Lay Institute – November 10, 2018 @ Mount Zion AMEC, Greensboro NC

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Dear Pastors and Laity

The Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization is sponsoring a Lay Institute for Clergy and Laity, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, 1420 Huffine Mill Road, Greensboro, North Carolina.

The following  topics will be discussed:

  • Dialogue with the Presiding Elders: Dr. Conrad K. Pridgen, Western District and Rev. Anita Thompson, Eastern District.  Should you have questions to ask the Presiding  Elders, please complete  the attached form and return to President Penny Oliver by November 1. You may email to:
  • The Lay Electoral College workshop will be presented by Sister Flo Avery, former WNCC-LO Director of Lay Activities and member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Raleigh.
  • Panel discussion: “How do we Bridge the Gap Between Clergy and Laity?”

Panelists will include pastors and laity.

  • Question/Answer session

We do ask pastors; itinerant elders, deacons; local elders/deacons; and  laity to register with your respective church.  The enclosed registration form should be completed and sent to Financial Secretary, Sister Mozell Weston,   12 Spring Chapel Ct., Greensboro, NC 27455.  Registration is due by November 1, 2018.

Should you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Jackie Kanipe , 828-433-8424 or myself,  336-565-0367.

Thank you for your willingness to serve.

Penny Oliver, President

Western North Carolina Conference Lay Organization

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Fellow Laity, We are so excited about our 17th SEDLO Convention!!  So on behalf of the President, this email is being sent to you to share with your membership.
We need 200 or more delegates at our Convention!!  All are welcome to attend & observe!!We can do it!!

1- Please be reminded that we will be at the Newport  News Marriott at City Center, Newport News, Virginia,September 27-29, 2018.  For hotel reservations, please call, 757-873-9299, reservation for Lay Organization, A.M.E. Church.  Room rate is $124.00 plus tax each night.

2- We need as many laypersons actively involved as we focus on “Social Justice: Empowering the People” during the Convention. Therefore, we know that you are on top of convention registration deadlines:

$150.00                       Regular Registration       Until June 30, 2018

$75.00                         Young Adult (18-35)       Until June 30, 2018

$175.00                       Late Registration:            July 1- September 1, 2018

$200.00                       On-site Registration

3- Per constitution, remember to encourage local organizations to participate also!!             f. Each President from each organized Station, Mission or Circuit Lay Organization and six (6) elected delegates and at least one (1) shall be a young adult age 18-35.

4- Lastly, please forward immediately to President Patterson, the name  & contact info for the various committees for the Lay Convention. Again, we are expecting blessings beyond measure at our 17th SEDLO Convention!!  We want each of you to be present to experience an exciting convention !!


1st Vice President Florence J Warren

President Dwight Patterson

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Penny Oliver, President

Do not be discouraged by the storm. The enemy is not going to roll out the red carpet and let us fulfill our destiny, but know this: the forces that are for you are greater than the forces that are against you.

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