, NC 27603.

Also, we welcome your presence at our next conference lay meeting on March 12, 2016 @10 o’clock at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church 44 Hildebrand St., Asheville, NC.

As President of the Lay Organization, I am calling on you as members of African Methodist Episcopal Church to join hands to continue embracing and up-holding the purpose and mission of the Lay Ministry:

1. To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ;
2. To advance the present ministry of Jesus Christ, particularly as it is embodied by the mission of the African Methodist Episcopal;
3. To encourage Bible study and to uphold the Bible as our only source for faith and doctrine;
4. To promote an understanding of The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church 2012 as an organized source of our laws, government, and belief statements;
5. To teach good stewardship and respect for constituted authority; and
6. To engage the laity in social action ministry, reaching beyond the walls of the Church to champion goodwill toward all

I am persuaded that if we unite our hearts and minds together in one band of Christian love and allow ourselves to be led and empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve not only this great church of Allen, but all of humankind, we will see Him add a new agenda, with new ideas, to include the new ideas of this 21st century in an effort to lead the church from membership to Discipleship.

Thus, I implore YOU to join the WNCCLO, let us put on the Mantle of Unity and use all of our God-given gifts of the Spirit. Let us work together to allow God to be lifted up and glorified in the mission and purpose of our Lay Ministry.

Thank you for your willingness to serve!

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Our Newsletter for January 2016 is available below or on the minutes page.
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Updated Jack & Jill Information

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We have updated the information for Jack & Jill. Find the new information below or on the scholarship page.

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Conference Lay Meeting

January 3rd, 2016 by

We look forward to your attendance at our next Conference Lay meeting on January 9 at 10 am at Clapps Chapel AMEC, 1301 Piney Grove Road, Whitsett, NC.

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Funeral Arrangements -Mrs. Roberta Justice-Miles

December 22nd, 2015 by

Mrs. Roberta Justice-Miles
June 26, 1958 – December 19, 2015

Mrs. Roberta Justice-Miles, age 58, of 103 Bradley Circle, Durham, departed this life on Saturday, December 19, 2015. Funeral, 1PM, Monday, December 28, 2015, Mt. Zion AME Church, 5124 NC Highway 86 North, Hillsborough. The Rev. Anita Thompson, Officiating. The Rev. David L. Morrison, Sr., Eulogist. Interment, Beechwood Cemetery, Durham. Visitation, 12 Noon until 1PM, Monday, December 28, 2015, prior to the Service at the Church.

Survivors include; her husband, The Rev. Shelton T. Miles, Pastor of Mt. Zion AME Church, Hillsborough, of the home; daughter, Shelby J. Miles of the home; stepdaughters, Tiffany M. Miles of Raleigh and Brandy L. Miles of Durham; stepson, Shelton T. Miles Jr. (Neshelle) of Durham; 6 step-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Johnnie R. Marsh (Alton) of Durham; brothers, Sterling Justice of Milledgeville, GA, Leon Justice (Bernice) of Durham, Richard Justice (Annette) of Milledgeville, GA, Horace Justice of Stone Mountain, GA and Webster Justice (Rena) of Dublin, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends at the Parsonage, 5134 NC Highway 86 North, Hillsborough.
Card and expressions of sympathy can be sent to:
The Rev. Shelton T. Miles Residence – 103 Bradley Circle Durham, NC 27713 Cell (919)949-1048 Home (919)361-5717 Email: Parsonage – 5134 NC Highway 86 North, Hillsborough, NC 27278 Parsonage – (919)732-3472
Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home 1515 New Bern Avenue Raleigh, NC 27610 Office (919)831-2596 Fax (919)831-2598 email:

From the Desk of...

Penny Oliver, President

God looks beyond our failures, our mistakes. God knows who you really are. He is the one who breathed life into you. He put seeds of greatness on the inside. He sees your potential, what you are capable of. No matter what you have done in the past, God has not written you off. He can still get you to your destiny.

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